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ABC Charter winter boat tour

Arctic Boat Charter - ABC

Charter boat trips with Arctic Boat Charter in Nuuk is synonymous with safe, comfortable, and high-speed boat trips along Greenland’s coasts.
A view of two Air Zafari flightseeing planes over the Greenland Ice Sheet near Kangerlussuaq Airport

Air Zafari

Air Zafari offers sightseeing from the air. All aircraft have large windows next to each seat – which makes it perfect for photography.
Testing kayaking skills at the museum in Tasiilaq in East Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl – Visit Greenland

Ammassalik Museum

Ammassalik Museum in Tasiilaq in East Greenland can be found in the town's first church, which lies close to the harbour.
Two scuba divers on a fishing trip near Sisimiut. Photo by Sirius Greenland

Sirius Greenland

Sirius Greenland and Tropic Ice Dive offer adventure diving trips in Greenland.

World of Greenland

World of Greenland organizes excursions such as hiking, boat trips and sightseeing flights by helicopter and airplane.
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Villarama

Villarama is a little guest house in the heart of Qaqortoq.
A presentation for MS Fram guests at the Uummannaq museum in Greenland

Uummannaq Museum

Uummannaq Museum is a museum that tells fantastic stories from the region.
Iceberg in East Greenland in the sunset. Photo by Arctic Dream

Arctic Dream

Arctic Dream specialises in dog sleds, hunting, boat tours, kayaking, fishing and climbing based in Tasiilaq in East Greenland.
Boat tour into the Pack-ice near Angmagssalik. Photo by Arctic Wonderland Tours, Visit Greenland

Arctic Wonderland Tours

Arctic Wonderland Tours is one of Greenland's most experienced tour operators. They run hotels in Tasiilaq and Kulusuk, tour services and tour boats.
Hytten Amaroq from outside. Photo by Asimut Tours and Camp, Visit Greenland

Asimut Tours and Camp

Asimut Tours & Camp offers a wealth of experience when it comes to tours, fishing and hunting.
Photo of the Bed & Breakfast from outside. Photo by Bed & Breakfast Paa and Jannik

Bed & Breakfast Paa and Jannik

Bed & Breakfats Paa and Jannik offer rooms and holiday apartments including fully furnished kitchens, bathroom facilities and lounges with TVs.
Purple landscape with a silhouette of a man carrying reindeer antlers on his back. Photo by Bowhunting Greenland

Bowhunting Greenland

Bowhunting Greenland is a local outward bounds company offering top quality, bespoke hunting tours in Greenland.
The harbour in Uummannaq in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Cafémma

Cafémma is a cosy waterfront café in the small North Greenland island community of Uummannaq. Their slogan is "We serve Greenlandic charm".
Morning light over Tasiilaq in East Greenland covered in deep snow

Discovery Lodge

Discovery Mountain Lodge is a refurbished and well equipped 70 m2 rental house situated in the old part of Tasiilaq in East Greenland.
A tour boat in front of an iceberg wall near Ilulissat in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Disko Line

Disko Line operates scheduled services between Ilulissat and a large number of Greenlandic towns and settlements.
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Gammel Anders House

Accommodation in Gammel Anders' House is in a small red house right by the old harbour and the beautiful museum area in Nanortalik in South Greenland.
An overview of the Eqi Glacier Lodge camp with the glacier in the background in North Greenland. Photo by Mad Pihl, Visit Greenland

Glacier Lodge Eqi

Glacier Lodge Eqi offers unrivalled glacier view accommodation at a prime backcountry north of Ilulissat in Greenland.
MS Fram from Hurtigruten docked alongside in Sisimiut, Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl, Visit Greenland

Greenland Cruises

Greenland Cruises offers shore excursions and other services to cruise ships visiting Greenland during the summer and fall.
Hikers in Aasivissuit UNESCO area close to Kangerlussuaq Photo by Morten Christensen

Greenland Outdoors

Greenland Outdoors is an adventure travel tour provider from Kangerlussuaq with a team of experienced guides.
Guests at Hvalsey church ruin in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Greenland Sagalands

Greenland Sagalands is a tour operator and tourist information site with local roots in Qaqortoq in South Greenland.
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Greenland Travel

Greenland Travel is the largest travel agency specialised in Greenland. Our customers come from all over the world, and our main office is in Denmark.
Aerial view of the hotel with sunrise in background in Winter. Photo by Hotel Angmagssalik

Hotel Angmagssalik

Hotel Angmagssalik is an established hotel with sweeping views over Tasiilaq in East Greenland. The hotel is run Arctic Wonderland Tours.
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Hotel Apartment in Nuuk

Hotel Apartment in Nuuk is a gorgeous seaside home in the suburb Qinngorput.
Nordbo in Centrum frontside. Photo by Nordbo in Centrum - Visit Greenland

Nordbo in Centrum

Nordbo in Centrum offers good, cheap accommodation in a central location. It has twelve well-appointed 1-bedroom apartments with everything you need.
Hotel Disko Island in summer. Photo by Topas

Hotel Disko Island

Hotel Disko Island is situated in the centre of Qeqertarsuaq. It comprises 5 buildings one of which is the old house that once served as the residence for the colonial administrator.
Hotel Hans Egede in Nuuk. Photo by HHE

Hotel Hans Egede - HHE

Hotel Hans Egede is a 4-star conference hotel in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. The rooms are of a high standard, each with bathroom and toilet facilities.
Hotel Heilmann Lyberth frontside in Maniitsoq, Greenland. Photo by Hotel Heilmann Lyberth - Visit Greenland

Hotel Heilmann Lyberth

Hotel Heilmann Lyberth is centrally located. It has 20 rooms each with their own bathroom and TV. Wi-fi is also available.
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Hotel Ivaana

Hotel Ivaana is a cosy family-run hotel in the town centre of Paamiut. In 2009 a new wing was added to the hotel which now has 13 rooms.
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Hotel Kangerlussuaq

Hotel Kangerlussuaq, which is based at Greenland's largest international airport, has 70 rooms and conference facilities for up to 60 guests.
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Hotel Kulusuk

Hotel Kulusuk is situated on the coast of Greenland's eastern-most point just down the road from Kulusuk Airport and connections to Reykjavik and Nuuk.
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Hotel Maniitsoq

Hotel Maniitsoq is a 3-star hotel located across the harbour and offers stunning views of Davis Strait where you will see whales in the summer months.
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Hotel Narsarsuaq

Hotel Narsarsuaq is a modern hotel with 80 rooms and about 180 beds. There is a choice of single rooms, double rooms, family rooms and suites.
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Hotel Nordbo Apartments

Hotel Nordbo Apartments are large, spacious, newly refurbished hotel apartments in the centre of Greenland's capital Nuuk.
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Hotel Nordbo

Hotel Nordbo offers you 25 well equipped apartments varying in size at reasonable costs very close to downtown Nuuk.
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Hotel Qaanaaq

Hotel Qaanaaq is the northernmost hotel in Greenland offering fine views of the many icebergs drifting past Qaanaaq.
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Hotel Qaqortoq

Hotel Qaqortoq offers comfortable accommodation and an authentic Greenlandic ambience with great coastal views high above the harbour in Qaqortoq.
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Hotel Sisimiut

Hotel Sisimiut is a 3-star hotel with 40 rooms, a conference centre, a bar and a gourmet restaurant.
A winter view of the heart shaped mountain and the town of Uummannaq in North Greenland. Photo by Marcela Cardenas - Visit Greenland

Avani

Avani in Uummannaq provide private accommodation in one of four fully furnished homes with amazing views.
Guests at Igaliku Country Hotel having dinner

Igaliku Café

Igaliku Café has a fantastic backdrop in the settlement Igaliku. The café serves both food, drinks, coffee and snacks in a cosy countryside environment.
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Iherit

Iherit Accommodation in Qaanaaq, northern Greenland, is a house for rent. Rent the whole house – or one or more of the rooms.
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Unnuisarfik Accommodation

Unnuisarfik accommodation comprises 2 single rooms and 4 double rooms with a shared kitchen and lounge area.
A field with straw bales at a farm in Qassiarsuk in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Illunnguujuk Hostel

Illunnguujuk Hostel in Qassiarsuk, South Greenland is a family run hostel housed in what was once an old farmhouse. It was refurbished in 2004 and is still being developed.
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Ilulissat Tourist Nature

Ilulissat Tourist Nature is an adventure tour and accommodation provider in Ilulissat with a wide range of experiences year round.
Nuuk Water Taxi Boat. Photo by Aningaaq R Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Nuuk Water Taxi

Greenland Water Taxi operates in areas around Nuuk, Maniitsoq, Qasiannguit and Ilulissat. They cater a range of services that you can read more about here. Fiord Adventure Catch'n'eat Whales Photography Groups Film Crews ScienceSupport Shuttle Cargo Delivery VIP Ice Fiord Cruise Deep Sea Fishing.
Outside bathtub at Isikkivik in Narsaq, South Greenland. Photo by Isikkivik

Isikkivik

Isikkivik is a cosy little accommodation with fantastic views of icebergs and the sea high on the hillsides of Narsaq in South Greenland.
View of Ittoqqortoormiit Guesthouse in Winter in East Greenland. Photo by Ittoqqortoormiit Guesthouse

Ittoqqortoormiit Guesthouse

Ittoqqortoormiit Guesthouse is a cosy little guesthouse offering a selection of single or double rooms, a little kitchen, living room and outhouse.
View of huts at the ski center in Summer. Photo by Kangerluarsunnguaq Ski Center

Kangerluarsunnguaq Ski Center

Kangerluarsunnguaq Ski Center is a backcountry experience just 20 minutes by boat from Greenland's capital Nuuk.
Office Desk in Kangerlussuaq Museum. Photo - Filip Gielda, Visit Greenland

Kangerlussuaq Museum

Kangerlussuaq Museum is an integral part of the Kangerlussuaq Airport, and is situated at the heart of the airport area.
Woman sewing flower patterns onto kamik - a part of the Greenlandic national costume. Photo by Kittat Economusee

Kittat Economusée

Kittat Economusée is a Greenland Traditional Costume Maker located in the old colonial harbour area in Nuuk.
A windy and cloudy day in Sisimiut in Greenland

Knud Rasmussen Folk High school

The Knud Rasmussen Folk High School in Sisimiut is an educational institution which also offers overnight accommodation.
The collection’s main room. Photo by Kulusuk Museum

Kulusuk Museum

Kulusuk Museum is a privately owned and run by Justine Boassen, born and raised in Kulusuk.
Hunter aiming with hunting rifle in Greenland. Photo by Major Hunting

Major Hunting

The two owners of Major Hunting are fishermen and authorised trophy hunters. They both have a passion for hunting, fishing and sailing.
Old colonial buildings that serves as the local museum today. Photo by Maniitsoq Museum

Maniitsoq Museum

Four old colonial buildings provide the venue for Maniitsoq Museum. These buildings were originally built in the area that is now the center of town.
Evening light over the museum and old town parts of Nanortalik in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Nanortalik Museum

Nanortalik Museum is beautifully situated in the old colonial port area as an open air museum, covering almost all buildings in the area.
An evening view of the white church in Nanortalik in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Nanortalik Tourism Service

Nanortalik Tourism Service has existed since 1999, and thereby has many years of experience of dealing with guests and developing both short trips and trips lasting several days.
Three men enjoying the sun in front of Nanu Travel Tourist Office. Photo by Nanu Travel

Nanu Travel

Nanu Travel is a locally based tour and outdoor pursuits company in East Greenland.
Entrance view of Narsaq Museum located in South Greenland in Winter. Photo by Narsaq Museum

Narsaq Museum

Narsaq Museum is situated at the old harbour. Collections and exhibitions are fitted out in some of the town's oldest houses that date back to 1830.
Narsarsuaq in South Greenland at sunset. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Narsarsuaq Museum

Narsarsuaq Museum was founded in 1991 and tells the story of the period as the American Blue-West One base from 1941.
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The National Museum of Greenland

Greenland National Museum in Nuuk has exhibitions that cover all of Greenland’s history during 4.500 years. 
Frontside view of NTS Rooms in Nanortalik, South Greenland. Photo by Nanortalik Tourism Service

NTS Rooms

NTS Rooms in Nanortalik offers six quality apartments sleeping a total of 14 people.

Nuuk - Inn - Wellness

Nuuk - Inn - Wellness are cozy hotel apartments with all you need in Greenland's capital Nuuk.
Guests at the Old Camp Hostel enjoying the sun and views in Kangerlussuaq. Photo by Johanna Himstedt

Old Camp Hostel

Old Camp is a youth hostel which is 2 kilometres from Kangerlussuaq Airport. The rooms overlook Kangerlussuaq and Søndre Strømfjord which is Greenland’s longest fjord.
Skier skiing downhill in East Greenland. Photo by Pirhuk - Greenland Expedition Specialists

Pirhuk - Greenland Mountain Guides

From our base & home in Kulusuk, East Greenland, surrounded by one of the greatest wilderness areas on earth, we specialize in.
Qaqortoq Museum in summer, South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Qaqortoq Museum

Qaqortoq Museum is housed in the town's oldest building, a black-tarred colonial administrator's building which was built in 1804.
Guests visiting Qasgiannguit Museum in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Qasigiannguit Museum

Qasigiannguit Museum is a local cultural historical museum. The museum was officially opened in conjunction with the town's 250th anniversary in 1984.
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Trophy Hunting Greenland

We are a small trophy hunting business with hunts in the area around Kangerlussuaq (Sondre Stroemfjord) in Greenland.
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The Red House

The Red House is situated on a hill just to the south of Tasiilaq and enjoys stunning views of the King Oscar Fjord and the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

Tasiusaq Kayak Hostel

The hostel is situated in the little settlement of Tasiusaq which overlooks the extraordinarily beautiful Tasermiut fjord.
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Tasermiut South Greenland Expeditions

Tasermiut is the specialist in adventure travel in South Greenland, the best place for adventure due to mild weather conditions and the safest fjords full of icebergs and glaciers fronts.
Hotel Seamen's home, Nuuk. Photo by HD Photography

Hotel Søma Nuuk

This 3-star hotel in the capital of Greenland has 41 rooms including 4 rooms which are disability-friendly.

Skansen - Your Home

Surrounded by magnificent scenery is a small red house occupying just 50 sqm of space. The house was built in the late 1960s and is well looked after.
Frontal view of The Sisimiut Seamen’s Home and parking area. Photo by Hotel Sømandshjemmet, Visit Greenland

Hotel Søma Sisimiut

Hotel Søma Sisimiut is a 3-star hotel and is ideal for families. All 30 rooms are large and cosy, and each room has 3 or 4 beds.
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Sisimiut Museum

Sisimiut Museum is a local cultural historical museum and specialist museum for trade, shipping and industry.
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Siggi Tours

Siggi Tours has a boat called Uiloq, which sails in the area around Ammassalik. The company also organises a whole range of tours, including dog sledding trips in the winter.
Photo by Brasserie Ulo - Hotel Arctic

Brasserie Ulo - Hotel Arctic

Restaurant Ulo's gourmet kitchen at Hotel Arctic is known as one of Greenland's best.
View of Hotel Nattoralik, where Restaurant Nanoq is located. Photo by Hotel Nattoralik

Restaurant Nanoq

At the Restaurant Nanoq you can enjoy a delicious meal in relaxing surroundings with a delightful fireplace and spectacular views over the town and archipelago.

Restaurant Mamartut

Restaurant Mamartut offers delicious, home-cooked meals inspired by local ingredients.

Restaurant Icefiord

Hotel Icefiord have one of the best restaurants in Greenland. You can experience the cozy atmosphere while looking at the most beautiful view over the Icefiord.
Inside view of the restaurant with a view of Ilulissat Icefjord in the background. Photo by Restaurant Hvide Falk

Restaurant Hvide Falk

The restaurant at Hotel Hvide Falk serves specialities such as reindeer, musk ox, salmon, trout, clams, crab claws and smoked whale.
Dogs on a dog sledding trip near Ilulissat in Greenland fanning out in typical west Greenlandic fashion. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Albatros Arctic Circle

Albatros Arctic Circle is a locally based company which organises trips to Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut.
Frontal view of the Sisimiut Youth Hostel with mountain in the background. Photo by Sisimiut Youth Hostel, Visit Greenland

Sisimiut Youth Hostel

Sisimiut youth hostel does not just offer accommodation but also organises excursions and tours.
Snowmobile and dogsledding in East Greenland. Photo by Tasiilaq Tours - Visit Greenland

Tasiilaq Tours

Greenland Vacation offers different tours and experiences in and around Tasiilaq City as well as logistically help.
Riding horses on the beach. Photo by Riding Greenland

Inneruulalik (Riding Greenland)

8-days tour with 5 days of riding on Icelandic horses. Accommodation, meals, activities and transport included. Only flight to/from Narsarsuaq is not included. 
Hope Hostel frontside. Photo by Hope Hostel - Visit Greenland

Hope Hostel

Hostel accommodation in Aasiaat offering double rooms and single rooms with shared facilities, as well as kayak rental.

Tasermiut Camp - Nanortalik

We are a new turist company our main goal is to do guided tours around south Greenland, primarily near Nanortalik. We offer many different kind of package trips with our own boat with up to 6 passengers.
Double bed at Nuka Hostel in Ilulissat, North Greenland. Photo by Nuka Hostel

Hotel Nuka

Hotel Nuka is located in the center of Ilulissat, North Greenland. The hotel is close to shops and cafés. Breakfast included in the price.
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Siku Tours

With Siku Tours you will not only discover areas rich in wildlife, but will also be able to fish, cook in the wild and get to know more about the Greenlandic lifestyle.
Qaanaaq, with view over the sea towards Herbert Island. Photo by Glenn Mattsing - Visit Greenland

Nunataq Atsuk Travel

Nunataq Atsuk Travel offers dog sledding and boat trips all year-round.
A climber plays around in the boulders, West Side Of Kulusuk island. Photo by Chris Brin Lee Jr. - Visit Greenland

Icelandic Mountain Guides

From their expedition & ski lodge in East Greenland, Icelandic Mountain Guides specialises in Greenland ski touring and mountaineering expeditions, icecap crossings, wilderness treks and traditional dogsled trips.

Sillisit Hostel

Illunnguujuk Hostel is a family run hostel housed in what was once an old farmhouse. It was refurbished in 2004 and is still being developed.
A home and graveyard on Kulusuk, Northwest Side Of Kulusuk island. By Chris Brinlee Jr

Greenlandic Indigenous Guides

Greenland Indigenous Guides is located in Kulusuk, East Greenland. The local guide offers guiding from Kulusuk Airport and around the village.

Arctic Nomad

Arctic Nomad is focused on a luxury tourist niche. By luxury we mean to offer a unique product in Greenland that is customized in every way.

West Greenland Wildlife

As a locally-based tour operator, at West Greenland Wildlife we specialise in fishing and adventure trips at the Polar Circle in western Greenland.
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Sermeq Helicopters

Based in South of Greenland, Sermeq Helicopters aim to be the first choice when it comes to discovering Greenland by helicopter and we are committed to give you an unforgettable experience!
Boat sailing among icebergs in Nuup Kangerlua in summer. Photo by Nuuk Bay Adventues

Nuuk Bay Adventures

Nuuk Bay Adventures. Boat charter - Fjord sailing - Fishing trip - Hiking - Cabin accommodation - Photo/Film crew – Settlement tours and much more.

Two Ravens

It’s all about the stories you bring back home! Guiding in the beautiful and vast wilderness of Greenland is for us not a job - it’s a lifestyle. We live and breathe the outdoor adventure life when we are with customers and also in our free time.

Hunter's Eye South Greenland

Our mission is to offer foreign trophy hunters an opportunity to go hunting with local hunters and experience the majestic Greenlandic nature at the same time.
Nuutoqaq - Nuuk Local museum. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing-Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Nuutoqaq - Nuuk Local Museum

Nuutoqaq – Nuuk local museum is located in the beautiful old harbour, also known as the colonial harbour and is housed in the old boat yard.
Person standing on a rock looking over the large greenlandic icecap. Photo by Wild Greenland, Visit Greenland

Wild Greenland

Wild Greenland runs hiking, glacier and wildlife tours. We’re based at Greenland’s only reindeer station. We herd reindeer, forage herbs, catch fish, bake bread, build our own houses and live off the land as much as we can.
Two people taking a rest on the dogsledding tour in winter. Photo by Line Kristiansen

Sermilik Adventures

Royal Arctic Portagent

Royal Arctic Portagent has been a port agent throughout Greenland for more than 25 years and is represented with its own people in the 14 largest ports in Greenland.

Taavani ApS

Taavani ApS is your local DMC and business travel agency in Greenland. We are an IATA accredited agency with headquarter in Nuuk. 

About Greenland

Modern Art - A boy from Nuuk looking at Guido Van Helten's wall art in Greenland

Greenlandic Art Through Time

Modern art in Greenland can be described as a peculiar mix of traditional Inuit handicraft with its spirit world inspiration, and modern western influence
Crafts - A boy, a polar bear, and a raven meet up in the artwork by Kim Eriksen from Nuuk in Greenland

Crafts

Crafts are an essential part of the Greenlandic-Inuit culture, and today you can find local handicraft in art shops and museums in many of Grenland's towns
Festivals - The marching band of Nuuk in Greenland at the National Day parade on June 21

Greenland Festival and Events Calendar

Festivals in Greenland is a big deal for greenlanders. Especially Christmas, New Years Eve and the National Day of Greenland.
Cooking greenlandic food on open fire in Narsaq in South Greenland

A Taste of Greenland

Greenlandic food and gastronomy is all about fresh, natural organic meat from the sea, land and air - see the tv series A Taste Of Greenland
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Hunting Culture

Inuit hunting culture. Hunting and fishing are essential in a country like Greenland that has no agriculture in most parts of the country
A women from Nuuk in Greenland wearing her national costume for the National Day celebrations on June 21, by Mads Pihl

Traditional Dress

The traditional dress of Greenland, is a mix of ancient skin garment, european glass beads and silky needlework. An amazing example of inuit handicraft.
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Language

The greenlandic language is an Inuit-Aleut language, which is polysynthetic type, where one word can contain the meaning of a whole sentence
A reconstructed turf house at Qassiarsuk in South Greenland, by Camilla Hylleberg

History

The history of Greenland goes back to ca. 2500 BC, when the first Paleo-Inuits migrated to Greenland through North America.

Climate Change

Global warming and the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet have a long line of consequences for people, nature and wildlife in the Arctic and the rest of the world.
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Fashion

Fashion in a Greenlandic context is both use of traditional natural materials like skins and furs, new urban style design, and even handcrafted couture

Qilakitsoq Mummies show life and death

The world-famous 500-year-old mummies from Qilakitsoq were found in a cave in 1972 by a couple of brothers who were out hunting for grouse.
Kayaker near mountainside. By Mads Pihl

The Greenlandic kayak

The kayak was a necessity of the Inuits who from an early age trained this craft. It is still used for fishing but also used for recreation and for races.
Tjodhilde's church - a reconstruction of church from the norse presence in Greenland 1,000 years ago. By Mads Pihl

Tjodhildes Church

Tjodhilde was credited for Erik the Red’s conversion to Christianity and the building of the first church on the North American continent.
The axe of Leif Erikson - the statue overlooking Qassiarsuk in South Greenland, by Mads Pihl

Leif Eriksson

Leif Eriksson made ​​amazing discoveries and was the first European to reach North America. Nearly 500 years before Columbus.

Hvalsey Church Ruin

Ruins of Hvalsey or Hvalsø church can be found in the lush surroundings of southern Greenland and was built in about 1300.

Gardar Cathedral

Greenland got its first bishop in 1124. The ruins of the impressive Gardar bishopric and the cathedral can be seen at Igaliku.
A rune stone on a hill in Qassiarsuk in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Erik the Red

Read more about Erik the Red’s saga; how he got exiled; his travels as well as his discovery and establishment of the first settlements on Greenland.
The axe of Leif Erikson - the statue overlooking Qassiarsuk in South Greenland, by Mads Pihl

The Viking period of Greenland

The Vikings settled in southern and western Greenland about 1,000 years ago. Brattahlid is the best preserved of Old Norse settlements.
Mother of the SeaMother of the Sea. By Mads Pihl

The Legend of the Mother of the Sea

The legend of Greenland's Mother of the Sea is a fantastic origin tale of Greenland's wildlife with a morale of altruism and responsibility.
Culture House Katuaq in Nuuk, by Danial Gurrola

Katuaq

Culture house Katuaq in Nuuk is a building with a fascinating northern lights theme design. Experience art exhibitions, concerts, movies or visit the cafe
Taseralik culture centre in Sisimiut, by David Trood

Taseralik

Taseralik culture centre in Sisimiut, West Greenland, offers experiences like art exhibitions, movies, concerts and a cosy cafe with a spectacular view.
Walrus scull art in Nuuk Art Museum. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

Nuuk Art Museum

Nuuk Art Museum was created by Svend Junge and his wife, and was given to the town of Nuuk. It consists of ca. 300 paintings in homely surroundings.
Spectators watch the post match celebrations of a soccer game at the 2013 East Greenland championships in Tasiilaq. By Mads Pihl

Greenland Climate and Weather

Learn more about Greenland's weather conditions and climate so you are prepared for a great range of weather conditions no matter where you go in Greenland.
Painter Kristian Lennert from Sismiut at work in his home in Greenland - by Mads Pihl

Visual Art

Before europeans came to Greenland, visual art was made by means of natural materials like bone, tooth, antlers, skin, soapstone etc.
Two tiny ear rings made in Tasiilaq in East Greenland - by Mads Pihl

Greenlandic jewellery

Greenlandic jewelry are popular souvenir items. Traditionally they are made out of natural materials like bone and unique precious stones like Tugtupit
East Greenland glacier and mountains, by Magnus Elander

Glaciers in Greenland

Learn more about the glaciers in Greenland, how they surround most towns and settlements and see how the glaciers move and release ice continuously.
A family enjoying the Uunartoq hot springs in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Hot springs in Greenland

Hot springs are an arctic phenomenon and in Greenland a common one, as they differ from other hot springs in the arctic due to the warmth's origin.
I photographed this group of photographers in the Disko Bay one early morning. I still think they were pushing the limits a little bit with regards to how close to the edge of ice they seem to be, but I'm guessing the captain was in 100% control. By Stian Klo

Icebergs

Learn more about Icebergs, majestic natural works of art heading out to sea which are up to 100 metres high. These sculptures are a formidable sight especially in the summer!
Two hikers overlooking Nuuk in the midnight sun from the peak of Ukkusissaq - Store Malene in Greenland

The midnight sun

See the warm magical light of the midnight sun north of the Arctic Circle, it makes it possible to go sailing or hiking no matter how late or early it is.
Northern lights over mountains. By Mads Pihl

The northern lights

Let the Northern Lights remind you of the seemingly infinite beauty in Greenland. The best time to see these is on a dark, clear autumn or winter night.
Glacier walking on the Greenland Ice Sheet near Kangerlussuaq, by Mads Pihl

The Ice Sheet

Read more about the Ice Cap of Greenland a magnificent natural formation which overwhelms and astounds visitors with its size and ressources.
Dogsledding in North-East Greenland, by Magnus Elander

The Inuit’s view of life

Belief in spirits and myths has permeated the Inuit mindset and has helped sustain life and social order.
Three polar bears looking at something. By Martin Munck

Kaassassuk - the orphan

Among many legends, all the children in Greenland know the myth about the orphan Kaassassuk, who has to endure great suffering.
Mother of the Sea frozen. By David Trood

Myths and Legends

Learn how Greenland’s myths and legends are imbued with the country’s natural landscape, darkness and the harshness of the hunter’s life.
Three girls with a smartphone in greenlandic traditional clothes. By David Trood

Modern Greenland

See how Greenland still appears to have preserved its sense of identity as an indigenous nation with an indigenous people in a modern age.
Man sitting on a sled in North Greenland. By André Shoenherr

Migration to Greenland

Read about Greenland's immigration, a great and exciting part of nation's history and colorful culture which has been influenced for over 4.500 years.
A bone carving figurine from Tasillaq in East Greenland looking right. By Mads Pihl

The Greenlandic Tupilak

Tupilak is a carved figure that protects its owner against enemy attack, but is now a popular souvenir.
House in Sisimiut. By Visit Greenland

Dwellings of the Inuit culture

Find out how the hunter's life in unit culture affected their houses, dwellings and architecture as can be experienced in Greenland.

The Flora of Greenland

The arctic plantlife in Greenland consists of beautiful lush meadows, hardy and colorful flowers that can withstand the country's unique environment.
Shelf with Soapstone Art. By Mads Pihl

Soapstone art in Greenland

Soapstone is a beautiful and malleable material which can be formed into unique pieces of art and it has been used for centuries for utilities such as tools
An aerial view of iceberg clusters in the Ilulissat ice fjord in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

The Guide to Climate Change in Greenland

This guide to climate change in Greenland offers everything you need to know about how Greenland is living with climate change today, and where it might lead the country in the future.
Christian and Frederik Elsner - the core of the Greenlandic band Nanook, performing in Frederik's living room in Nuuk. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Music in Greenland

The musical history of Greenland begins long before anyone can remember - long before anyone wrote anything down in the Arctic regions, and at a time of which archeology and legends are our only source of knowledge.
Houses in Radiofjeldet & Tuapannguit. Photo - Rebecca Gustafsson, Visit Greenland

Architecture in Greenland

When you arrive in Greenland, you quickly realize that Greenlandic architecture is very distinct, with its many colored houses placed on sloping hillsides. The big apartment blocks may have scared you off a little, and sometimes you stumble upon amazingly beautiful buildings, including some of the churches of Greenland.
The Russell Glacier near Kangerlussuaq in Greenland calving in late summer, by Mads Pihl

Dangerous tsunamis in Greenland

Most rock formations in Greenland are stable, but in some places the rocks are more porous, which can lead to large or small landslides.

Destinations

A newly harvested grass field in the sheep farming community Qassiarsuk in South Greenland

Qassiarsuk

The settlement Qassiarsuk is an agricultural destination for hikers and a visible meeting place between Norse culture and modern-day sheep farmers.
Narsarsuaq in South Greenland at sunset. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Narsarsuaq

Narsarsuaq is the gateway to hiking trails through lush valleys and Norse ruins spotted along a deep fjord.
Sunrise over the small farming community Igaliku in South Greenland which is also an important site for Norse history in Greenland

Igaliku

Igaliku is a family-oriented and open-air destination with Norse ruins, modern agriculture, farms, and many hiking opportunities.
Narsaq Harbour. Photo - Aningaaq R. Carlsen, Visit Greenland

Narsaq

Narsaq is the most striking agricultural town in Greenland situated in a fjord system known for hiking, mineral deposits and cowboy history.
Sunset over Qaqortoq in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Qaqortoq

The largest town in South Greenland gives you art, culture, Norse history, boat tours, hot springs, kayaking and hiking trips.
Cruise guests from the ship Rotterdam visiting the old museum area of Nanortalik on South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl.

Nanortalik

Nanortalik is a must-see. The Tasermiut Fjord make an adventurer’s imagination run wild while city sightseeing bring you down to earth.
Colourful houses at fjord in Tasiilaq. Photo- Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Tasiilaq

Tasiilaq is the largest town in Eastern Greenland and the gateway to pretty much every kind of adventure that Greenland offers.
Aerial shot of a part of Kulusuk, Photo- Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Kulusuk

Kulusuk is the gateway to many different types of adventure-based activities for both summer and winter in East Greenland.
The light in the darkness in Ittoqqortoormiit 4. Photo by Ken Madsen - Visit Greenland

Ittoqqortoormiit

Sea ice makes this the most isolated town in Greenland, where dog sledding, expedition cruises and wildlife dominate the opportunities for adventure.
Nuuk is Greenlands capital and the signature mountain Sermitsiaq always stands large and visible in the background

Nuuk

The heart of a nation. Greenland’s largest city and capital is fueled on fresh air, strong coffee and diverse personalities.
Turf house from Paamiut in Greenland. By Angu Motzfeldt - Visit Greenland

Paamiut

Paamiut is embodied by snowy winter slopes, majestic wildlife with eagles and a tourist density that will make you feel like the guest of honor around town.

Maniitsoq

Experience both adventurous and relaxing activities such as angling, whale watching and heliskiing, the trademarks of Maniitsoq.
Northern lights over Sisimiut in Destination Arctic Circle in Greenland

Sisimiut

Backcountry sports and Arctic adventures in Sisimiut are the perfect answer to a pursuit for cultural discovery and pure natural settings.
The morning sun coming up over the vealleys around Kangerlussuaq in Greenland seen from an Air Zafari flight. By Mads Pihl

Kangerlussuaq

With the mouth of the fjord sitting on the far western horizon and the ice cap knocking at the door, all roads lead to the backcountry.
Qeqertarsuaq Houses and clouds. Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Qeqertarsuaq

Qeqertarsuaq stands alone on the great Disko Island far off Greenland’s west coast, and the Lyngmark Glacier that towers above the town. The natural environment around Qeqertarsuaq is so fertile with angelica and diverse species that it is literally like no other place in North Greenland.
Colourful houses in Qasigiannguit in North Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Qasigiannguit

In Qasigiannguit - Greenland’s forgotten paradise the original way of life is still very much alive and nature is at the front doorstep.
View from a Hill onto Ilulissat and the frozen fjord. Photo - Lisa M. Burns, Visit Greenland

Ilulissat

Nature, dog sledding, and cultural exploration await you in this iceberg paradise. Explore Ilulissat and its UNESCO protected Icefjord.
Sunrise over the village Oqaatsut in North Greenland near Ilulissat in the Disko Bay. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Oqaatsut

A welcoming dining table and a variety of nature experiences bring village camaraderie in Oqaatsut into close view.
Uummannaq Town photographed from above. Photo - Erez Marom, Visit Greenland

Uummannaq

The wide sky overhead is the only timetable you need for discovering this haven for Inuit culture, bespoke fjord adventures and proud locals.
Upernavik. - Photo- Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Upernavik

Upernavik is a prime town for travelers who want something between an organized holiday and a self-sustaining Arctic expedition.
Qaanaaq. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Qaanaaq

Come to Qaanaaq and leave with memories of majestic nature and incredible hospitality from the northernmost town.
Aerial view of Kangaatsiaq on a winter day. Photo by Freddy Christensen

Kangaatsiaq

Have an authentic experience in this unspoilt town close to a 150 km fjord where there is ample opportunity to discover Kangaatsiaq’s wildlife.
Sustainable huts at Ilimanaq lodge. Photo - Jessie B. Evans, Visit Greenland

Ilimanaq

Set amidst a small fishing settlement, a gourmet restaurant and luxury lodge accommodation lie just across the Ilulissat Icefjord in Ilimanaq

Articles

Midnight sun over Sermitsiaq mountain in Nuuk. Photo by By Vagn Hansen, Visit Greenland

5 Top Tips for Photographing the Midnight Sun

Don’t miss out on this expert advice from local photographer Vagn Hansen. Here he shares his top tips for getting the best shot of the midnight sun.
Empty kayak waiting by the pack ice. Photo by Kim Insuk - Visit Greenland

Qaanaaq: Winter vs. Summer

This town is almost as remote as it can get for a tourist in Greenland. It can already be quite a big deal for someone to make the decision to come to Greenland, but for those curious enough to see just how far north they can go, Qaanaaq becomes the challenge.
Nuuk Nordic Festival. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen, Visit Greenland.

Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival: Nordic Ambitions and Arctic Atmosphere

You don’t have to be an art connoisseur to enjoy the biggest culture festival in Greenland that takes place every two years in the capital. Nuuk Nordic Culture Festival always offers heart warm hospitality and an extravaganza of experiences for all visitors.
The old part of Nuuk in Greenland on a cold winter day in December. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson.jpg

5 reasons why Nuuk is the best kept secret Christmas getaway

Spend December in the snow-covered capital of Greenland where Christmas warmth is guaranteed in the winter darkness.
Ski touring skiers in heavy snowfall in Kuummiut in East Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

7 things to do in bad weather in Greenland

It’s no secret that Greenland is not really a sun, sea and sand destination. Although we do have all three of those things (most of the time!), people don’t come to sunbathe.
View Point In The Ilulissat Icefjord. Photo - Jason C. Hill, Visit Greenland

The 13 Best Viewpoints in Ilulissat

Ilulissat is the third largest town in Greenland, and the iceberg capital of the country. The spectacular Ilulissat icefjord finishes just behind town and spills out natural sculptures of ice into the bay around Ilulissat. This means that there is hardly a viewpoint in the city which does not have a backdrop of majestically floating icebergs.
Traditional Dress - A drum dancer performing in Nuuk on National Day in Greenland

Drum and mask dance

If you enjoy seeing local culture close up, drum and mask dance is a completely unique experience that you will never forget. Its traditions have their roots in social, cultural and spiritual rituals which date back thousands of years.

Corona Virus

Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travelling to Greenland. Check health authority recommendations and ensure you have travel insurance.
A game of soccer in Nanortalik in South Greenland with a backdrop of rugged peaks. Photo by Mads Pihl.

Football in Greenland

Didn’t think Greenland was a proud football playing nation? Our lack of grass does not stop Greenlanders’ love of the sport and friendly competition.

20 Quick Facts about Greenland

Do we actually have penguins in Greenland?Find out this along with loads more interesting facts!
A glacier hiker on the Greenland Ice Sheet kicking up ice on a sunny day near Kangerlussuaq. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland.

8 Things You Can Only Find in Greenland and Nowhere Else

Here is a list of things that you can find ONLY in Greenland and nowhere else in the world.
Disko Bay Steam in Ilulissat Ice Fjord. Photo - David Trood, Visit Greenland

Greenland vs Iceland: The Arctic Travel Battle

10 basic differences between Greenland and Iceland you should know before booking your vacation.
Feel free by the giants. by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Things to See & Do in Greenland by Month

Greenland’s on your bucket list for the new year - or perhaps even the year after - but when is the best time to visit Greenland and what are useful things to know before going? What are things to do in Greenland in winter as opposed to summer?
Locals and tourists toasting at a christmas dinner in Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

Happy Advent Sunday

On the first Advent Sunday, the orange Christmas stars are lit up on every single window while green northern lights dance in the sky. One of the cosiest times of the year in Greenland begins.

Arnarulunnguaq: A tough woman in a strongly male-dominated universe

As the only female arctic explorer, she participated in the famous 5th Thule expedition from 1921 to 1924, led by the legendary expedition leader Knud Rasmussen.
Whale Art by Aka Høegh, Qaqortoq. Photo - Peter Lindstrom, Visit Greenland

The Greenlandic hunting culture and the Bowhead Whale – a portrait

The Bowhead Whale can boast not only of its appearance in Season 4 of Borgen, but also of its status as the world's most padded baleen whale, and its history of coming close to extinction.
Langelinie polar bears. Photo by Giuseppe Liverino

Have some Greenland in Copenhagen

If you fly to Copenhagen but wish to pre-taste of the Arctic, you don’t want to miss this! This guide will help you find Greenland’s strong presence in the city’s cultural and historical sights.
Camping under the sunset. Photo by Mark Hutchison

Camping and exploration logistics in Greenland

For packing a tent, booking a flight and heading into nature, the considerations for exploration logistics are where, when, how, and most importantly what are the risks and how to manage them?
Paninnguaq Pikilak. Inuit tattoos. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

A guide to Inuit Tattoos in Greenland

Inuit tattoos have had a revival in recent years, with many young people, among others, breathing life into the traditional lines. However, it has deep roots in Inuit communities, both spiritually and culturally.

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Hiker looking at the mountains during sunset near river, Near Camp In Tasiilaq Fjord. By Chris Brinlee Jr

What’s the deal with this viral picture?

This picture has been shared all over the place during the last few days, since it was posted on Twitter on 13th June by Steffen Olsen from the Danish Meteorological Institute.
Kayakers in front of MS Fram in North Greenland near Illorsuit. By Mads Pihl

Cruise Destinations: North Greenland

A thousand mile coastline and communities where kayaks and subsistence hunting mix with modern fishing shape the far northwest as you move closer to Qaanaaq and the northernmost settlements in the world.
The abandoned settlement of Qoornoq on a late autumn day near Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

Cruise Destinations: West Greenland

Peppered with vibrant communities and the country’s capital, Western Greenland is a journey through landscapes rich in cultural history and natural beauty, and it is the region visited by most cruise travelers in Greenland.
The church on a grey summer day in Igaliku in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl.

Cruise Destinations: South Greenland

South Greenland is a land of jagged mountains and green pastures where sheep farms directly border ice fjords, and Norse settlement history intersects with modern Greenlandic fishing and hunting communities.
Giant iceberg close to the village Tiniteqilaaq in East Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Cruise Destinations: East Greenland

Few places inspire the imagination to wander as far and wide as the great expanses of North East Greenland where the tiny community of Ittoqqortoormiit serves as a gateway to the world’s largest national park.
Group photo of tourists on a boat in the Icefjord in Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson.
Wolffish, Atlantic, Spotted and Northern_Photo by Joern_k_Shutterstock

Wildlife in Greenland: Fish

Greenland’s waters are known to contain more than 250 species of fish, and the figure is probably somewhat larger, as life in the deeper waters is almost unknown.
A flock of fulmar's took of as an iceberg close to them collapsed. I was amazed by the amount and variety of wildlife the Disko Bay has to offer. By Stian Klo

Wildlife in Greenland: Birds

There are excellent chances to see many kinds of birds in Greenland, especially if you have good binoculars at hand. Over 230 species of birds have been observed, and of these, about 60 breeds in Greenland and 20 who are regular migrants. The other species are roaming guests and seen less often.
Arctic Weevil also known as Otiorhynchus arcticus_Photo by Oskar Gran

Wildlife in Greenland: Insects and spiders

The Greenlandic insect fauna is relatively few in species. Only about 1200 species of insects, spiders (Arachnids) and other small animals are known. In comparison, about 20 times as many species are recorded in Denmark.
Mountain Night View. Photo by Matthew Littlewood - Visit Greenland

Dive deeper into our world!

We will go through a number of risky moments that you, as a guest in Greenland, should be particularly aware of, in order that you can have a safe and secure trip.

Natural Hazards

Travelling in Greenland can be a fantastic and unforgettable experience. The Greenlandic nature can be harsh at times, therefore, you should be prepared for your travels before you start your trip.