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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.
Aasiaat Museum

Aasiaat Museum

Aasiaat Museum is based in the former colonial administrator’s residence.
The Aasiaat Seamen’s Home from outside on a sunny day. Photo by Aasiaat Sømandshjem

Hotel Søma Aasiaat

Hotel Søma Aasiaat has been refurbished with 46 rooms, 10 of which are brand new and are in a new wing of the hotel.
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.
A skier climbing one of the many hills of the Arctic Circle Race. Photo by Mads Pihl, Visit Greenland

Arctic Circle Race - ACR

Arctic Circle Race is a 160 km cross country ski race that has been called the world’s toughest cross-country skiing race, and for good reason.
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.
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Vandrehuset.com

Vandrehuset.com is located in Nuuk and consists of 3 houses with free access to internet.
Uummannaq and the heart-shaped mountain. Photo by Uummannaq Seasafaris ApS, Visit Greenland

Uummannaq Seasafaris APS

Uummannaq Seasafaris offers a number of tours in and around Uummannaq, the beautiful town of hearts.
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.
Sarfaq Ittuk cruising in the Disko Bay outside Ilulissat ice fjord in Greenland. Visit Greenland

Arctic Umiaq Line

Arctic Umiaq Line is passenger and freight shipping company also known as AUL. The company runs the ferry Sarfaq Ittuk on Greenland's west coast.
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.
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.
Saling vessel between icebergs in Greenland. Photo by Blue Ice Explorer, Visit Greenland.

Blue Ice Explorer

Blue Ice Explorer specialises in package tours and also organises other travel arrangements for individuals and groups in southern Greenland.
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.
Tiny dog sleds in the huge East Greenland landscapes between Tasiilaq and Sermilik

Dines Tours

Dines Tours is a small adventure travel tour provider based in Tasiilaq and the company organises dogsled trips, hiking, kayaking, animal safaris, and more.
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.
Gardar Hostel

Gardar Hostel

Gardar Hostel is a cosy hostel located near the shop and harbour and run by Blue Ice Explorer.
Beautiful sunset and view over Upernavik. Photo by John Kislov

Gina's Guesthouse

Gina's Guesthouse is a cosy, newly refurbished accommodation in a quiet setting at the heart of Upernavik. It is close to everything in this small town.
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.
Ski touring with Shifting Ice in Greenland

Greenland Extreme

Greenland Extreme is a highly specialised adventure Greenlandic travel tour provider with a wide range of backcountry experiences.
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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.
Woman mask dancing on a sunny day in Aasiaat. Photo by Honest Greenland - Visit Greenland

Honest Greenland

Honest Greenland is an adventure and culture tour provider based in the town of Aasiaat which is the gateway to the Disko Bay and Northern Greenland.
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Hotel Apartment in Nuuk

Hotel Apartment in Nuuk is a gorgeous seaside home in the suburb Qinngorput.
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Hotel Arctic

Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat is the only hotel in Greenland with a 5-star conference centre. The hotel itself is 4-star and offers free wifi in all rooms.
Hotel Avannaa in Ilulissat in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Hotel Avannaa

Hotel Avannaa is situated at the entrance to Ilulissat airport, just 10 minutes from the town centre and with stunning views of Ilulissat Icefjord.
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.
Two whales passing close to Hotel Diskobay. Photo by Espen Andersen, Visit Greenland

Hotel Diskobay

Hotel Diskobay offers great adventures from the best seats in the house to Disko Bay and Disko Island.
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 Hvide Falk

Hotel Hvide Falk is situated in the middle of Ilulissat, and offers 40 rooms and an annex with 4 double rooms and 9 apartments.

Hotel Icefiord

Hotel Icefiord is a modern hotel in Ilulissat with a marvellous view of the Ilulissat ice fjord and its roots planted solid in the Greenlandic traditions.
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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 Kap Farvel

Hotel Kap Farvel comprises 20 rooms and is divided into two wings. The new wing has a 2-star rating.
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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.
Room with double bed at Hotel Nattoralik Bed and Breakfast in Aasiaat. Photo by Hotel Nattoralik Bed and Breakfast

Hotel Nattoralik Bed and Breakfast

Nattoralik Bed and Breakfast in Aasiaat is centrally located with good views all year round of the archipelago, harbour, and town.
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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.
Hotel Nordlys in the village Oqaatsut in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Hotel Nordlys

Hotel Nordlys is a small bed and breakfast style accommodation in the village Oqaatsut just north of Ilulissat in the Disko Bay.
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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.
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IceCap Tours

IceCap Tours is located in the heart of Ilulissat in a building, which also houses a tourist office, café, microbrewery and discotheque.
IceCap Tours Accommodation

IceCap Tours Accommodation

IceCap Tours Accommodation has a number of excellent hotel apartments where you can stay.
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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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.
Inuk Hostels in Nuuk, with Sermitsiaq Mountain. Photo by Daniel Gurrola - Visit Greenland

Inuk Hostels

Inuk Hostels is located a stone's throw from the sea with a magnificent view of the Nuuk fjord, and within a reasonable walking distance to downtown Nuuk.
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.
Front view of Kangerlussuaq Youth Hostel. Photo by Kangerlussuaq Youth Hostel - Visit Greenland

Kangerlussuaq Youth Hostel

Kangerlussuaq youth hostel is the newest and cheapest youth hostel in Kangerlussuaq. It is owned by Sisimiut youth hostel.
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.
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. 
PGI Greenland kayakers paddling past Oqaatsut in the Disko Bay in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

North Greenland Adventure

North Greenland Adventure specialises in any tourism relating to the settlements around Ilulissat.

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.
Qaanaaq Accommodation in Winter, North Greenland. Photo by Qaanaaq Accommodation

Qaanaaq Accommodation

Qaanaaq Accommodation is the northernmost accommodation in Greenland.
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.
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Tupilak Travel

Tupilak Travel offers cheap travel to Greenland, in particular to the country's capital, Nuuk.
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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 Leif Eriksson Hostel

Not far from the little harbour in Qassiarsuk is the Leif Eriksson Hostel.

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.
Frontal view of Sulisartut Højskoleat. Photo by Sulisartut Højskoleat, Visit Greenland

Sulisartut Højskoleat

Sulisartut Højskoliat is an educational institution, but it also offers overnight accommodation.
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.
Jumping snowmobiler on snowmobil expedition in Sisimiut. Visit Greenland

Sisimiut Snowmobile Expeditions

Sisimiut Snowmobile Expeditions is a small company with local roots which has specialised in snowmobiles in the area near Sisimiut and Kangerlussuaq.
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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SikuAput

SikuAput is based in Qeqertarsuaq on Disko Island. The company offers dog sledding, hiking, snowmobile and boat trips.
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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.
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.
Dried fish on rack with Restaurant H8 Explorer in background in the Greenlandic Summer. Photo by Restaurant H8 Explorer

Restaurant H8 Explorer

Restaurant H8 Explorer in accommodates guests for whom a cosy authentic Greenlandic experience is worth more than the mod cons most of us take for granted.
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.
Tourists camping in a tent at Polar Lodge in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Polar Lodge

Polar Lodge, which is owned by Albatros Arctic Circle, is one of Kangerlussuaq’s newest overnight accommodation centers and was built in 2006.

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.
The Aasiaat Guesthouse on a sunny day from outside. Photo by Aasiaat Guesthouse

Aasiaat Guesthouse

Accommodation in Aasiaat. Centrally located guest house with single rooms, double rooms and family apartments.
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INISIMMAVIK – Hotel apartments in Sisimiut

Two km away from Hotel Sisimiut are INISIMMAVIK hotel apartments that are serviced by the hotel. We have 7 well-appointed apartments in various sizes with its own kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities.
An Air Greenland Dash-8 taking off from Kulusuk in East Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Air Greenland

Air Greenland is the national airline, offering flights to, from and within Greenland.
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.
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.

Travel By Heart

Travel by Heart is a Greenlandic travel agency with more than 19 years of experience in the travel industry. 
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.
Nuuk harbour, seen from west. Photo by Filip Gielda - Visit Greenland

Imaq Pilot

We offer authorised pilotage in Greenland, Polar Code services and private Yacht Services.

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.

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
Hunting Culture - Two hunters in the sea ice near Tasiilaq in East Greenland

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.

The National Park

Greenland’s National Park is the largest in the world, a vast Arctic paradise. It is home to an incredible range of wildlife and most spectacular scenery.
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.
Nuuk Water Taxi stopping at a waterfall. Photo by: Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

How to travel safely in Greenland

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.
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.
Diving into the Nuuk fjord as the sun is setting. Photo by Peter Lindstrom - Visit Greenland

Editor's tips for 2021

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?

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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.