#Arctic Wildlife

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Bowhunting Greenland: Muskox Hunting

Bowhunting Greenland offers quality Muskox hunting with helicopter transfers for big mature trophies in our remote concession area.

Nomad Greenland: 4-Day Inuit Culture, Icebergs & Whales in Saqqaq

Serene retreat in Arctic fishing village to disconnect, explore icebergs, Northern Lights, and stunning landscapes.

Nomad Greenland: Discover the Arctic: 10-Day Roundtrip Expedition

This journey showcases the country's unparalleled beauty, rich culture, and breathtaking landscapes in a single, unforgettable experience.

Greenland Tours: Musk Ox Kingdom

9 days trekking in the backlands of Kangerlussuaq
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Greenland Travel: Arctic Patagonia in Greenland

An authentic journey through what’s been called Patagonia of the Arctic, where lush meadows, majestic mountain peaks, and authentic wildlife combine to create an experience.

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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.
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.
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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.
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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 Explore

IceCap Explore is located in the heart of Ilulissat in a building, which also houses a tourist office, café, microbrewery and discotheque.
Fantastic iceberg sculpture. Photo by Nuuk Water Taxi

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.
Beautiful view in sunlight from Ipiutaq Guest Farm in Summer. Photo by Agathe Devisme

Ipiutaq Guest Farm

Ipiutaq guest farm has been sold. This innovative sheep farm, located in an area of stunning wilderness in the South of Greenland, was founded by a French-Greenlandic family in 2007.
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.
Tourists photographing arctic fox next to ice sheet. Photo by Diskobay Tours

Diskobay Tours

Magical dogsledding tours and boat tours in the area around Qasigiannguit. Diskobay Tours is a local tour operator located in the beautiful Disko Bay. 

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.
Photographers hiking for the perfect photo stop by the Ilulissat icefjord in North Greenland. Photo by Paul Zizka

Ultima Thule

Ultima Thule is a local company that makes custom-made plans for your trip to Greenland.
Ilulissat icefjord. Amazing Boat Tours - Ilulissat. Photo by Vijayanthi Gemander

Amazing Boat Tours - Ilulissat

If you value 30 years of sailing experience in Greenland by captain and owner Wilhelm Gemander on his comfortable and safe motor cruiser “MB/MAYA”.

Arctic Hiking and Expeditions

We are a passion driven travel company operating hiking tours and expeditions in Greenland. Join us for unforgettable and unique experiences in pure nature.
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Café de Upernavik

Bed & Breakfast: Lovely rooms for overnight guests incl. wifi and breakfast. Guided sea kayak tours.
Muskoxen in the backcountry. Photo - Aningaaq R. Carlsen, Visit Greenland

Inside Fiord Trophy Hunting

Come for a fantastic hunting trip in South Greenland with local guides and history told by natives. The trip includes the option of overnight accommodation and trophy hunting in Arsuk fiord.
Beach Igloo 4. Photo by Qeqertarsuaq Boat Tours

Qeqertarsuaq Boat Tours ApS

Unique experience with Qeqertarsuaq Boat Tours ApS done by the locals in summer & winter time. You call, we do, without time limitations.
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AdvenTours.gl

AdvenTours is a local business that offers e-fatbikes for rent in Kangerlussuaq. Afternoon guided tours are also available.
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Greenland Backcountry

We are passionate about providing exceptional outdoor experiences that capture the essence of Greenland's wild beauty.

Destinations

Sunset In Kapisillit. Photo - Aningaaq R. Carlsen, Visit Greenland

Kapisillit

As the only place in the country where you can go river fishing for salmon, in Kapisillit you can easily lose yourself for a few days soaking in the views of the wide bay and nearby mountains.
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The National Park

The Northeast Greenland National Park is the world’s largest National Park with unspoiled, pristine wilderness and unique Arctic wildlife.

Things To Do

Reindeer in winter colors in Greenland

Arctic Wildlife

Polar bears, humpback whales, musk oxen, walruses, reindeer and sea eagles are just some of the many species that you may experience by land, air and sea around Greenland.
Gyrfalcon -EN, Kissaviarsuk -KAL, Jagtfalk -DA, Falco rusticolus -LAT. Photo by Carsten Egevang - Visit Greenland

Birdwatching

Regardless of what level of bird watching you are at, knowledge of bird species gives an extra dimension to the overall nature experience!

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Take me to my happy place

Lauren Breedlove tries cabin life during high summer in Nuuk Fjord
A lone traveller stands in Qassiarsuk and looks over Tunulliarfik Fjord toward Narsarsuaq. Photo by Stacy William Head

Greenland’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites are pure nature

Here is a peek at what you will find up here plus how to get the experience
Enthusiastic hiker having fun near the Greenland Ice Sheet along the Arctic Circle. By Raven Eye Photography

4 Inspiring Hiking Travel Journals

Read other hikers’ experiences and hind-sight tips from various tried-and-true hiking routes in Greenland
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.

A magical bedtime story from Greenland

‘The Children and the Whale’ published by Little Gestalten, award-winning illustrator Daniel Frost takes you on a magical journey around the Arctic Circle in Greenland. The ideal bedtime story and children’s book about Greenland for adventure-seeking explorers!
A hunter trying to catch a little auk with a net on stone hill near Siorapaluk. Photo by Insuk - Visit Greenland

Discover Siorapaluk: Greenland's northernmost settlement and the traditional delicacy Kiviaq

Experience Siorapaluk, Greenland's northernmost settlement. Witness Kiviaq-making and savor a North Greenlandic delicacy.
Icecampers. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

9 tips for your East Greenlandic adventure

Unlock East Greenland's Travel Tips! Where time slows, nature whispers, and adventure awaits. Anna, a local resident, shares her 9 tips.

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Eagle. Photo by Peter Lindstrom - Visit Greenland
Polar Bear in Greenland. Photo by Annie Spratt

Wildlife in Greenland: Land mammals

There are nine land mammals in Greenland, which is not many for such an enormous country as Greenland, but it also requires extraordinary characteristics to survive the cold and harsh winters.
Two humpback whales diving outside Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Camilla Hylleberg - Visit Greenland

Wildlife in Greenland: Whales

In the sea around Greenland, there are as many as 16 species of whales – from the smaller narwhal, beluga and porpoise to the gigantic baleen whales, blue whales, fin whales and humpback whales.
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Wildlife in Greenland: Seals

There are six species of seal in Greenland. Some walruses are related to seals but belong to their own family of marine mammals.
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.
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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.
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.
Arctic poppies on a hill in Qaqortoq. Photo - Aningaaq R. Carlsen, Visit Greenland

Greenland's Flora

Greenland’s flora ranges widely – from lush thickets and beautiful flower meadows to sparse vegetation on rocks and steppes.