About Greenland

Climate Changes

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.

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.
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.
Walrus scull art in Nuuk Art Museum, 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.

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.

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.
A bone carving figurine from Tasillaq in East Greenland looking right. By Mads Pihl

The Greenlandic Tupilak

Tupilak means 'soul of the ancestor’ and is a carved figure that protects its owner against enemy attack, but is now a popular souvenir.

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.

Articles

Passengers on the Sisimiut snowmobile bus in Greenland having fun in the sun. Photo by Mads Pihl

Arctic Circle Adventure in Kangerlussuaq & Sisimiut

Give that snow-lovin’ kid in your heart something to look forward to this winter, by planning an adventure in Kangerlussuaq or Sisimiut
Inside the Mersortarfik sewing workshop in Ilulissat in Greenland

The anorak house of Mesortarfik

Did you know that Greenland is the home of the original hoodie? Anorak has been a stable in Inuits clothing for centuries.
A daytime view over Qaqortoq in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Visit Greenland’s banana coast

During the summer months the south of Greenland is truly lush. Greenlanders have thus dubbed the area near Narsaq and Qaqortoq the banana coast.
Sunrise over the mountains in the Nuuk fjord in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

Best thing to do in the summer in Nuuk: The fjords

Close your eyes and breathe in. A fresh wind gently blows in your direction. Want to experience the locals summer favorite? Sail the Nuuk fjord.
Sheep in a field near Igaliku in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

The 5 most boring places in Greenland

Boring Greenland: The magic of ‘one-option-only’, plus how to find alternatives after all: UNPLUGGING IN GREENLAND – part I
Food preparation at Sarfalik. Photo by Siggi Anton

The Foodie Guide to Greenland

Greenland is justifiably an attraction for its landscape and unique culture, but those who seek fulfilment of the culinary variety won’t be disappointed.
Gardeners at work at Upernaviarsuk research station in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Urban gardening - how to make Greenland green

No soil surplus for gardening? No problem! Read how resourceful Greenlanders make it work with seaweed and brewer’s malt to boost their crops.
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Winter waterways in East Greenland with Siggi Tours

Check out some of the scenes from life in Siggi’s universe, and make sure to run into him if you visit Kuummiut in East Greenland.
Ilulissat in Greenland at night. Photo by Mads Pihl

Sun Salutation in Ilulissat

Yes, singing and celebrating the sunrise is a thing north of the Arctic Circle. Join the locals and go on a sun salutation trip.
A christmas tree in Nuuk in Greenland on a snowy december afternoon. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

How we celebrate Christmas in Greenland

Celebrating Christmas in Greenland gives rise to extra cosiness for most of the families with lots of Christmas decorations, food and Christmas sweets!
Mask dance, A Music Festival in the Fjord. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen.

Qooqqut Music Festival in the Fjord

A story about a weekend getaway to the Qooqqut Music Festival.
The deckhand Line fishing on a tour with Arctic Boat Charter in the Nuuk fjord in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

What's in my bag - the Greenland edition

Check out the everyday essentials of the hip, powerful and avant-garde in Greenland. This #whatsinmybag - Greenland edition!
The Suloraq towers in Nuuk's suburb Qinngorput nestled below the mountain Ukkusissaq in Greenland

‘On an ‘illoqarfik break’ in Greenland

Greenland consists of five vastly different regions, each with its own main town and it makes good sense to spend at least a couple or four days in the town - an 'illoqarfik' in Greenlandic.
Tourist taking a photo of Marc Carreras in back-country Nuuk in Greenland. By Rebecca Gustafsson

Flightseeing With Air Zafari In East Greenland

Once you experience the country from above you will be thinking that planes and helicopters might have been created so people could go flightseeing.
Mother of the SeaMother of the Sea. By Mads Pihl

Greenland myths and legends

The northern lights, Mother of the sea, The wandering spirit known as Qivittoq. Wonders, and myths were a vital part in the daily life of Greenlanders.
Two snowmobilers in the backcountry near Sisimiut in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl.

Here comes the sun - Greeting the sun in Greenland

When the sun comes forth and illuminates the snowy landscape of Greenland it brings a natural cosiness with it that afflicts the natives.
Midnight Sun - Two hikers enjoying the sunset near Qenertivartivit in Ammassalik Fjord near Kulusuk in East Greenland

Hiking between icebergs in East Greenland

Find the beautiful traits of hiking in East Greenland where all main roads are waterways through fjords and sounds, in zig zags between icebergs.
Two hikers enjoying the sunset over the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet near Kangerlussuaq. By Mads Pihl
A dog sledding guide and dog musher preparing food in a backcountry hut near Ilulissat in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

How to live like a local in Greenland’s long, dark winter

Learn how the locals of Greenland enjoy their wintertime through activities, ‘hygge’ and the acceptance of their surroundings.
A hut for accommodation at Tasiusaq sheep farm in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

7 unique places you can overnight in Greenland

Accommodation in adventurous Greenland include everything from tenting in the Arctic tundra to huts overlooking calving glaciers!
A mother and her son walking home from the grocery store Pilersuisoq in Kuummiut, East Greenland. By Mads Pihl

5 things you didn't know about settlements in Greenland

How many people? How is the everyday life there? We’re looking into five things you might not know about living in a small isolated place in Greenland!
Tonny Fisker practicing his one foot high kick before the Arctic Winter Games in Nuuk, Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Arctic Winter Games in Nuuk with lots of arctic sports

Every two years young athletes meet at the Arctic Winter Games to compete in sports both modern and traditional, which serve to create cross-cultural ties.
Nothern lights over sisimiut. By Mads Pihl

Northern Lights Hot Spots in Greenland

From late August to April watch the Greenland sky come alive with the Northern Lights. Find the good spots to enjoy the wonder
Flightseeing with Air Zafari near Iluliartoq in Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Top three things to do in Kangerlussuaq

See the best things that Kangerlussuaq has to offer, choose amongst activities like musk oxen safari, flight seeing, and glacier walking on the Ice Sheet.
A women from Nuuk in Greenland wearing her national costume for the National Day celebrations on June 21, by Mads Pihl

June 21st - Greenland’s National Day - At close range

June 21st is a unique opportunity to experience national culture, on Greenland's National Day traditions reflect a widely different and vibrant culture.
The Uunartoq hot springs in South Greenland enjoy a great view of icebergs and mountains. By Mads Pihl

Hot springs in Greenland

A trip to South Greenland would not be complete without a dip with your loved one in the natural hot springs of Uunartoq.
Backcountry skiers preapring fro a day in the landscape around the Travellodge Greenland hut in East Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Hut life at the edge of Sermilik Ice Fjord in East Greenland

We know a place out there, behind the mountains, where that end-of-the-world-feeling probably originated from it is an essential stopover in East Greenland.
Sled dogs speeding over sea ice near Oqaatsut and Ilulissat in North Greenland

Finding freedom in the dying art of dog sledding

Get insight into the art of dog sledding, one of the most iconic ways of traveling and an unique characteristic of traversing Greenland's snowy landscape.
Three white sled dogs from Ilulissat in Greenland. By Andre Schoenherr

6 do’s and don’ts of dog sledding

Here are some do's and dont's of dogsledding so, bask in the glorious nature. Your invitation to break away from regular life.
Northern lights over mountains. By Mads Pihl

3 tips to catching northern lights!

Want to maximise your trip's chances of catching northern lights? Here’s 3 tips on how to do just that!
Inland Ice. By Malik Milfeldt

Across the inland ice on a wind sled

Come along on an expedition across Greenland's Inland Ice. Our employee went on precisely this journey under the motto "Be a Pioneer". 

Hiker in Ilulissat, North Greenland standing at the Sermermiut overlook close to the Ilulissat Icefjord gazing at icebergs and a crisp autumn night sky filled with stars and northern lights. By Paul Zizka

Behind the Camera - An Interview with a Photographer

An interview with professional photographer, Paul Zizka, about his photography workshops in Greenland.
The church on a grey summer day in Igaliku in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl.

This is why South Greenland is UNESCO world heritage

A tale of Viking and Inuit farming at the edge of Greenland’s ice cap.
David Belay - Qeqertat Icebergs

Usage tips about Drones in Greenland

Read David’s tried-and-true tips about using drones in Greenland.
The old church in Nuuk on a sunny National Day in Greenland, June 21 - 2015

Nuuk Hot List

5 local suggestions for what to do when you get a free minute in the Arctic metropolis
Tourist taking a photo of Marc Carreras in back-country Nuuk in Greenland. By Rebecca Gustafsson

6 Instagram shots you must get in Nuuk

Like a social media scavenger hunt, these photo suggestions will take you running all around the capital