#Cultural Experiences

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Blue Ice Explorer - Towns & settlements 8 days

Explore the 2 towns of Narsaq and Qaqortoq together with the delightful calmness, warmth and undisturbed paradise of the village of Igaliku.
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Greenland Tours: Hearts of the Inuit

6 days during winter in Disko Bay with Inuit settlement visit
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Icelandic Mountain Guides - Greenland Highlights

This tour will introduce you to the Greenland Highlights; Ice and Icefjords, impressive glaciers, an insight in the Inuit way of life.
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Greenland Adventures by Icelandic Mountain Guides: Arctic Moments

Immerse yourself in some of the best of Greenland’s amazing nature and culture.

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Aasiaat Museum

Aasiaat Museum

Aasiaat Museum is based in the former colonial administrator’s residence.
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Hotel Aasiaat Seamen's Home

Hotel Aasiaat Seamen's Home has been refurbished with 46 rooms, 10 of which are brand new and are in a new wing of the hotel.
Testing kayaking skills at the museum in Tasiilaq in East 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.
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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.

World of Greenland

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

Uummannaq Museum tells fantastic stories from the region.
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Arctic Dream - Travellodge Greenland

Arctic Dream Travellodge Greenland specialises in dog sleds, hunting, boat tours, kayaking, fishing and climbing based in Tasiilaq in East Greenland.
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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.
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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 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.
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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.
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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.
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Hotel Centerbo

Hotel Centerbo offers good, cheap accommodation in a central location. It has twelve well-appointed 1-bedroom apartments with everything you need.
Hotel Disko - photo by Jeremy Bernard

Hotel Disko Island

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Hotel Diskobay

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

Hotel Heilmann Lyberth is centrally located. It has 18 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.
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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 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 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 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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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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Ilulissat Art Museum

Ilulissat Art Museum is housed in the former residence of the colony Manager, designed by the famous architect Helge B. Møller and erected in 1923.
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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.
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Ittoqqortoormiit Museum

The museum also has historic photographs, paintings and costumes.
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Kangerlussuaq Museum

Kangerlussuaq Museum is an integral part of the Kangerlussuaq Airport, and is situated at the heart of the airport area.
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Kittat Economusée

Kittat Economusée is a Greenland Traditional Costume Maker located in the old colonial harbour area in Nuuk.
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Kulusuk Museum

Kulusuk Museum is a privately owned and run by Justine Boassen, born and raised in Kulusuk.
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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.
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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.
The white church in Nanortalik in South 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.
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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.
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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. 
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Nuuk Art Museum

Nuuk Art Museum opened in 2005 in the former Adventist Church at Kissarnerqqortuunnguaq in Nuuk.
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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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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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Qasigiannguit Tourist Bureau

Qasigiannguit Tourist Bureau is a tourist agency located in Qasigiannguit (formerly known as Christianshåb) in the Disko Bay area, western Greenland.
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Upernavik Museum

In Upernavik's old quarter you'll find the world's northernmost open-air museum.
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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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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.
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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.
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Restaurant Ulo - Hotel Arctic

Restaurant Ulo's gourmet kitchen at Hotel Arctic is known as one of Greenland's best.
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Restaurant Tulugaq

During the day at Restaurant Tulugaq you can enjoy a delicious meal inspired by local ingredients. Late in the evening, the cosy rooms are transformed into a bar and disco.
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Restaurant Sarfalik

Sarfalik is an innovative restaurant combining the best of Greenlandic and global cuisine.

Restaurant Roklubben

Restaurant Roklubben is located on the shores of Lake Ferguson, about 5 kilometres outside of Kangerlussuaq.

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’s extensive refurbishment and extension also applies to Restaurant Icefiord, which serves delicious steaks and oriental cuisine in the low season, and Greenlandic ingredients and oriental cuisine in the high season.
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Restaurant H8 Oqaatsut

Restaurant H8 Oqaatsut accommodates guests for whom a cosy authentic Greenlandic experience is worth more than the mod cons most of us take for granted.
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.
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Quark Expeditions

For 25 years, Quark Expeditions® has been the definitive leader in polar adventures.

Qeqertarsuaq Museum

Qeqertarsuaq Museum describes everyday life during the colonial period, when the colony ‘Godhavn’ held a powerful position.
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Albatros Arctic Circle

Albatros Arctic Circle is a locally based company which organises trips to Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut.
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Hope Hostel I/S

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

Nunataq Atsuk Travel offers dog sledding and boat trips all year-round.
A home and graveyard on Kulusuk, Northwest Side Of Kulusuk island. By Chris Brinlee Jr
Girl in mask in the play Inuit from Nunatta Isiginnaartitsisarfia. Photo by The National Theatre of Greenland - Visit Greenland

Nunatta Isiginnaartitsisarfia – The National Theatre of Greenland

The National Theatre of Greenland is an independent, public institution established in 2011.
Architecture - Interior of the indoor swimmingpool Malik in Nuuk in Greenland, by Rebecca Gustafsson

Malik Swimming Pool

Since 2003, when the pool was built, we have had many visitors enjoy our indoor multi pool, warm water pool and hot tub.

Guide To Greenland

Guide to Greenland is the largest market place in the Greenlandic travel industry. Gathering small and big local operators all in one place. Guide to Greenland team helps travellers to easily find and book their adventures in all of Greenland. Select your favourite activity and destination and let Guide to Greenland inspire you!

Shop Nuunu

Shop Nuunu is a café and gift shop that sells Greenlandic crafts, art and souvenirs. All crafts and art are made locally by men and women, young and old.

Café Thorhildur

Come by Café Thorhildur in Narsaq and buy some coffee, Greenlandic tea, hot chocolate, and enjoy it with a piece of homemade cake.

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
Architechture - Pastel coloured houses in Nuuk hugging the hillsides in Greenland

Architecture

Architecture in Greenland is a mix of the famous multi-colored wooden houses, and modern Scandinavian architecture style public facility buildings
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
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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 Eskimo-Aleut language, which is polysynthetic type, where one word can contain the meaning of a whole sentence
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History

The history of Greenland goes back to ca. 2500 BC, when the first Paleo-Eskimos migrated to Greenland through North America.
Fashion - Woman in seal skin vest, by Mads Pihl

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, 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.
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
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.
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.
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National Day of Greenland

Join the The National Day festival on 21st June, it is the most celebrated summer festival and the country celebrates and entertains.
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

Things To Do

Sled dogs speeding over sea ice near Oqaatsut and Ilulissat in North Greenland

Dog sledding

Arctic temperatures and several meters of snow are no match for the natural impressions and cultural twist that will warm your soul while dog sledding in Greenland.
Kayakers mong icebergs near Ilulissat and Oqaatsut in North Greenland

Kayaking

The kayak is a cultural link between the earliest immigrants in Greenland, the common everyday experience by local kayakers and the modern rugged adventure expeditions.
Cooking outdoors on the rocks in Nuuk in Greenland

Greenlandic Gastronomy

In a country with extensive permafrost and just a tiny bit of arable land, Greenlanders get creative with flavors from both land and sea.
A guided walk in Ilulissat in North Greenland

Guided Sightseeing in Greenland

The best way to experience the towns and natural wonders of Greenland is through the eyes of a local guide who lives there.
A drum dancer performing in Nuuk on the National Day, June 21 in Greenland

Inuit culture in Greenland

The Greenlandic roots are an exciting mix of various immigrating peoples and their ability to adapt to the Arctic challenges on the world’s largest island.
Four women sharing a meal on the rocks near Narsaq in South Greenland

Meeting Greenlanders

Modern Greenland is a diverse, geographically extensive society with an adventurous population.
A museum guest at Tasiilaq Museum in East Greenland testing her kayaking skills on a practice log

Museums

The museums of Greenland are like a modern voyage of discovery through the history of culture and artistic expression.
Cast iron figures inspired by norse runes in Qassiarsuk in South Greenland

Vikings in Greenland

The Norsemen inhabited Greenland for more than 400 hundred years and created a tradition of farming which today has become a corner stone of everyday life in Southern Greenland.
Kamiks, an Ulo and other souvenirs in Narsaq in South Greenland

Souvenir Shopping

Keep your memories close to your heart as reindeer horn, soapstone and muskox wool turn into souvenirs like symbolic statues, beautiful jewelry and clothing for you to carry home.
Ponant Cruises L'Austral in early morning light near Ilulissat in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Cruises in Greenland

The sea and seafaring has always been vital to us, and for you as a guest it makes for an optimal way to tour large parts of the country.
The Greenland passenger ferry in the sunset near Ilulissat ice fjord. By Mads Pihl

Coastal ferry in Greenland

Meet locals and watch the Greenland coastline change from green hills to steep granite peaks on board Sarfaq Ittuk, the only coastal ferry in Greenland.

Articles

Two travelers reading on a bench overlooking icebergs in the Ilulissat ice fjord in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Why Greenland may not be for you

A quick guide on how and when to travel to Greenland
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 group of friends from Nuuk hanging out at the snowboard park before the Arctic Winter Games in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

How to Experience urban life in Greenland

As is also the case in many other parts of the world, Greenland is currently experiencing a demographic urbanisation. Read what to do in urban Greenland
A selection of beer ingredients at the microbrewery Immiaq in Ilulissat, Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Taste Greenlandic nature with Immiaq Beer

In Greenland there’s only one way to craft beer: microbrew
A sunset snowball fight in Kulusuk in East Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Via Kulusuk

Start your East Greenland adventure at Kulusuk airport, one of the world’s smallest international hubs.
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.
A group of snowboarders from Nuuk having fun in the sun while waiting for the Arctic Winter Games in Greenland

Snowboarding in Nuuk

Greenland’s capital Nuuk is big enough to sport a large street culture scene which adds depth and dimension to everyday life.
A game of soccer between cruise guests and Itilleq locals in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

5 ways to blend with the locals

We know you do not really like being called a tourist, let alone looking like one. While you surely know how to conduct yourself as a respectful traveler and adventurer, there are also a few tricks to ‘flying under the radar’ in Greenland.
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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.
A snowmobiler flying high over a group of friends in the Sisimiut backckountry in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl.

Winter street culture with a Greenlandic twist

Sisimiut is the home of the Greenlandic winter version of street culture complete with fashion statements, aerial tricks, and local heroes.
It's snowing in Nuuk. Photo by Jessie Brinks Evans

What it’s like to visit Nuuk

Nuuk is this tiny Arctic capital where you’ll find age old tradition living amongst World-class modernity. Visit Nuuk and see for yourself.
A winter night view from Qinngorput towards Nuuk in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Christmas Spirit in Nuuk

Spend the holidays in a town that really knows how to do Christmas and New Year’s Eve
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!
Two flightseeing planes from Air Zafari over the hills around Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

"Send films by air drop!"

Early in the history of film media, Greenlanders were eager to watch films. Read a short excerpt on film history here.
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Which type of traveler are you?

With so many cultural experiences at your fingertips, which ones are right for you? Here are a few food-for-thought questions to inspire as a traveler.
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!
An Air Greenland Dash-8 taking off from Kulusuk in East Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Greenland roads found in the clouds

Cities and settlements are knit through an invisible network of airline routes that crisscross over the Ice Cap and along the coast lines.
Hikers approaching Hvalsey church ruin one of several norse historical sites in south greenland. By David Trood

Following in the footsteps of the Vikings in Greenland

Read about one of Greenland's most exciting historical locations taking one back to when the vikings first came ashore more than 1000 years ago.
The football field in Tasiilaq in East Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Football championship in East Greenland

Every year many greenlanders travel to Tasiilaq for one of the largest football events in Greenland, friends compete and communities unite over the summer.

Dogsledding in Greenland

"Give me dogs, give me snow and you can keep the rest!" - Knud Rasmussen, polar explorer
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.
A traditional Greenlandic drum for drum dancing on display in Narsaq in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Greenland’s Music History, Part 1

Learn more about Greenland's music scene and it's historical roots and influence, from traditional beats to an international setting.
Music - Christian and Frederik Elsner - the core of the Greenlandic band Nanook, performing in Frederik's living room in Nuuk

Greenland's Music History, Part 2

Learn more about how Greenland's music inspired it's modern cultural independence after the political situation from the Second World War.
Visual artist Mike Kristiansen's tupilak-decorated paintings, by Mads Pihl

Tupilak with a twist

Tupilaks are one of the strongest and most used cultural symbols in Greenland.

The Big Arctic Five - Five core things to do in Greenland

Greenland is one of the world’s great adventure destinations, and the Big Arctic Five highlights five core attractions with a unique Greenlandic touch.
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.
Greenlandic singer and songwriter Nive Nielsen with the city lights of Nuuk in the background. By Mads Pihl

Traditional drum singing and modern music

The drum dance is Greenland’s most well-known musical genre, the tradition lives with modern rock and pop on the diverse music scene.
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.
Myggedalen in Nuuk, Greenland, on a winter's night. By Mads Pihl

Nuuk's city lights are a beautiful sight from a hilltop

At three times the size of the second largest town Sisimiut, Nuuk is an important cultural and financial driver for the development of Greenland.
Travelers studying the 1000 year old Hvalsey church ruin in south Greenland not far from Qaqortoq. By David Trood

Google Street View

See Greenland almost as if you were there yourself! Google Street View is a real experience to get a preview of places you haven't been
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.
Marathon runners at the Leif den Lykkeliges Marathon in Qassiarsuk in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

5 Ways to be Active in Greenland

For those who want to be or stay active on holiday, or even want to travel specifically to participate in events, don’t miss this article!
A couple overlooking Tasiusaq sheep farm near Qassiarsuk in South Greenland

On holiday among South Greenland's sheep farmers

In Tasiusaq, the feeling of ultimate freedom is no further away than the bay along with one of Greenland's best views across lush, flowering meadows.
An elderly woman at a kaffemik laughing and enjoying herself. By Angu Motzfeldt

Kaffemik in Greenland

Kaffemik is the culmination of good company, coffee, and sweets which is also the recipe for a cozy time in 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.
Modern Art - A boy from Nuuk looking at Guido Van Helten's wall art in Greenland

Street art in Colourful Nuuk

Two new large-scale street art paintings have made Nuuk even more colourful, displaying the capital's vibrant and modern culture.
Enok Kilime carving reindeer bone in Sisimiut in Greenland - by Mads Pihl

Crafts - The Tupilak

Jewellery, handicrafts and decorated everyday objects are part of the rich crafts history of Greenland - but the figurative world of the tupilak is in class all by itself.
A winter night view from Qinngorput towards Nuuk in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Nuuk and Reykjavík - a perfect combination for a holiday

Nuuk and Reykjavík sit at the top of the world in the north like two kings on mighty thrones. Enjoy city life among amazing nature environments.
Three white sled dogs from Ilulissat in Greenland. By Andre Schoenherr

6 dos 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.
Two sled dog puppies in summer. Photo by David Buchmann.

An afternoon of zen in Oqaatsut

From rugged coastlines, to icebergs for days, cute sled dog pups, and friendly locals – look no further than Oqaatsut and enjoy true relaxation.
Polar circle marathon participants in snow. By Visit Greenland

The coolest marathon on earth!

From Shanghai to the Polar Circle Marathon in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Have a glimpse of Chloe Zou's journey through snow and ice!
The Peter Jensen design kamik compared to the classic, traditional West Greenlandic national costume kamik, by Mads Pihl

Deconstructing the Greenlandic national costume

See a project that aimed to push boundaries and asked: What do you get when you mix a fashion polemic and a strong symbol of Greenlandic culture?
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.
The old church in Nuuk on a sunny National Day in Greenland, June 21 - 2015. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Nuuk Hot List

5 local suggestions for what to do when you get a free minute in the Arctic metropolis
Glaciers a small passenger boat in front of the huge glacier wall at the Eqi glacier in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

10 Facts about Greenland that You Might Not Know

Nellie Huang gives a crash course in Greenland culture and history
Paarnat and Arctic Thyme. By Mads Pihl

5 Greenlandic Foods + 1 Cocktail to Try

How to ‘go native’ without eating the really exotic stuff (unless that’s your thing)
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
Three young people in the sunset in Ukkusissat, Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Tips to hang out with locals in Greenland

Tried-and-true ideas from travellers who've done it before
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Make your Christmas merry with these DIY Inuit paper dolls

It is soon Christmas, and if your home is anything like Greenlandic homes, that means evenings full of decorating, baking cookies and just being cosy.
The opening. Photo by Serena Ho

Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival 2017: A Glimpse Into Nordic Musical Collaboration

Music: you might not expect to find it in Greenland, but it’s there. It’s frozen in thousand-year-old glaciers, submerged in the icy water and crystallised in the undulating beauty of the Aurora Borealis dancing through the fabric of the starry night sky.
A Kontrast Smykker by Marianne Farup Hansen gold ring design from Sisimiut in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

A Traveler’s Guide to Great Souvenir Shopping in Greenland

Make your shopping experience a breeze with this quick rundown of fabulous products from right here in Greenland
Portrait of a female tourist in Nuuk in Greenland. By Rebecca Gustafsson

Editor’s pick: 12 real reasons to visit Greenland

A month-by-month recommendation of where to go and why!
The relaxing setting of the Uunartoq hot springs in South Greenland

Spa Culture the South Greenland Way

We all know the usual suspects in a spa – a trickling water fountain running over smooth stones, a CD lulling ‘Sounds of the Forest II’, a hot jacuzzi to sink into and, of course, loads of green plants to purify the air.
Air Greenland flight

Air Greenland flight review: Look forward to be entertained!

Air Greenland's shiny new In-Flight Entertainment system was launched earlier this year to Business class passengers. Guests flying Economy class can look forward to using it by the end of 2018.
Kalaaliaraq Food. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen.

Foodie revolution in Nuuk

“Local food, local food, local food” is the mantra of Inunnguaq Hegelund, the master chef of Kalaaliaraq. Hegelund is here to transform the restaurant scene in Greenland.
Sarfaq Ittuk. Photo by Mads Pihl

Family Fun in Nuuk: Take 5

Nuuk is one of the smallest capitals in the world, but it’s filled with unique experiences for families. Within the city itself there are vibrant colours, history and local foods to discover, while the surrounding immense nature offers limitless opportunities for little ones. Check out these five family-friendly activities to add to your Nuuk Bucket List.
Passenger ferry Sarfaq Ittuk in the Disko Bay under dramatic clouds in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

5 Underrated Places to Visit in Greenland

Greenland is by no means swarming with tourists, wherever you go in the country, but there are particular places where tourists congregate, and there’s a ‘beaten track’ to get off, if that’s your thing.
Locals and tourists sharing a toast during a christmas dinner in the Margrethe Suite in Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

Christmas in Ilulissat: Festive feeling guaranteed

If you are looking to spend the holiday season in a location that provides all the magic of Christmas and more, then Ilulissat could be the place for you.
Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson - Visit Greenland

Our Watchlist: Top 5 Films About Greenland

Looking for some cultural inspiration for your trip to Greenland? Kick back and enjoy some of our top picks from the Greenlandic movie scene.
Some of the 15 sustainable huts that make up the Ilimanaq lodge- close up. Photo by Jessie Brinkman Evans

One night in Ilimanaq

A night or two at the Ilimanaq Lodge is the perfect jumping-off point for travelers who may find themselves in Ilulissat with only a few days to explore the surrounding fjord.

What really happened to Greenland's vikings?

One of Greenland’s greatest mysteries explained.
Snowmobile ride to the airport. Photo by Syazwani Baumgartner

5 Reasons It's Worth It To Visit The Most Isolated Town In Greenland

I was fortunate enough to be the 13th person in 2017 to visit Ittoqqortoormiit in East Greenland. Known as the most remote inhabited community in the western hemisphere with only 373 inhabitants, Ittoqqortoormiit is located above the Arctic circle at the mouth of the largest fjord system in the world.
Hans-Henrik Suersaq Poulsen together with Bjarni Frímann and Miké Thomsen in the Post House. Photo by Jessie Brinkman Evans - Visit Greenland

Inside the 2018 Disko Arts Festival

We had flown down from Uummannaq two days prior, and had arrived in Ilulissat the previous morning. After a restful night’s stay at the Hotel Arctic, we took our bags and made our way down to the tourist dock, passed the hulls of old wooden boats in refit, and towards the young Greenlandic man standing by the gangway in a blue, quilted jumpsuit.
Empty kayak waiting by the pack ice. Photo by Kim Insuk - Visit Greenland

Qaanaaq: Winter vs. Summer

The northernmost town in Greenland is surreal but full of life, all year round.
Photo by Elia Locardi - Visit Greenland

Colourful Nuuk: The city break with a difference

Here are our 7 reasons that Nuuk is a city break with a difference
Conan O'Brien and panorama of Nuuk. Photo by Team Coco

Conan O’Brien in Greenland

One of America’s favourite talk show hosts, Conan O’Brien, recently took a tour of Greenland following President Trump’s interest in the country.

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

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