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North Safari Travel

North Safari Travel is a Greenlandic APS company. Established in 2009 and resident in Kangerlussuaq in West Greenland.
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.

About Greenland

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.
Russel glacier aerial on sunny day. Photo-Aningaaq R Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Russell Glacier

The towering ice cliff of Russell Glacier is a popular attraction in Kangerlussuaq, located just 25 km away from the settlement, and a fantastic and accessible part of the ice sheet to visit on your travels through the gateway to 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.

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Glaciers in Greenland

Greenland’s coastline is absolutely riddled with fjords and inlets, through which the magnificent ice sheet seeps out into the surrounding oceans.

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Top five ice adventures to explore in North Greenland

Icebergs are calved out of glaciers and each one is truly unique. Here are five adventures that will aid you get the best ice experience in North Greenland.

Marcela’s year of chasing ice in Greenland

Mexican photographer bonds with locals while cruising with Sarfaq Ittuk, chasing for ice around Greenland's vast coastline.
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
Two men enjoying the sunrise in the Icefjord in Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson, Visit Greenland.

8 times the light in Greenland was absolutely heavenly

There is no denying that Greenland’s landscapes and light are a photographer’s dream.
Metamorphic rocks on islands in the maniitsoq area. Photo by Anna Vass

Geotourism: Get up close and personal with Greenland

New, local geotourism experiences allow you to experience Greenland’s geology for yourself.
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?
Steep Ice Wall Disko Bay. Photo - Benjamin Hardman, Visit Greenland

Greenland's glaciers under a changing climate

Approximately 80% of Greenland is covered in ice, largely made up of Greenland's vast ice sheet which stretches from the island's interior to the coastline. Whilst the ice in the interior can be as thick as 3200 metres, the ice sheet extremities can form breath-taking outlets and glaciers.

Ilulissat Icefjord Centre

On the border of the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord lies Kangiata Illorsua – Ilulissat Icefjord Centre. The Icefjord Centre is a visitor and dissemination centre which, through the exhibition "The Tale of Ice", informs visitors about the history of ice, the culture in and around the icefjord, and climate change.

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In the spotlight: Tasermiut South Greenland Specialists

Get active in South Greenland and experience some of the Arctic’s most magnificent natural wonders in one place.