#Greenlandic Gastronomy

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Blue Ice Explorer: Easy hiking. 8 days

Tour package for individual travellers in the best hiking area in Greenland! Accommodation at farms and in settlements.

Nomad Greenland: Nuuk & Kiattua: 6 Days of Serene Wilderness

Retreat to pure wilderness, rugged mountains, the midnight sun, and unmatched serenity at this enchanting campsite.

Providers

The harbour in Uummannaq in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Cafémma

Cafémma is a cosy waterfront café in the small North Greenland island community of Uummannaq. Their slogan is "We serve Greenlandic charm".
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo by Brasserie Ulo - Hotel Arctic

Brasserie Ulo - Hotel Arctic

Restaurant Ulo's gourmet kitchen at Hotel Arctic is known as one of Greenland's best.
Couple holding hands during a meal in Sarfalik in Nuuk, Greenland. By Rebecca Gustafsson

Sarfalik Winebar & Brasserie

Sarfalik Winebar & Brasserie offers an exciting experience with a brasserie that is based on the finest ingredients provided by local hunters
Two kayaks by the beach shore in an area close to Kangerlussuaq. Photo by Restaurant Roklubben

Restaurant Roklubben

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

Restaurant Icefiord

Hotel Icefiord have one of the best restaurants in Greenland. You can experience the cozy atmosphere while looking at the most beautiful view over the Icefiord.
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Restaurant H8 Explorer

Restaurant H8 Explorer is a historical place in Disko Bay. The buildings are over 120 years old, and have been housing tourists in Oqaatsut for more than 20 years.
Hotel Hvide Falk restaurant. Photo by Hotel 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.
A photographer on a photo tour in North Greenland captures the perfect nighttime shot of northern lights, the starry night sky, and icebergs in the Ilulissat Icefjord. Photo by Paul Zizka

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!
Seating arrangment at A Hereford Beefstouw with paintings from artist Peter Carlsen exhibited. Photo by A Hereford Beefstouw
Kajakgruppe med pagajer i luften foran isbjerg. Photo by David D. Grant

Ilulissat Adventure

Ilulissat Adventure is a local touroperator who loves Ilulissat and the Diskobay. We offer small group and private tours from Ilulissat.

About 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

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.

Things To Do

A selection of greenlandic meat being prepared on the rocks in Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson - Visit 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.

Articles

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
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.
Locally made snaps at Restaurant Mamartut in Ilulissat in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Greenland ptarmigan schnapps with Kim Sander Pedersen, Restaurant Mamartut in Ilulissat

Learn more about traditional Schnapps with a twist from a local Greenlandic bird. Kim Sander Pedersen shows how to prepare Schnapps with a Ptarmigan bird.
Photo by Lauren Breedlove

Take me to my happy place

Lauren Breedlove tries cabin life during high summer in Nuuk Fjord
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)
Massive iceberg grounded at the mouth of Ilulissat Icefjord. Photo by Samuel Letecheur, Visit Greenland

A day in Ilulissat and how it earned the nickname I-luv-lissat

It’s not hard to understand why Ilulissat is the most popular travelers’ destination in Greenland. The name of the town literally translates to ‘Icebergs’, but adventurers at heart long time ago have nicknamed it Iluvlissat!
Kalaaliaraq Food. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen.

Foodie revolution in Nuuk

You don’t have to understand Greenlandic to experience new Greenlandic gastronomy. Luckily, our senses are universal.
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.
Guide cooking backcountry dinner over an open fire near the Arctic Circle. By Raven Eye Photography

Greenland in your kitchen: Lamb soup

These days we are spending more time at home than ever before. This has led to many people becoming Do-It-Yourself experts, gardening gurus and cooking extraordinaires!
Sunrise over a tent camp by the Russell Glacier near Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Discovering Kangerlussuaq through food (Part 1)

The Danish food writer Sune Rasborg visited Greenland and discovered that Kangerlussuaq, with its unique nature, is much more than just a transit airport.
Dogsledding in Kangerlussuaq with Johanne & Henning in the fjord. Photo by Anders Beier - Visit Greenland

Discovering Kangerlussuaq through food (Part 2)

The Danish food writer Sune Rasborg visited Greenland and discovered that Kangerlussuaq is much more than just a transit airport. We follow Sune's experiences with lunch preparation on a dogsled, thousands-of-years-old ice cubes by the inland ice, tales of ice fishing and a meeting with modern hunting culture.
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.
Wooden path towards the icefjord. Photo by Ívar Eyþórssony - Visit Greenland

Top 5 Experiences in Ilulissat in 2024

Michelin food, beautiful hotel stays and award-winning architecture come to mind when you think of Greenland? Perhaps not, but it should!
Interior of KOKS in Ilimanaq - Credits Simon Bajada

Top 10 gastronomical experiences in Greenland

Here is a Top 10 gastronomical experiences in Greenland that involves fresh Greenlandic produce and/or traditional Greenlandic food.
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.

Local Providers

Hotel Hvide Falk restaurant. Photo by Hotel Hvide Falk

Restaurant Hvide Falk

Hotel Hvide Falk's restaurant offers not only one of the city's best panoramic views towards Disko Bay and its mountains, jumping whales, and sunsets but also a varied menu with a focus on Greenlandic ingredients from the sea, the fjord, and the mountains.

Inuit Café

Inuit Café offers European and Asian cuisine, as well as a selection of tasty homemade dishes, inspired by local ingredients
Common room in Sulisartut Højskoliat Photo by Magnus B Trolle - Visit Greenland

Sulisartut Højskoliat

Sulisartut Højskoliat is an educational institution, which also offers overnight accommodation. There are 18 single and 12 double rooms.

Hotel Søma

At Hotel SØMA your arctic adventure begins right after stepping out of the door.

Hotel Paamiut & Cafe Tamu Paamiut

Hotel Paamiut and Cafe Tamu Paamiut has historic charm, cozy atmosphere, and Greenlandic cuisine. Join us in Paamiut for a taste of history.
Hotel Narsarsuaq Exterior & Flagst. Photo - Peter Lindstrom ,Visit Greenland

Hotel Narsarsuaq

A modern hotel with 80 rooms and about 180 beds. There is a choice of single rooms, double rooms, family rooms and suites.

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Romantic Moment in Sarfalik, Nuuk. Photo - Rebecca Gustafsson , Visit Greenland

Christmas stories from Greenland that will make you warmer

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, we wish you a cosy Christmas with your loved ones. Here we invite you to discover how we celebrate a white Christmas under the northern lights in Greenland.
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.

Events

Dried Ammassaat. Photo by Aningaaq R. Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Diskobay Food Festival

Looking for a unique culinary experience? Join the annual DiskoBay Food Festival in Qasigiannguit from June 30th to July 1st 2024!