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Blue Ice Explorer: Plan your own holiday in Greenland

Are you dreaming and going to South Greenland and would you prefer to plan your own trip?

Blue Ice Explorer: South Greenland Backpacking & hiking. 13 days

A backpacking trip where you get off the beaten track! Experience life at sheep farms, settlements and the town Narsaq.

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.

Blue Ice Explorer: Round trip & hiking. 10 days

A cocktail that includes all of the highlights of South Greenland.
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Tasermiut Expeditions: Ice Cap Explorer 8-15 days

Explore the Ice Cap crossing through striking glacier formations, glacial lakes and rivers. Flight from Reykjavik or Copenhagen. Dates: July

Tasermiut Expeditions: Kayak & Hiking 8 days

Kayak expedition in total freedom among icebergs & glaciers. Ice-walk, polar fauna, northern lights. Dates: June to Sep. Flight from RKV/CPH

Tasermiut Expeditions: Hiking and Kayaking Adventure

8 days trip, kayaking and on foot: complete contact with nature, kayaking and hiking activities, discover Viking ruins in South Greenland.

Tasermiut Expeditions: Wonders of Greenland

A full-featured 8 day trip: easy hikes surrounded by glaciers, ice-walk, viking ruins UNESCO Heritage & sailing among icebergs. June to September

Tasermiut Expeditions: Exclusive Adventure

Hotel&Adventure 8 day trip: Impressive hikes, viking ruins UNESCO World Heritage, navigation among icebergs, glacier trek. Dates: July, August

Tasermiut Expeditions: Greenland Northern Lights

Admire northern lights from mid August to Sept. in one of the best spots: Qaleraliq Glacier camp. Hikes & Zodiac navigation among icebergs

Tasermiut Expeditions: Kayaking and Ice-walk 15 days

A genuine kayak expedition in total autonomy among icebergs & glaciers. Arctic fauna and trekking. 15 day adventure from June to Sep(RKV/CPH)

Blue Ice Explorer - South Greenland 4 days

The famous blue icebergs of South Greenland and the charming village of Igaliku are just some of the highlights of this trip.

Blue Ice Explorer - South Greenland 5 days – active

The famous blue icebergs of South Greenland and the charming village of Igaliku are just some of the highlights of this trip.
Blue Ice - Towns & Settlements 8 days

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.

Greenland Travel: All in one: The grand tour of Greenland

15-day trip with incredible contrasts. Nature, villages and towns. Hiking, green mountains, turquoise icebergs, flower valleys, and ice-cold glaciers.

Arctic Hiking and Expeditions: Trek from Karale to Tasiilaq Fjord

Enjoy the serenity of the Karale fjord where occasional cracks in the glacier break the silence. Extra ordinary landscape and unique nature.

Arctic Hiking and Expeditions: Arctic Villages in East Greenland

Visit the region's villages and its capital, Tasilaq. Learn about Inuit culture, climb Kuummiit mountain and enjoy sailing among icebergs.

Arctic Hiking and Expeditions: The Icefjord Trek

Experience the Sermelik Fjord where the Helheim glacier calves icebergs at an enormous rate. Enjoy the calmness of this beautiful area.

Arctic Hiking and Expeditions: Trek from Karale to Tasiilaq Fjord in East Greenland

Enjoy the serenity of the Karale fjord where occasional cracks in the glacier break the silence. Extraordinary landscape and unique nature.

Nomad Greenland: 6 Days of Solitude in the Heart of Kiattua Valley

This camp offers a retreat into pristine wilderness, dramatic mountain landscapes, midnight sun and unparalleled tranquility.
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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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Arctic Hiking and Expeditions: The Icefjord Trek in East Greenland

Experience the Sermelik Fjord where the Helheim glacier calves icebergs at an enormous rate. Enjoy the calmness of this beautiful area.

Arctic Hiking and Expeditions: Arctic Villages

Visit the region's villages and its capital, Tasilaq. Learn about Inuit culture, climb Kuummiit mountain and enjoy sailing among icebergs.

Providers

Uummannaq and the heart-shaped mountain. Photo by Uummannaq Seasafaris ApS, Visit Greenland

Uummannaq Seasafaris APS

Uummannaq Seasafaris offers a number of tours in and around Uummannaq, the beautiful town of hearts.
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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.
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.
An evening view of the white church in Nanortalik in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit 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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Tupilak Travel

Tupilak Travel offers cheap travel to Greenland, in particular to the country's capital, Nuuk.
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.
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!
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Ilulissat Adventure

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

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.

About Greenland

Glacier walking on the Greenland Ice Sheet near Kangerlussuaq, by Mads Pihl

The Ice Sheet

Read more about the Ice Cap of Greenland a magnificent natural formation which overwhelms and astounds visitors with its size and ressources.

Destinations

Nuuk is Greenlands capital and the signature mountain Sermitsiaq always stands large and visible in the background

Nuuk

The heart of a nation. Greenland’s largest city and capital is fueled on fresh air, strong coffee and diverse personalities.
Turf house from Paamiut in Greenland. By Angu Motzfeldt - Visit Greenland

Paamiut

Paamiut is embodied by snowy winter slopes, majestic wildlife with eagles and a tourist density that will make you feel like the guest of honor around town.
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.

Kuummiut

Tall mountains, perfect hiking valleys, and extreme snow hide one of the best-kept secrets of East Greenland - the small settlement of Kuummiut.
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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

A couple overlooking Tasiusaq sheep farm near Qassiarsuk in South Greenland

Hiking

Follow hiking trails in Greenland to reach mountaintops or traverse long distances. Or forge your own route and stand in no one’s footsteps but your own.
Two hikers in evening light walking past Tasiusaq sheep farm in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

The Ultimate Greenland Hiking Guide

This ultimate guide to the universe of hiking in Greenland will give you all the tools and information you need to prepare you from head to toe.
Hiker on the trail leading down into the valley below Nasaasaaq - Day 8 of Arctic Circle Trail. Photo by Lisa Germany.

Arctic Circle Trail: The Go-To Guide

This go-to guide for hiking the Arctic Circle Trail will give you all the tools and information you need to prepare yourself from head to toe.

Articles

Walking towards Igaliku on the kings road in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Summer hiking in South Greenland

Standing here in Narsarsuaq airport, the first word that strikes me is ‘grandeur’. I am about to go hiking in this spectacular landscape!
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.
Lines in the ice sheet seen from an Air Zafari flight near Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Take advantage of the wait in the Kangerlussuaq Airport

Waiting in Kangerlussuaq is never a waste of time.
Two hikers on a Greenland Travel trek looking out over Ikaasatsivaq sound in East Greenland near Tiniteqilaaq. By Mads Pihl

Good Hiking Advice and the Hiker's 12 Commandments

Learn the essentials for planning a hike, beginner or expert some things are crucial for a successful trip through Greenland's stunning nature.
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.
The midnight sun behind two tents in East Greenland, by Mads Pihl

Hiking the Arctic Circle Trail

The Arctic Circle Trail, explore and connect with nature on this 160 km backcountry trail between Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut.
Greenland Travel hikers passing through lingering snow on the mountain near Tiniteqilaaq in East Greenland. By Mads Pihl

What to bring? A Checklist for Hiking in Greenland

Make sure to bring the right equipment for a hike, here is a hiking checklist as overview of the essentials and what's good to pack for your hike.
Hiking gear on a Greenland Travel guide in East Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Hiking Equipment, for hiking in Greenland

Find guidelines for the right hiking equipment, so you are prepared to sleep, eat, cook and navigate on your hike in Greenland.
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
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
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!
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.
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
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Meet the explorers: “When real life is fake”

Cross the Greenland Ice Sheet, kayak in the wilderness for a week, or climb the highest mountain in Greenland. How will you test your limits?
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5 places in Greenland you won’t want to share

These five locations will make an offline traveller out of you, as they are simply too good to share.
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
Tips for visiting Greenland with kids. Photo by Jurga Rubinovaite

9 Top Tips for Visiting Greenland with Kids

Are you considering a family trip to Greenland, but are not sure what to expect? Wondering if it’s easy to travel in Greenland with kids? Or maybe you are looking for ideas on what to see and do when visiting Greenland with children? Read on!
Arctic hare in Ittoqqortoormiit. Photo by Bo Normander.

Beautiful hike in Ittoqqortoormiit in East Greenland

A hike to the abandoned village of Uunarteq (Cape Tobin) offers incomparably beautiful Arctic nature, challenging terrain and close encounters with snow hares, eider ducks, sea urchins and, if you are lucky / unlucky, polar bears.
Feel free by the giants. by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Things to See & Do in Greenland by Month

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?

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!
Muskox under the sun in Jameson Land. Photo by Bo Normander

Musk oxen and sandstone mountains in Jameson Land

A hike in the northeastern Greenlandic wilderness in Jameson Land offers incredible mountain landscapes and intimate experiences with the large musk oxen that dig into the local vegetation.
Wooden path towards the icefjord. Photo by Ívar Eyþórssony - Visit Greenland

Top 5 Experiences in Ilulissat in 2024

Michelin recognised food, beautiful hotel stays and award-winning architecture come to mind when you think of Greenland? Perhaps not, but it should!
Aurora Cabins 3. Photo by Hotel Arctic

15 Unique places you can overnight in Greenland

Discover Greenland's Diverse Range of Unique Overnight Options: Glass Igloos, Beachfront Stays, Snow Igloos, and Glacier-View Huts.
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.
Tasermiut in winter. Photo by Mads Schmidt Rasmussen

Discover the Raw Beauty of Tasermiut Fjord in Winter

Unlike other places in Greenland, South Greenland is mainly known for its green scenes, agriculture and sheep farming. But what about wintertime?

Local Providers

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Maniitsoq Lodges

A small company with two lodges: Inussuit Lodge & Ikkamiut Lodge. We are a young couple working full time on our dream. We absolutely love it!

Local Guide

Local Guide operates tours by boat and land, coordinating with media and organizing fishing and hunting in Ilulissat
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Arctic Circle Treks

We also offer private guiding adventures, either along the Arctic Circle Trail, or in the Kangerlussuaq region.
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Nunatak Adventures

Nunatak Adventures is the first glacier guiding company in East Greenland, based in Kulusuk.
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.
Qassiarsuk. Photo by Blue Ice Explorer

Blue Ice Explorer

Blue Ice Explorer is your ultimate tour operator for custom trips to South Greenland!
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Pink Peak Tours

It is a family-owned business, and we love to learn and explore new things. In Pink Peak Tours we prioritize safety and fun.

Hotel Søma

At Hotel SØMA your arctic adventure begins right after stepping out of the door.
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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.
Boat tour into the Pack-ice near Angmagssalik. Photo by Arctic Wonderland Tours

Arctic Wonderland Tours

Established in 1973 and is one of Greenland’s most experienced tour operators. The company runs hotels in Tasiilaq and Kulusuk.
Cruise tourists exploring Ittoqqortoormiit -Photo by Linda Kleist - Visit Greenland

Nanu Travel

We are a locally based tour and outdoor pursuits company in East Greenland. We have experienced guides and years of experience.
Hikers hiking on glacier in East Greenland. Photo by Pirhuk - Greenland Expedition Specialists

Pirhuk - Greenland Mountain Guides

From our base & home in Kulusuk, East Greenland, surrounded by one of the greatest wilderness areas on earth, we specialize in.
Two people taking a rest on the dogsledding tour in winter. Photo by Line Kristiansen

Sermilik Adventures

Line and Tobias have skills and experiences to provide the best opportunities for people who are looking for their unique Arctic adventure.
Hotel Kulusuk in snow. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Hotel Kulusuk

The hotel is situated on the coast of eastern-most point just down the road from Kulusuk Airport with connections to Reykjavik and Nuuk.
Kulusuk Hostel from outside on a sunny day. Photo by Kulusuk Hostel

Kulusuk Hostel

The hostel is run by Icelandic Mountain Guides, an adventure tour operator in both Iceland and Greenland. Accommodation in Kulusuk.
Person standing on a rock looking over the large greenlandic icecap. Photo by Wild Greenland, Visit Greenland

Wild Greenland

We run hiking, glacier and wildlife tours. We organise bespoke tours, designing the activities to suit your group.
A sunny day at the Nanortalik church in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Nanortalik Tourism Service

We have existed since 1999, and thereby has many years of experience of dealing with guests and developing both short and longer trips.
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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.
Narsarsuaq Hostel, a Fjord-View Escape Set Beside a Quiet Forest- Photo by Stephanie Vermillion - Visit Greenland

Narsarsuaq hostel

The hostel has a large kitchen and living room, nine 4-room dormitories, 2 separate bathrooms, a terrace and barbecue area.
Dog Sledding. Photo by Disko Adventures

Disko Adventures

Local tour operator based in Qeqertarsuaq, dog sledding, snowmobiling, guided hiking tours, Meet the Greenlandic sled dog and more.
Skiers on the summit of a mountain with the sun setting. Photo by Joris Berthelot, Travel by Heart

Travel By Heart

Let me plan your itinerary in Greenland (flights, sailing, accommodation, hiking, you name it). I’ll guarantee you excellent service and quick replies.
Two people kayaking among icebergs in South Greenland. Photo by Tasermiut South Greenland Expeditions

Tasermiut South Greenland Expeditions

We specialize in adventure travel in South Greenland, known for its mild weather and fjords filled with icebergs and glacier fronts.
Outside bathtub at Isikkivik in Narsaq, South Greenland. Photo by Isikkivik

Isikkivik

We call this cozy little house in Narsaq, ‘Isikkivik’ – the Greenlandic word for ‘what a view!’ – and when you see it, you’ll understand why.
Enjoying the surroundings in Sillisit. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - VIsit Greenland

Sillisit Hostel & Cabins

The hostel Sillisit and the cabins are located on a sheep farm in Qassiarsuk with good hiking possibilities.
Tasiusaq, South Greenland. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Tasiusaq Kayak Hostel

The hostel is situated in the little settlement of Tasiusaq which overlooks the extraordinarily beautiful Nordre Sermilik fjord.
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AVANI Homes

Hotel apartments, houses and rooms in Uummannaq. Rooms for meetings, courses and small conferences. Kayaking, hiking etc. and car rental.

SikuAput

We are based in Qeqertarsuaq on Disko Island. The company offers dog sledding, hiking, snowmobile and boat trips.
Two whales passing close to Hotel Diskobay. Photo by Espen Andersen, Visit Greenland

Hotel Diskobay

It’s a small hotel situated in magnificent scenery with various types of room, restaurant and hostel, as well as meeting facilities
A group glacier walking on the Greenland Ice Sheet near Kangerlussuaq. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Albatros Arctic Circle - Kangerlussuaq

The extensive tour programme features the ice cap, musk oxen, dog sledding, hiking tours and a lot more besides.
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Hotel Kangerlussuaq

The 70 hotel rooms and over 150 beds are split between single rooms, double rooms, suites and coordinator rooms in the transit building.
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IceCap Explore

A local tour operator based in Ilulissat. The staff have extensive experience of organising tours, excursions and events of any type.
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World of Greenland

We are a 100% Greenlandic company, deeply rooted in the tourism around Ilulissat.
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Gina's Guesthouse

We have been welcoming travelers to Upernavik since 2010. Our house is fully furnished and includes internet access.
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Dogsledge Taxi

We provide several different tours in dogsledding, all from short trips to several days in the backcountry of Sisimiut.
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Hotel Sisimiut

Our 3-star hotel offers 40 rooms, a conference center, a bar, and a gourmet restaurant. Enjoy various excursions with local tour operators.
View of huts at the ski center in Summer. Photo by Kangerluarsunnguaq Ski Center

Kang Ski Center

We are just a 20-minute boat ride from the city, is the perfect place to experience our backcountry through hiking or ski touring.
Split board rider in Nuuk backcountry. Photo by Norris Niman - Visit Greenland Nuuk Winter

Two Ravens

For us, guiding in the beautiful and vast wilderness of backcountry of Nuuk is not a job – it’s a lifestyle.

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Natural Hazards

Travelling in Greenland can be a fantastic and unforgettable experience. The Greenlandic nature can be harsh at times, therefore, you should be prepared for your travels before you start your trip.
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.

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