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Arctic Friend: Grand Tour 12 days

This Greenland journey is our most popular round trip and with good reason - it simply has it all!

Discover The World: Essential West Greenland

The perfect introduction to Greenland - explore at leisure visiting Disko Bay, Sermermiut valley and a local settlement on optional activities.

Disko Line: The BIG adventure in Disko Bay

Book your individual travel in the Disko Bay. It’s easy and cheap! Your travel includes transfers and accommodation, incl. breakfast.

Disko Line: Disko Bay Whale Watching and Icebergs

Several sailings on Disko Bay are included, giving you plenty of time to see the many huge icebergs floating past.

Disko Line: Calving glaciers, whales and icebergs

Let the magnificent nature of Greenland get under your skin on boat trips in an extraordinary landscape of glaciers and icebergs.

Disko Line: Disko Bay from South to North

A trip to Greenland where nature goes hand in hand with culture under the midnight sun.

Tasermiut Expeditions: Ilulissat Ice Adventure

Visit the fantastic UNESCO World Heritage Ilulissat Icefjord on a 4 or 5 day trip. Admire massive icebergs in Disco Bay. Dates: June to Sep.
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Greenland Tours: Northern Lights & Icebergs

4 days in Ilulissat incl. dog sledding & Northern Lights tour
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Greenland Travel: Northern lights and icebergs in Greenland

A perfect winter adventure in Greenland. You visit two towns at your own pace. Don’t miss out on a dogsledge tour.
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Arctic Friend: The Arctic Paradise – dog sled, northern light & icebergs

Explore the Ice Cap, boat cruise among gigantic Icebergs, hike to the Kangia Ice fjord, northern light, and dog sledding.
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Greenland Tours: Best of the West

8 days exploring Disko Bay incl. Disko Island and visit to the Greenland Ice Cap
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Greenland Tours: Coastal Ship - South & West

13 days in the south & west of Greenland incl. 5 days on board Sarfaq Ittuk
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Greenland Tours: Disko Classics

5 days in Ilulissat incl. city tour, Ilulissat Icefjord and boat tour to the icebergs
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Greenland Tours: Disko Island Exploration

5 days of sailing, hiking and optional dogsledding in Disko Island.
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Quark Expeditions: West Greenland: Disko Bay

Explore the wonders of Northwest Greenland, from the Ilulissat Icefjord to the mountains of Uummannaq.
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Quark Expeditions: Epic High Arctic

This expedition through the Northwest Passage visits Greenlandic & Canadian communities, plus UNESCO World Heritage Site Ilulissat Icefjord.

Quark Expeditions: Explore the Ilulissat Icefjord

While exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll have many opportunities to zodiac cruise and sea kayak amongst icebergs!

Quark Expeditions: Kayak in Northwest Greenland

On this expedition, you'll be able to explore the majestic Ilulissat Icefjord from a sea kayak for a whole different perspective!

Providers

World of Greenland

World of Greenland organizes excursions such as hiking, boat trips and sightseeing flights by helicopter and airplane.
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Arctic Umiaq Line

Arctic Umiaq Line is passenger and freight shipping company also known as AUL. The company runs the ferry Sarfaq Ittuk on Greenland's west coast.
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Bed & Breakfast Paa and Jannik

Bed & Breakfats Paa and Jannik offer rooms and holiday apartments including fully furnished kitchens, bathroom facilities and lounges with TVs.

Disko Line

Disko Line operates scheduled services between Ilulissat and a large number of Greenlandic towns and settlements.
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Glacierlodge Eqi

Glacierlodge Eqi offers unrivalled glacerview accommodation at a prime backcountry north of Ilulissat in 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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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 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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IceCap Tours

IceCap Tours is located in the heart of Ilulissat in a building, which also houses a tourist office, café, microbrewery and discotheque.
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IceCap Tours Accommodation

IceCap Tours Accommodation has a number of excellent hotel apartments where you can stay.
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Unnuisarfik Accommodation

Unnuisarfik accommodation comprises 2 single rooms and 4 double rooms with a shared kitchen and lounge area.
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Ilulissat Tourist Nature

Ilulissat Tourist Nature is an adventure tour and accommodation provider in Ilulissat with a wide range of experiences year round.

Greenland Water Taxi

Greenland Water Taxi is tour boat company that was founded in June 2013. The company organises trips on the water and sails passengers throughout Disko Bay.
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Ilulissat Youth Hostel

Ilulissat youth hostel is in the town centre, a short walk from the shops, cafés and the harbour, and just 45 minutes by foot from the Ice Fjord.
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Kangia Race

Kangia Race is a adventure race team event that takes place over three days in and around Ilulissat in the Disko Bay in Greenland.
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North Greenland Adventure

North Greenland Adventure specialises in any tourism relating to the settlements around Ilulissat.
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Restaurant Ulo - Hotel Arctic

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

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 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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DiskoBay Adventures

DiskoBay Adventures is a tourism business in Ilulissat, one of the most visited city in Greenland.
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Ilulissat Guesthouse

Ilulissat Guesthouse offers a friendly and familiar atmosphere all year around in our three guesthouses with comfortable rooms.

Things To Do

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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.
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.
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.
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Ski Touring

Ski touring in Greenland is an active backcountry experience dominated by silence, grandeur, and first runs from peak to beach.
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Photo tours in Greenland

Photo tours in Greenland add new dimensions to landscapes and culture, wildlife and natural phenomena when the destination is explored through a lens.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Reindeer in winter colors in Greenland

Arctic Wildlife

Polar bears, humpback whales, musk oxen, walruses, reindeer and sea eagles are just some of the many species that you may experience by land, air and sea around Greenland.
The tour boat Puttut among icebergs near Narsarsuaq in South Greenland

Boat Tours

Sailing is a way of life for Greenlanders so if you set out on a boat trip in Greenland you'll open up a world of fjords, whales, and nearby villages.
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Flightseeing

Experiencing Greenland from the air provides a new perspective of the enormous size of the country, and the conditions for life in the Arctic.
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Icebergs

Experience colossal icebergs grounded in the Ilulissat Icefjord or find them along Greenland’s coastline like floating sculptures.
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Ilulissat Icefjord

Icebergs are one of the Big Arctic Five experiences in Greenland, and you can see them by the thousands from air, water, or land at the Ilulissat Icefjord.
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The midnight sun

Turn your sights northward to the Arctic Circle in Greenland to find relaxation and new energy in the land of the midnight sun.
Northern Lights over the backcountry near Sisimiut in Destination Arctic Circle in West Greenland

Northern Lights

Northern lights or the Aurora Borealis is one of the great surprises of the Arctic night, and you can experience this multicoloured light show from September to April.
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The Ice Sheet

Tourist flights, boat trips, and the only road to the Greenland Ice Sheet bring one of only two polar ice caps in the world directly to your doorstep.
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Whale Watching

Set sail on a whale watching tour to spot humpback whales, fin whales, and minke whales frolic and feast in Greenland’s waters during their own summer holidays.
Fly fishing on Erfalik river in Destination Arctic Circle in West Greenland. By Mads Pihl

River fishing in Greenland

Greenland Arctic char fishing is for the discerning connoisseurs who want a wilderness experience in remote mountain valleys with pristine fast-flowing rivers and clear water fishing.
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

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 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
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The artwork of Zaria Forman Comes Full Circle

Zaria Forman let the beauty and form of icebergs in Ilulissat inspire her artwork, just as they did her late mother.
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.
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.
Five glaciers in Johan Petersens Fjord in East Greenland flow from the Greenland Ice Sheet. By Mads Pihl

Flightseeing in Ilulissat

Take to the skies on an Air Greenland flightseeing tour, where you can soar over ancient Arctic fjords.
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Here’s the best time to visit Ilulissat

The insider tips about summer, winter and a few alternative locations!
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

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.
A hut for accommodation at Tasiusaq sheep farm in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

9 Unique places you can overnight in Greenland

Pitch a tent in the Arctic tundra or hide away in huts overlooking calving glaciers - the choice is yours!
Kiki Bosch taking a breath between dives next to a giant iceberg of the Ilulissat Icefjord.

Diving into Ilulissat icefjord

Stefan Andrews retells how freediver Kiki Bosch defies the ice in her swimsuit.