#Inuit Culture

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Blue Ice Explorer: Backpacking and hiking in Greenland

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

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(KEF/CPH)

Tasermiut Expeditions: Best Adventure

Navigate among fiords, icebergs, peculiar ice formations and spectacular glacier fronts.

Greenland Travel: A world class weekend trip

Take a break from the noise of everyday life. Go dog sledding, watch the northern lights and sail on the icefjord amongst giant icebergs

Greenland Travel: Dream trip to an Arctic Paradise

Get an experience of a lifetime! See Disco Bay in all its glory. Go explore! See whales, calving glaciers, majestic icebergs and much more
Icelandic Mountain guides: From Sun Gate to Icefjord

Icelandic Mountain guides: From Sun Gate to Icefjord

This trip will instill peace and quiet in you as you take in the Greenland ice cap, a massive ice field, ancient and still.
Icelandic Mountain guides: Icefjord and remote villages

Icelandic Mountain guides: Icefjord and remote villages

Dive back into time, learn about the culture of Inuit, how they have survived for generations despite being so isolated.
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Greenland Tours: Hearts of the Inuit

6 days during winter in Disko Bay with Inuit settlement visit

Providers

World of Greenland

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

Arctic Wonderland Tours is one of Greenland's most experienced tour operators. They run hotels in Tasiilaq and Kulusuk, tour services and tour boats.
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East Greenland Tours

East Greenland Tours takes pride in being a tourism service supplier who is both operating in and founded by Eastern Greenlanders.
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Greenland Outdoors

Greenland Outdoors is an adventure travel tour provider from Kangerlussuaq with a team of experienced guides.
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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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Hotel Sisimiut

Hotel Sisimiut is a 3-star hotel with 40 rooms, a conference centre, a bar and a gourmet restaurant.
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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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Ilulissat Tourist Nature

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

Ipiutaq guest farm is an innovative sheep farm which is managed by a Greenlandic family with roots in France.
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.
Quark Expeditions

Quark Expeditions

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

Nunatta Isiginnaartitsisarfia – The National Theatre of Greenland

The National Theater of Greenland is an independent, public institution established in 2011.

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.
Hunting Culture - Two hunters in the sea ice near Tasiilaq in East Greenland

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
History - A kayaker from Sisimiut in Greenland in a traditional skin kayak

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
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.
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.

Things To Do

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.
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.

Articles

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.
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!
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.