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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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Greenland Tours: Hounds of Snow

8 day dogsledding trip in East Greenland

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
Blue Ice - UNESCO sites 5 days

Blue Ice Explorer - UNESCO sites 5 days

Visit Hvalsey, Igaliku and Qassiarsuk – 3 of the UNESCO sites – together with South Greenland’s colourful town Qaqortoq.

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.

Providers

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.
Qaanaaq, with view over the sea towards Herbert Island. Photo by Glenn Mattsing - Visit Greenland

Nunataq Atsuk Travel

Nunataq Atsuk Travel offers dog sledding and boat trips all year-round.

About Greenland

Language - A Greenland Travel hiking guide and a local camp manager from East Greenland discussing the pronounciation of East Greenlandic words

Language

The greenlandic language is an Inuit-Aleut language, which is polysynthetic type, where one word can contain the meaning of a whole sentence.
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 girls with a smartphone in greenlandic traditional clothes. By David Trood

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.

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.
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

Four women sharing a meal on the rocks near Narsaq in South Greenland

Meeting Locals in Greenland

Modern Greenland is a diverse, geographically extensive society with an adventurous population.

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 sunset snowball fight in Kulusuk in East Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Via Kulusuk

Start your East Greenland adventure at Kulusuk airport, one of the world’s smallest international hubs.
A game of soccer between cruise guests and Itilleq locals in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

5 ways to blend with the locals

We know you do not really like being called a tourist, let alone looking like one. While you surely know how to conduct yourself as a respectful traveler and adventurer, there are also a few tricks to ‘flying under the radar’ in Greenland.

How we celebrate Christmas in Greenland

Celebrating Christmas in Greenland gives rise to extra cosiness for most of the families with lots of Christmas decorations, food and Christmas sweets!
The deckhand Line fishing on a tour with Arctic Boat Charter in the Nuuk fjord in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

What's in my bag - the Greenland edition

Check out the everyday essentials of the hip, powerful and avant-garde in Greenland. This #whatsinmybag - Greenland edition!
A couple overlooking Tasiusaq sheep farm near Qassiarsuk in South Greenland

On holiday among South Greenland's sheep farmers

In Tasiusaq, the feeling of ultimate freedom is no further away than the bay along with one of Greenland's best views across lush, flowering meadows.
Two sled dog puppies in summer. Photo by David Buchmann.

An afternoon of zen in Oqaatsut

From rugged coastlines, to icebergs for days, cute sled dog pups, and friendly locals – look no further than Oqaatsut and enjoy true relaxation.
Boat sailing on a late autumn day in the Nuuk fjord in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

Winter Sailing

In warmth and good company, cruise through mountainous landscapes covered with snow from peak to sea.
Three young people in the sunset in Ukkusissat, Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Tips to hang out with locals in Greenland

Tried-and-true ideas from travellers who've done it before
The opening. Photo by Serena Ho

Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival 2017: A Glimpse Into Nordic Musical Collaboration

Music: you might not expect to find it in Greenland, but it’s there. It’s frozen in thousand-year-old glaciers, submerged in the icy water and crystallised in the undulating beauty of the Aurora Borealis dancing through the fabric of the starry night sky.
Marc Carreras with tourists taking a selfie in Nuuk in Greenland. By Rebecca Gustafsson

9 Instagrammers in Greenland worth following

Northern lights, knitting, sailing, lots and lots of snow. How do locals in Greenland live their lives in tune with its grand nature? While Greenland may seem far away, you might be curious to know what everyday life is like in our polar nation. 

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.
Hans-Henrik Suersaq Poulsen together with Bjarni Frímann and Miké Thomsen in the Post House. Photo by Jessie Brinkman Evans - Visit Greenland

Inside the 2018 Disko Arts Festival

We had flown down from Uummannaq two days prior, and had arrived in Ilulissat the previous morning. After a restful night’s stay at the Hotel Arctic, we took our bags and made our way down to the tourist dock, passed the hulls of old wooden boats in refit, and towards the young Greenlandic man standing by the gangway in a blue, quilted jumpsuit.
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.
Nuuk Nordic Festival. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen, Visit Greenland.

Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival (New name: Suialaa Arts Festival): Nordic Ambitions and Arctic Atmosphere

You don’t have to be an art connoisseur to enjoy the biggest culture festival in Greenland that takes place every two years in the capital. Nuuk Nordic Culture Festival always offers heart warm hospitality and an extravaganza of experiences for all visitors.
The old part of Nuuk in Greenland on a cold winter day in December. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson.jpg

5 reasons why Nuuk is the best kept secret Christmas getaway

Spend December in the snow-covered capital of Greenland where Christmas warmth is guaranteed in the winter darkness.
Ski touring skiers in heavy snowfall in Kuummiut in East Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

7 things to do in bad weather in Greenland

It’s no secret that Greenland is not really a sun, sea and sand destination. Although we do have all three of those things (most of the time!), people don’t come to sunbathe.
Traditional Dress - A drum dancer performing in Nuuk on National Day in Greenland

Drum and mask dance

If you enjoy seeing local culture close up, drum and mask dance is a completely unique experience that you will never forget. Its traditions have their roots in social, cultural and spiritual rituals which date back thousands of years.
A game of soccer in Nanortalik in South Greenland with a backdrop of rugged peaks. Photo by Mads Pihl.

Football in Greenland

Didn’t think Greenland was a proud football playing nation? Our lack of grass does not stop Greenlanders’ love of the sport and friendly competition.
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!
The Family In Their National Clothing. Photo by Aningaaq R Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Symbols you'll see on Greenland's National Day

Today, on June 21st, we invite you to join us in celebrating Greenland’s National Day - wherever you are in the world.
Sisimiut Museum. Photo by Aningaaq R Carlsen - Visit Greenland

The 13 Best Viewpoints in Sisimiut

The fact that approximately 30% of snowmobiles in the whole Greenland are registered in Sisimiut shows just how active the people of Sisimiut are, especially in the winter time.
Locals and tourists toasting at a christmas dinner in Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

Happy Advent Sunday

On the first Advent Sunday, the orange Christmas stars are lit up on every single window while green northern lights dance in the sky. One of the cosiest times of the year in Greenland begins.
Nukissiorfiit worker is moving ice with poclain in Qaanaaq. Photo by Aningaaq R Carlsen - Visit Greenland

When ice becomes (drinking) water: Greenland's energy heroes

Employees of Greenland's utility company, Nukissiorfiit, work every day to ensure that residents across the country have access to vital energy, water and heat.
Paninnguaq Pikilak. Inuit tattoos. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

A guide to Inuit Tattoos in Greenland

Inuit tattoos have had a revival in recent years, with many young people, among others, breathing life into the traditional lines. However, it has deep roots in Inuit communities, both spiritually and culturally.
Two snowmobilers on pause in Sisimiut. Photo by Kim Insuk - Visit Greenland

Fulfil your winter wishes in April in Greenland

Come and visit Sisimiut in April and enjoy dogsledding, Arctic Sounds, and Arctic Spa that you have been longing for.
Stella Davidsen Olsen from Kangerlussuaq. Dogsledge musher. Photo by Aningaaq R. Carlsen, Visit Greenland

Know the story of Greenlandic women

Greenlandic women have always played a decisive role in society, and we will highlight them in celebration of International Women’s Day, 8 March.
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.
Mitaartut in Kuummiut. Photo by Debora Qatsa

Greenland's Mitaartut Tradition: Silent Masked Performances

Mitaartut, the traditional masked custom in Greenland, shares some similarities with Halloween, but there are also significant differences. Here's a comparison between the two.

Local Providers

Ilulissat Hostel

Newly established hostel with great location near Ilulissat Icefiord! Ilulissat Hostel is a hostel with 6 rooms and with competitive prices.
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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
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.
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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.

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.
A typical view of Kangaamiut - a village in Greenland

Experience Kangaamiut

Kangaamiut is a settlement with about 300 citizens. I want to make the best arrange to have tourists feel happy.
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.
Guests at Hvalsey church ruin in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Greenland Sagalands

We provide information and advice, as well as offering fishing trips, hiking trips, boat trips, kayaking, etc., for individuals and groups.

SikuAput

We are based in Qeqertarsuaq on Disko Island. The company offers dog sledding, hiking, snowmobile and boat trips.
Nuuk Lokal Museum 2023. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen 6

Nuuk Local Museum

The permanent exhibitions focus on conveying the time from the 1950s onwards, a time when Nuuk really became the capital of Greenland.
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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.
Ilimanaq Lodges - Photo by Chris Tonnesen - Visit Greenland

World of Greenland

We are a 100% Greenlandic company, deeply rooted in the tourism around Ilulissat.
Dogsledge Taxi 1 - Provider profile page. Photo by Ninni Ivalu Geisler

Dogsledge Taxi

We provide several different tours in dogsledding, all from short trips to several days in the backcountry of Sisimiut.
Trial biking with Petr Kraus by Hotel Sisimiut in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenlandjpg

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.
Couple & View over Nuuk fjord. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson - Visit Greenland

Inuk Hostels

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.
Hans Henrik Suersaq, Klaus Geisler, Kristian Mølgaard and Miki Jacobsen in Angutivik from The National Theatre of Greenland laughing. Photo by Gerth Lyberth, Visit Greenland

The National Theatre of Greenland

The theatre, an independent public institution, produces high-quality performing arts inspired by Greenlandic culture and traditions.
Settlement Kapisillit. Photo - Aningaaq R. Carlsen, Visit Greenland

Malik Marine Tours

We offer sustainable tours and transportation solutions that combine authentic experiences with eco-friendly practices.

Pages

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.
Four women sharing a meal on the rocks near Narsaq in South Greenland

Let local knowledge be your guide

Step into a world where centuries of authentic intelligence guide every step, creating a tapestry of experiences that AI can't replicate.
Ice cave art. Photo by Norris Niman - Visit Greenland

Behind the Scenes of True Detective Season 4

Enjoy our exclusive behind-the-scenes with Greenlandic actors and uncover how Alaska's landscapes and Inuit culture shape this narrative.

Events

Concert at Takuss Bar. Photo by Stine Selmer Andersen - Visit Greenland

Akisuanerit Festival

Atlantic Music held an anniversary festival in 2008, and was encouraged by bands and musicians to make it an annual festival. Subsequently it became the Akisuanerit Festival. The festival is visited by 2500-3500 people every year.