#Natural Expereinces

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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.
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Secret Atlas: East Greenland & Scoresby Sund Micro Cruise

Explore Scoresby Sund in East Greenland on an Expedition Micro Cruise with just 12 guests on a modern expedition ship with expert guides.

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Riding horses on the beach. Photo by Riding Greenland

Inneruulalik (Riding Greenland)

8-days tour with 5 days of riding on Icelandic horses. Accommodation, meals, activities and transport included. Only flight to/from Narsarsuaq is not included. 
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.
Person standing on a rock looking over the large greenlandic icecap. Photo by Wild Greenland, Visit Greenland

Wild Greenland

Wild Greenland runs hiking, glacier and wildlife tours. We’re based at Greenland’s only reindeer station. We herd reindeer, forage herbs, catch fish, bake bread, build our own houses and live off the land as much as we can.
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.
Inuk Adventure

Inuk Adventure

Simple, but magnificent experiences! Inuk Adventure is a local owned company, who wants to show and share our beautiful country with you.
Storytelling by the giants lake of giants. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Maniitsoq Adventure Tours

Discover trophy hunting and fly fishing in Maniitsoq with Adventure Tours. Join us for unforgettable experiences and endless opportunities!

About Greenland

East Greenland glacier and mountains, by Magnus Elander

Glaciers in Greenland

Learn more about the glaciers in Greenland, how they surround most towns and settlements and see how the glaciers move and release ice continuously.
A family enjoying the Uunartoq hot springs in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Hot springs in Greenland

Hot springs are an arctic phenomenon and in Greenland a common one, as they differ from other hot springs in the arctic due to the warmth's origin.
Two hikers overlooking Nuuk in the midnight sun from the peak of Ukkusissaq - Store Malene in Greenland

The midnight sun

See the warm magical light of the midnight sun north of the Arctic Circle, it makes it possible to go sailing or hiking no matter how late or early it is.
Northern lights over mountains. By Mads Pihl

The northern lights

Let the Northern Lights remind you of the seemingly infinite beauty in Greenland. The best time to see these is on a dark, clear autumn or winter night.
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.
The Russell Glacier near Kangerlussuaq in Greenland calving in late summer, by Mads Pihl

Dangerous tsunamis in Greenland

Most rock formations in Greenland are stable, but in some places the rocks are more porous, which can lead to large or small landslides.

Destinations

View from a Hill onto Ilulissat and the frozen fjord. Photo - Lisa M. Burns, Visit Greenland

Ilulissat

Nature, dog sledding, and cultural exploration await you in this iceberg paradise. Explore Ilulissat and its UNESCO protected Icefjord.
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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

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

View Point In The Ilulissat Icefjord. Photo - Jason C. Hill, Visit Greenland

The 13 Best Viewpoints in Ilulissat

Ilulissat is the third largest town in Greenland, and the iceberg capital of the country. The spectacular Ilulissat icefjord finishes just behind town and spills out natural sculptures of ice into the bay around Ilulissat. This means that there is hardly a viewpoint in the city which does not have a backdrop of majestically floating icebergs.
Guests enjoying a quiet moment in one of the Eqi Glacier Lodge comfort huts in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl, Visit Greenland

Enjoy 360° Greenland from your couch

Explore Greenland from the safe distance of your couch with our own 360° videos!
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.
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.
Steep Ice Wall Disko Bay. Photo - Benjamin Hardman, Visit Greenland

Greenland's glaciers under a changing climate

Approximately 80% of Greenland is covered in ice, largely made up of Greenland's vast ice sheet which stretches from the island's interior to the coastline. Whilst the ice in the interior can be as thick as 3200 metres, the ice sheet extremities can form breath-taking outlets and glaciers.

Ilulissat Icefjord Centre

On the border of the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord lies Kangiata Illorsua – Ilulissat Icefjord Centre. The Icefjord Centre is a visitor and dissemination centre which, through the exhibition "The Tale of Ice", informs visitors about the history of ice, the culture in and around the icefjord, and climate change.
Evening Light View in Uummannaq - Photo- Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

The light in the darkness

What does the darkest time of year look like in Greenland? The 21st of December is the Winter Solstice in Greenland - the shortest day of the year. 
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 2023

Michelin food, beautiful hotel stays and award-winning architecture come to mind when you think of Greenland? Perhaps not, but it should!

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What’s the deal with this viral picture?

This picture has been shared all over the place during the last few days, since it was posted on Twitter on 13th June by Steffen Olsen from the Danish Meteorological Institute.
Polar Bear in Greenland. Photo by Annie Spratt

Wildlife in Greenland: Land mammals

There are nine land mammals in Greenland, which is not many for such an enormous country as Greenland, but it also requires extraordinary characteristics to survive the cold and harsh winters.
Two humpback whales diving outside Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Camilla Hylleberg - Visit Greenland

Wildlife in Greenland: Whales

In the sea around Greenland, there are as many as 16 species of whales – from the smaller narwhal, beluga and porpoise to the gigantic baleen whales, blue whales, fin whales and humpback whales.
Arctic Weevil also known as Otiorhynchus arcticus_Photo by Oskar Gran

Wildlife in Greenland: Insects and spiders

The Greenlandic insect fauna is relatively few in species. Only about 1200 species of insects, spiders (Arachnids) and other small animals are known. In comparison, about 20 times as many species are recorded in Denmark.
Aerial view of pack ice drifting. Photo - Erick Lee, Visit Greenland

Frozen Gold

Frozen Gold is The Weather Channel's reality series that premiered on the 14th of November in 2021. Every week, for 12 episodes, six gold hunters look for the chance of untouched gold in different places in Greenland where is experiencing having exposed land by melting ice sheets from climate change.

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.
Mountain Bikers Descending. Photo by Ben Haggar - Visit Greenland

Events

Icefjord Centre & The Ice Fjord From above. Photo by Adam Mork - Visit Greenland

Icefjord Midnight Marathon

Imagine yourself running by the breathtaking scenery of the Ilulissat Icefjord under the midnight sun. Especially if you are an active night owl, you don't want to miss this event.