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Arctic Umiaq Line: Discover Greenland from the sea

The coastal ship Sarfaq Ittuk sails from southern Greenland up along Greenland’s west coast to Disko Bay.

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.
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Greenland Tours: Disko Adventure

4 days in Disko Bay incl. hiking and kayaking

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
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Greenland Tours: Northern Lights & Icebergs

4 days in Ilulissat incl. dog sledding & Northern Lights tour
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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: 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.

Greenland Tours - East & West

8 days exploring Disko Bay & East Greenland with stop in Nuuk

Providers

Aasiaat Museum

Aasiaat Museum

Aasiaat Museum is based in the former colonial administrator’s residence.
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.
A presentation for MS Fram guests at the Uummannaq museum in Greenland

Uummannaq Museum

Uummannaq Museum is a museum that tells fantastic stories from the region.
Sarfaq Ittuk cruising in the Disko Bay outside Ilulissat ice fjord in Greenland. Visit Greenland

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.
The harbour in Uummannaq in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Cafémma

Cafémma is a cosy waterfront café in the small North Greenland island community of Uummannaq. Their slogan is "We serve Greenlandic charm".
Beautiful sunset and view over Upernavik. Photo by John Kislov

Gina's Guesthouse

Gina's Guesthouse is a cosy, newly refurbished accommodation in a quiet setting at the heart of Upernavik. It is close to everything in this small town.
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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.
Room with double bed at Hotel Nattoralik Bed and Breakfast in Aasiaat. Photo by Hotel Nattoralik Bed and Breakfast

Hotel Nattoralik Bed and Breakfast

Nattoralik Bed and Breakfast in Aasiaat is centrally located with good views all year round of the archipelago, harbour, and town.
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Hotel Qaanaaq

Hotel Qaanaaq is the northernmost hotel in Greenland offering fine views of the many icebergs drifting past Qaanaaq.
A winter view of the heart shaped mountain and the town of Uummannaq in North Greenland. Photo by Marcela Cardenas - Visit Greenland

Avani

Avani in Uummannaq provide private accommodation in one of four fully furnished homes with amazing views.
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Iherit

Iherit Accommodation in Qaanaaq, northern Greenland, is a house for rent. Rent the whole house – or one or more of the rooms.
The Art Museum In The Day. Photo by Filip Gielda, Visit Greenland

Ilulissat Art Museum

Ilulissat Art Museum is housed in the former residence of the colony Manager, designed by the famous architect Helge B. Møller and erected in 1923.
Ilulissat in midnight sun, seen from the sea, by Iurie Belegurschi

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.
Qaanaaq Accommodation in Winter, North Greenland. Photo by Qaanaaq Accommodation

Qaanaaq Accommodation

Qaanaaq Accommodation is the northernmost accommodation in Greenland.
Guests visiting Qasgiannguit Museum in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Qasigiannguit Museum

Qasigiannguit Museum is a local cultural historical museum. The museum was officially opened in conjunction with the town's 250th anniversary in 1984.
A dutch whaler and a Greenlandic girl at the living village museum in Qasigiannguit in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Qasigiannguit Tourist Bureau

Qasigiannguit Tourist Bureau is a tourist agency located in Qasigiannguit (formerly known as Christianshåb) in the Disko Bay area, western Greenland.
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Upernavik Museum

In Upernavik's old quarter you'll find the world's northernmost open-air museum.
Inside view of Brasserie Ulo at Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat, North Greenland. Photo by Hotel Arctic

Brasserie Ulo - Hotel Arctic

Restaurant Ulo's gourmet kitchen at Hotel Arctic is known as one of Greenland's best.
Kids making twist bread in Summertime close to Restaurant Tulugaq in Aasiaat, North Greenland. Photo by Magssannguaq Qujaukitsoq

Restaurant Tulugaq

During the day at Restaurant Tulugaq you can enjoy a delicious meal inspired by local ingredients. Late in the evening, the cosy rooms are transformed into a bar and disco.
View of Hotel Nattoralik, where Restaurant Nanoq is located. Photo by Hotel Nattoralik

Restaurant Nanoq

At the Restaurant Nanoq you can enjoy a delicious meal in relaxing surroundings with a delightful fireplace and spectacular views over the town and archipelago.

Restaurant Mamartut

Restaurant Mamartut offers delicious, home-cooked meals inspired by local ingredients.
Inside view of Restaurant Icefiord in Ilulissat, North Greenland. Photo by Restaurant Icefiord

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.
Inside view of the restaurant with a view of Ilulissat Icefjord in the background. Photo by Restaurant Hvide Falk

Restaurant Hvide Falk

The restaurant at Hotel Hvide Falk serves specialities such as reindeer, musk ox, salmon, trout, clams, crab claws and smoked whale.
Qeqertarsuaq Museum in the Disko Bay, North Greenland. Photo by Qeqertarsuaq Museum

Qeqertarsuaq Museum

Qeqertarsuaq Museum describes everyday life during the colonial period, when the colony ‘Godhavn’ held a powerful position.
Dogs on a dog sledding trip near Ilulissat in Greenland fanning out in typical west Greenlandic fashion. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Albatros Arctic Circle

Albatros Arctic Circle is a locally based company which organises trips to Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut.
Tourists walking on Ilulissat Icefjord UNESCO trail. Photo by Diskobay Adventures

DiskoBay Adventures

DiskoBay Adventures is a tourism business in Ilulissat, one of the most visited city in Greenland.
Ilulissat Icefjord view from Blue House. Photo by Ilulissat Guesthouse - Visit Greenland

Ilulissat Guesthouse

Ilulissat Guesthouse offers a friendly and familiar atmosphere all year around in our three guesthouses with comfortable rooms.
Hope Hostel frontside. Photo by Hope Hostel - Visit Greenland

Hope Hostel I/S

Hostel accommodation in Aasiaat offering double rooms and single rooms with shared facilities, as well as kayak rental.
Double bed at Nuka Hostel in Ilulissat, North Greenland. Photo by Nuka Hostel

Nuka Hostel

Nuka Hostel is a youth hostel located in the center of Ilulissat, North Greenland. The hostel is close to shops and cafés. Breakfast included in the price.
The Aasiaat Guesthouse on a sunny day from outside. Photo by Aasiaat Guesthouse

Aasiaat Guesthouse

Accommodation in Aasiaat. Centrally located guest house with single rooms, double rooms and family apartments.
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Greenland Fiord Tours

With Greenland Fiord Tours you will not only discover areas rich in wildlife, but will also be able to fish, cook in the wild and get to know more about the Greenlandic lifestyle.
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.
Two men enjoying the sunrise in the Icefjord in Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson, Visit Greenland.

Greenland Escape

Greenland Escape offer high level service to the demanding traveler in Greenland. The perfect partner for travel agents, organizations, VIPs, yachts, cruise ships and executives coming to Greenland.

Ilulissat Water Safari

Local owned company, where you can feel the local spirit Ilulissat Water Safari provides summer and winter tours. Find out how is the local life by the local guides.
Tourists photographing arctic fox next to ice sheet. Photo by Diskobay Tours

Diskobay Tours

Magical dogsledding tours and boat tours in the area around Qasigiannguit. Diskobay Tours is a local tour operator located in the beautiful Disko Bay. 

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!

Travel By Heart

Travel by Heart is a Greenlandic travel agency with more than 19 years of experience in the travel industry. 

About Greenland

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.
Festivals: Children with Greenland's flag in National Day, by visit Greenland

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.

Destinations

Aasiaat

The land of a thousand islands gives nature lovers many ways to discover the southern boundary of Disko Bay.
The church in Qeqertarsuaq in North Greenland

Qeqertarsuaq

Hiking trails lead you into the island’s lush hills to experience volcanic rock formations and dog sledding all year long.
Colourful houses in Qasigiannguit in North Greenland

Qasigiannguit

Greenland’s forgotten paradise – Qasigiannguit is the place where the original way of life is still very much alive and nature is really close.
A passenger boat near Ilulissat and the ice fjord in Greenland

Ilulissat

Nature, dog sledding, and cultural exploration await you in this iceberg paradise.
Sunrise over the village Oqaatsut in North Greenland near Ilulissat in the Disko Bay. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Oqaatsut

A welcoming dining table and a variety of nature experiences bring village camaraderie in Oqaatsut and the daily life of fishermen into close view.
Houses on the hillside in Uummannaq in North Greenland with the prominent heat shaped mountain in the background

Uummannaq

The wide sky overhead is the only timetable you need for discovering this haven for Inuit culture, bespoke fjord adventures and proud locals.
Upernavik is the largest town in North Greenland

Upernavik

A mass of small islands, villages, and natural sights are close enough for you to reach, making Upernavik a perfect do-it-yourself destination.
Two boys in Inuit kayaks, Qaanaaq. Photo by Glenn Mattsing.

Qaanaaq

Come to Qaanaaq and leave with memories of majestic nature and incredible hospitality from the northernmost town.
Kangaatsiaq. Photo by Johan Arne Fleischer.

Kangaatsiaq

Have an authentic experience in this unspoilt town close to a 150 km fjord where there is ample opportunity to discover Kangaatsiaq’s wildlife.

Things To Do

Sled dogs speeding over sea ice near Oqaatsut and Ilulissat in North Greenland

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.
Two Hikers enjoying the Midnight Sun in Greenland

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.
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.
Mountain biking in the Narsarsuaq backcountry. Photo by Mads Pihl.

Biking

Experience Greenland on two wheels!

Glaciers in Greenland

Greenland’s coastline is absolutely riddled with fjords and inlets, through which the magnificent ice sheet seeps out into the surrounding oceans.
Sarfaq Ittuk arriving in Ilulissat in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Sarfaq Ittuk ferry: All you need to know (2020)

Sarfaq Ittuk (Arctic Umiaq Line), is a passenger ship travelling along Greenland’s west coast. Here you can find everything you need to know about the ferry

Articles

Zaria Forman’s Artwork Comes Full Circle. Photo: courtesy of Zaria Forman

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.
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To Thule - The end of the world part 2/2

Naimanngitsoq Christiansen is not a man of many words. I’ve heard that about Polar Eskimos, but I couldn’t have imagined it exactly. Adventures in Thule.
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Let’s go to Thule – The end of the World

I get a traveling-to-the-end-of-the-world feeling when staring through the window of the Air Greenland aircraft flying from Upernavik to Qaanaaq. It is one and a half hour of pure aerial poetry.
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Relaxing lodge getaway

With a terrace and view like this, why would you ever leave?
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, 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!
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.
An image of a fisherman's commute in Greenland. The enormous size of these icebergs left me speechless on more than one occasion. By Stian Klo

The Innaarsuit Iceberg

Over the past week, a huge iceberg has been causing serious concern for the residents of Innaarsuit, a settlement on the west coast of Greenland.
A Chinese tourist hacking ice on a dog for drinking water during a sledding trip in the Disko Bay in Greenland

The Solo Female Traveller’s Guide to Ilulissat

Luxury solo traveller Vibha chases the northern lights and sails among the chiseled icebergs of Disco Bay.
Locals and tourists sharing a toast during a christmas dinner in the Margrethe Suite in Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

Christmas in Ilulissat: Festive feeling guaranteed

If you are looking to spend the holiday season in a location that provides all the magic of Christmas and more, then Ilulissat could be the place for you.
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.
Some of the 15 sustainable huts that make up the Ilimanaq lodge- close up. Photo by Jessie Brinkman Evans

One night in Ilimanaq

A night or two at the Ilimanaq Lodge is the perfect jumping-off point for travelers who may find themselves in Ilulissat with only a few days to explore the surrounding fjord.
Photo by By Vagn Hansen, Visit Greenland

5 Top Tips for Photographing the Midnight Sun

Don’t miss out on this expert advice from local photographer Vagn Hansen. Here he shares his top tips for getting the best shot of the midnight sun.
Empty kayak waiting by the pack ice. Photo by Kim Insuk - Visit Greenland

Qaanaaq: Winter vs. Summer

The northernmost town in Greenland is surreal but full of life, all year round.
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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.

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A small passenger boat in front of the huge glacier wall at the Eqi glacier in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl
Hiker looking at the mountains during sunset near river, Near Camp In Tasiilaq Fjord. By Chris Brinlee Jr

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.
Kayakers in front of MS Fram in North Greenland near Illorsuit. By Mads Pihl

Cruise Destinations: North Greenland

A thousand mile coastline and communities where kayaks and subsistence hunting mix with modern fishing shape the far northwest as you move closer to Qaanaaq and the northernmost settlements in the world.
The cruise ship Sevens Seas Voyager passes underneath the mountain Qilertiki in South Greenland near Aappilattoq and Prince Christian Sound. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Cruise Destinations

Cruise Destinations in Greenland - Find your destination's region and read more about the different regions, towns and settlements here.
Group photo of tourists on a boat in the Icefjord in Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson.
Eagle. Photo by Peter Lindstrom - Visit Greenland
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.
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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.