Arctic Friend: Grand Tour 12 days

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


Hotel Nordlys in the village Oqaatsut in Greenland

Hotel Nordlys

Hotel Nordlys is a small bed and breakfast style accommodation in the village Oqaatsut just north of Ilulissat in the Disko Bay.
Restaurant H8

Restaurant H8 Oqaatsut

Restaurant H8 Oqaatsut accommodates guests for whom a cosy authentic Greenlandic experience is worth more than the mod cons most of us take for granted.


Sunrise over the village Oqaatsut in North Greenland near Ilulissat in the Disko Bay. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland


A welcoming dining table and a variety of nature experiences bring village camaraderie in Oqaatsut and the daily life of fishermen into close view.

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.
A couple overlooking Tasiusaq sheep farm near Qassiarsuk in South Greenland


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.
A photographer shooting flowers and plants by the Knud Rasmussen Glacier in East Greenland. By Mads Pihl

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.
Cooking outdoors on the rocks in Nuuk in Greenland

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.
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.
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.
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.
The reflection of an iceberg in the Disko Bay


Experience colossal icebergs grounded in the Ilulissat Icefjord or find them along Greenland’s coastline like floating sculptures.
A tour boat in fron of an iceberg wall in the Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland

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.
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.
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.
A whale safari near Qeqertarsuaq in Greenland

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.


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.