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A skier climbing one of the many hills of the Arctic Circle Race. Photo by Mads Pihl, Visit Greenland

Arctic Circle Race - ACR

Arctic Circle Race is a 160 km cross country ski race that has been called the world’s toughest cross-country skiing race, and for good reason.
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.
Gardar Hostel

Gardar Hostel

Gardar Hostel is a cosy hostel located near the shop and harbour and run by Blue Ice Explorer.
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.
Hotel Avannaa in Ilulissat in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Hotel Avannaa

Hotel Avannaa is situated at the entrance to Ilulissat airport, just 10 minutes from the town centre and with stunning views of Ilulissat Icefjord.
Nordbo in Centrum frontside. Photo by Nordbo in Centrum - Visit Greenland

Nordbo in Centrum

Nordbo in Centrum offers good, cheap accommodation in a central location. It has twelve well-appointed 1-bedroom apartments with everything you need.
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Hotel Kulusuk

Hotel Kulusuk is situated on the coast of Greenland's eastern-most point just down the road from Kulusuk Airport and connections to Reykjavik and Nuuk.
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Hotel Maniitsoq

Hotel Maniitsoq is a 3-star hotel located across the harbour and offers stunning views of Davis Strait where you will see whales in the summer months.
IceCap Tours Accommodation

IceCap Tours Accommodation

IceCap Tours Accommodation has a number of excellent hotel apartments where you can stay.
A field with straw bales at a farm in Qassiarsuk in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Illunnguujuk Hostel

Illunnguujuk Hostel in Qassiarsuk, South Greenland is a family run hostel housed in what was once an old farmhouse. It was refurbished in 2004 and is still being developed.
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KangNu Running Race

The KangNu race is a big cross country race which is held in the area of Nuuk.
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.
Maniitsoq Tour Boat sailing in sunny weather in Summer. Photo by Mads pihl - Visit Greenland

Maniitsoq Tour Boat

Maniitsoq Tour Boat is owned by Hotel Heilmann Lyberth. The focal point of the company's adventures is a range of sea safaris.
Narsarsuaq in South Greenland at sunset. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Narsarsuaq Museum

Narsarsuaq Museum was founded in 1991 and tells the story of the period as the American Blue-West One base from 1941.
Handmade figure. Visit Greenland

Tupilak Travel

Tupilak Travel offers cheap travel to Greenland, in particular to the country's capital, Nuuk.
Frontal view of Sulisartut Højskoleat. Photo by Sulisartut Højskoleat, Visit Greenland

Sulisartut Højskoleat

Sulisartut Højskoliat is an educational institution, but it also offers overnight accommodation.
Frontal view of The Sisimiut Seamen’s Home and parking area. Photo by Hotel Sømandshjemmet, Visit Greenland

The Seamen's Home Sisimiut

This cosy seaman's home is a 3-star hotel in Sisimiut and is ideal for families.
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Siggi Tours

Siggi Tours has a boat called Uiloq, which sails in the area around Ammassalik. The company also organises a whole range of tours, including dog sledding trips in the winter.

Restaurant Mamartut

Restaurant Mamartut offers delicious, home-cooked meals inspired by local ingredients.
Frontal view of the Sisimiut Youth Hostel with mountain in the background. Photo by Sisimiut Youth Hostel, Visit Greenland

Sisimiut Youth Hostel

Sisimiut youth hostel does not just offer accommodation but also organises excursions and tours.
Photo by Greenland Fiord Tours

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.

Arctic Nomad

Arctic Nomad is focused on a luxury tourist niche. By luxury we mean to offer a unique product in Greenland that is customized in every way.
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.
Girl in mask in the play Inuit from Nunatta Isiginnaartitsisarfia. Photo by The National Theatre of Greenland - Visit Greenland

Nunatta Isiginnaartitsisarfia – The National Theatre of Greenland

The National Theatre of Greenland is an independent, public institution established in 2011.
Whale spotted at Diskobugten, North Greenland, Paul Souders

Whale Tours

Go on a sailing trip from Ilulissat at the bottom of Disko Bay where you get all chances of seeing whales in the water end even between the giant icebergs.

Shop Nuunu

Shop Nuunu is a café and gift shop that sells Greenlandic crafts, art and souvenirs. All crafts and art are made locally by men and women, young and old.

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.
Cooking greenlandic food on open fire in Narsaq in South Greenland

A Taste of Greenland

Greenlandic food and gastronomy is all about fresh, natural organic meat from the sea, land and air - see the tv series A Taste 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
A women from Nuuk in Greenland wearing her national costume for the National Day celebrations on June 21, by Mads Pihl

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.
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
A reconstructed turf house at Qassiarsuk in South Greenland, by Camilla Hylleberg

History

The history of Greenland goes back to ca. 2500 BC, when the first Paleo-Inuits migrated to Greenland through North America.

Climate Changes

Global warming and the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet have a long line of consequences for people, nature and wildlife in the Arctic and the rest of the world.
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

Qilakitsoq Mummies show life and death

The world-famous 500-year-old mummies from Qilakitsoq were found in a cave in 1972 by a couple of brothers who were out hunting for grouse.
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.
Tjodhilde's church - a reconstruction of church from the norse presence in Greenland 1,000 years ago. By Mads Pihl

Tjodhildes Church

Tjodhilde was credited for Erik the Red’s conversion to Christianity and the building of the first church on the North American continent.
The axe of Leif Erikson - the statue overlooking Qassiarsuk in South Greenland, by Mads Pihl

Leif Eriksson

Leif Eriksson made ​​amazing discoveries and was the first European to reach North America. Nearly 500 years before Columbus.

Hvalsey Church Ruin

Ruins of Hvalsey or Hvalsø church can be found in the lush surroundings of southern Greenland and was built in about 1300.

Gardar Cathedral

Greenland got its first bishop in 1124. The ruins of the impressive Gardar bishopric and the cathedral can be seen at Igaliku.
A rune stone on a hill in Qassiarsuk in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Erik the Red

Read more about Erik the Red’s saga; how he got exiled; his travels as well as his discovery and establishment of the first settlements on Greenland.
The axe of Leif Erikson - the statue overlooking Qassiarsuk in South Greenland, by Mads Pihl

The Viking period of Greenland

The Vikings settled in southern and western Greenland about 1,000 years ago. Brattahlid is the best preserved of Old Norse settlements.
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. Photo 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.
Spectators watch the post match celebrations of a soccer game at the 2013 East Greenland championships in Tasiilaq. By Mads Pihl

Greenland Climate and Weather

Learn more about Greenland's weather conditions and climate so you are prepared for a great range of weather conditions no matter where you go in Greenland.
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
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.
I photographed this group of photographers in the Disko Bay one early morning. I still think they were pushing the limits a little bit with regards to how close to the edge of ice they seem to be, but I'm guessing the captain was in 100% control. By Stian Klo

Icebergs

Learn more about Icebergs, majestic natural works of art heading out to sea which are up to 100 metres high. These sculptures are a formidable sight especially in the summer!
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 National Park

Greenland’s National Park is the largest in the world, a vast Arctic paradise. It is home to an incredible range of wildlife and most spectacular scenery.
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.
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.
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.

The Flora of Greenland

The arctic plantlife in Greenland consists of beautiful lush meadows, hardy and colorful flowers that can withstand the country's unique environment.
Shelf with Soapstone Art. By Mads Pihl

Soapstone art in Greenland

Soapstone is a beautiful and malleable material which can be formed into unique pieces of art and it has been used for centuries for utilities such as tools
An aerial view of iceberg clusters in the Ilulissat ice fjord in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

The Guide to Climate Change in Greenland

This guide to climate change in Greenland offers everything you need to know about how Greenland is living with climate change today, and where it might lead the country in the future.
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.
Nuuk Water Taxi stopping at a waterfall. Photo by: Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

How to travel safely in Greenland

We will go through a number of risky moments that you, as a guest in Greenland, should be particularly aware of, in order that you can have a safe and secure trip.

Destinations

A newly harvested grass field in the sheep farming community Qassiarsuk in South Greenland

Qassiarsuk

The settlement Qassiarsuk is an agricultural destination for hikers and a visible meeting place between Norse culture and modern-day sheep farmers.
Narsarsuaq in South Greenland at sunset. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Narsarsuaq

Narsarsuaq is the gateway to hiking trails through lush valleys and Norse ruins spotted along a deep fjord.
Sunrise over the small farming community Igaliku in South Greenland which is also an important site for Norse history in Greenland

Igaliku

Greenland. Igaliku is a versatile, family-oriented, open-air destination with Norse ruins, modern agriculture, sheep farms, and many hiking opportunities.
Sunset over Narsaq in South Greenland

Narsaq

Narsaq is the most striking agricultural town in Greenland situated in a fjord system known for hiking, mineral deposits and cowboy history.
A view over parts of Qaqortoq - the largest town in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenlan

Qaqortoq

The largest town in South Greenland gives you art, culture, Norse history, boat tours, hot springs, kayaking and hiking trips.
An evening view of the white church in Nanortalik in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Nanortalik

Vertical walls and pristine waters in Tasermiut Fjord make an adventurer’s imagination run wild while city sightseeing bring you down to earth.

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.

Articles

Passengers on the Sisimiut snowmobile bus in Greenland having fun in the sun. Photo by Mads Pihl

Arctic Circle Adventure in Kangerlussuaq & Sisimiut

Give that snow-lovin’ kid in your heart something to look forward to this winter, by planning an adventure in Kangerlussuaq or Sisimiut
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 typical view of Kangaamiut - a village in Greenland

A chill summer In Kangaamiut

Summer in Kangaamiut by Evighedsfjorden is attractive in the meeting with the local people and the quiet rhythm of life.
A daytime view over Qaqortoq in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Visit Greenland’s banana coast

During the summer months the south of Greenland is truly lush. Greenlanders have thus dubbed the area near Narsaq and Qaqortoq the banana coast.
Sunrise over the mountains in the Nuuk fjord in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

Best thing to do in the summer in Nuuk: The fjords

Close your eyes and breathe in. A fresh wind gently blows in your direction. Want to experience the locals summer favorite? Sail the Nuuk fjord.
Lines in the ice sheet seen from an Air Zafari flight near Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Take advantage of the wait in the Kangerlussuaq Airport

Waiting in Kangerlussuaq is never a waste of time.
A group of friends from Nuuk hanging out at the snowboard park before the Arctic Winter Games in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

How to Experience urban life in Greenland

As is also the case in many other parts of the world, Greenland is currently experiencing a demographic urbanisation. Read what to do in urban Greenland
Dog sledding in the north east of Greenland. Photo by Magnus Elander

The 5 most remote places in Greenland

Remote Greenland: the magic of ‘one-option-only’, plus how to find alternatives after all: UNPLUGGING IN GREENLAND - part II
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.
Adventurers settling in at Camp Ice Cap on the Greenland Ice Sheet, run by Albatros Arctic Circle in Kangerlussuaq. Photo by Raven Eye Photography

Wake up on the Greenland Ice Sheet!

Waking up in a small tent and looking out over the seemingly endless white ice cap near Kangerlussuaq makes you feel small and invincible at the same time.
Gardeners at work at Upernaviarsuk research station in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Urban gardening - how to make Greenland green

No soil surplus for gardening? No problem! Read how resourceful Greenlanders make it work with seaweed and brewer’s malt to boost their crops.
Passengers on the Sisimiut snowmobile bus in Greenland having fun in the sun. Photo by Mads Pihl

Snowmobiling In Sisimiut

A unique culture of snowmobiling has grown over decades in Greenland's second largest town Sisimiut. How is it anyway, to try out this fun activity?
A group of snowboarders from Nuuk having fun in the sun while waiting for the Arctic Winter Games in Greenland

Snowboarding in Nuuk

Greenland’s capital Nuuk is big enough to sport a large street culture scene which adds depth and dimension to everyday life.
Digging a house out of the deep snow in Kuummiut in East Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Kuummiut: Small village - big snow

Visit Greenland went on a photo tour to this snowy small village. See some scenes from Kuummiut in East Greenland.
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.
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Winter waterways in East Greenland with Siggi Tours

Check out some of the scenes from life in Siggi’s universe, and make sure to run into him if you visit Kuummiut in East Greenland.
A snowmobiler flying high over a group of friends in the Sisimiut backckountry in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl.

Winter street culture with a Greenlandic twist

Sisimiut is the home of the Greenlandic winter version of street culture complete with fashion statements, aerial tricks, and local heroes.
It's snowing in Nuuk. Photo by Jessie Brinks Evans

What it’s like to visit Nuuk

Nuuk is this tiny Arctic capital where you’ll find age old tradition living amongst World-class modernity. Visit Nuuk and see for yourself.
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.
A winter night view from Qinngorput towards Nuuk in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Christmas Spirit in Nuuk

Spend the holidays in a town that really knows how to do Christmas and New Year’s Eve
To Thule - The End of The World. Photo by Davor Rostuhar 08

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

Naimanngitsoq Christiansen is not a man of many words. I’ve heard that about Inuits, but I couldn’t have imagined it exactly. Adventures in Thule.
A midwinter portrait near the Ilulissat Ice Fjord in Greenland with the sun setting in the background

The teacher, the dog and the ptarmigan

Once upon a time just before Christmas, a thin long-haired Viking moved to Tasiilaq in search for adventure. This is his Christmas story.
Mask dance, A Music Festival in the Fjord. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen.

Qooqqut Music Festival in the Fjord

A story about a weekend getaway to the Qooqqut Music Festival.
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!
The Suloraq towers in Nuuk's suburb Qinngorput nestled below the mountain Ukkusissaq in Greenland

‘On an ‘illoqarfik break’ in Greenland

Greenland consists of five vastly different regions, each with its own main town and it makes good sense to spend at least a couple or four days in the town - an 'illoqarfik' in Greenlandic.
To Thule - The End of The World. Photo by Davor Rostuhar 19

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.
An aerial of Sermiligaaq seen from an air zafari flight. By Mads Pihl

Flightseeing With Air Zafari In East Greenland

Once you experience the country from above you will be thinking that planes and helicopters might have been created so people could go flightseeing.
The football field in Tasiilaq in East Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Football championship in East Greenland

Every year many greenlanders travel to Tasiilaq for one of the largest football events in Greenland, friends compete and communities unite over the summer.
Raw musk ox wool on display in the Qiviut shop in Sisimiut in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

From ashes to gold: Musk ox wool

Anita Høegh realized that the inner layers of the musk ox furs were worth a small fortune if treated properly. Whereas before it was treated as useless.

Dogsledding in Greenland

"Give me dogs, give me snow and you can keep the rest!" - Knud Rasmussen, polar explorer
Midnight Sun - Two hikers enjoying the sunset near Qenertivartivit in Ammassalik Fjord near Kulusuk in East Greenland

Hiking between icebergs in East Greenland

Find the beautiful traits of hiking in East Greenland where all main roads are waterways through fjords and sounds, in zig zags between icebergs.
The midnight sun behind two tents in East Greenland, by Mads Pihl

Hiking the Arctic Circle Trail

The Arctic Circle Trail, explore and connect with nature on this 160 km backcountry trail between Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut.
A rune stone on a hill in Qassiarsuk in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Experience Greenland like the Vikings did

Experience the history of Greenland's vikings and find out how the country got its name so long ago by the chieftain Erik the Red.
Travelers studying the 1000 year old Hvalsey church ruin in south Greenland not far from Qaqortoq. By David Trood

Google Street View

See Greenland almost as if you were there yourself! Google Street View is a real experience to get a preview of places you haven't been
Kayak at Ice. By Visit Greenland

A Kayaking Adventure Beyond Comparison!

«This is your captain speaking. We are approaching the Inland Ice. The ice cap is to your right.»
World of Greenland. Ilimanaq. Photo by Gustav Thuesen 12

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.
Participants at the Leif den Lykkeliges Marathon in Qassiarsuk in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Leif Eriksson Marathon - A run with a View

Every year in August, the Leif Eriksson Marathon is held. It's a big sport event in Greenland.
The church on a grey summer day in Igaliku in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl.

This is why South Greenland is UNESCO world heritage

A tale of Viking and Inuit farming at the edge of Greenland’s ice cap.
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Here’s the best time to visit Ilulissat

The insider tips about summer, winter and a few alternative locations!
The old church in Nuuk on a sunny National Day in Greenland, June 21 - 2015. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Nuuk Hot List

5 local suggestions for what to do when you get a free minute in the Arctic metropolis
Tourist taking a photo of Marc Carreras in back-country Nuuk in Greenland. By Rebecca Gustafsson

6 Instagram shots you must get in Nuuk

Like a social media scavenger hunt, these photo suggestions will take you running all around the capital
Photo by Lauren Breedlove

Take me to my happy place

Lauren Breedlove tries cabin life during high summer in Nuuk Fjord
A fly fisherman in low afternoon light on the Erfalik river in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Flying high with fly fishing

The great river of Qussuk is a fly fisherman’s haven
Erik Palo Jacobsen, Arctic Boat Charter. Photo by Jonathan Pozniak

Q&A with a Greenlandic sea captain

Captain Erik Palo Jacobsen is a former Merchant Marine from Sisimiut, who has sailed around the world only to realize that his home in Nuuk is where the heart is.
Tele-Post's radome screen with the mountains and sea in the background, in Nuuk. Photo by Filip Gielda

The extreme lengths Greenland goes for internet

A tale of working on remote mountains and being snowed in for days. On being lost to the world - all for the love of staying connected.
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.
An Eternity of ski touring. Photo by Fredrik Schenholm.

An Eternity of ski touring

Fjords, glaciers and endless ski touring possibilities in Maniitsoq.
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!
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.
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!
Enthusiastic hiker having fun near the Greenland Ice Sheet along the Arctic Circle. By Raven Eye Photography

4 Inspiring Hiking Travel Journals

Read other hikers’ experiences and hind-sight tips from various tried-and-true hiking routes in Greenland
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.
The relaxing setting of the Uunartoq hot springs in South Greenland

Spa Culture the South Greenland Way

We all know the usual suspects in a spa – a trickling water fountain running over smooth stones, a CD lulling ‘Sounds of the Forest II’, a hot jacuzzi to sink into and, of course, loads of green plants to purify the air.
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.
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.
Photo by Eric Stoen

The Beauty of Unplugging in South Greenland

If you’re online, to some extent you’re not present.
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.
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.

What really happened to Greenland's vikings?

One of Greenland’s greatest mysteries explained.
Snowmobile ride to the airport. Photo by Syazwani Baumgartner

5 Reasons It's Worth It To Visit The Most Isolated Town In Greenland

I was fortunate enough to be the 13th person in 2017 to visit Ittoqqortoormiit in East Greenland. Known as the most remote inhabited community in the western hemisphere with only 373 inhabitants, Ittoqqortoormiit is located above the Arctic circle at the mouth of the largest fjord system in the world.
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.
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.
Female tourist looking at phone in Inneruulalik South Greenland by Photo by Peter Lindstrøm, Visit GreenlandPeter Lindstrøm, Visit Greenland

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.
Photo by Elia Locardi - Visit Greenland

Colourful Nuuk: The city break with a difference

Here are our 7 reasons that Nuuk is a city break with a difference
Nuuk Nordic Festival. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen, Visit Greenland.

Nuuk Nordic 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.
Our guide leads the way through the heather in Tasermiut Fjord, South Greenland. Photo by Aningaaq R Carlsen - Visit Greenland.

Experiencing South Greenland: hot springs, fjords and mountains. Lots of mountains.

As one of the largest masses of ice on earth is located at the heart of the country, I’ve always wondered why Greenland is called Greenland. Especially when flying over its enormous ice plain, I can’t help but wonder.
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.
Zions church in Ilulissat. Photo by Inesa Matuliauskaite

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.
Traditional Dress - A drum dancer performing in Nuuk on National Day in Greenland

Drum and mask dance in Greenland

It’s hard not to smile, cry or laugh at this display of Greenlandic cultural inheritance, which was and still is a unique social gathering point and a plunge into Greenlandic myths and rituals.

Corona Virus

Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travelling to Greenland. Check health authority recommendations and ensure you have travel insurance.
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.

20 Quick Facts about Greenland

Do we actually have penguins in Greenland?Find out this along with loads more interesting facts!
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!
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!
Guide cooking backcountry dinner over an open fire near the Arctic Circle. By Raven Eye Photography

Greenland in your kitchen: Lamb soup

These days we are spending more time at home than ever before. This has led to many people becoming Do-It-Yourself experts, gardening gurus and cooking extraordinaires!
Air Greenland, Helicopter At Kulusuk Airport. By Chris Brinlee Jr

Visa requirements for foreigners visiting Greenland

If you are a citizen of one of the countries below, you don't need to apply for a visa to enter Greenland.
The Northern Light. Photo by Aningaaq R Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Our gift to you: Free Greenland Zoom Backgrounds

Our gift to you: Free Greenland Zoom Backgrounds. Here are three Greenland background photos for your Zoom meetings or calls, that you can download for free.
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.
Sunrise over a tent camp by the Russell Glacier near Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Discovering Kangerlussuaq through food (Part 1)

The Danish food writer Sune Rasborg visited Greenland and discovered that Kangerlussuaq, with its unique nature, is much more than just a transit airport. In the first part of this 2-part journal, we follow Sune’s arrival to the Arctic Circle and his first meeting with the food culture of the locals, who have a love for arctic ingredients such as herbs, musk ox and reindeer.
Dogsledding in Kangerlussuaq with Johanne & Henning in the fjord. Photo by Anders Beier - Visit Greenland

Discovering Kangerlussuaq through food (Part 2)

The Danish food writer Sune Rasborg visited Greenland and discovered that Kangerlussuaq is much more than just a transit airport. We follow Sune's experiences with lunch preparation on a dogsled, thousands-of-years-old ice cubes by the inland ice, tales of ice fishing and a meeting with modern hunting culture.
Sisimiut Museum. Photo by Aningaaq R Carlsen - Visit Greenland

The 13 Best Viewpoints in Sisimiut

Due to COVID-19, it is still not easy to travel the world, but here I can show you around the 13 best viewpoints in Sisimiut - and you can explore them virtually via Google maps!

Nuuk: Winter VS Summer

We launch a beautiful series of contrasting still photos from the Nation’s capital, taken both in summer and winter - try sliding between two equally gorgeous experiences.
Explosive and Heart Stopping Take. Photo by Allan Liddle.

Chasing ancient char in wild Greenland

Located right on the Arctic Circle in West Greenland, Sassannguit river had the promise of char fishing in exactly the pristine unspoiled wilderness I was hoping for.
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 walking adventure by a crevasse on the Greenland Ice Sheet near Kangerlussuaq. By Paul Zizka

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.

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A summer view over parts of Tasiilaq in East Greenland. By Mads Pihl
Two hikers overlooking Nuuk in the midnight sun from the peak of Ukkusissaq Store Malene in Greenland. By Mads Pihl
A small passenger boat in front of the huge glacier wall at the Eqi glacier in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl
Adventurers settling in at Camp Ice Cap on the Greenland Ice Sheet, run by Albatros Arctic Circle in Kangerlussuaq. By Raven Eye Photography
East Greenland glacier and mountains, by Magnus Elander
Arctic Incoming by Hotel Sisimiut

In the spotlight: Hotel Sisimiut

Thinking about getting married? Then Sisimiut is amazing. Hotel Sisimut offers customized and adventurous marriage ceremonies.
Hero image. Photo by Sam Crimminmage

In the spotlight: Quark Expeditions

When you embrace the authentic adventure of expedition travel to Greenland, you can experience the wildlife, the landscape, the past and the present—all in one trip.
Hiker looking at the mountains during sunset near river, Near Camp In Tasiilaq Fjord. By Chris Brinlee Jr
Northern lights and stars. By Mads Pihl

Winter

Greenland’s winter may seem a little daunting according to our 8-month timespan of October to May. But do not fear - this doesn’t mean that we are freezing cold and off-limits for most of the year. On the contrary, every region of Greenland is easily accessible all year round.

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.
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.
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 abandoned settlement of Qoornoq on a late autumn day near Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

Cruise Destinations: West Greenland

Peppered with vibrant communities and the country’s capital, Western Greenland is a journey through landscapes rich in cultural history and natural beauty, and it is the region visited by most cruise travelers in Greenland.
The church on a grey summer day in Igaliku in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl.

Cruise Destinations: South Greenland

South Greenland is a land of jagged mountains and green pastures where sheep farms directly border ice fjords, and Norse settlement history intersects with modern Greenlandic fishing and hunting communities.
Giant iceberg close to the village Tiniteqilaaq in East Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Cruise Destinations: East Greenland

Few places inspire the imagination to wander as far and wide as the great expanses of North East Greenland where the tiny community of Ittoqqortoormiit serves as a gateway to the world’s largest national park.
Group photo of tourists on a boat in the Icefjord in Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson.
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.
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.
seal on a rocky beach - photo by yuriy rzhemovskiy

Wildlife in Greenland: Seals

There are six species of seal in Greenland. Some walruses are related to seals but belong to their own family of marine mammals.
Wolffish, Atlantic, Spotted and Northern_Photo by Joern_k_Shutterstock

Wildlife in Greenland: Fish

Greenland’s waters are known to contain more than 250 species of fish, and the figure is probably somewhat larger, as life in the deeper waters is almost unknown.
A flock of fulmar's took of as an iceberg close to them collapsed. I was amazed by the amount and variety of wildlife the Disko Bay has to offer. By Stian Klo

Wildlife in Greenland: Birds

There are excellent chances to see many kinds of birds in Greenland, especially if you have good binoculars at hand. Over 230 species of birds have been observed, and of these, about 60 breeds in Greenland and 20 who are regular migrants. The other species are roaming guests and seen less often.
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.
Mountain Night View. Photo by Matthew Littlewood - Visit Greenland

Dive deeper into our world!

We will go through a number of risky moments that you, as a guest in Greenland, should be particularly aware of, in order that you can have a safe and secure trip.