#South Greenland

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AUL - Discover Greenland from the sea

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.
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Blue Ice Explorer: Plan your own holiday in Greenland

Are you dreaming of going to Greenland and would you prefer to plan your own trip?

Blue Ice Explorer: South Greenland - Short and Intensive

Experience Greenland on a getaway from Iceland. Wonderful day-hikes with easy access to South Greenland's blue icebergs and history.
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Blue Ice Explorer: Backpacking and hiking in Greenland

A backpacking trip where you get off the beaten track! Experience life at sheep farms, settlements and the town Narsaq.
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Blue Ice Explorer: Easy hiking package

Tour package for individual travellers in the best hiking area in Greenland! Accommodation at farms and in settlements.
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Blue Ice Explorer: Round trip & hiking. 10 days

A cocktail that includes all of the highlights of South Greenland.

Tasermiut Expeditions: Kayak & Hiking 8 days

Kayak expedition in total freedom among icebergs & glaciers. Ice-walk, polar fauna, northern lights. Dates: June to Sep. Flight from RKV/CPH.

Tasermiut Expeditions: Hiking and Kayaking Adventure

8 days trip, kayaking and on foot: complete contact with nature, kayaking and hiking activities, discover Viking ruins in South Greenland.

Tasermiut Expeditions: Kayak, Bike and Trekking

An expedition using very quite means of transport: hiking boots, mountain bike & kayak, surrounded by icebergs. 12 day trip from July to Sep.

Tasermiut Expeditions: South Greenland Explorer

Tasermiut fjord Big Walls called "the Arctic Patagonia", hot springs, glacier camp, navigation among icebergs. 15 day trip from June to Sep.

Tasermiut Expeditions: Wonders of Greenland

A full-featured 8 day trip: easy hikes surrounded by glaciers, ice-walk, viking ruins UNESCO Heritage & sailing among icebergs. June to September.

Tasermiut Expeditions: Exclusive Adventure

Hotel&Adventure 8 day trip: Impressive hikes, viking ruins UNESCO World Heritage, navigation among icebergs, glacier trek. Dates: July, August

Tasermiut Expeditions: Greenland Northern Lights

Admire northern lights from mid August to Sept. in one of the best spots: Qaleraliq Glacier camp. Hikes & Zodiac navigation among icebergs

Tasermiut Expeditions: Kayaking and Ice-walk 15 days

A genuine kayak expedition in total autonomy among icebergs & glaciers. Arctic fauna and trekking. 15 day adventure from June to Sep (RKV/CPH)
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Tasermiut Expeditions: Adventure break from Iceland

5 day Getaway: easy hiking, hotel accommodation, one night in a Glacier Camp, ice-walk, kayak excursion among icebergs. Dates: June to Sep.

Bowhunting Greenland: Muskox Hunting 2019

Bowhunting Greenland offers quality Muskox hunting with helicopter transfers for big mature trophies in our remote concession area.

Grönlandsresor - Horseback riding in South Greenland, 8 days

Using Icelandic horses we’ll ride between sheep farms and experience the lush nature of the area around Qassiarsuk.
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Blue Ice Explorer - UNESCO sites 4 days

Visit Hvalsey, Igaliku and Qassiarsuk – 3 of the UNESCO sites – together with South Greenland’s colourful town Qaqortoq.
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Blue Ice Explorer - South Greenland 5 days – active

A 5-day getaway from Iceland for the active traveller with hiking around Igaliku, Qassiarsuk and Narsarsuaq.

Tasermiut Expeditions: Leif Eriksson Marathon

8 days trip surrounded by glaciers, ice-walk, viking ruins UNESCO sites, sailing among icebergs and the best marathon. Flight from RKV/CPH.

Providers

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Villarama

Villarama Villarama is a little house in the heart of Qaqortoq.
Sarfaq Ittuk cruising in the Disko Bay outside Ilulissat ice fjord in 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.
Saling vessel between icebergs in Greenland. Photo by Blue Ice Explorer, Visit Greenland.

Blue Ice Explorer

Blue Ice Explorer specialises in package tours and also organises other travel arrangements for individuals and groups in southern Greenland.
Purple landscape with a silhouette of a man carrying reindeer antlers on his back. Photo by Bowhunting Greenland, Visit Greenland.

Bowhunting Greenland

Bowhunting Greenland is a local outward bounds company offering top quality, bespoke hunting tours in Greenland.
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Gammel Anders House

Accommodation in Gammel Anders' House is in a small red house right by the old harbour and the beautiful museum area in Nanortalik in South Greenland.
Gardar Hostel

Gardar Hostel

Gardar Hostel is a cosy hostel located near the shop and harbour and run by Blue Ice Explorer.
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Greenland Sagalands

Greenland Sagalands is a tour operator and tourist information site with local roots in Qaqortoq in South Greenland.
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Hotel Kap Farvel

Hotel Kap Farvel comprises 20 rooms and is divided into two wings. The new wing has a 2-star rating.
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Hotel Narsarsuaq

Hotel Narsarsuaq is a modern hotel with 80 rooms and about 180 beds. There is a choice of single rooms, double rooms, family rooms and suites.
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Hotel Qaqortoq

Hotel Qaqortoq offers comfortable accommodation and an authentic Greenlandic ambience with great coastal views high above the harbour in Qaqortoq.
Guests at Igaliku Country Hotel having dinner

Igaliku Café

Igaliku Café has a fantastic backdrop in the settlement Igaliku. The café serves both food, drinks, coffee and snacks in a cosy countryside environment.
Guests enjoying the afternoon sun at a Blue Ice hut in Igaliku in South Greenland

Igaliku Country Hotel

Igaliku Country Hotel offers cosy and comfortable accommodation and delicious Greenlandic meals served in the café. The hotel has 8 double rooms.
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Illunnguujuk Hostel

Illunnguujuk Hostel 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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Ipiutaq Guest Farm

Ipiutaq guest farm is an innovative sheep farm which is managed by a Greenlandic family with roots in France.
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Isikkivik

Isikkivik is a cosy little accommodation with fantastic views of icebergs and the sea high on the hillsides of Narsaq in South Greenland.
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Nanortalik Museum

Nanortalik Museum is beautifully situated in the old colonial port area as an open air museum, covering almost all buildings in the area.
The white church in Nanortalik in South 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.
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Nanortalik Youth Hostel

Nanortalik Youth Hostel is located in Mathildes Hus which is a lovely old building located next to the museum in the old part of Nanortalik.
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Nanu Travel

Nanu Travel is a locally based tour and outdoor pursuits company in East Greenland.
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Narsaq Museum

Narsaq Museum is situated at the old harbour. Collections and exhibitions are fitted out in some of the town's oldest houses that date back to 1830.
Narsarsuaq in South 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.
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Narsarsuaq Hostel

Narsarsuaq Hostel is a modern hostel with a large kitchen and living room. It can sleep 36 people in nine 4-room dormitories.
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NTS Rooms

NTS Rooms in Nanortalik offers six quality apartments sleeping a total of 14 people.
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Qaqortoq Museum

Qaqortoq Museum is housed in the town's oldest building, a black-tarred colonial administrator's building which was built in 1804.
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The Leif Eriksson Hostel

Not far from the little harbour in Qassiarsuk is the Leif Eriksson Hostel.

Tasiusaq Kayak Hostel

The hostel is situated in the little settlement of Tasiusaq which overlooks the extraordinarily beautiful Tasermiut fjord.
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Tasermiut South Greenland Expeditions

Tasermiut is the specialist in adventure travel in South Greenland, the best place for adventure due to mild weather conditions and the safest fjords full of icebergs and glaciers fronts.
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Sulisartut Højskoleat

Sulisartut Højskoliat is an educational institution, but it also offers overnight accommodation.
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Siniffik Inn

Siniffik-Inn (siniffik means bed or a place to sleep in Greenlandic) has two sections to it offering accommodation and excellent service.
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Quark Expeditions

For 25 years, Quark Expeditions® has been the definitive leader in polar adventures.
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Inneruulalik Guest Farm

Inneruulalik is a 10-minute journey by boat from Narsarsuaq International Airport. Our farm has two sheep barns, a workshop and two outhouses.

Tasermiut Camp - Nanortalik

We are a new turist company our main goal is to do guided tours around south Greenland, primarily near Nanortalik. We offer many different kind of package trips with our own boat with up to 6 passengers.

Sillisit Hostel

Illunnguujuk Hostel is a family run hostel housed in what was once an old farmhouse. It was refurbished in 2004 and is still being developed.
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.
Sermeq Helicopters cockpit view of a fjord in South Greenland. Photo by Camilla Beg Christensen, Visit Greenland.Sermeq helicopters

Sermeq Helicopters

Based in South of Greenland, Sermeq Helicopters aim to be the first choice when it comes to discovering Greenland by helicopter and we are committed to give you an unforgettable experience!

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!

Hunter's Eye South Greenland

Our mission is to offer foreign trophy hunters an opportunity to go hunting with local hunters and experience the majestic Greenlandic nature at the same time.

Café Thorhildur

Come by Café Thorhildur in Narsaq and buy some coffee, Greenlandic tea, hot chocolate, and enjoy it with a piece of homemade cake.

About Greenland

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.
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.
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.
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

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

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.
The white church in Nanortalik in South 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.

Things To Do

Ice climbing near Ilulissat in North Greenland

Climbing and Mountaineering

Glaciers have carved fresh cuts right through the bedrock, and left a myriad of peaks often rising thousands of feet all along the coastline.
Cast iron figures inspired by norse runes in Qassiarsuk in South Greenland

Vikings in Greenland

The Norsemen inhabited Greenland for more than 400 hundred years and created a tradition of farming which today has become a corner stone of everyday life in Southern Greenland.
Two Air Zafari planes heading towards the Greenland Ice Sheet near Kangerlussuaq Airport

Flightseeing

Experiencing Greenland from the air provides a new perspective of the enormous size of the country, and the conditions for life in the Arctic.
A family visiting Uunartoq Springs in South Greenland

Hot springs

There are hot springs in several places in Greenland. Uunartoq in Southern Greenland is the spring used as a pool, frequented all year round by local and foreign visitors.
A collection of reindeer antlers outside a house in Qeqertarsuatsiaat south of Nuuk in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Trophy Hunting

Greenland is the place where even the most seasoned trophy hunters will experience a challenge to their hunting instinct and ingenuity.
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!

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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.»
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.
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
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
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.
Photo by Eric Stoen

The Beauty of Unplugging in South Greenland

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

What really happened to Greenland's vikings?

One of Greenland’s greatest mysteries explained.
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.
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.

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Hiker looking at the mountains during sunset near river, Near Camp In Tasiilaq Fjord. By Chris Brinlee Jr
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.
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.