#Sports & Events

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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

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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.
Two scuba divers on a fishing trip near Sisimiut. Photo by Sirius Greenland

Sirius Greenland

Sirius Greenland and Tropic Ice Dive offer adventure diving trips in Greenland.
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KangNu Running Race

The KangNu race is a big cross country race which is held in the area of Nuuk.
Photo by Albatros Adventure Marathons

The Polar Circle Marathon

The Polar Circle Marathon race is held in Kangerlussuaq in Greenland and is often called the “world's coolest marathon”.
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.

About Greenland

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.

Things To Do

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

Biking

Paved roads are not always necessary to embrace the freedom and flexibility that a bicycle can offer - why not take on Greenland’s backcountry with a good quality mountain bike, or even conquer snow and sea ice on a fatbike!

Articles

An Eternity of ski touring. Photo by Fredrik Schenholm.

An Eternity of ski touring

Fjords, glaciers and endless ski touring possibilities in Maniitsoq.
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.
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.
Nuuk Nordic Festival. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen, Visit Greenland.

Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival: 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.
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.
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!
Evening Light View in Uummannaq - Photo- Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

The light in the darkness

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

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The statue of Leif Ericson, son of Erik the Red in Qassiarsuk in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

All About Greenland's Vikings

In Vikings: Valhalla (2022), a historical series on Netflix, the two Greenlandic Vikings, Leif Eriksson and Freydís Eiríksdóttir immediately caught our eyes. As descendants of Erik the Red, they proudly say that they are from Greenland. In Greenland, not only Inuit people but also Vikings had been living in South Greenland for more than 400 years.

Events

NuukKap Extreme Running Race

NuukKap is an extreme ultra running race held in the wild arctic nature. The route is 110 km of wild untouched nature.  You can also run or wander 70 km from Nuuk to Qooqqut which is where the 110 km wanders will stay over night. The midnight sun makes sure that the runners have visibility even in the night. 

Nuuk Half Marathon

The Nuuk Halvmarathon (Half Marathon) is a relatively flat route, mostly on asphalt. The marathon is held with start and finish from Royal Arctic Line's headquarters.
Colourful Nuuk. Photo by Stine Selmer Andersen - Visit Greenland

Nuuk Marathon

For those who prefer a city marathon, the Colourful Nuuk Marathon takes place towards the end of summer.
Concert at Takuss Bar. Photo by Stine Selmer Andersen - Visit Greenland

Akisuanerit Festival

Atlantic Music held an anniversary festival in 2008, and was encouraged by bands and musicians to make it an annual festival. Subsequently it became the Akisuanerit Festival. The festival is visited by 2500-3500 people every year.