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Providers

A view of two Air Zafari flightseeing planes over the Greenland Ice Sheet near Kangerlussuaq Airport

Air Zafari

Air Zafari offers sightseeing from the air. All aircraft have large windows next to each seat – which makes it perfect for photography.
A presentation for MS Fram guests at the Uummannaq museum in Greenland

Uummannaq Museum

Uummannaq Museum tells fantastic stories from the region.
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Bowhunting Greenland

Bowhunting Greenland is a local outward bounds company offering top quality, bespoke hunting tours in Greenland.
Greenland Cruises - MS Fram from Hurtigruten docked alongside in Sisimiut, Greenland

Greenland Cruises

Greenland Cruises offers shore excursions and other services to cruise ships visiting Greenland during the summer and fall.
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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.
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Hotel Hvide Falk

Hotel Hvide Falk is situated in the middle of Ilulissat, and offers 40 rooms and an annex with 4 double rooms and 9 apartments.
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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.
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.
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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Ilulissat Youth Hostel

Ilulissat youth hostel is in the town centre, a short walk from the shops, cafés and the harbour, and just 45 minutes by foot from the Ice Fjord.
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Kangerlussuaq Museum

Kangerlussuaq Museum is an integral part of the Kangerlussuaq Airport, and is situated at the heart of the airport area.
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Major Hunting

The two owners of Major Hunting are fishermen and authorised trophy hunters. They both have a passion for hunting, fishing and sailing.
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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North Greenland Adventure

North Greenland Adventure specialises in any tourism relating to the settlements around Ilulissat.
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Pirhuk - Greenland Expedition Specialists

From our base & home in Kulusuk, East Greenland, surrounded by one of the greatest wilderness areas on earth, we specialize in.
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Tupilak Travel

Tupilak Travel offers cheap travel to Greenland, in particular to the country's capital, Nuuk.
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Sydbo

At Sydbo.gl you live in nice apartments of 64 square meters. Each apartment has its own kitchen with everything needed to cook.
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The Seamen's Home Sisimiut

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

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.
A Bell 212 Air Greenland helicopter over the Disko Bay in the sunset. Photo by Mads Pihl

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!
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Polar Lodge

Polar Lodge, which is owned by Albatros Arctic Circle, is one of Kangerlussuaq’s newest overnight accommodation centers and was built in 2006.

Icelandic Mountain Guides

From their expedition & ski lodge in East Greenland, Greenland Mountain Guides specialises in Greenland ski touring and mountaineering expeditions, icecap crossings, wilderness treks and traditional dogsled trips.

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

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 Eskimo-Aleut language, which is polysynthetic type, where one word can contain the meaning of a whole sentence
History - A kayaker from Sisimiut in Greenland in a traditional skin kayak

History

The history of Greenland goes back to ca. 2500 BC, when the first Paleo-Eskimos migrated to Greenland through North America.
A pair of musk oxen in summer. Photo by Magnus Elander.

Animals of Greenland

Sea eagles, seals, whales, musk oxen and polar bears. Greenland's wildlife is rich and extremely diverse.
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.
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, 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.
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.

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.
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.

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.

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

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.
A winter sunrise over Tasiilaq in East Greenland

Tasiilaq

Tasiilaq is the largest town in Eastern Greenland and the gateway to pretty much every kind of adventure that Greenland offers.
Kulusuk in East Greenland

Kulusuk

Kulusuk is the gateway to many different types of adventure-based activities for both summer and winter in East Greenland.
Two people walking on ice floes in kangertittivaq fjord. Photo by Per Arnesen.

Ittoqqortoormiit

Sea ice makes this the most isolated town in Greenland, where dog sledding, expedition cruises and wildlife dominate the opportunities for adventure.
Nuuk is Greenlands capital and the signature mountain Sermitsiaq always stands large and visible in the background

Nuuk

The heart of a nation. Greenland’s largest city and capital is fueled on fresh air, strong coffee and diverse personalities.
A Turf house from Paamiut in Greenland. By Angu Motzfeldt

Paamiut

Paamiut is embodied by snowy winter slopes, majestic wildlife with eagles and a tourist density that will make you feel like the guest of honor around town.

Maniitsoq

Experience both adventurous and relaxing activities such as angling, whale watching and heliskiing, the trademarks of Maniitsoq.
Northern lights over Sisimiut in Destination Arctic Circle in Greenland

Sisimiut

Backcountry sports and Arctic adventures in Sisimiut are the perfect answer to a pursuit for cultural discovery and pure natural settings.
The morning sun coming up over the vealleys around Kangerlussuaq in Greenland seen from an Air Zafari flight. By Mads Pihl

Kangerlussuaq

With the mouth of the fjord sitting on the far western horizon and the ice cap knocking at the door, all roads lead to the backcountry.

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

Two travelers reading on a bench overlooking icebergs in the Ilulissat ice fjord in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Why Greenland may not be for you

A quick guide on how and when to travel to Greenland
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.
Inside the Mersortarfik sewing workshop in Ilulissat in Greenland

The anorak house of Mesortarfik

Did you know that Greenland is the home of the original hoodie? Anorak has been a stable in Inuits clothing for centuries.
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
Sheep in a field near Igaliku in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

The 5 most boring places in Greenland

Boring Greenland: The magic of ‘one-option-only’, plus how to find alternatives after all: UNPLUGGING IN GREENLAND – part I
A selection of beer ingredients at the microbrewery Immiaq in Ilulissat, Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Taste Greenlandic nature with Immiaq Beer

In Greenland there’s only one way to craft beer: microbrew
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.
Food preparation at Sarfalik. Photo by Siggi Anton

The Foodie Guide to Greenland

Greenland is justifiably an attraction for its landscape and unique culture, but those who seek fulfilment of the culinary variety won’t be disappointed.
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.

Water calling: whale watching and sports fishing

Be charmed by marine life in the sea, which brings much pleasure to travellers in Greenland. Go whale watching and sports fishing!
The tour boat Sirius Greenland arriving in Assaqutaq near Sisimiut in Greenland

What to pack for a vacation in Greenland

So there are only a few days to go, before your first trip to Greenland, but what do you pack and why? Well, it depends! Read more here.
A game of soccer between cruise guests and Itilleq locals in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

5 ways to blend with the locals

We know you do not really like being called a tourist, let alone looking like one. While you surely know how to conduct yourself as a respectful traveler and adventurer, there are also a few tricks to ‘flying under the radar’ in 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.
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.
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 Polar Eskimos, but I couldn’t have imagined it exactly. Adventures in Thule.
Two flightseeing planes from Air Zafari over the hills around Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

"Send films by air drop!"

Early in the history of film media, Greenlanders were eager to watch films. Read a short excerpt on film history here.
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Which type of traveler are you?

With so many cultural experiences at your fingertips, which ones are right for you? Here are a few food-for-thought questions to inspire as a traveler.
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 Air Greenland Dash-8 taking off from Kulusuk in East Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Greenland roads found in the clouds

Cities and settlements are knit through an invisible network of airline routes that crisscross over the Ice Cap and along the coast lines.
Two Air Zafari planes heading towards the Greenland Ice Sheet near Kangerlussuaq Airport

Flightseeing in Greenland - fun and captivating

Experience Greenland's nature from above on flightseeing tours in helicopter or aircraft as you fly over Greenland's many fjords, icebergs and mountains.
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.
Hikers approaching Hvalsey church ruin one of several norse historical sites in south greenland. By David Trood

Following in the footsteps of the Vikings in Greenland

Read about one of Greenland's most exciting historical locations taking one back to when the vikings first came ashore more than 1000 years ago.
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.
Two hikers on a Greenland Travel trek looking out over Ikaasatsivaq sound in East Greenland near Tiniteqilaaq. By Mads Pihl

Good Hiking Advice and the Hiker's 12 Commandments

Learn the essentials for planning a hike, beginner or expert some things are crucial for a successful trip through Greenland's stunning nature.
Mother of the SeaMother of the Sea. By Mads Pihl

Greenland myths and legends

The northern lights, Mother of the sea, The wandering spirit known as Qivittoq. Wonders, and myths were a vital part in the daily life of Greenlanders.
A traditional Greenlandic drum for drum dancing on display in Narsaq in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Greenland’s Music History, Part 1

Learn more about Greenland's music scene and it's historical roots and influence, from traditional beats to an international setting.
Locally made snaps at Restaurant Mamartut in Ilulissat in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Greenland ptarmigan schnapps with Kim Sander Pedersen, Restaurant Mamartut in Ilulissat

Learn more about traditional Schnapps with a twist from a local Greenlandic bird. Kim Sander Pedersen shows how to prepare Schnapps with a Ptarmigan bird.
MS Fram anchoring up outside Ilulissat seen from an Air Zafari flight in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Greenland’s overwhelming nature

And how humans have survived in it for so long
Music - Christian and Frederik Elsner - the core of the Greenlandic band Nanook, performing in Frederik's living room in Nuuk

Greenland's Music History, Part 2

Learn more about how Greenland's music inspired it's modern cultural independence after the political situation from the Second World War.
Air Greenland helicopter flying above mountains. By Humbert Entress

Helicopter flying in Greenland

Read about the vital role that helicopters play in the transportation around Greenland, wether that being for pleasure or business purposes.
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.
Visual artist Mike Kristiansen's tupilak-decorated paintings, by Mads Pihl

Tupilak with a twist

Tupilaks are one of the strongest and most used cultural symbols in Greenland.

The Big Arctic Five - Five core things to do in Greenland

Greenland is one of the world’s great adventure destinations, and the Big Arctic Five highlights five core attractions with a unique Greenlandic touch.
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 hut for accommodation at Tasiusaq sheep farm in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

7 unique places you can overnight in Greenland

Accommodation in adventurous Greenland include everything from tenting in the Arctic tundra to huts overlooking calving glaciers!
Greenlandic singer and songwriter Nive Nielsen with the city lights of Nuuk in the background. By Mads Pihl

Traditional drum singing and modern music

The drum dance is Greenland’s most well-known musical genre, the tradition lives with modern rock and pop on the diverse music scene.
A field of flowers in front of snow capped mountain peaks in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl.

7 summer activities you can do yourself in Greenland!

Think: lush, blooming, and full of life! Below are 7 different self-guided activities that are worth visiting during summertime.
A mother and her son walking home from the grocery store Pilersuisoq in Kuummiut, East Greenland. By Mads Pihl

5 things you didn't know about settlements in Greenland

How many people? How is the everyday life there? We’re looking into five things you might not know about living in a small isolated place in Greenland!
A skier descending from Tasiilaq Mountain Hut in the sunset in East Greenland. By Mads Pihl

5 types of nature travelers

Which type of nature travelers are you? Test yourself to nurture your interests of adventure, in any environment, tempo or activity.
Two hikers at a camp in East Greenland preparing dinner. By Mads Pihl

How to cope with the mosquitoes

We have to admit it. When the midnight sun is over Greenland, the mosquitoes can also be found in the sky. Here are five good tips on how to cope with them.
Myggedalen in Nuuk, Greenland, on a winter's night. By Mads Pihl

Nuuk city ligths is a beautiful sight from a hilltop

At three times the size of the second largest town Sisimiut, Nuuk is an important cultural and financial driver for the development of Greenland.
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

Top five ice adventures to explore in North Greenland

Icebergs are calved out of glaciers and each one is truly unique. Here are five adventures that will aid you get the best ice experience in North Greenland.
Flightseeing with Air Zafari near Iluliartoq in Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Top three things to do in Kangerlussuaq

See the best things that Kangerlussuaq has to offer, choose amongst activities like musk oxen safari, flight seeing, and glacier walking on the Ice Sheet.
A women from Nuuk in Greenland wearing her national costume for the National Day celebrations on June 21, by Mads Pihl

June 21st - Greenland’s National Day - At close range

June 21st is a unique opportunity to experience national culture, on Greenland's National Day traditions reflect a widely different and vibrant culture.
Hiking gear on a Greenland Travel guide in East Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Hiking Equipment, for hiking in Greenland

Find guidelines for the right hiking equipment, so you are prepared to sleep, eat, cook and navigate on your hike in Greenland.
The Uunartoq hot springs in South Greenland enjoy a great view of icebergs and mountains. By Mads Pihl

Hot springs in Greenland

A trip to South Greenland would not be complete without a dip with your loved one in the natural hot springs of Uunartoq.
Marathon runners at the Leif den Lykkeliges Marathon in Qassiarsuk in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

5 Ways to be Active in Greenland

For those who want to be or stay active on holiday, or even want to travel specifically to participate in events, don’t miss this article!
Tiny houses and MS Fram in Upernavik in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Popular Cruise Ship Itineraries in Greenland

There are plenty of opportunities to get a unique cruise in Greenland.
The Greenlandic settlement of Illorsuit with MS Fram in the background. Photo by Mads Pihl.jpg

Sailing to the Icy Grand Canyon of Greenland

Imagine the grand canyon as an icy landscape with its own unique wonders and a land of adventure, such is the landscape and Ilulissat Icefjord experienced
A couple overlooking Tasiusaq sheep farm near Qassiarsuk in South Greenland

On holiday among South Greenland's sheep farmers

In Tasiusaq, the feeling of ultimate freedom is no further away than the bay along with one of Greenland's best views across lush, flowering meadows.
An elderly woman at a kaffemik laughing and enjoying herself. By Angu Motzfeldt

Kaffemik in Greenland

Kaffemik is the culmination of good company, coffee, and sweets which is also the recipe for a cozy time in Greenland.
A view over the fjord leading towards the famous triplets peaks and the glacier near tasiilaq mountain hut in east greenland. By Mads Pihl

Fabulous Fjords in the North

From Alaska to Norway, West to East in the northern hemisphere, here’s an overview of the top 5 must-see fjords, and their nearby alternatives.
Modern Art - A boy from Nuuk looking at Guido Van Helten's wall art in Greenland

Street art in Colourful Nuuk

Two new large-scale street art paintings have made Nuuk even more colourful, displaying the capital's vibrant and modern culture.
Enok Kilime carving reindeer bone in Sisimiut in Greenland - by Mads Pihl

Crafts - The Tupilak

Jewellery, handicrafts and decorated everyday objects are part of the rich crafts history of Greenland - but the figurative world of the tupilak is in class all by itself.
A winter night view from Qinngorput towards Nuuk in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Nuuk and Reykjavík - a perfect combination for a holiday

Nuuk and Reykjavík sit at the top of the world in the north like two kings on mighty thrones. Enjoy city life among amazing nature environments.

5 remote places you can visit while on a cruise

We have compiled a list of the five most remote places such as towns and settlements you can cruise to with Hurtigruten in Greenland.
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.
The Peter Jensen design kamik compared to the classic, traditional West Greenlandic national costume kamik, by Mads Pihl

Deconstructing the Greenlandic national costume

See a project that aimed to push boundaries and asked: What do you get when you mix a fashion polemic and a strong symbol of Greenlandic culture?
Inland Ice. By Malik Milfeldt

Across the inland ice on a wind sled

Come along on an expedition across Greenland's Inland Ice. Our employee went on precisely this journey under the motto "Be a Pioneer". 

Kayaker meeting some wildlife near Tasiilaq. By N.A Antognelli

A Kayaking Expedition Across Greenland

Spanning three different trips, this couple kayaked along the entire west coast of Greenland. Get inspired for your own kayaking expedition.
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?
Hiker in Ilulissat, North Greenland standing at the Sermermiut overlook close to the Ilulissat Icefjord gazing at icebergs and a crisp autumn night sky filled with stars and northern lights. By Paul Zizka

Behind the Camera - An Interview with a Photographer

An interview with professional photographer, Paul Zizka, about his photography workshops in Greenland.
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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Arctic weather: for better or for worse

A photo collection to show all the wonderful types of weather in Greenland, plus tips on how to thrive in them
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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
Glaciers a small passenger boat in front of the huge glacier wall at the Eqi glacier in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

10 Facts about Greenland that You Might Not Know

Nellie Huang gives a crash course in Greenland culture and history
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.
Paarnat and Arctic Thyme. By Mads Pihl

5 Greenlandic Foods + 1 Cocktail to Try

How to ‘go native’ without eating the really exotic stuff (unless that’s your thing)
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

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!
Three young people in the sunset in Ukkusissat, Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Tips to hang out with locals in Greenland

Tried-and-true ideas from travellers who've done it before
Two men enjoying the sunrise in the Icefjord in Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson, Visit Greenland.

8 times the light in Greenland was absolutely heavenly

There is no denying that Greenland’s landscapes and light are a photographer’s dream.
A Kontrast Smykker by Marianne Farup Hansen gold ring design from Sisimiut in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

A Traveler’s Guide to Great Souvenir Shopping in Greenland

Make your shopping experience a breeze with this quick rundown of fabulous products from right here in Greenland
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!
Portrait of a female tourist in Nuuk in Greenland. By Rebecca Gustafsson

Editor’s pick: 12 real reasons to visit Greenland

A month-by-month recommendation of where to go and why!
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
Photo by Bjorgvin_Hilmarsson

Meet the explorers: “When real life is fake”

Cross the Greenland Ice Sheet, kayak in the wilderness for a week, or climb the highest mountain in Greenland. How will you test your limits?
Ilulissat - Sermermuit hike - icebergs. Photo by by Maria Sahai.

Greenland - a photographer’s dream come true

Photographers Karim and Maria Sahai explain why everyone who is interested in photography and nature should visit Greenland.
Three friends posing for a photo in running clothes in Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson.

Why you want a Greenlandic woman in your corner

Greenlandic women have always played a strong role in society and we highlight them a little extra in celebration of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018
Female tourists taking a selfie with Marc Carreras on winter hike in Nuuk in Greenland. By Rebecca Gustafsson

20 Instagrammers in Greenland worth following

Northern lights, knitting, sailing, lots and lots of snow. How do locals in Greenland live their lives in tune with its grand nature? While Greenland may seem far away, you might be curious to know what everyday life is like in our polar nation. 

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.
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Air Greenland flight review: Look forward to be entertained!

Air Greenland's shiny new In-Flight Entertainment system was launched earlier this year to Business class passengers. Guests flying Economy class can look forward to using it by the end of 2018.
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.
Sarfaq Ittuk. Photo by Mads Pihl

Family Fun in Nuuk: Take 5

Nuuk is one of the smallest capitals in the world, but it’s filled with unique experiences for families. Within the city itself there are vibrant colours, history and local foods to discover, while the surrounding immense nature offers limitless opportunities for little ones. Check out these five family-friendly activities to add to your Nuuk Bucket List.
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.
Ujarneq Fleischer on the way out of airplane. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen

Greenland - The Insider’s Guide

Throughout October we’ll be revealing our brand new series of videos about travelling in Greenland. Watch this space for Greenland | The Insider’s Guide - starting 1st October!
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.
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Living in Greenland

To me, Greenland is an inexhaustible source, and I am going to write many books that take place in Greenland. My author heart loves this beautiful and remote place on earth.
Passenger ferry Sarfaq Ittuk in the Disko Bay under dramatic clouds in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

5 Underrated Places to Visit in Greenland

Greenland is by no means swarming with tourists, wherever you go in the country, but there are particular places where tourists congregate, and there’s a ‘beaten track’ to get off, if that’s your thing.

Geotourism: Get up close and personal with Greenland

New, local geotourism experiences allow you to experience Greenland’s geology for yourself.
Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson - Visit Greenland

Our Watchlist: Top 5 Films About Greenland

Looking for some cultural inspiration for your trip to Greenland? Kick back and enjoy some of our top picks from the Greenlandic movie scene.
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.