#The Ice Sheet

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Blue Ice Explorer: South Greenland Backpacking & hiking. 13 days

A backpacking trip where you get off the beaten track! Experience life at sheep farms, settlements and the town Narsaq.

Blue Ice Explorer: Round trip & hiking. 10 days

A cocktail that includes all of the highlights of South Greenland.
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Greenland Tours: Hounds of Snow

8 day dogsledding trip in East Greenland
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Tasermiut Expeditions: Ice Cap Explorer 8-15 days

Explore the Ice Cap crossing through striking glacier formations, glacial lakes and rivers. Flight from Reykjavik or Copenhagen. Dates: July

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: 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)

Greenland Travel: Dream trip to an Arctic Paradise

Get an experience of a lifetime! See Disco Bay in all its glory. Go explore! See whales, calving glaciers, majestic icebergs and much more
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Blue Ice Explorer - Towns & settlements 8 days

Explore the 2 towns of Narsaq and Qaqortoq together with the delightful calmness, warmth and undisturbed paradise of the village of Igaliku.
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Greenland Tours: Best of the West

8 days exploring Disko Bay incl. Disko Island and visit to the Greenland Ice Cap

Greenland by Topas - Summer tour: Disko Island, Icebergs and Eqi Glacier

Experience Disko Island’s glaciers, Disko Bay’s huge icebergs and legendary whales, then further north, Eqi Glacier's deafening calving events.
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Greenland Travel: Roundtrip: Off the beaten track

The trip combines popular destinations in Greenland with several unique and unspoiled places around the Arctic Circle.
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Greenland Travel: Experiences North and South of Ilulissat Icefjord

This is a variation of our summer bestseller. You get close to the Greenland Ice Sheet at Kangerlussuaq and the unique tundra landscape.

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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.
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Greenland Travel

Greenland Travel is the largest travel agency specialised in Greenland. Our customers come from all over the world, and our main office is in Denmark.
An evening view of the white church in Nanortalik in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit 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.

Arctic Hiking and Expeditions

We are a passion driven travel company operating hiking tours and expeditions in Greenland. Join us for unforgettable and unique experiences in pure nature.
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Café de Upernavik

Bed & Breakfast: Lovely rooms for overnight guests incl. wifi and breakfast. Guided sea kayak tours.

About Greenland

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.
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.
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Russell Glacier

The towering ice cliff of Russell Glacier is a popular attraction in Kangerlussuaq, located just 25 km away from the settlement, and a fantastic and accessible part of the ice sheet to visit on your travels through the gateway to Greenland.

Destinations

View from a Hill onto Ilulissat and the frozen fjord. Photo - Lisa M. Burns, Visit Greenland

Ilulissat

Nature, dog sledding, and cultural exploration await you in this iceberg paradise. Explore Ilulissat and its UNESCO protected Icefjord.

Things To Do

A photo tour on the Greenland Ice Sheet near Kangerlussuaq. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

The Ice Sheet

Tourist flights, boat trips, and the only road to the Greenland Ice Sheet bring one of only two polar ice caps in the world directly to your doorstep.

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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.
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Here’s the best time to visit Ilulissat

The insider tips about summer, winter and a few alternative locations!
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.
A glacier hiker on the Greenland Ice Sheet kicking up ice on a sunny day near Kangerlussuaq. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland.

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.
Disko Bay Steam in Ilulissat Ice Fjord. Photo - David Trood, Visit Greenland

Greenland vs Iceland: The Arctic Travel Battle

10 basic differences between Greenland and Iceland you should know before booking your vacation.
Feel free by the giants. by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Things to See & Do in Greenland by Month

Greenland’s on your bucket list for the new year - or perhaps even the year after - but when is the best time to visit Greenland and what are useful things to know before going? What are things to do in Greenland in winter as opposed to summer?
Steep Ice Wall Disko Bay. Photo - Benjamin Hardman, Visit Greenland

Greenland's glaciers under a changing climate

Approximately 80% of Greenland is covered in ice, largely made up of Greenland's vast ice sheet which stretches from the island's interior to the coastline. Whilst the ice in the interior can be as thick as 3200 metres, the ice sheet extremities can form breath-taking outlets and glaciers.

Ilulissat Icefjord Centre

On the border of the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord lies Kangiata Illorsua – Ilulissat Icefjord Centre. The Icefjord Centre is a visitor and dissemination centre which, through the exhibition "The Tale of Ice", informs visitors about the history of ice, the culture in and around the icefjord, and climate change.
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15 Unique places you can overnight in Greenland

Discover Greenland's Diverse Range of Unique Overnight Options: Glass Igloos, Beachfront Stays, Snow Igloos, and Glacier-View Huts.

Local Providers

Local Guide

Local Guide operates tours by boat and land, coordinating with media and organizing fishing and hunting in Ilulissat
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Nunatak Adventures

Nunatak Adventures is the first glacier guiding company in East Greenland, based in Kulusuk.
A sunny day at the Nanortalik church in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Nanortalik Tourism Service

We have existed since 1999, and thereby has many years of experience of dealing with guests and developing both short and longer trips.
Hotel Narsarsuaq Exterior & Flagst. Photo - Peter Lindstrom ,Visit Greenland

Hotel Narsarsuaq

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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Sermeq Helicopters

Based in South of Greenland, Sermeq Helicopters aim to be the first choice when it comes to discovering Greenland by helicopter.
Guests at Hvalsey church ruin in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Greenland Sagalands

We provide information and advice, as well as offering fishing trips, hiking trips, boat trips, kayaking, etc., for individuals and groups.
Two people kayaking among icebergs in South Greenland. Photo by Tasermiut South Greenland Expeditions

Tasermiut South Greenland Expeditions

We specialize in adventure travel in South Greenland, known for its mild weather and fjords filled with icebergs and glacier fronts.
Outside bathtub at Isikkivik in Narsaq, South Greenland. Photo by Isikkivik

Isikkivik

We call this cozy little house in Narsaq, ‘Isikkivik’ – the Greenlandic word for ‘what a view!’ – and when you see it, you’ll understand why.
A group glacier walking on the Greenland Ice Sheet near Kangerlussuaq. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Albatros Arctic Circle - Kangerlussuaq

The extensive tour programme features the ice cap, musk oxen, dog sledding, hiking tours and a lot more besides.
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Hotel Kangerlussuaq

The 70 hotel rooms and over 150 beds are split between single rooms, double rooms, suites and coordinator rooms in the transit building.
Sunset In Kapisillit. Photo - Aningaaq R. Carlsen, Visit Greenland

Sumut Greenland

Explore Greenland's beauty with expert guides on our Targa 32 boat. From Northern Lights to Whale Safaris, we create unforgettable moments.
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IceCap Explore

A local tour operator based in Ilulissat. The staff have extensive experience of organising tours, excursions and events of any type.
Ilimanaq Lodges - Photo by Chris Tonnesen - Visit Greenland

World of Greenland

We are a 100% Greenlandic company, deeply rooted in the tourism around Ilulissat.
Guests at the Old Camp Hostel enjoying the sun and views in Kangerlussuaq. Photo by Johanna Himstedt

Old Camp

A youth hostel is located 2 km from Kangerlussuaq Airport and offers shared bathroom and toilet facilities. The rooms overlook the fjord.

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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.
Aerial view of pack ice drifting. Photo - Erick Lee, Visit Greenland

Frozen Gold

Frozen Gold is The Weather Channel's reality series that premiered on the 14th of November in 2021. Every week, for 12 episodes, six gold hunters look for the chance of untouched gold in different places in Greenland where is experiencing having exposed land by melting ice sheets from climate change.

Natural Hazards

Travelling in Greenland can be a fantastic and unforgettable experience. The Greenlandic nature can be harsh at times, therefore, you should be prepared for your travels before you start your trip.