#The Ice Sheet

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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: 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)
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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.

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.

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.

World of Greenland

World of Greenland organizes excursions such as hiking, boat trips and sightseeing flights by helicopter and airplane.
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Arctic Dream

Arctic Dream specialises in dog sleds, hunting, boat tours, kayaking, fishing and climbing based in Tasiilaq in East Greenland.
Boat tour into the Pack-ice near Angmagssalik. Photo by Arctic Wonderland Tours, Visit Greenland

Arctic Wonderland Tours

Arctic Wonderland Tours is one of Greenland's most experienced tour operators. They run hotels in Tasiilaq and Kulusuk, tour services and tour boats.
Hytten Amaroq from outside. Photo by Asimut Tours and Camp, Visit Greenland

Asimut Tours and Camp

Asimut Tours & Camp offers a wealth of experience when it comes to tours, fishing and hunting.
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.
Hikers in Aasivissuit UNESCO area close to Kangerlussuaq Photo by Morten Christensen

Greenland Outdoors

Greenland Outdoors is an adventure travel tour provider from Kangerlussuaq with a team of experienced guides.
Guests at Hvalsey church ruin in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Greenland Sagalands

Greenland Sagalands is a tour operator and tourist information site with local roots in Qaqortoq in South Greenland.
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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.
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IceCap Tours

IceCap Tours is located in the heart of Ilulissat in a building, which also houses a tourist office, café, microbrewery and discotheque.
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Ilulissat Tourist Nature

Ilulissat Tourist Nature is an adventure tour and accommodation provider in Ilulissat with a wide range of experiences year round.
Nuuk Water Taxi Boat. Photo by Aningaaq R Carlsen - Visit Greenland

Nuuk Water Taxi

Greenland Water Taxi operates in areas around Nuuk, Maniitsoq, Qasiannguit and Ilulissat. They cater a range of services that you can read more about here. Fiord Adventure Catch'n'eat Whales Photography Groups Film Crews ScienceSupport Shuttle Cargo Delivery VIP Ice Fiord Cruise Deep Sea Fishing.
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.
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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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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.
Dogs on a dog sledding trip near Ilulissat in Greenland fanning out in typical west Greenlandic fashion. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Albatros Arctic Circle

Albatros Arctic Circle is a locally based company which organises trips to Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut.

Amazing Boat Tours - Ilulissat

If you value 30 years of sailing experience in Greenland by captain and owner Wilhelm Gemander on his comfortable and safe motor cruiser “MB/MAYA”.

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.
Russel glacier aerial on sunny day. Photo-Aningaaq R Carlsen - Visit Greenland

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.

Articles

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.
Diving into the Nuuk fjord as the sun is setting. Photo by Peter Lindstrom - Visit Greenland

Editor's tips for 2021

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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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.