Destination 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. Fresh vegetables, natural hot springs on a remote island, big wall climbing, and fjord kayaking abound in South Greenland.
Dirt roads and hiking trails between farming communities, and a great band of sea ice flowing straight down from the northern seas are all unique South Greenlandic elements.
All this is tied together by a distinct South Greenlandic culture with strong ties to the history of the North Atlantic and a sense of sharing stories and welcoming guests.
The southernmost part of Greenland lives up to its name, Greenland. The “garden of Greenland” offers a contrasting and fertile climate, unique history, cities with exciting cultural offerings and cozy settlements.
The Greenlandic species are adapted to the Arctic environment, and there are special bird species or breeds that only occur in Greenland. Birdwatching in Greenland offers unique experiences that are not found anywhere else in the world.
Knud Rasmussen’s Fifth Thule Expedition
The Greenlandic explorer and anthropologist Knud Rasmussen left Greenland in 1921. It was a three years dog sledding expedition across Arctic Canada and Alaska to Eastern Siberia.
The towering ice cliff of Russell Glacier is a popular attraction in Kangerlussuaq and a fantastic and accessible part of the ice sheet to visit on your travels through the gateway to Greenland.
Behind Greenland's largest travel site is the Visit Greenland that is 100% owned by the Government of Greenland, who is responsible for marketing the country's adventures and opportunities for guests wishing to visit the world's largest island.
The VisitGreenland.com website is created by Visit Greenland and Kathart Interactive.