Adventures in Greenland
Boat tour to a glacier in the fiord?
Scooping up iceberg bits to taste the water from thousands of years ago?
The reflection of northern lights on an iceberg?
Greenland is full of adventure. Come and discover Greenland.

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Adventures in Greenland

Boat tour to a glacier in the fiord?
Scooping up iceberg bits to taste the water from thousands of years ago?
The reflection of northern lights on an iceberg?
Greenland is full of adventure. Come and discover Greenland.
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8 days
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Ukkusissat Mountain Hike | Nuuk

Would you like to see Nuuk from the best view possible? Then come along and join us on this guided hike to the mountain Ukkusissat, Store Malene.  Explore the capitals best view from the top of Store Malene! You and your fellow explorers will be greeted by your guide in the heart of Nuuk. From here an out of town adventure awaits you! Your hike starts from Qinngorput and takes you 742 meters above sea level. We will follow a dirt road, neighbouring a boisterous river to the spectacular lake Cirkus. Lake circus is circumscribed by a crater of mountains, with luscious mountainsides. A place so spellbinding and enchanting, that not even your imagination can fathom its beauty. We will hike along the shores of the lake and find our way to the marked path, that will take us up the mountaintop. Enroute the guide will tell everything you need to know about arctic wildlife and herbs, and if you are lucky, you will be able to see one of the foxes residing in the area. From lake Cirkus, you start your ascend towards Ukkusissat. From here it only goes upwards and the hike is not easily conquered.  The mountain is approximately 742 meters high and is a gem, adored by all locals. Ukkusissat means soapstone, and local artist conquers the mountain to find soapstone to carve in. Once you have conquered the steep mountainside, you will be rewarded with the most astonishing view over Nuuk and the fjords many veins. Nuuk fjord is known for its mythical mountains and blue waters, it is a magical experience to see it from above. On top of the mountain, you will find a field of Cairns, build your own if you’d like. Once you have enjoyed the mesmerizing view of Nuuk, we return to Nuuk the same way we came. We will pass a mountainside, there is covered in snow all year round. Do like the locals, and sledge down the snow!  Tie your hiking boots and bring your fellow explorers! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Duration:
2 days
Available:
Mar. - Oct.
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Oqaatsut Kayaking Day | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Join this marvelous trip combining kayaking with cultural visit to the charming hunting village Oqaatsut. If you always have wanted to experience Greenland along with visiting Ilulissat, then this is something for you. As you will sail the arctic ocean from Ilulissat to the little settlement of Oqaatsut among humongous icebergs with the beautiful nuances of blue and white. When you have arrived in the village you will be joined with an experienced kayaking instructor who will take you through the basics and help you along the journey. As you will go through the safety instructions, you will get the best introduction of how to operate a kayak. Shortly after you will head onto the water. With your fellow explorers, you will get the thrilling experience of strolling across the water surface as you will get to sail among icebergs and get up close to the giants of the sea. If you are lucky you might even get to sail in the company of humpback whales. Curious and gentle creatures that are often spotted in the Greenlandic seas. From whales to a traditional village where you will get to see local hunters go out or come back from a hunt, but usually in the summer, they catch huge numbers of fish. Use your free time to walk around the settlement and greet the friendly locals. You will also get to enjoy lunch in a local home and get the full experience as you will get to see the beautiful decorations on the walls and the cozy feeling of a home. Tag along on this adventure just outside of Ilulissat and experience kayaking in the fjord of Oqaatsut. See the availability by pressing on ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
7 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Feb. - Mar.
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Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
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Duration:
6 hours
Available:
Jul. - Sep.
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Duration:
2 days
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Glacier Adventure Flightseeing | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Fly over some of the amazing glaciers and icebergs around one of Greenland's top destinations - Ilulissat Icefjord, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. Join this one-hour long flight to experience Greenland from a whole new perspective. The flight starts from Ilulissat Airport. The pilot will provide you with a safety briefing and orient you about the planned route and flight conditions. On the way to the plane, the pilot seats the participants. You might be seated in the front with the pilot, or at the back together with your fellow explorers. Regardless of where you are seated, there is a guarantee of great views from the large windows in the plane. Onboard the pilot goes through the safety instructions and asks you to take on your headset, through which you can communicate. Immediately after take-off, you will see Greenland from one of the very best angles. You will now be heading for the spectacular Isua Glacier. Within 10 minutes you will be able to see the moraine edge of Kangia, where a mixture of rocks and ice is pushed forward by the force of the glacier. Before long you will experience the glory of Ilulissat Icefjord. You will experience the endless flow of icebergs in all shapes and sizes - quietly drifting through the fjord on their journey to the sea. Some of the icebergs can reach a height of 100 meters over sea level. When flying over the giant icebergs you will get close to them in a different way and sometimes see azure blue lakes with melted water on the icebergs. To see the icebergs and edges of glaciers from above is a lifetime experience that you should not miss. You might also be lucky to spot a whale or other Arctic wildlife while flying around the area. Do not hesitate to book this trip to one of Greenland's top destinations. You can check the booking availability by pressing "Choose a date" above.

Duration:
1 hour
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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5.0
5 reviews

Duration:
2 hours
Available:
Sep. - May.
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Learn to ride a Snowmobile | Sisimiut

Never driven a snowmobile before? This is the perfect tour if you want to try driving a snowmobile yourself. Traveling with snowmobile is a fun way to travel in the snow covered winter landscape. You get around fast and easily and can see and experience a lot in a short time. If you like a little speed and getting an adrenaline kick, snowmobiling is the answer. If you just want to get out of the town and see some beautiful sights, snowmobiling at a slower pace is ideal. This tour is perfect for beginners and people not familiar with snowmobiling. With a skilled instructor, you will get a good introduction to how the snowmobile works and moves. With this tour you start out at a slow pace, so you can get familiar with the machine, learn the basic driving skills and get comfortable before you go further. You will start out with taking some rounds on a training track. After this, you are ready to take to the groomed trails to take in the amazing sights of the beautiful landscape that you will whizz through. Now that you are comfortable with the machine, we will venture further into the backcountry, experiencing several slopes, climbs and descents, giving a thrilling sense of freedom. Eventually, we will reach a stop where you can enjoy a hot drink and a snack, and an amazing view of the David Strait. You can use this opportunity to capture the moment and take some cool photographs with your snowmobile. When you have completed the tour, you will receive a certificate for the completed training. Whenever you go on a snowmobile ride there are certain rules regarding safety, it is important to respect these at all times. You have to listen and pay attention to what the instructor says and everyone going on the tour has to wear a helmet at all times, both as driver and passenger. If the instructor estimates that you are not driving safely, he can expel you from the tour. You should always keep a safe distance to the snowmobile in front of you and never stop in the middle of the track or 'gun' the throttle. If anything happens to the snowmobile you are in charge of covering the expenses for reparation. Everyone should have fun while driving safely and responsibly!

Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Dogsled expedition | Hunting and fishing on sea ice | Uummannaq | North Greenland

Come along on this 8-day Arctic adventure and experience the life of the hunters and fishermen of North Greenland for a week in the winter. This is an extraordinary insight, to the well preserved Inuit culture, found North of the Polar Circle.  You will arrive at the town of Uummannaq, far north of the Arctic Circle. Here the winters are long and full of snow, you will see a stunning landscape of frozen fjords, where the icebergs are caught, with a backdrop of the iconic heart-shaped Uummannaq mountain. Uummannaq is an island located in a big fjord, which freezes in winter. In winter the sea ice turns into a highway for the local people and hunters, who on dogsleds, snowmobiles, and sometimes in cars travel far on the ice. On this 8 days tour, you will truly experience to travel on a dogsled, as it not only will serve a means of transportation but also your bed. You will travel out of Uummannaq on the dogsled with a local hunter and join him on his daily life, help out with setting out long lines for fishing under the ice and go seal hunting. Being a hunter in these areas is not always easy and you will have to live on the terms of the surrounding nature, in a constant battle with the forces of mother nature. Your patience will be tested and you will work hard, but also have fun, experience a silence like nowhere else and get really close to the hunter and his sled-dogs.  A detailed description of the tour can be found below. Come along this dogsled adventure north of the Polar Circle and check the booking availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above. 

Duration:
8 days
Available:
Feb. - Mar.
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Stand Up Paddleboarding amongst the Icebergs | Nuuk | West Greenland

Travel the length of the spectacular Nuuk Fjord for a unique experience of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) amongst thousands of icebergs. No previous experience necessary! Our journey begins with us sailing as far as possible up the world’s second-largest fjord system - the Nuuk Fjord. Although we travel in a closed and heated boat, you will want to dress warmly so that you can spend as much time as possible out on deck for the best views of the spectacular, steep mountains that line our route. It will take us about 2-3 hours to reach the Icefjord where thousands of icebergs are cast off from several glaciers to begin their journey to the ocean. Here we will gear up with drysuits, life jackets and communication gear to ensure everyone is warm and safe, and give an introduction to paddleboarding for those who are new to the experience. Once on the boards, we will paddle between the icebergs for around 2 hours, exploring this surreal watery landscape choked with floating ice. The silence of the area is broken only by the sounds of us paddling and the cracking of the ice surrounding us - a welcome respite from the busy lives most of us lead. If you fall off your board - no worries! You’ve just added a “polar plunge” to the experiences you’ve ticked off in Greenland! Your drysuit will keep you warm and dry, and the board is easy to get back onto. The boat crew also stays very close to help you if needed. Reserve your place on this unique stand up paddleboarding experience by selecting your date of travel and clicking on Book Now. Note: there is no age minimum. However, participants must be taller than 125cm due to the sizes of drysuits available. It is not possible to do this excursion without a drysuit.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
May. - Aug.
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Greenland Icecap expedition | Point 660 | Kangerlussuaq

Come along to the beautiful Point 660, a place recently uncovered by ice and seen by few. At Point 660 you will find the most scenic view imaginable of the Icecap slowly descending into the colorful newly ice-free tundra. This is a tour, for you who would like to explore the Greenland Icecap with your eyes, feet, and curiosity! Our tours are flexible as we drive in a 4x4 four-wheel drive car with room for a maximum of 4 passengers. Your adventure starts with you and your fellow explorers conquering the remote dirt roads out of Kangerlussuaq. Kangerlussuaq is situated inland along a long fiord and therefore has a climate unique from the rest Greenland. Enroute to Point 660 you might be lucky to spot one of the many wildlife from the car. When you and your fellow explorers arrive at Point 660, breathe in the fresh air and gaze upon the enchanting and mythical Greenland Icecap, that ranges as far as the eye can see. The dirt road goes right up to the vast and majestic inland ice, giving you an excellent chance to explore it with your feet on the ice. This is a once in a lifetime experience, that does not present itself many other places in Greenland. If the conditions allow, the guide might even drive onto the magnificent ice cap - giving you the best possibilities of a memorable trip. It is possible to combine this tour with other destinations in the booking process. This grand adventure is waiting for you to pull on your hiking boots! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your Greenland Icecap adventure today.
4.8
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Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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The Calving Glacier Eqi | Private tour | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Experience the Arctic wonder, Eqi Glacier on this 6-hour boat tour! The magnificent Eqi glacier is a must-see when visiting Ilulissat. The glacier is known for its remarkably large glacier front, that stretches over 4 kilometres. An overwhelming sight that truly shows the grandeur of the Greenlandic nature! Your adventure of a lifetime starts by Ilulissat Harbor, where you will be welcome aboard our closed cabin boat. Eqi is located around 80 kilometres north of Ilulissat, approximately two hours of sailing. During these two hours, there are great chances of seeing whales in all sizes and 100 %  chance of seeing icebergs. We will be sailing through the beautiful Ataa fjord, and while sailing you can enjoy the picturesque snow-covered mountaintops that circumscribe the waters of the fjord - a sight worth a tour itself. By the bottom of the fjord, we will arrive by the glacier front.  Visiting the glacier front is quite unique, as conditions allow us to get quite close to a calving glacier – but please keep in mind, that we only sail as close to the glacier, as safety allows. As you enjoy the pristine view of the glacier front, you can hear the crackling noises of air bubbles trapped inside glacier and icebergs. If you are lucky, you might witness the dramatic sight and sound of an iceberg calving from the glacier. The waters of the fjord is an ever-flowing stream of icebergs in all shapes and sizes. Here they start their journey towards the open sea. To see a part of the Greenland Ice Sheet, book your tour today! Check the booking availability by pressing ' Choose a date' above. 

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
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Duration:
1 hour
Available:
Dec. - Apr.
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Whale Watching and Iceberg Safari | Tasiilaq | East Greenland

Join this 3-hour whale safari, departing from Tasiilaq! You will be scouting for whales, while drifting through the most beautiful surroundings of white icebergs, contrasting the dark blue sea. Already when leaving Tasiilaq, you will be met by the many icebergs that characterize the fjord of Sermilik. While you enjoy the scenery, the captain will be scouting for whales of all kinds. We'll be heading out of the fjord, towards the open sea. Here the good chances of spotting Humpbacks, Minkes and the enormous Fin whales. If we're extremely lucky we might even see the Orcas! The humpback whales are wonderful to come across, as they are not as  shy as other whales and will often show their white-spotted tail as they dive. As it can grow up to 18 meters it is a big whale, but it is also the most acrobatic of the large whales. The humpback can leap completely out of the water, a rare and incredible sight for the lucky few. Many of the whales come here for the large schools of capelin, a small fish similar to herring. These fish provide an excellent food source for both whales and the local people. A local delicacy is to dry them in the sun and eat them whole.  The orcas, however, are looking for young whale calves that aren't yet strong enough to defend themselves, and there are plenty of seals to come by as well. As we have set out in the evening we get to enjoy the colours of the midnight sun, a wonderful sight, sometimes with incredible colours. We can never guarantee to see whales but it is one of the best areas in Greenland to find them, If this sounds like the tour for you then go ahead and press 'Choose a date' above, and find a day that suits your next whale watching adventure!

Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Mar. - Sep.
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5.0
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Duration:
7 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Sugarloaf Mountain Hike | Kangerlussuaq

Come along this hiking exploration of Kangerlussuaq. Exploring the arctic tundra by foot is an ultimate must when visiting Greenland, we have tailored a hike for you who enjoy spectacular views of the arctic landscapes and wildlife. We will conquer the summit of Sugarloaf mountain to view what will be the greatest sight you will ever experience. We would like to show you and your fellow explorers the distinctive terrain of Kangerlussuaq on this 2 hour hike. The adventure starts with you and your fellow explorers venturing out of the dirt roads of Kangerlussuaq, accompanied by an experienced guide, that will escort you safely from the bottom to the top. When conquering the dirt roads, you might notice the many warning signs of Musk ox roaming the area – but not to worry, the majestic creatures are interesting to watch from a distance. Furthermore we might come across arctic hares, foxes and herds of reindeer. The hike towards the summit of Sugarloaf mountain does not require any experienced hiking- or climbing skills. From the summit you will be able to see the veins of meltwater rivers, dirt paths and the spectacular arctic tundra, all for you to enjoy. The magnificent view, will awaken your curiosity for Greenland and its natural treasures hidden within the deep of its lands. The area of Kangerlussuaq is a vast wonderland for every explorer to experience - for the flower enthusiasts, wildlife admirer and for those who just want to experience and explore the arctic landscapes. The tour can be combined with other destinations in the booking process.  This sensational adventure is waiting for you to put on your hiking boots and bring along your camera! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your adventure today.

Duration:
2 hours
Available:
All year
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Glacier Adventure by boat | Tasiilaq | East Greenland

Go on a boat tour to the beautiful Sermilik Icefjord, and experience the incredible Hann Glacier.  The journey will begin at Tasiilaq harbour and sail towards the southern part of Ammassalik Island where we'll slowly enter the Sermilik Fjord. A beautiful and breathtaking journey among icebergs of all shapes and sizes. Sermilik means “Icefjord” in Greenlandic, and the fjord certainly lives up to its name. Behind every corner you will find an iceberg bigger than the previous, giving every passing-by traveller the feeling of how small we are compared to the impressive giants of the sea. After about an hour into the journey, we will see the abandoned settlement Ikkatteq, situated on a small island. You will have the opportunity to go onshore and explore the village and take a sneak peek into the building where the school and church are joined. The small classroom with books and notes and the church are still neatly left behind. The view from the abandoned village overlooking the water is a breathtaking sight - imagine how the people in this settlement must have lived. Living off nature and very limited resources, both very fulfilling but also very difficult. The trip will shortly continue after the shortstop, heading north to Johan Pedersen Fjord. From what you have experienced up until this point, it will be nothing compared to what you are about to experience. The enchanting landscape is an astonishing and thrilling sight of ice sculptures, light blue water, and most importantly the Hann glacier. With the possibility of witnessing huge chunks of ice falling from the grand Greenland Ice Sheet. This grand adventure is waiting for you, all you have to do is pull on your warmest hat and bring your binoculars for this adventure! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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Kulusuk Classic daytour | East Greenland

Join on this unique day tour to the remote Greenlandic town, Kulusuk. Get a glimpse of a world that is far away from everything you know. Your journey starts from Reykjavík Domestic Airport. From Reykjavík you will fly directly to Kulusuk. As you come closer to the coasts of Greenland you will see the beautiful landscape and a sea filled with icebergs in different sizes. Enjoy the view and before you know it, it is time to land. Kulusuk is located on a small rocky island surrounded by rough, tall mountains and deep fjords. At the airport in Kulusuk you will be greeted by your guide for the day. The guide will hold a big sign, that you cannot miss. Kulusuk is a town where around 300 people have their daily lives in colourful houses, surrounded by beautiful nature. With the guide you will walk through the town with its traditional green, red and yellow houses. On your guided walk you will visit the church, a private museum with artifacts from some of the first inhabitants in the area, the cemetery and if you are lucky you might get to experience a local perform a traditional Inuit drumdance. You will see how modern life and traditional lifestyle can be mixed, as many families in Kulusuk still are depending on hunting and fishing to sustain themselves. Take your time to explore the town, fresh air and enjoy the beautiful view of the sea and mountains. Come along and get a little, colourful glimpse of Greenland. See availability by clicking "Choose a day" and book your tour today.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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3 reviews

Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
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Boat Shuttle Express | Kapisillit | Nuuk

Come aboard, this fast travelling boat shuttle from Greenland's capital, Nuuk to Kapisillit. This boat shuttle is perfect for you who would like to experience Greenland, its nature and its culture. Kapisillit offers unique opportunities for exploring Greenlandic culture and the beauty of the Arctic nature. Kapisillit is a small settlement, living off its surrounding nature - by fishing and hunting. The settlement has approximately 60 inhabitants and is surrounded by endless miles of Arctic tundra and unimaginable beauty.  With this boat shuttle, you will be transported to Kapisillit Friday, and return to Nuuk Sunday. Book a two-day stay at the local hostel, rent a cabin for a weekend or camp in the surrounding nature. This is the perfect opportunity if you would like to create your own Greenland holiday. For cultural activities, visit a local family, join the cultural celebration – Kaffemik, attend a church ceremony or go on a self-guided settlement tour and chit chat with the locals. Visiting Kapisillit is a true insight into what Greenland is like, outside of the capital. The surrounding nature offers a fjord of opportunities, for fishing and hiking. The area is known for its large lakes and river system, with breeding arctic char and salmon. Kapisillit means salmon and the settlement is named after its rich waters of salmon.   There are tons of hiking opportunities. Only an hour or two by foot, you can visit the ice-filled fjord, Nuuk ice fjord. The fjord houses the Narsap Sermia Glacier, which produces endless icebergs, flowing into the fjord. The many icebergs create a picturesque landscape with icebergs as far as the eyes can see. The hike is quite easy and can almost be done by all ages. Please note that these tours are without a guide. Departure is:  FRIDAY Nuuk – Kapisillit 16.00 Kapisillit – Nuuk 18.30 SUNDAY Nuuk – Kapisillit 12.00 Kapisillit – Nuuk 14.30 Pack your camera and fishing equipment for this out-of-town settlement visit. Check the booking availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above.   

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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1. How can I get to Greenland?

There are scheduled flights from Denmark, and from Iceland. You can read more by pressing the plane icon on the left side of the page.

2. Is there a good train network around Greenland?

There are no trains in Greenland and there are no highways either. Actually there is no place where two towns are connected by road, so don’t plan a long distance cycling trip either. To travel from town to town, you need to book a plane, helicopter or ferry, find a tour boat, or go by dogsled if you’re traveling in winter in the north. 

Every single town and settlement in Greenland is situated by the sea, and many lie on islands. Glaciers, cliffs, deep fiords and sheer distances make it impossible to make or maintain road systems outside towns. Getting around is an adventure in itself, with magnificent views from the air, water or sled.

3. What are the popular things to see and do?

If you come in the summer, a boat trip will take you close to icebergs and glaciers, or to small settlements. Bring a sturdy pair of hiking boots, and a few minutes out of town, you are in the midst of fantastic nature. Enjoy the long hours of the midnight sun.

You have good chances to see northern lights in the dark winter skies. Dogsledding is still part of daily life for many Greenlanders, and there are short experiences to multi-day trips. If you like to play in the snow, enjoy snowshoeing, randonée or cross country skiing - spring brings long hours of daylight with blue skies, powder snow and views of icebergs.

4. Can I go to Greenland in the winter?

Greenland is great to visit in the winter. It is one of the best places to witness the northern lights, which are only visible during the winter months. If you love snowy landscapes, or are into winter sports, this paradise is for you!

5. Is there something that I can do only in Greenland?

Seeing the inland ice sheet is a fantastic experience. The Greenland ice sheet is 2400 km (1500 miles) long and 1100 km (860 miles) wide, and over 3km (1.9 miles) thick at it thickest point. You can see the inland ice from many places around Greenland, but if you want to set your feet onto the vast expanse of ice, Kangerlussauq, the hub airport of Greenland, is easiest place to do that. To just feel how big the piece of ice you’re standing on - many people say it’s an experience that simply can’t be put into words. You have to see it for yourself.

There are many other unique experiences in Greenland - huge glacier fronts that break icebergs into the sea, cruising among icebergs by boat, seeing muskox under the midnight sun, and meeting the welcoming people of Greenland. We hope you make some friends up here!

6. Do I need to be very fit to travel to Greenland?

Greenland has activities for every level of fitness. Major towns have facilities that are friendly to the disabled, and we also see many elderly visitors. Boat trips take you close to icebergs and glaciers and sight in the fiords that cannot be accessed from land. 5 or 10 minutes out of town, you will find yourself walking in beautiful nature, and there are hiking opportunities for beginners and experts. If you are looking for long treks, kayaking, climbing, skiing etc., we promise you an experience of a lifetime.

7. What kind of risks are there? Isn't it very wild and remote?

Not being ready for the weather is the greatest risk you have. Weather in the Arctic can change fast, and it’s not fun to be wet or cold or to be caught in high winds. It can be dangerous if you’re on a trek on your own. Dress properly, pay attention to the weather forecast, and ask your guide or local people for information. 

 One thing that is special about Greenland is that you need to be aware of icebergs. If you are kayaking, remember that only 10% is showing above the water and that it can roll or crack at any moment. Give big icebergs a wide berth. If you are on shore, icebergs cracking or glaciers fronts calving can cause a tsunami. If you hear a sound like thunder, look around, and go to higher ground if necessary.