Aasiaat

Aasiaat

Experience the land famous for it seas, as arctic sea creatures, play hide and seek between the waves and icebergs. Aasiaat known for its waters, marvelous mountains, ocean of opportunities to experience Greenland and it’s great sea wonders. History & Background Aasiaat is in the southern part of the Disko Bay, holding around 3000 inhabitants. Situated on a picturesque archipelago, Aasiaat offers unique opportunities for experiencing the nature of Greenland, both winter and summer. Inhabiting

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Ammassalik Island

Ammassalik Island

Ammassalik Island in East Greenland Ammassalik Island is an island in the South East Greenland, with an area of 772 km2 / 298 square miles. Tasiilaq town is located on the southeastern side. The highest point of the island is a glaciated peak in the northern part, at 1,352 meters / 4,435.7 feet. Ammassalik Island is separated from the mainland by a fjord in the west and a Strait in the Northeast.  

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Apussuit Glacer

Apussuit Glacer

Apussuit is a skiing centre on top of a glacier, about 25 km east from Maniitsoq. Apussuit means ‘the big snow’ in West Greenlandic. Apussuit has snow all year round, which means you can ski there in wintertime as well as in the summertime. It is a paradise for skiers/heliskiers, cross country skiers, snowmobile enthusiasts and just adventurers in general. The skiing centre was closed for many years after a robbery in 2009 left it economically unstable, however, it reopened in April 2018. Even

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Arctic Circle Trail

Arctic Circle Trail

The well-known Arctic Circle Trail is a 160 km long trail that stretches between Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut. It is a perfect hike to escape everyday life and just to enjoy the things that immense nature has to offer. It takes usually 8-11 days hiking to complete this demanding trail. Most people hike from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut, but hiking from Sisimiut to Kangerlussuaq is also an option. From Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut the trail gains elevation. There are 8 huts that are placed along the tra

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Disko Bay

Disko Bay

The Disko Bay is named after the Disko island in the middle of the bay. There are 2 villages on the Island, Qeqertarsuaq and the settlement of Kangerluk. In the rest of the bay, you’ll find several villages/cities and settlements. From south to north it’s; Attu, Ikerasaarsuk, Niaqornaarsuk, Kangaatsiaq, Aasiaat, Akunnaaq, Ikamiut, Qasigiannguit, Ilimanaq, Ilulissat, Oqaatsut, Qeqertaq of Saqqaq.

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Eqi Glacier

Eqi Glacier

Eqi - The Calving Glacier - Located 80 kilometers north of Ilulissat in the Disko Bay within reach for day tours / trips, and available for accommodations at glacier lodge Eqi.  The 5 kilometers wide glacier front is spectacular with its varying height from approx 100 meters at the lowest to more than 200 meters at the highest. This makes some of the many daily glacier calvings of newborn icebergs quite noisy when the Greenland Ice Cap cracking  Located at a safe distance from the glacier, opp

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Ice Sheet

Ice Sheet

The Greenlandic ice sheet is the second largest ice sheet in the world. It’s 1.730.000km², and the thickness is usually over 2km, and over 3 km at the thickest part. It covers roughly 80% of Greenland's surface and if it were to melt estimates suggest that sea level would rise with approximately 7 metres.  It’s an amazing experience to look at the massive ice sheet of Greenland and see/hear how powerful nature can be, and witness the climate change. There are different ways to see the ice

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Ilimanaq

Ilimanaq

Ilimanaq is a tiny settlement just 15 km south of Ilulissat. During the summer there are several departures from Ilulissat to Ilimanaq, at a near daily basis. Depending on how much ice is coming from the Kangia Icefjord, which you have to pass by, it’ll take about 45 min to an hour to get to this little charming village. Here you’ll find 15 gorgeous new cabins, that are adapted to the environment, and get their electricity and heating through solar panels on the roofs. The excess electricity is

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Ilulissat

Ilulissat

Ilulissat is the 3rd largest city in Greenland and one of the biggest tourist draw cards for the country. It is home to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Ilulissat Icefjord, and people come from all over the world to see the enormous icebergs that enter Disko Bay from just south of the city. In fact, Ilulissat literally means “Icebergs” in the Greenlandic language.  Geography Ilulissat is located ~350km North of the Arctic Circle on the West coast of Greenland. It lies at the mouth of the 40

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Ilulissat Icefjord

Ilulissat Icefjord

The Ilulissat Icefjord (Kangia) is one of the most well known and popular tourist attractions in Greenland.   Fed by the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier, this 61km long fjord is filled with icebergs of all shapes and sizes and was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2004. Its protected status is due to its scientific importance. It is “an outstanding example of a stage in the Earth’s history: the last ice age of the Quaternary Period”, and its ease of access means that scientists have been

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Ittoqqortoormiit

Ittoqqortoormiit

A breathtaking destination taking you back in time. An isolated place far from the usual daily life stress. Experience first hand the authentic and unique landscape, the chance to get lost in the beauty of Ittoqqortoormiit. Ittoqqortoormiit Town Ittoqqortoormiit - a small town with a long name, on the east coast of Greenland with a population just below 500 people. The town was founded in 1925 by Ejnar Mikkelsen, families from the west coast and Tasiilaq. The name is translated to “The big hou

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Kangeq

Kangeq

Kangeq is an abandoned settlement located about 18km from Nuuk in the Nuuk Fjord. Archaeological middens show that the area has been occupied for several thousand years, so its current emptiness (a function of the G60 resettlement program in Greenland) makes for a slightly eerie experience. There are several tours that depart from Nuuk to Kangeq (click on the "Tours" tab above) to allow you to explore this silent piece of Greenlandic history. Also remember to keep an eye out for icebergs, wha

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Kangerlussuaq

Kangerlussuaq

Greenlands main entrance from the world. A unique place with easy access to plenty of adventures. Experience the amazing Greenlandic Ice Cap, glacier walks, musk ox safari and dogsled in the beautiful landscape. History & Background Kangerlussuaq is one of the biggest villages in Greenland with a population around 500 inhabitants. Because of the international airport the place is buzzing with life. Throughout the day many people pass by, arriving from abroad and with the many domestic flights.

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Kapisillit

Kapisillit

Kapisillit is a settlement in the Nuuk Fjord, about 75km east of Nuuk. The name means "the place with salmon" as the Kapisillit River is the only known place in Greenland with a spawning salmon population. In fact, scientific studies have shown that the Kapisillit salmon are unique, having been completely isolated from other North Atlantic salmon populations. Today, Kapisillit has a population of less than 60 people who subsist mostly on hunting, fishing and tourism. Visiting the settlement d

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Narsaq

Narsaq

On a flat tableland, lies a colorful town at the foot of two mountains, Qaqqarsuaq. The town’s name is Narsaq, with a self sufficing people with agricultural roots. The agricultural roots, creates a southern atmosphere, resembling the old American west. Horses are idyllic  tethered  outside the houses, waiting for the true cowboys of Greenland. It is a land to be explored by horse or by feet with adventures waiting for every explorer to experience. The town is specked with all specialities, th

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Narsarsuaq

Narsarsuaq

South Greenland’s gates from the rest of the world. A unique place with easy access to plenty adventures. A place to experience the Greenland Ice cap, Glaciers, Norse ruins and sub arctic agriculture. History & Background   Narsarsuaq is one of the few international airports in Greenland, with its 120 inhabitants. Because of the international airport the place is buzzing with life in the summer time. Throughout the year, many foreign visitors pass by enroute to one of the many South Greenlan

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Norse Ruins

Norse Ruins

In Greenland you will find historical traces from the Norsemen who led by Eric the Red came to the country around year 985. In South Greenland you will find many well kept ruins, some are now a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kujataa.

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Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Northern Lights In Greenland Northern lights experience is on everyone's bucket list, and in order to make it happen, you may choose the right destination, the right season and get plenty of information so you can enjoy one of the Arctics most incredible spectacles: the northern lights!  If you choose to come wether at the beginning of autumn or during the wintertime, we will be pleased to help you with reaching this arctic dream. The lights will always be glowing in different shapes, colo

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Nuuk

Nuuk

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland and the northernmost capital city in the world. Despite its small population of just 18,000 people, Nuuk combines traditional and modern culture with unbeatable back-country exploration - perfect for both the culture-loving and nature-loving visitor.  The brightly painted houses that contrast starkly with the environment of rock and Winter snow have given the city the nickname of “Colourful Nuuk”, and the result is a picture-perfect capital that is unlike any

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Nuuk Fjord

Nuuk Fjord

The Nuuk Fjord (Nuup Kangerlua) is the second-largest fjord system in the world and home to Greenland’s capital city. It is located about 240km south of the Arctic Circle on the mid-west coast of Greenland, and stretches for 160km inland towards the Great Greenland Ice Sheet. At its head lies the Nuuk Icefjord, and the Kangeq abandoned settlement overlooks where the waterway drains into the Labrador Sea. Key attractions of the Nuuk Fjord Nuuk - the capital city of Greenland The Nuuk Icefjo

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Oqaatsut

Oqaatsut

Oqaatsut (which means "cormorants" in Greenlandic) is a small settlement situated about 23km north of Ilulissat on the shores of Disko Bay.  Originally known as Rodebay, it was established in the 18th century as a trading post for Dutch whalers. It's main industry now is fishing and tourism, and there are several adventures on offer from the small village (click on the "Tours" tab above). It is possible to stay overnight in Oqaatsut, and for keen hikers, you can walk all the way back to I

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Point 660

Point 660

Point 660 is a place recently uncovered by ice with a scenic view of the Icecap slowly descending into the ice-free tundra, located some 40 kilometers from Kangerlussuaq Airport.  From the View Point 660, You have an overview of the Greenland Icecap, that ranges as far as the eye can see. From here you can walk through the sediment from the retreating icecap, and set foot on the icecap yourself. Depending on the time of year and the surface conditions, you can take a walk on the ice cap itself

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Qaqortoq

Qaqortoq

Explore the Arctic tundra of the south coast of Greenland. A place that will mesmerize any traveler with its green, grassy mountains and blue fjords. An experience that you will cherish the rest of your life. History & Background Between colourful plains and blue sea of Qaqortoq fjord, a small town, yet the biggest and most charming in all of southern Greenland, is situated and goes by the name Qaqortoq. It holds a population of 3500 inhabitants and was founded in 1775, by the Norwegian coloni

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Qooqqut

Qooqqut

Qooqqut is a small abandoned settlement about 43km from Nuuk, Greenland's capital. Surrounded by impressive mountains, it is a wonderful place to relax and take some time out to explore part of the remote backcountry of the Nuuk Fjord.  Its surrounding waters are one of the best places in the Nuuk Fjord to catch Red Fish (a local delicacy that is very popular in Greenland), and several of the tours from Nuuk (click on the "Tours" tab above) offer you the chance to catch your own fish and

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Qoornoq

Qoornoq

Qoornoq is an abandoned settlement in the Nuuk Fjord that has found a new lease on life as a summer get-away for the families of those that used to live there.   Abandoned in 1972 as part of the G60 program to move residents of small settlements into larger population centers, there is still some evidence of the large cod processing plant and facilities for producing dried fish, including several derelict railways. There is also extensive archaeological evidence that the area was occupied by

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Qooroq Icefjord

Qooroq Icefjord

The Qooroq glacier throws over 200.000 tons of ice into the fjord every day. It is a beautiful sight, to see the huge wall of ice tower out of the water. 

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Quassussuaq | Lille Malene

Quassussuaq | Lille Malene

Quassussuaq (440 m / 1,380 ft) is an easily accessible mountain peak on the outskirts of Nuuk. It is more commonly known by its Danish name: Lille Malene (Little Malene) and is the lesser of the two mountains that rise above the city. A firm favourite with locals, it offers spectacular views for relatively little effort and can be enjoyed all year round. Quassussuaq in Winter During the Winter, it is home to Nuuk’s ski resort – Sisorarfiit – which comprises 2 decent runs for experienced ski

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Sermeq Kujalleq | Ilulissat Glacier | Jakobshavn Glacier

Sermeq Kujalleq | Ilulissat Glacier | Jakobshavn Glacier

The Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier feeds the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ilulissat Icefjord and is one of the most famous and active glaciers in the world. Alternatively known as the Jakobshavn Glacier or Ilulissat Glacier, Sermeq Kujalleq is located about 250km North of the Arctic Circle near the city of Ilulissat. It flows down from the Greenland Ice Sheet where it is estimated to drain about 6.5% (110,000 square kilometres) of the Inland Ice. The geography of the land under the Ice Sheet forces

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Sermilik Fjord

Sermilik Fjord

Sermilik Fjord is a big fjord west of the city Tasiilaq in East Greenland. The name Sermelik means 'place with glaciers' in Greenlandic. The fjord is full of icebergs as several glaciers feed it with icebergs.

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Tasiilaq

Tasiilaq

A beautiful scenic landscape resembling a painting with very sharp colors creating a beautiful background, regardless of the weather conditions. With the fog overlaying the mountain tins, it creates a mystical appeal to  the landscape. Explore the mystic lands of Tasiilaq and the surrounding fjord system, holding treasures deep within its veins. Tasiilaq City East Greenland is known for these beautiful and breathtaking mountains surrounding the lands and especially in Tasiilaq town. Tasiilaq

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Ukkusissat | Store Malene

Ukkusissat | Store Malene

Ukkusissat (772 m / 2,533 ft) is a mountain peak on the outskirts of Nuuk. It is more commonly known by its Danish name: Store Malene (Big Malene) and is the taller of the two mountains that rise up immediately behind the city. Although it is a much more difficult ascent than Quassussuaq / Lille Malene, the views from the summit are even more spectacular.  Ukkusissat in Summer Hiking to the top of Ukkusissat / Store Malene is a popular day trip during Summer. Although it is possible to hike

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UNESCO World Heritage | Greenland

UNESCO World Heritage | Greenland

Greenland is an exquisite scenery, a place where the forces of nature dominates with its unfenced wilderness. Between the enormous distances and variety of contrasts, you will always be surrounded by enchanting landscapes diverging themselves from the rest of the world, but in particular there are places classified as the world’s wonders The Ilulissat Ice Fjord and Kujaata.   Ilulissat Kangia | Ilulissat Icefjord   Ilulissat Icefjord has been protected since 2004, for its distinguished bea

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Uummannaq

Uummannaq

Experience  the charismatic townsfolk of Uummanaq, explore the wild, wonderful and vast surroundings and get an insight to the daily lives of the Greenlandic people, when visiting Greenlands most beautiful area. History of The Area Uummannaq is recognized as Greenland, most beautiful land as the area is surrounded by a 160 kilometer long fjord, with sky high mountains circumscribing the waters, with unbelievable white snow, resting at their tins. Uummanaq is situated 460 kilometers north of

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Uunartoq Hot Springs

Uunartoq Hot Springs

Uunartoq Qeqertaq literally means "Very Hot Island" in Greenlandic. This scenic island is situated on the eastern side of the tip of South Greenland. The island is known for its hot springs, stunning scenery and whale sightings.   

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