#Sustainable tourism

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Woman relaxing in the bubble bath in the indoor swimming pool Malik in Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

Wellness Tourism

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase ‘wellness tourism’? A group of young women meditating on a beach? Someone receiving a calming massage in a luxury spa setting?
Hiker on top of Nasaasaaq - Arctic Circle Trail option. Photo by Lisa Germany

19 tourism trends for 2019

If you’re working with tourism in Greenland, it’s worth knowing the points which will come to shape 2019 and beyond.

Future Faces of Greenland’s Tourism Industry

Local guides play an important role in keeping tourism sustainable. Read here about a few of Greenland’s newest, and upcoming, local guides that you might work with one day.
Souvenir shopping at the Destination East Greenland office in Tasiilaq. By Mads Pihl

Be Sustainable - Buy Local

The sustainable tourism in Greenland is buying local services and goods. Read this article where we tell you how to find a full list of Greenlandic tour providers so you can work directly with the locals
Two kayaks paddling near an iceberg in the Disko Bay in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Responsible Tourism Rising in Greenland

Sustainable tourism is “Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.”  UNWTO, World Tourism Organisation. Sustainable and responsible tourism in Greenland is on the rise. Read more about the 13 tourism providers or operators who are doing some great work.
Tiny houses and MS Fram in Upernavik in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Port readiness - An Easy and Manageable Preparation for the Cruise Season

The Port Readiness Program has been compiled to inform cruise destinations about the opportunities for local revenue, higher employment and planning of tours in relation to the development of the industry.
View of Nipisat Island. Photo by Per Arnesen - Visit Greenland

AECO’s Site-specific Guidelines and Greenland

We hear a lot about ‘guidelines’ in relation to Arctic tourism, and it can be difficult to stay on top of what each of them mean, where they are implemented and how they affect you as a member of the tourism industry.
A dog musher preparing his sled dogs for a trip in Ilulissat in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl.

A Quality Label Scheme for the Tourism Industry in Greenland

Tourism is growing and this growth is expected to continue with the new airports. Both the industry and Visit Greenland want this growth to be based on quality in the experiences and products that Greenland offers.
Cruise guests in Nanortalik in South Greenland studying a map of town

Cruise workshop with focus on COVID-19 and sustainability

COVID-19 has damaged the tourism industry, and the prospects for the cruise tourism season in 2020 are particularly unsure.
A tour guide entertaining guests on a town walk in Ilulissat in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

10 easy ways to make your tourism business more sustainable

how do you implement more sustainability into your business in practice?

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In late August, the Disko Bay and alignment of the sunset are a match made in heaven. Here's one image captured while on a tour with World of Greenland. By Stian Klo

Latest News

All the latest and most interesting articles on Greenland. Browse the collection of articles and commentary and interesting facts about Greenland.
Kids from Nanortalik in South Greenland lining up for their day of Conformation at the church. Photo by Mads Pihl.

Strategy

The Visit Greenland tourism strategy 2020-2023 is based on the new national tourism strategy in order to respond to the changes, we have observed in the ...
PGI Greenland kayakers paddling past Oqaatsut in the Disko Bay in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

What is adventure travel in Greenland?

What is Adventure Travel in Greenland? How Visit Greenland works with it?
Greenland Outdoors owner and kayaking guide Jens-Pavia Brandt in his right element near Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Adventure in Practice - Greenland Outdoors

Jens-Pavia Brandt’s company Greenland Outdoors specialises in combining kayaking, wildlife tours, storytelling, and hiking in the backcountry around Kangerlussuaq.
Male musk ox mooing. Photo by Magnus Elander

Framework conditions

Natural and cultural resources are the building blocks for adventure tourism, and public-private collaboration on preservation and protection can create a platform for sustainable resource management and future business development.
Two people kayaking next to large icebergs in crystal clear water. Photo by Arctic Dream

Adventure in Practice - Travellodge Greenland

Travellodge Greenland in East Greenland has created strong adventure tourism products. It is now a growing business based on local knowledge, passion and a desire to make a difference in the local community.
A coffee break in front of an iceberg on a PGI Greenland kayak trip in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Shared responsibility

Partnership between companies in a supply chain can be critical for local and global implementation of business development based on sustainable and responsible business practice.

Adventure Travel Trade Association

Read how Visit Greenland uses the global Adventure Travel Trade Association network work with adventure tourism industry in Greenland.
Two fin whales going along the coastline near Qeqertarsuaq in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Trade Shows 2020

The list of trade shows, workshops and fairs in which Visit Greenland takes part.