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A skier climbing one of the many hills of the Arctic Circle Race

Arctic Circle Race - ACR

Arctic Circle Race is a 160 km cross country ski race that has been called the world’s toughest cross-country skiing race, and for good reason.
Sarfaq Ittuk cruising in the Disko Bay outside Ilulissat ice fjord in Greenland

Arctic Umiaq Line

Arctic Umiaq Line is passenger and freight shipping company also known as AUL. The company runs the ferry Sarfaq Ittuk on Greenland's west coast.
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The Green House in Tasiilaq

The Green House accommodation in Tasiilaq is a delightful gem of a wooden house with 50 m2 of floor space situated in the heart of the old town.
Hotel Avannaa in Ilulissat in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Hotel Avannaa

Hotel Avannaa is situated at the entrance to Ilulissat airport, just 10 minutes from the town centre and with stunning views of Ilulissat Icefjord.
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Hotel Icefiord

Hotel Icefiord is a modern hotel in Ilulissat with a marvellous view of the Ilulissat ice fjord and its roots are planted solid in the Greenlandic traditions.
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Hotel Nordbo Apartments

Hotel Nordbo Apartments are large, spacious, newly refurbished hotel apartments in the centre of Greenland's capital Nuuk.
Outside bathtub at Isikkivik in Narsaq, South Greenland. Photo by Isikkivik

Isikkivik

Isikkivik is a cosy little accommodation with fantastic views of icebergs and the sea high on the hillsides of Narsaq in South Greenland.
Front view of Kangerlussuaq Youth Hostel. Photo by Kangerlussuaq Youth Hostel - Visit Greenland

Kangerlussuaq Youth Hostel

Kangerlussuaq youth hostel is the newest and cheapest youth hostel in Kangerlussuaq. It is owned by Sisimiut youth hostel.
Old colonial buildings that serves as the local museum today. Photo by Maniitsoq Museum

Maniitsoq Museum

Four old colonial buildings provide the venue for Maniitsoq Museum. These buildings were originally built in the area that is now the center of town.
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Tasiusaq Hostel

The hostel is situated in the little settlement of Tasiusaq which overlooks the extraordinarily beautiful Tasermiut fjord.
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Sisimiut Museum

Sisimiut Museum is a local cultural historical museum and specialist museum for trade, shipping and industry.
Inside view of Brasserie Ulo at Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat, North Greenland. Photo by Hotel Arctic

Brasserie Ulo - Hotel Arctic

Brasserie Ulo's gourmet kitchen at Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat, is known as one of Greenland's best.
Snowmobile and dogsledding in East Greenland. Photo by Tasiilaq Tours - Visit Greenland

Tasiilaq Tours

Tasiilaq Tours offers different tours and experiences in and around Tasiilaq City as well as logistically help.
Butik Nuunu in front of entrance. Photo by Butik Nuunu

Shop Nuunu

Shop Nuunu is a café and gift shop that sells Greenlandic crafts, art and souvenirs. All crafts and art are made locally by men and women, young and old.
Tourist and local guides with the catch of the day. Photo by Ilulissat Water Safari

Ilulissat Water Safari

Local owned company, where you can feel the local spirit Ilulissat Water Safari provides summer and winter tours. Find out how is the local life by the local guides.

Latest News

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?
A passenger boat in the sunset near the icebergs of Ilulissat ice fjord in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

How to use UNESCO sites in storytelling for tourism

Partnerships are extremely important when creating tourism value through UNESCO sites. Making sure that the narrative comes from local voices with ownership and pride.
Boarding an Air Greenland flight at Kangerlussuaq International Airport. By Petter Cohen, Xtravel

New From Air Greenland: See a lot in a short time

Read here how the Arctic Highlights round tour is a fabulous answer to questions you never knew you had
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.
Maliina Abelsen and Julia Pars. Photo by Filip Gielda - Visit Greenland

Towards More Tourism: Network, Inspiration and 11 Recommendations

The tourism industry met in Nuuk from the 5th to the 8th of December at the Towards More Tourism conference and the results are clear. New network, knowledge sharing and the formulation of 11 recommendations for the politicians have been the biggest output for the participants.
Canadian social media influencer Siya Zarrabi taking photos in seal skin clothes near Ilulissat in Greenland

Why it is important to work with different media

And what you can expect from a media FAM trip
An ice cruise in front of MS Fram in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

The Cruise Season is approaching - Are We Ready?

The cruise season is approaching, and at Visit Greenland we hope that you are all ready to make the cruise tourists feel welcome upon arrival and happy and content when they are ready to leave.

Why overweight luggage is an issue when flying in Greenland

We hear from Air Greenland about why their baggage limits seem so strict

Why it's worth getting to know Julia, Visit Greenland’s new Director

Julia Pars has great visions for lifting up the Greenland tourism industry as a diverse yet cohesive entity. Read here about what this means for your important role as a local or international stakeholder.

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.
Traveler writes in his adventure log from the comfort of his bed at Inuk Hostels in Nuuk overlooking Nuuk Fjord and Sermitsiaq mountain. By Raven Eye Photography

Email: The Rule of Twos

Two minutes & two hours & two days. These are a few key deadlines when it comes to answering emails. How fast are you?
A view over parts of Igaliku on a summer day in South Greenland. Photo by David Trood 2

Hurry Up and Come to Greenland – But Stay Here Slowly

In continuation of a previous article 'Greenland as a slow adventure destination', Visit Greenland now picks up the thread to provide additional information and knowledge about the concept of ”slow tourism”
Young guests at Eqi Glacier Lodge in North Greenland. By Mads Pihl

10 forgotten facts and missed USP's about Greenland

This article focuses on useful selling points and product opportunities regarding forgotten facts and missed useful selling points regarding tourism in Greenland.
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

How Travel in Greenland is Unique

If you have not been to Greenland, you have not seen it all. How travel in Greenland is unique - Read these insider tips and tidbits when preparing your guests for the unique travelling ways of Greenland.
Food roasting over a fire in East Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

4 Things to tell Your Guests about Food in Greenland

Here are a few tips and tidbits, in no particular order, that might come in handy when preparing your guests for their trip of a lifetime!

How Game of Thrones’ star trekked Greenland to another level with Google Street View

Via a collaboration with Google, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau and Greenlandic stakeholders created valuable publicity for Greenland.
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.
Fantasy-like iceberg in Greenland, by Magnus Elander

Find out how to access Visit Greenland's photo database

In order to streamline your photos.visitgreenland.com user experience as much as possible we recommend that you create a personal user account for Libris.
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.
Marathon runners at the Leif den Lykkeliges Marathon in Qassiarsuk in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Run your way through South Greenland

Marathons, terrain runs and adventure races in South Greenland. Yeah, we have a few of those down here!
Chris Winter enjoying one of the most spectacular views you can get to by mountain bike. Ilulissat Icefjord, Ilulissat, North Greenland. Photo by Ben Haggar - Visit Greenland

International operators: Why are they important?

Canada-based tour company Big Mountain Bike Adventures visited Greenland in September 2019 to develop a new mountain biking group tour product. Biker and journalist Ryan Stuart, who joined the recce trip, shares the company’s philosophy and discusses how an incoming international tour operator can be a benefit to local tour operators and local communities.

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A lit tent at sunset looking north towards three peaks, Camp In Tasiilaq Fjord. By Chris Brinlee Jr

Provider Search

You can search for potential partners here in the form of agents and tour operators. Choose local, Greenland-based tour operators, who offer adventure, transport and accommodation, or international operators who sell trips to Greenland.
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.
Inuk Hostels in Nuuk, with Sermitsiaq Mountain. Photo by Daniel Gurrola - Visit Greenland

Adventure in Practice - Inuk Hostels

Read how does Inuk Hostels combines the accommodation and cultural encounters in a backcountry.
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.
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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 tender boat approaching Hurtigruten's MS Fram near Illorsuit in North Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Cruise

Learn about Visit Greenland’s vision and mission and find contact information on relevant partners in Greenland.
Hiker standing on volcanic rooks on Disko Island in North Greenland looking at northern lights dancing over the ocean. Photo by Paul Zizka

Media database

Our Libris by Photoshelter database is a collection of high-quality images that are available as free downloads for licensed use based on licenses associated with each photo.
A snowmobiler doing a wheelie near SIsimiut in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl.

Adventure in Greenland

Check our series of 9 articles about adventure travel in theory and practice, where we paint a portrait of contemporary tourism in Greenland.
Ponant Cruises L'Austral in early morning light near Ilulissat in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Cruise Call List

Use this page to view cruise arrivals to Greenland.
Helicopter pilot from Air Greenland on his way to top of Qingaaq mountain in Nuuk fjord. Photo by Filip Gielda

Agent Training

Upon special request, a Visit Greenland representative can plan a visit to your office to undergo agent training on products and sales, if you sell to our primary feeder markets.
Angelica growing on the river banks of the Erfalik in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit GreenlandPhoto by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Marketplace, September 2019

The monthly marketplace contains the latest updates from the Greenland tourism industry. Read what's new from September below.
Uummannaq In Winter. Photo by Erez Marom - Visit Greenland

Marketplace

The monthly marketplace contains the latest updates from the Greenland tourism industry. Read what's new from September below.