#Towns & settlements

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Testing kayaking skills at the museum in Tasiilaq in East Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Ammassalik Museum

Ammassalik Museum in Tasiilaq in East Greenland can be found in the town's first church, which lies close to the harbour.
A presentation for MS Fram guests at the Uummannaq museum in Greenland

Uummannaq Museum

Uummannaq Museum is a museum that tells fantastic stories from the region.
Purple landscape with a silhouette of a man carrying reindeer antlers on his back. Photo by Bowhunting Greenland

Bowhunting Greenland

Bowhunting Greenland is a local outward bounds company offering top quality, bespoke hunting tours in Greenland.
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.

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.
Room with double bed at Hotel Nattoralik Bed and Breakfast in Aasiaat. Photo by Hotel Nattoralik Bed and Breakfast

Hotel Nattoralik Bed and Breakfast

Nattoralik Bed and Breakfast in Aasiaat is centrally located with good views all year round of the archipelago, harbour, and town.
Photo by Albatros Adventure Marathons

The Polar Circle Marathon

The Polar Circle Marathon race is held in Kangerlussuaq in Greenland and is often called the “world's coolest marathon”.
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.
Landscape and local houses near the village of Tasiusaq. Photo by Mads Pihl, Visit Greenland

Tasiusaq Kayak Hostel

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

Sisimiut Museum

Sisimiut Museum is a local cultural historical museum and specialist museum for trade, shipping and industry.
A climber plays around in the boulders, West Side Of Kulusuk island. Photo by Chris Brin Lee Jr. - Visit Greenland

Icelandic Mountain Guides

From their expedition & ski lodge in East Greenland, Greenland Mountain Guides specialises in Greenland ski touring and mountaineering expeditions, icecap crossings, wilderness treks and traditional dogsled trips.
Landscape photo of arctic hare riffle and backpack with sunset. Visit Greenland

Hunter's Eye South Greenland

Hunter’s Eye in South Greenland is a small local company based in Qaqortoq. Local Greenlandic hunters, who strive to use every part of the animals caught.

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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?
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.
A Greenland Travel hiking guide and a local camp manager from East Greenland discussing the pronounciation of East Greenlandic words. Photo by Mads Pihl, Visit Greenland

The adventure guide education on Campus Kujalleq

A new adventure guide education has seen the light of day. It is an education that aligns with the overall Visit Greenland strategy of developing the tourism trade based on Greenland as a distinct adventure destination.
Canadian social media influencer Siya Zarrabi taking photos in seal skin clothes near Ilulissat in Greenland

How to Manage your Online Reputation

Your company is being talked about whether you like it or not. It’s up to you to be part of the conversation.
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International Hotel Classification in Greenland

As of January 1st. 2016, hotels in Greenland will be a part of the joint European project, Hotel Stars Union.

Julia Pars will be the new Director at Visit Greenland

Tourism is growing in Greenland, which means new and exciting challenges for the industry. It is therefore with great pleasure that we welcome Julia Pars to lead the Visit Greenland team in the coming years.
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.

Update from South Greenland

The latest news and updates from Visit South Greenland.
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.
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!
Looking towards Kangerlussuaq on an Air Zafari flightseeing trip in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Q & A’s about President Trump's Statement

How have the Greenlandic People reacted to the news from the President of the USA wanting to buy Greenland?
A winter sunrise over Tasiilaq in East Greenland

News from East Greenland

East Greenland is a 5-star nature experience, says Lars Peter Anker Møller, owner of Arctic Dream.
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.
Female hiker enjoying the scenery at Amitsorsuaq Lake along the Arctic Circle Trail. Photo by Lina Stock - Visit Greenland

#2 Webinar summary of Preparing for Post-COVID travel to Greenland

As Greenland opens up for post-COVID travel, the industry is now working to reshift its way of thinking in order to deal with the tourism halt - despite the strict entry requirements enforced by the government.
View Point In Nuuk. Photo by Matthew Littlewood - Visit Greenland

Nuuk aims to be the first certified sustainable capital with EarthCheck

Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, is on its way to being the first capital city in the world to be certified under the EarthCheck Destination Standard.

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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.
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.
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.
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.