#Towns & settlements

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A skier climbing one of the many hills of the Arctic Circle Race. Photo by Mads Pihl, Visit Greenland

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.
A tour boat in front of an iceberg wall near Ilulissat in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Disko Line

Disko Line operates scheduled services between Ilulissat and a large number of Greenlandic towns and settlements.
Hikers in Aasivissuit UNESCO area close to Kangerlussuaq Photo by Morten Christensen

Greenland Outdoors

Greenland Outdoors is an adventure travel tour provider from Kangerlussuaq with a team of experienced guides.
Nordbo in Centrum frontside. Photo by Nordbo in Centrum - Visit Greenland

Nordbo in Centrum

Nordbo in Centrum offers good, cheap accommodation in a central location. It has twelve well-appointed 1-bedroom apartments with everything you need.
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Hotel Qaqortoq

Hotel Qaqortoq offers comfortable accommodation and an authentic Greenlandic ambience with great coastal views high above the harbour in Qaqortoq.
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Iherit

Iherit Accommodation in Qaanaaq, northern Greenland, is a house for rent. Rent the whole house – or one or more of the rooms.
Beautiful view in sunlight from Ipiutaq Guest Farm in Summer. Photo by Agathe Devisme

Ipiutaq Guest Farm

Ipiutaq guest farm is an innovative sheep farm which is managed by a Greenlandic family with roots in France.
Frontside view of NTS Rooms in Nanortalik, South Greenland. Photo by Nanortalik Tourism Service

NTS Rooms

NTS Rooms in Nanortalik offers six quality apartments sleeping a total of 14 people.
Guests visiting Qasgiannguit Museum in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Qasigiannguit Museum

Qasigiannguit Museum is a local cultural historical museum. The museum was officially opened in conjunction with the town's 250th anniversary in 1984.
Qeqertarsuaq Museum in the Disko Bay, North Greenland. Photo by Qeqertarsuaq Museum

Qeqertarsuaq Museum

Qeqertarsuaq Museum describes everyday life during the colonial period, when the colony ‘Godhavn’ held a powerful position.
Hope Hostel frontside. Photo by Hope Hostel - Visit Greenland

Hope Hostel I/S

Hostel accommodation in Aasiaat offering double rooms and single rooms with shared facilities, as well as kayak rental.

Nunatta Isiginnaartitsisarfia - The National Theatre of Greenland

The National Theatre of Greenland is an independent, public institution established in 2011.
Qajaq Seaway charter boat “Arnarulunnguaq” with passenger standing at the front waving. Photo by Qajaq Seaway

Qajaq Seaway

Qajaq Seaway offers sailing trips and boat charters - and we would be happy to assist in planning your sailing events.

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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.

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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.