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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.
Sunrise over harbour of Nuuk. Photo - Rebecca Gustafsson , Visit Greenland

Greenland invests in infrastructure

Greenland’s infrastructural landscape is reaching a historical point in time, and is poised to change the accessibility of the country forever.

Visit Greenland beats CNN to win the Oscars of the Internet

It was a great honour for the Kingdom of Denmark when Greenland’s tourism board, Visit Greenland, on Tuesday won a Webby People's Voice Award, also known as the Oscars of the Internet, for their self-produced video "The Future of Travel in Greenland".
Four women waving hello in Narsaq in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

COVID-19 has made the population more positive towards tourists

The Greenlandic population has in general become more positive towards tourists. This is according to a new report made by Visit Greenland.

The Icefjord Centre will strengthen tourism in Ilulissat

Kangiata Illorsua - the Icefjord Centre in Ilulissat - will soon welcome visitors inside. This new visitor centre will attract more tourists to the area.
Photo by Zak Mauger

Extreme E creates Extreme potential

Magnificent nature and the majestic Russell Glacier create the frame for the sustainable answer to Formula 1, Extreme E, which will be held in Kangerlussuaq in August.
Pink sky, colourful Nuuk. Photo by Elia Locardi - Visit Greenland

Nuuk, Greenland named to TIME’s Annual list of the World Greatest Places 2021

TIME reveals the third annual list of the World’s Greatest Places, which highlights 100 extraordinary travel destinations around the world.
Sunrise over snow covered, Nuuk. Photo - Rebecca Gustafsson , Visit Greenland

Nuuk's certification as a sustainable capital will benefit the entire Greenlandic tourism industry

The news that Nuuk has been certified by EarthCheck as the first capital city in the world to become a sustainable tourism destination brings joy to the tourism industry.
Air Greenland airplanes waiting for takeoff in Kangerlussuaq. Photo by Filip Gielda, Visit Greenland

Useful tips for flying with Air Greenland and Icelandair

Your FAQ about flights, tickets, and general aviation in Greenland. Whether you are flying into Greenland for a holiday, to film, or for business, it’s useful to know the following tips.

Paving new futures with the Arctic Circle Road

A new independent Global Oxford Project report cites that there is a sound business case for the proposal of a future 170 kilometre gravel Arctic Circle Road connecting Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut.

Routes: Kalaallit Airports and Visit Greenland chase Greenland’s flying future

Both Visit Greenland and Kalaallit Airports were present when representatives of the world’s airlines, airports and route developers gathered recently for the conference called Routes in Milan, Italy.
Three hikers in the mountains near Qernertivartivit not far from Kulusuk in East Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

What is sustainable tourism in Greenland?

Liz Cooper, Industrial PhD Candidate at Visit Greenland, takes us through her first piece of research and presents 4 key points of debate, and 8 priorities for sustainable tourism development in Greenland.
Cruise guests on a bench in front of the Knud Rasmussen rock in Nanortalik in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit GreenlandMads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Improving tourists' overall experiences of Greenland

In September 2021, Visit Greenland, in collaboration with Greenland Travel, conducted a large survey investigation among potential and previous tourists to Greenland.

The winner of Greenland Tourism Award 2021 has been found

The winner of Greenland Tourism award 2021 is now decided and a tourism operator from the Disko Bay Region wins
Tourists on a bot in Nuuk Fjord

Visit Greenland's new simplified segmentation model

Visit Greenland has developed a new simplified segmentation model with only 3 segments, instead of the original's 11 segments
View Point In Nuuk. Photo by Matthew Littlewood - Visit Greenland

Nuuk's certification

The news that Nuuk, as the first capital city in the world, has been certified as a sustainable tourist destination by EarthCheck is a source of joy in the tourism industry.
first glimpse of Ilulissat Icefjord. Photo - Lisa M. Burns, Visit Greenland

Greenlandic UNESCO Sites - a story of ownership and local pride

Greenland has miles of magnificent unspoiled nature and colourful culture-filled settlements that do not need a UNESCO accreditation to be appreciated by visitors. However, UNESCO is an iconic brand that sells, guaranteeing visitors that they will experience a unique place.

Sustainability in Greenland

Human, social, economic and environmental sustainability. Meet various topics to talk about sustainability in Greenland.
HHE Express reception. Photo by HHE Express

Two Green Keys in Nuuk

In February 2022, Greenland went from having 1 Green Key certified Hotel to having 3, as Hotel Hans Egede and HHE Express obtained their certification.