#Sustainability

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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Cross country skiers on a coffee break in East Greenland

It’s happening; Travel Trade Forum is going live

If you are tired of negative comments, Facebook warriors and long response times to emails, then Travel Trade Forum is the medium for you.
Hikers enjoying the view. Photo - Aningaaq R. Carlsen, Visit Greenland

Visit Greenland’s video is shortlisted for an Internet Oscar - a Webby Award.

Visit Greenland has made the ‘big league’! Their locally-produced video, ‘Future of Travel in Greenland’, which is about COVID-19 and their staycation campaign, Nunarput Nuan, has been nominated for a Webby, the Oscars of the internet.
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.
Hiking the Tasermiut fjord. Photo - Aningaaq R. Carlsen, Visit Greenland

Tourism in Greenland should be restarted with sustainability first on the agenda

Let's kickstart a strong and resilient tourism industry with sustainability - economic sustainability, social and cultural sustainability, and environmental sustainability.
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.

Why it matters Greenland joins the Paris Agreement

The symbolic value of this newly announced commitment to the Paris Agreement is immense. Greenland literally sits on the frozen crux of the great climate change issue, but its position also gives it a rare voice to educate on the matter with experience.
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

Green Greenland for the climate and the future

In the most literal sense, Greenland is positioned as the still-frozen epicentre of climate change. The population is on the front line with temperature increases three times higher than the world average.
Low mosses and flowers on a hiking trail in East Greenland. By Mads Pihl

A ban on oil and gas exploration puts Greenland on the green scoreboard

The commercial interest is not considered high enough for Greenland to be responsible for the climate, environmental and natural risks associated with oil and gas extraction. As the first Arctic nation, Greenland is putting an end to this extraction.
A waterfall in the forest near Narsarsuaq. Photo by Mads Pihl.

Renewable energy colours the Greenlandic geographical map green

Greenland’s proportion of green energy varies from town to town to settlement. With an agreement on new hydroelectric plants in Qasigiannguit and Aasiaat and the expansion of the existing one in Nuuk, green energy should spread across the Greenlandic geographical map.
Qeqertarsuatsiaat is a village south of Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Rubies, a story of traceable and exclusive Greenlandic gemstones

Beautiful deep red rubies, a colour that symbolises good luck in China, are also something Greenland has to offer. Near the settlement of Qeqertarsuatsiaat, 4-5 hours south of Nuuk, lies Greenland’s ruby mine.
Sarfaq Ittuk with ice in the foreground near the Ilulissat ice fjord in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

The tourism industry - a story of adaptation to a changing climate

Climate change poses challenges to traditional livelihoods and hunting practices. More people are turning to the tourism industry to support themselves, and they are worth their weight in gold.
Lumpfish roe bite. Photo by Greenland In A Bite by Greenlandic Foodlover - Visit Greenland

Local food sources and vegetables grown in Greenland

Greenland can impress with wild-caught meat and fish - animals that have lived the best free life. Therefore, Greenland turns the vegetarian’s fundamental narrative of deprivation and climate footprint on its head, as all other food has to be shipped to the country and leaves a large carbon footprint.
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. 
Anne Nivika Grødem, Acting CEO at Visit Greenland giving a speech at Future Greenland 2022. Photo by Greenland Business Association

The brand value of a sustainable Greenland

On the 18th of May in 2022, Anne Nivíka Grødem, Acting Director of Visit Greenland attended the Future Greenland event and gave a speech about the brand value of a sustainable Greenland.