- AECO Community specific guidelines have been published for Nuuk, Paamiut, Tasiilaq and Ittoqqortoormiit.
- Registration for Seatrade Cruise Global – the largest cruise industry gathering in the world, happening in April, – is open. Don’t forget to register soon to secure your place.
- NORDIS magazine, the leading German-language magazine on Scandinavia, will publish a 14-page spread on Greenland in February. Local operators in Greenland have the opportunity to advertise within the article. If you are interested, please contact Martin Elmentaler: email@example.com.
- Icelandic Mountain Guides have just announced new industry courses for next year for guides who need mountain skills or wilderness first aid qualifications.
- New company: Travel by Heart is a new DMC which caters to groups and large events.
- New company: Tuugaaq Travel is a new DMC which caters to groups, individuals, press trips and research expeditions. Contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Visit Greenland’s Libris photo database will be featured by Libris in an upcoming email to its clients, on account of the many beautiful photos on our database! There is also a new feature on Libris, which allows users to search within specific galleries. Read more about using Libris here.
- Congratulations to Lars Anker Møller and his company Arctic Dream, who achieved first place in the Greenland Tourism Award.
- Icecamp Greenland is finished and ready for customers! The camp has been under construction for 2 years and is now ready to host guests right on the edge of Sermilik Fjord.
- World of Greenland has extended its cabin in Igloo Lodge to 4 times the size. We will have capacity for 12 guests. 6 bedrooms each suited for 2 pax have been built so guests not wanting to sleep in the igloos anyway have a more private place to sleep. We have also built a big living room with panorama windows, petroleum oven with visible flames, raw furniture and a solid rock that’s built into the cabin. This cabin will also be used during the summer in a combined helicopter, canoe and hiking tour.
- World of Greenland has also bought a brand new 30 m² dome. They hope to place this near the Icefiord so it can be used in summertime as well – maybe as a yoga studio. This winter it will be used for their Inuit Legends tour and Northern Lights Safari. The dome will also be heated with a petroleum oven with visible flames, rustic furniture and skins.
- World of Greenland has a new corporation with Ilulissat Women’s Association – read about it here.
- As of the 1st January, the Seaman’s Home has taken over Hotel Avannaa in Ilulissat. Ilulissat Seaman’s Home is due to open on 20th January.
- Sermitsiaq, in collaboration with RealDania, will publish a nationwide newspaper about the upcoming Icefjord Centre in Ilulissat. The newspaper will be published on the 6th and 8th November and will be available online as a PDF at sermitsiaq.ag.
- From January 2020, tourists will be able to rent cross-country skis from Greenland Fiord Tours.
- Uummannaq Fjord Tours has changed its name to Greenland Fiord Tours By Land and Sea. They have also created a subsidiary company called North Greenland Cruise Services, which offers harbour services, boat tours, helicopter tours and shore excursions for cruise ships.
- New operator – Ilulissat Unique Tours. Offering snowmobile excursions in the Ilulissat area using local guides.
- In May 2021, Best Western hotels will open the Best Western Plus in Ilulissat. This sustainable hotel will have 78 rooms, a restaurant and a large roof terrace, and is being built and operated by a group of local investors.
- New product from North Greenland Adventure: Icecap View, Ilulissat. This is a restaurant with seating for 35 guests and accommodation for 20 people, situated close to the icefjord. It is open between November and April and reached by walking, cross country skiing, dog sledding, helicopter, or snow mobile.
- Albatros Travel’s renovation of Hotel Hvide Falk, Ilulissat, will begin in November. This huge renovation project will extend over a period of a few years.
- Greenland will get it’s fourth Seaman’s Home Hotel as Hotel Avannaa in Ilulissat becomes a part of the franchise. From the beginning of 2020, the hotel will be known as Ilulissat Seamen’s Home.
- Arctic Living Ilulissat is the name of a brand new sled dog centre in Ilulissat. Housing 32 dogs, tourists can visit to see presentations about dogsledding, visit the dogs and see them being fed. In the winter, the centre will also offer dogsled tours. It is planned that the centre will open soon.
- Hotel Nordlys are developing a new product: a sky hut with a great view in Oqaatsut. Contact Ole Dorph to learn more.
- North Greenland Adventure have built a hut by Sikujuitsoq and offers ice fishing tours. Contact Piitaq Magnussen to learn more.
DESTINATION DISKO BAY
- Since its change of ownership in 2018, Hotel Disko Island has thoroughly renovated its restaurant, kitchen, reception and bar. The Hotel re-opened in July 2019 with new interior design, brand new chefs offering a new menu, as well as new panoramic windows which enhance the hotel’s amazing view. During the high season Hotel Disko Island arranges guided city walks in Qeqertarsuaq as well as walks to Kuannit.
- New Tourism coordinator in Qasigiannguit,
Tlf. (+299) 70 19 00 and (+299) 38 71 46
S. M. Saxtorphsvej 1
Postboks 113 – 3951 Qasigiannguit
Destination Arctic Circle
- Sisimiut Kayak Center are proud to introduce 3 new tours:
- The Traditional Qajaq tour: this Tour is open to everyone, even young children. The traditional qajaqs are designed to be very stable. For young children they place a flotation system which makes it impossible to capsize. This can also be used for adults. The qajaq will be equipped with a harpoon and avataq, so guests can try to throw the harpoon.
- 2 day dogsled and kayak trip: an immersion in an Inuit hunter’s life.
- Greenland Roll Camp, August 6th – August 9th: with Emanoraaq Nathansen, several time Greenlandic champion of the roll competition. SKC can also organise a Greenland roll demonstration for cruise ships.
- Brand new kayak centre in Sisimiut, run by Julien Caquineau: Offering a variety of kayak tours, SUP tours, kayak rental, and much more. Bookings can be made through: email@example.com.
- Arctic Circle Business has named Susanne Høegh as its new acting director. Applications for the director’s position closed on November 11th.
- New adventure experience in UNESCO site: the lakeside Qanisartuut Farm and hostel offers hiking and kayaking opportunities, as well as local guiding and cultural experiences at the on-site UNESCO Information Center, and with kaffemik and storytelling in the farm owners’ home.
- New accommodation coming in Narsarsuaq: A new hostel with space for up to 10 guests is on its way in Narsarsuaq. More information in the coming months.
- Trade activities: In the 1st quarter, Visit South Greenland is participating in the Greenlandic Government’s Trade Mission to Berlin and Paris, Mid-atlantic in Reykjavik and 5 Countries Workshop in London.
- Strategy Workshop: The tourism development strategy for Kommune Kujalleq will be updated with contributions from all local operators in the region. A strategy workshop will be held on 18th and 19th February in Qaqortoq.
- Instructor Course from Campus Kujalleq: The first course takes place in Ilulissat from 1st – 5th February. This is a mini course that aims to qualify key people within the tourism industry as instructors, so that they can involve and educate extra workers during the high season when they are needed the most.
- Inunnguaq Hegelund is back for good in South Greenland, opening a new permanent restaurant in Qaqortoq. It is planned that the restaurant will open in January on the site of the former restaurant Lallaatis.
- Innovation South Greenland A / S (the business development company in South Greenland) is officially up and running! Director Allan Chemnitz started on October 1st. Innovation South Greenland is responsible for the development of the region in business, tourism and hunting / fishing. Sarah Woodall continues as Tourism Destination Manager at Innovation South Greenland.
- Hotel Narsarsuaq are freshening up the hotel and the restaurant menu and will be serving even better food in future
- Jacky Simoud, the founder, owner and long-standing manager of Blue Ice Explorer, Narsarsuaq, is retiring at the end of this year. We thank Jacky for his contribution to the development and promotion of tourism in South Greenland..
- Yggdrasil Theme Park – The Legendary World of Norse Mythology: In September/October, Norse Theme Parks in partnership with Trida Media will launch an ambitious initiative to help boost tourism and awareness of the period when Norsemen settled southern Greenland.
- Chef Inunnguaq Hegelund is back for a limited time only, cooking at Lal’laati’s Pop Up in Qaqortoq, from 16th September until 2nd October.
UPCOMING PRESS TRIPS
The following press trips are being planned and supported by Visit Greenland, Air Greenland, Air Iceland Connect and partners:
- Arctic Circle, Capital Region
- Arctic Circle and North Greenland
- North Greenland, Capital Region
- Destination Arctic Circle
- Social Media
- Social Media
- Print and online
- Kangerlussuaq, Nuuk
- Kangerlussuaq, Ilulissat
- Nuuk, Ilulissat
- Kangerlussuaq, Sisimiut, Maniitsoq
If you would like to make an individual agreement or collaboration with any of these journalists, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can put you in touch.
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