discover a PLACE ON THE PLANET WE KNOW SO LITTLE ABOUT
discover Norse history and Inuit culture
discover its stunning landscapes,
For travelers seeking that next unique and pristine destination that “no one” has been to, Greenland is a unique choice. Greenland offers stunning landscapes, Norse history, Inuit culture and activities like kayaking, whale watching, dog sledding and flightseeing.
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There are various tour companies that offer group trips to Greenland, cruise lines that visit the coastal settlements, and more outdoor experiences for the adventurous. Our travel advisors can arrange your vacation in Greenland.
Did you know?
Golf lovers can join or watch the two-day Ice Golf World Championships in Uummannaq, in mid-March, on a course cut on the ice.
Greenland was a Danish colony until 1953, when it became a country. It attained full self-government in 2009.
Greenland has 57,000 inhabitants in a land the size of France, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium combined.
More about Greenland
Over the past few years, Greenland has become a sought-after destination and one of the world’s last frontiers. Remote and unspoiled, Greenland is the largest island in the world and closest landmass to the North Pole. This self-governing Danish territory was not open to visitors until the 1950s, so for most travelers, it remains a mystery. It’s hard to grasp just how big Greenland is. Think larger than Mexico and more than three times the size of Texas. The vast majority of Greenland is an enormous ice sheet, over 1,500 miles long and about a mile high. There are no trees in Greenland, so landscapes are mostly ice, rock and moss-covered tundra. Most of the island is uninhabited, aside from fishing villages and small cities, mostly on the southwest coast.
While in Greenland, take time to experience a rich Inuit culture and wander through the small towns of the southwest. The native Inuits came in waves from Northern Canada, starting at about 4,500 years ago. As you travel in Greenland, you will have the opportunity to experience the living Eskimo culture and the spirit of the ancestors that continues to this day. The best museums are located in Nuuk and in Nanortalik. Don’t miss the well-preserved mummies at the National Museum & Archives in Nuuk, frozen in time for over 500 years. You can also walk in the footsteps of the Vikings, who settled in Greenland around a 1,000 years ago and established a series of farmsteads along the southwest coast. The best-preserved remnants of Viking settlements are in Hvalsey, very much worth visiting.
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