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the wonders of greenland

Northern Lights
Natural scenery from another world. That’s the Northern Lights when they appear in the dark Greenland sky
Icebergs
Get close to a strange island kingdom of icebergs that float majestically and live their own lives
Dogsledding
Travelling with dogs is a sensual experience that penetrates travellers
- and remains there
Men in water Whales tail Hikers looking at mountain Northern lights
Puppies Kayaking

NATURE AND WILDLIFE

THE ROUGHNESS OF GREENLAND

Ice is synonymous with Greenland

80% of Greenland is covered in glacier – The Greenland Ice Sheet. To visit the Ice Sheet is a truly magnificent experience, and to witness the glaciers calving is just breathtaking. This scenery is raw nature at its finest.

At the UNESCO World Heritage site by Ilulissat Ice Fjord lies the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere. Every day, the glacier delivers 100 million tons of ice, in the most imaginative shapes and colors.

Northern lights illuminate the winter sky

From September to April, when it actually gets dark at night, the sky lights up with flickering green and purple stretches of northern lights. It is a strange, sensual and breathtaking experience, to watch the magical lights dance across the sky.

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PEOPLE AND CULTURE

THE MODERN GREENLAND

The Greenlanders call their country Kalaallit Nunaat, meaning “The Land of the People”.

Through the ages, Greenland has attracted people who are not afraid to break new ground and seize the opportunities. From the Inuit, who migrated to a huge and unknown country, the Norse who set out from Iceland to the unknown west, and to the many explorers, traders, missionaries, expeditions and tourists who since visited the country.

The symbols of the ancient culture are still alive all over Greenland, incorporated into business logos, fashion designs and street art. Many people build and use their own kayak as you’ll see in every harbor. The old drum dance is performed by a growing number of artists, and the musical and theatrical life is largely based on Eskimo myths and sagas conveyed in a modern form.

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PLUS SIZE GEOGRAPHY WITH A SPARSE POPULATION

LIKE NO OTHER PLACE ON EARTH

Europe

Europe

Population

742,452,000

Population density

73/km²

United States

United States

Population

310,322,000

Population density

31/km²

Greenland Man

Greenland

Population

56,000

Population density

0.14/km²

Singapore Singapore

Singapore

Population

4,987,600

Population density

6814/km²

the wonders of greenland

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Northern lights

Natural scenery from another world. The Northern Lights can be seen all year round in a dark, clear night sky and they are at their most beautiful in the autumn and winter. In summer they disappear in the bright night. Greenland is the main venue for this world-class performance.

Ice and snow

Experience the ice sheet in all its might. Get close to a strange land of icebergs that float majestically and live their own lives. You will see ice everywhere - from the deck of a ship, a helicopter, a dogsled or on a hike. See the colors change before your eyes with the sun's reflection and enjoy the sight of mountains of ice.

Pioneering People

Through the ages, Greenland has attracted people who are not afraid to break new ground and seize the opportunities - pioneers in their own way: From the Inuit, who thousands of years ago immigrated to a huge and unknown country, to the Vikings in South Greenland, to the many explorers, traders, missionaries, workers and tourists who visited the country.

Dogsledding

Feel the energy of the twelve eager dogs that willingly obey and take you over the endless snowy landscape. Travelling with dogs is a sensual experience that penetrates travelers - and remains there. The movement, sound and sight are forever embedded in the body.

Whales

To experience a whale romping alone or together with its fellow species is beyond words. It must be experienced on location. The equipment is simple; binoculars, suitable clothing and plenty of patience, which is well rewarded, because suddenly the captain shouts "whale ahead". That’s Greenland.

TRAVEL FACTS

HOW TO GET THERE

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Copenhagen

Keflavik
(reykjavik international Airport)

ilulissat

Kangerlussuaq
(søndre strømfjord)

Nuuk
(Godthåb)

narsarsuaq

YOU GET TO GREENLAND BY AIR

GREENLAND IS JUST 4,5 HOURS AWAY

Air Greenland operates the route between Copenhagen and the main international airport of Kangerlussuaq, located by the Arctic Circle on the West coast of Greenland. From here you can reach all Greenlandic towns and most settlements by domestic plane- and helicopter routes.

During the summer you also have the option of flying directly from Copenhagen to Narsarsuaq in South Greenland, or from Reykjavik, Iceland, to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.

No Cars No Trains No Busses
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TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET AROUND

NO TWO TOWNS IN GREENLAND ARE CONNECTED BY ROAD

The children at school draw pictures of airplanes, helicopters and boats. So don’t make a plan to travel the coast of Greenland by RV or bicycle.

Air transportation is the backbone of the country. Costal ferries and private boats supplement the infrastructure where and when the sea is ice-free.

Above the Arctic Circle, where the sea ice forms during winter, dogsled is still a common means of transportation. Visiting a small settlement on a local hunter’s dogsled is an unforgettable experience.

STAYING IN GREENLAND

WHERE TO SLEEP

Hotel Arctic

HOTEL ARCTIC

The award winning chefs at Hotel Arctic selects the best ingredients from the pristine nature around Ilulissat. Enjoy your dish with icebergs drifting by the window under the midnight sun, or with northern lights dancing in the sky. Hotel Arctic’s facilities are modern and eco-friendly, including the igloo-cabins overlooking icebergs from the World Heritage site.

Glacier Lodge Eqi

GLACIER LODGE EQI

Comfortable and eco-friendly cabins stand in the midst of the magnificent nature. You can visit the site on a daytrip, or enjoy a stay at the cabins. There are guided hikes from the camp, or you can just sit back and relax with a view of the ever calving Eqi glacier.

Hotel Sisimiut

HOTEL SISIMIUT

Greenland’s second largest town Sisimiut offers a variety of excursions, around town and into the wild nature. Sisimiut is the host of the Arctic Circle Race, the toughest cross-country ski race in the world. The trail from Kangerlussuaq is an increasingly popular trekking course, with the comfort of Hotel Sisimiut to greet you at the trails end.

Hostel

HOSTEL

In all Greenlandic towns you will find small and cozy hostels, B&Bs and hotel apartments. Check airgreenland.com or Greenland.com for possibilities at your destination.

Camping

Camping

Just 4½ hours from Copenhagen, the hub airport Kangerlussuaq is a fantastic wilderness in both summer and winter. And camping is free all over Greenland.

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