Destination Must-Sees

Greenland Must See 1

Ilulissat

Known as the “Iceberg Capital,” the town of Ilulissat translates to the Greenlandic word for “iceberg.” Nearby is the Ilulissat Icefjord, containing icebergs produced by the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier. This single Icefjord produces the most icebergs outside of Antarctica, but only a total of 10% of Greenland’s icebergs are created here. This Icefjord was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004.

Greenland Must See 2

Disko Bay

Disko Bay is located on the west coast of Greenland and is within the Arctic Circle. Surrounded by a breathtaking natural landscape, take in towering basalt mountains and patches of greenery on the sloping hills. Admire the frosty glaciers scattered throughout the water and dock in Qeqertarsuaq, known as “The Big Island.” Disko Bay is also home to the famous Eqip Sermia Glacier.

Greenland Must See 3

Kangerlussuaq

Glide along the icy waters of the Kangerlussuaq Fjord and take in the snowcapped mountains jutting up out of the tundra. Admire the breathtaking blend of natural beauty through a mix of grassy flatlands and glacial peaks. Over 100 miles long, this massive waterway is one of the main crossroads of Greenland. In Greenlandic, the fjord’s name actually translates to “big fjord.”

Greenland Must See 4

Itilleq

Home to around 100 people, Itilleq is a remote settlement that pays tribute to its Inuit ancestors. Residents make their living hunting, fishing, and trapping. Take in the picturesque village on foot to get a firsthand feel of what life would be like with only the basic necessities. The town strives to preserve their unique heritage and cultural traditions.

Destination Must-Dos

Greenland Must Do 1

Witness the calving of Eqip Sermia Glacier

Stretching over three miles wide, the Eqip Sermia Glacier is one of the most active glaciers in Greenland. Watch as blankets of melting ice slide off the glacier and thunder into the frigid water below. Listen to the booming crash when the air pressure is released, echoing monstrously into the still air. Get close to the glacier to safely take in the shades of white and blue.

Greenland Must Do 2

Enjoy a kaffemik

Feel like a local when you participate in a kaffemik, a traditional celebratory gathering that features coffee, dessert, dancing, and music. In Greenlandic, the name kaffemik translates to "via coffee." Get an inside look at the local community and allow the welcoming lifestyle to embrace you. Warm up with a comforting cup of coffee and join in on the cozy celebration.

Greenland Must Do 3

Tour Sisimiut

In the town of Sisimiut, wooden homes dot the hillsides, a rainbow of vibrant colors that contrast with the surrounding white snow. This area has been inhabited for over 4,500 years and features a quaint blend of historical and modern life. Sisimiut is home to around 5,400 citizens, making it the second-largest city in Greenland. Tour the historic Colonial Quarter, Sisimiut Museum, and the iconic Blue Church.

Greenland Must Do 4

Hike

From valleys to hills, Greenland offers some of the best hiking trails in the Arctic Circle. Admire icy waterways and picturesque mountains as you venture along the road less traveled. Strap on your best pair of hiking boots and start climbing – the views will undoubtedly be worth it.

Expert Advice

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Diana Ditto

Director of Product Design
Greenland Expert 1

Make sure to bring a camera to Greenland because the natural landscape offers incredible shots around every corner. From breathtaking hikes to up-close looks at icebergs, you’ll want to capture every moment of your trip.

Greenland expert 2

Be prepared to wake up early most days to watch the sun rise over the glaciers and fjords. Due to Greenland’s northern location, daylight appears to last longer in this area so you can make the most of your day.

Greenland Expert 3

Whale watching is a must when in Greenland. From humpback to minke, many different types of whales call Greenland their home. Keep an eye out for these large mammals when they are surfacing.

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