Located in the north of Greenland, the National Park is roughly the size of France and Spain. For thousands of years, the high Arctic animals have provided life for various Inuit cultures and, along the coast, you can spot the remains of many ancient settlements. The Ittoqqortoormiit still visit to hunt but now the area is home to fewer than fifty permanent residents who staff the weather monitoring stations. The Zackenberg Climate Change Research Station is located here, and the park attracts many scientific expeditions.
Just a short flight from Iceland, East Greenland is strongly influenced by myths and legends and boasts several rock and bone carvings. Nowadays, it’s a place of adventure where you can experience climbing, kayaking and mountaineering.
A land of green pastures, South Greenland is home to sheep farms, fishing and hunting, ice fjords and Norse history. Here you can enjoy the contrasts of city culture and dirt road hiking, and even, in Narsaq, cowboy history!
The stylish and colourful capital of Nuuk offers an intriguing mixture of the traditional and contemporary. Explore the pretty harbour area for a flavour of the city’s heritage and traditions or the Nuuk Art Museum to unearth Inuit culture old and new. The Katuaq Cultural Centre is inspired by the Northern Lights, and tours of the city and parliament tell of artic living and the move towards Greenland Independence. Nuuk is close to becoming the world’s first certified sustainable capital city.
The Arctic Circle region is a place of extremes and adventure. Here you can enjoy the exhilaration of dog sledding, skiing, hiking, hunting, fishing and kayaking.
Located on the west coast of Greenland, the nutrient-rich waters of Disko bay provide the habitat for a wide range of species including hothead, humpback and killer whales. The bird population thrives, and arctic foxes, hares and ptarmigan can be spotted around the bay.
North Greenland is ruled by the polar night in winter and the midnight sun in summer. The region is often considered the epitome of arctic experiences: icebergs, arctic nature, dog sledding, tiny hunting and fishing communities and Inuit culture. Qaanaaq, long romanticised by poets and explorers as the ‘top of the world’, continues to attract pioneers and its inhabitants take pride in being the real people behind the classic Inuit associations.