A journey into the eternal ice! A trip to Greenland makes dreams come true. In the Arctic experience the polar region with its icebergs and unique wildlife. Visit the capital Nuuk and meet the locals. Get active and experience the nature of Greenland from a kayak. It will be magical when the northern lights appear in the sky, then the sky becomes a canvas. Greenland will be a journey like you have never experienced before!
Greenland is one of the largest countries in the world and yet for many, quite literally, it is a white dot on the map. Almost 80 per cent of the country is covered by an ice cap, and yet the ice-free area still covers an area the size of Sweden. Discover the landscape by dog sledding, hiking, boat trips or strolling through the city of Nuuk. Our travel experts will give you the best tips for your Greenland holiday.
88% of Greenlanders are Inuit or descend from Danes and Inuit. The culture has been shaped by nature for generations. It has changed constantly from the first waves of immigration to independence. The Greenlanders are considered to be a hospitable and hard-working people.
Suaasat is a thick soup traditionally made with seal meat. However, the soup can also be made with other types of meat. The main ingredients are meat, draff (the residues of brewing salt) and onions. Nowadays, many substitute marc with rice.
The Ilulissat Icefjord is the largest glacier in the world. The natural spectacle is 25 miles long and 4 miles wide. The fjord was also included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004.
It is one of the largest national parks in the world and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Northeast Park offers the whole range of arctic wildlife. From here you can observe polar bears, musk oxen and caribou. The national park also contains huge ice caves, the second largest ice caves in the world.
The ruins in Qassiarsik were once the first church in Greenland. It was commissioned by Erik the Red's wife, who converted to Christianity, and dates from 1000 AD. Today only the foundations and ruins of the buildings that followed are still visible. Less
Spring, summer or autumn are good seasons for a trip to Greenland. The summer months from May to September can therefore be called the main seasons.
The majority of the Greenlandic population speaks both Greenlandic (mostly Kalaallisut) and Danish. The two languages have been official languages since the self-government in 1979. English is also spoken by many inhabitants.
The Danish krone is the official currency in Greenland.
Travellers from the US need a passport or identity card for entry. A visa is not required.
There is no vaccination requirement for entry into Greenland. The standard vaccinations for Germany should be available and up-to-date.
The packing list for Greenland is different depending on the season. Your packing list should always include practical outdoor clothing that you can wear in the 'onion look'. For autumn and winter, warm, insulating clothing including hats, scarves and thermal underwear is a must.