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Quick Facts about Greenland

Greenland is the world's largest island, located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. It is an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. Three quarters of Greenland is covered by the only permanent ice sheet outside Antarctica. The weigh of the ice sheet depressed the central land area to form a basin more than 300 m (984 ft) below sea level while elevations rise suddenly and steeply near the coast.

Greenland has a population of around 56,000, which is largely concentrated on the southwest coast. The majority of its residents are Inuit. About a third of the population lives in Nuuk, the capital and largest city. The Arctic Umiaq Line ferry connected the various cities and settlements for western Greenland.

Northeast Greenland National Park is the world's largest and most northerly national park. It was established in 1974 and covers 972,000 sq km (375,000 sq mi) of the interior and northeastern coast of Greenland.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Greenland

  • Enjoy Greenland's coastline with endless icebergs, glaciers, deep fjords, mountains and total wilderness

  • Experience the stunningly beautiful Scoresby Sund and Ilulissat Icefjord

  • Visit welcoming Inuit communities and understand their history and culture

  • Unrivaled opportunities for wildlife viewing: polar bears, muskoxen, whales, walruses and more

  • Beautiful Aurora Borealis across the night sky with green, purple and red lights dancing

Where to Go in Greenland


West Greenland

  • Most populated region of Greenland

  • UNESCO world heritage site in Ilulissat Icefjord

  • Capital city Nuuk with beautiful view of brightly colored houses, waterfalls and icerbergs

  • Kangerlussuaq is the main transportation hub providing easy access to the Ice Sheet and fjord

  • Sisimiut is the main adventure travel hub all year round

  • Visit remote Inuit communities


East Greenland

  • Greenland's true wildness with sparse population and infrastructure

  • Visit the world's largest and most northerly national park - Northeast Greenland with stunning fjord, glacier and mountain view

  • Enjoy the world's largest fjord system, Scoresby Sund and hike on tundra with fall colors

  • Tasiilaq-Kulusuk, the largest community in East Greenland, has many adventure options to offer


South Greenland

  • Eric the Red first landed in South Greenland, and named the country so

  • Legendary blue ice in the fjords floating in front of lush and green hills

  • South Greenland farms of sheep, reindeer and cattle

  • The 70 kilometre long Tasermiut Fjord is called the "Arctic Patagonia" and attracts climbers and mountaineers from around the world​.

  • Visit the stunning 105 kilometre long Prins Christian Sund named after King Chrstian VIII of Denmark

Landing Sites in Greenland