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Holidays in Greenland

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Greenland Holiday

Fjords, glaciers, the northern lights, the midnight sun, dog sledding and whale watching make visiting this very large island a unique experience. Much of Greenland is whiter than it is green, but the country offers much more than just snow sports. Visit natural features along the green shoreline. Travel inland for snow activities on the icecap covering 85 percent of the country. Explore museums telling the history of the pioneering people of this fascinating country.

Near Ilulissat is a unique UNESCO world heritage site. View the Ilulissat Icefjord from a plane, boat or hiking overlook to watch and listen to giant icebergs calving from the fast-moving Sermeq Kujalleq glacier into Disko Bay.

Hike some of the challenging 100-mile (160-kilometre) Arctic Circle Trail from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut to see Greenland’s wildlife: reindeer, muskox, fox, snow hare, ptarmigan and other birds. Summer whale watching is very popular. Look for fin whale, humpbacks, minke whale and a dozen other species in the waters near the capital, Nuuk .

Greenland’s most famous animal is the dog, present on the island for 5,000 years, not as a pet but as a working animal pulling dogsleds over the icecap. Bundle in warm clothing and join a musher behind a team of sled dogs on the east coast or near far northern towns. For modern transportation and fun, take a snowmobile tour of the region.

Use your own power to move over the snow and ice with ski touring in Maniitsoq. Some of the best trips are ship-based, with different daily outings from a floating hotel in the Eternity Fjord. Kulusuk offers a base for cross country skiing and heliskiing.

Many of Greenland’s towns have museums highlighting local history of the native Inuits, early Nordic visitors and lasting Danish settlers. Interact with descendants across the country and visit the Greenland National Museum and Archives in Nuuk.

You’ll have plenty of daylight to explore Greenland during summer’s midnight sun. Uummannaq experiences these very long days from April to August, with shorter periods farther south. Alternatively visit Greenland between September and April to see the shimmering beauty of the northern lights.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Greenland?
A: Here’s a list of airports that service international flights in Greenland:
  • Kangerlussuaq (SFJ): 25 international flights per month.
  • Nuuk (GOH): 18 international flights per month.
  • Kulusuk (KUS): 12 international flights per month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Greenland?
A: Most people choose to bed down in hotels when in Greenland. But that doesn’t mean you have to follow suit. You’ll also find guest houses, apartments and hostels in abundance here, and they’re all available on Expedia.
Q: What does a Greenland holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: Hotels, flights, cars — and experiences and activities. Expedia has everything you need for a memorable holiday. Choose just one of these options or book one of our great travel packages. You have the flexibility to organise your getaway to Greenland just the way you like it.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Greenland?
A: A holiday package takes the worry out of travelling, and it can save you some big bucks to boot. Flights, Hotels, Activities — Expedia is here to help. Bundle them up and start dreaming of what you’ll do with all that extra spending money.