Greenland is Iceland´s next door neighbor, so the flight from Iceland to Kulusuk on Greenlan´s east coast, home of the Ammassalik Inuit people, only takes ca. 90 minutes, and little over 2 hours to get to Illulisat on the south-east coast.
Due to the short distance between Iceland and
Greenland it´s very convenient to go on a short visit Greenland while in Iceland. In summer, Icelandair and Air Greenland have frequent direct flights from Reykjavik domestic airport or Keflavik international airport to the main towns in Greenland.
Once travelers step off their international flight they often continue by taking a domestic flight, or by helicopter or ship and/or by husky dog-sledge on a journey across the vast frozen wilderness.sat on the south-east coast.
There has become more awareness of demand for nice hotels in Greenland the past years. Lovely 4* in hotels are to be found Nuuk city and Ilullissat town. The have all amenities expected at a 4* hotel, comfortable rooms often with fantastic vies, a good restaurant and bar.
For those seeking for more unique experience, there are some beautiful small cottages both near the Eqi calving glacier and in IIimanaq, with breathtaking views over icebergs and glacier. From February to mid April there is a possibility to overnight in a real snowhouse - igloo like the people in Greenland used to built in the old days.
Greenland is all about nature - and all activities are connected more or less to the unspoiled nature and the feeling of being back to basic.
On your Greenland trip you will discover incredible wildlife: whales, musk oxen, seals, reindeer and polar bears. It´s indeed magical to paddle quietly in a kajak and see a seal relaxing on an ice berg floating next to you.
The beauty of the country’s natural wilderness, combined with the Inuit cultural experience, may very well mean that your visit to Greenland will rank as one of your most cherished travel experiences.
Greenland is home to a hardy Inuit population of only 56.000, spread sparsely along the east and west coasts. These charming and hospitable people continue to live a traditional life of fishing and sealing in what is one of the world’s harshest but most beautiful environments.
It´s fascinating to learn how they have managed to adapt and carve out an existence for centuries under such harsh climatic conditions.
Greenland is the most sparsely populated country in the world and there are no roads connecting any of its towns.
Because the majority of Greenland is covered by permanent glaciers, the sea is the source for most food through the centuries.
The traditional Inuit dish is a soup, called Suaasat. It ismade from seal, or from whale, reindeer, or seabirds. The soup often includes onions and potatoes, and is simply seasoned with salt and pepper,
We encourage our guests to viist a real home in Greenland and try kaffimik - Greenlandic refreshments.
Today´s Greenland has all the food we are used to in the western world, and there are good restaurants at hotels, and even in Ilimanaq, Koks a Michelin star restraurant from the Faroe Islands operates during the summer months !
Greenland, dominated by a massive icecap, is the world’s largest island. It extends a long way into the Arctic Circle, its length is equivalent to the distance between Scotland and the Sahara !
Eighty percent of Greenland is covered with ice so it is only habitable along the coastline, where this resilient and determined community live on the edge of the habitable world .
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