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Greenland - One week, two week itineraries

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Northern America

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Greenland at a glance

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This itinerary shows you the main interesting destinations of Greenland (Northern America). The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
The itinerary visits mainly small cities. Often you can take a bath. The climate is snowy. There are two flight connections. These are Qaqortoq - Nuuk and Ilulissat - Qaqortoq. During your travel you have to speak Greenlandic. English should be enough for communication everywhere.

Top Greenland destinations

Things to do

Our selection of the best things to do in Kangerlussuaq will help you make the most of your time in this remote corner of the world might not seem much more than a necessary stepping-stone for travellers en route to Ilulissat, Greenland’s most popular tourist destination. However, Kangerlussuaq‘s modesty somewhat ...

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Things to do in Kangerlussuaq

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Our selection of the best things to do in Ilulissat will help you make the most of your time in this breathtaking part of the world of glossy brochures. Smatterings of multi-coloured houses, iceberg-strewn waters, majestic sled dogs and gigantic glinting glaciers all contribute to the region’s raw photogenic appeal.

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Officially, Greenland is a part of the Danish Kingdom, but it is operating with a high degree of autonomy. Greenland has its own laws and its own traditions, yet it also shares many cultural customs with Denmark . Approximately 10% of the population in Greenland are Danes, while the majority are Inuits or mixed raced.

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. ever since I visited there in 2016. I can’t believe it was that long ago now and I’ve been dying to go back ever since. On that trip I spent two weeks travelling around some of the best places to visit in Greenland and I just fell in love with the county. If you’re looking for some wanderlust though then these are the ...

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Eat & drink

Sealing, whaling, hunting, and fishing are the primary sources of income for inhabitants in Greenland. In recent years, the country’s tourism industry has been expanding as well. Many visitors combine Iceland (see itineraries) and Greenland on the same trip as Iceland is one of the best access points to Greenland (read more about ...

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When we visited Qeqertarsuaq, there were just three options where you could get some food in town – a hotel restaurant, a tiny café, and a supermarket. ...

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Since Greenland is much more remote than Iceland, there is usually less choice when it comes to food. Because almost everything has to be imported from far away, prices of fresh fruit or dairy products are really high. ...

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Southern Greenland is actually green. You’ll find sheep farms and lots of hiking possibilities here. I was told that it’s actually so green that it’s referred to as the Banana Coast and sometimes compared with Venice (plan Venice itineraries) since the best way to get around the region is by ...

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Worth to visit

To say that Greenland is a unique destination is an understatement. It’s a place like nowhere else we’ve ever been to. Wild, undiscovered, adventurous, yet somehow familiar and much more developed than I thought it was. ...

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. or getting that passport stamp. Before we left on the trip, the cover of National Geographic was about this island being Ground Zero for global warming ...

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If you’re intrigued by less-traveled destinations, Greenland more than fits the bill. A fifth of the size of the United States (United States in detail), it’s the largest island in the world, with 80% is covered in ice, in some places over a mile thick. ...

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General

I have long been fascinated by the Inuit culture and the way in which they live, and survive, in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. During your trip to Greenland you can meet and learn about this tribe if you visit Thule. Not only is this one of the most northern places on the planet, during your time here ...

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With so many extraordinary activities on offer, it’s easy to see why there’s so much interest surrounding it. Here’s a list of intriguing facts about Greenland so you can get a clearer picture as to why it’s so popular. According to ABC news, there’s been much debate over why the Vikings abandoned Greenland.

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10 Intriguing Facts you should know about Greenland

10 Intriguing Facts You Should Know About Greenland6 min read

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Let me say this now, planning a trip to Greenland can be difficult. Obviously not many people travel there, getting around is hard and it can be very expensive. Hopefully once you’ve read all my Greenland travel advice you’ll be better prepared planning your trip! Honestly, I can’t tell you enough how amazing ...

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It’s easy to walk around Nuuk to get to the colonial harbor, museum, shopping street, and other main sights. Look out for stairs that take you up and down the hilly streets. Nuuk also has a well-connected bus system ...

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Check Out the Katuaq Cultural Center

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Costs

When we landed by boat at a sheep farm in Ipiutaq, there was no dock. We had to get off the boat and directly climb on to a wet rock with our bags. Then we landed in grass and carried ourselves into the farm house. It was quite an experience! ...

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The trail is free to access and wild camping is allowed throughout Greenland. The huts along the trail are also free to use. ...

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I love watching the the Northern Lights anywhere, but the experience in Greenland is supposed to make the trip worth it by themselves. The colors dance through the night sky virtually every night that sun actually sets. ...

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Iceland is within the top five countries when it comes to being the most expensive, but you can find a few good deals depending on when you choose to visit. As long as you are prepared for the higher price tags on everything and you budget accordingly, you won’t really notice the expensive side of this country during ...

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How Expensive is Greenland?

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Accommodation

Have a Traditional Greenlandic BBQ at Inuk Hostels in Nuuk – At the Inuk Hostels in Nuuk, you can not only stay in waterfront cabins but you can also be treated to a traditional Greenlandic barbecue. What does this entail? Cooking up whale, seal and other local fish on the rocky beach and ..

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As already mentioned, at the moment, there is just one hotel in Qeqertarsuaq – Hotel Disko Island . It’s quite simple but the rooms are comfortable and clean. There are 21 double and 5 single rooms, with private or shared bathrooms. Also, they told me that it would be possible to add an extra bed and ..

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at Hotel Disko Island

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. when you take a Greenland vacation, but there are a few amazing options for you to choose from. ...

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We use small lodges. In rare instance, the group may be split between two lodges. Our arrival lodge has simple rooms with shared bathrooms. For our one night camping, our campground and tents are already pre-set for us. ...

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