This is the Arctic. A world of breathtaking beauty and strength on top of our planet. Your mouse is the sledge! Icebergs in all shapes and sizes. Dramatic glaciers and an endless ice cap. Winter sports all year round. Clear Arctic air. With only 55,000 inhabitants, Greenland offers space and a challenge for hikers. For anglers. For kayak. For mountain climbers and mountain bikers. Our fauna: Large whales, seals and walruses. Musk oxen, reindeers and polar bears. The animals of the Arctic! During the Arctic summer the sun never sets. In the autumn, the winter and the spring northern lights sweep across the dark sky above snow-covered mountains. From the tourist board. Go here to find in-depth guides, useful addresses in Greenland, regional maps and hiking maps. A press section contains high-resolution photos for free downloading. The Greenlandic airline Air Greenland flies all year around from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq in West Greenland and to Narsarsuaq in South Greenland in summer time. In the winter period there are four flights a week to Kangerlussuaq and up to ten flights a week in the summer. Narsarsuaq is served up to twice a week during the summer. The flight time to both destinations is just 4.5 hours.
Onward transport to the towns on Greenland's west coast takes place by airplane or helicopter, and there are frequent connections that ensure that it is normally possible to reach your final destination the same day. Contact your travel agency or Air Greenland for more information. Summer in Greenland starts around May or June, peak in July or August and ease of in September depending on how far up north in Greenland you are. If you want to experience midsummer it is a good idea to visit Greenland in July and in the beginning of August. It is also worth experiencing early summer in the end of May and in the month of June. The same applies to late summer in the end of August and beginning of September. By then most mosquitoes and other insects have disappeared from the fells; the weather is often warm; ships, airplanes and excursions will not be as heavily booked as in midsummer and in the end of this period the fells will start taking on lovely autumn colours of red, yellow and brown. The Arctic summer is short and intense and this is something the flowers are aware of. They explode in a wealth of colours. The ice fells glitter snow white or blue on their trip through the fjords. The inviting landscape seems perfect for hiking treks, sailing and fishing. Winter
Greenland offers outstanding adventures in the winter (December - April). Even though the temperature can go below minus 20 degrees Celsius it does not feel very cold because the air is very dry. Travelling through the rolling landscape by dog sled is the most popular activity during the winter. Ice fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, trips to see northern lights and hiking with snowshoes are also enjoyable activities.