Travelling in Greenland
Tourism has really taken off in Greenland the last couple of years and the different possibilities seem almost endless. Take for example the Ilulissat glacier placed on the UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List since 2004. Located 250 km north of the Arctic Circle, Ilulissat Icefjord is the sea mouth of Sermeq Kujalleq, one of the few glaciers through which the Greenland ice cap reaches the sea. The glacier is one of the fastest and most active glaciers in the world (19m per day). Its annual calving of over 35 cubic kilometres of ice is 10% of the Greenlandic production calf ice and more than any other glacier outside Antarctica. Studied for over 250 years, it has helped develop our understanding of climate change and icecap glaciology.
Greenland is a perfect destination for holidays, professional conferences, teambuilding events, extreme sports, cruise holidays and much more.
See more under the tourism section below.
The spoken language in Greenland is Greenlandic but in all towns you can easily get around using both Danish and English. The currency in the country is Danish Kroner (DKK).
For more practical information on travelling, hotels, offers and contacts, please use the informative links below.
www.greenland.com (Greenland Tourism & Business Council)
www.airgreenland.com (airliner company, tickets etc.)
www.aul.gl (domestic shipping traffic, offers package tours etc.)