Related Greenland Favorites Tips

  • Good drinking water ..for free ;-)
    Good drinking water ..for free ;-)
    by TheView
  • Exterior (1)
    Exterior (1)
    by gordonilla
  • Exterior (2)
    Exterior (2)
    by gordonilla

Most Viewed Favorites in Greenland

  • TheView's Profile Photo

    Public water posts

    by TheView Written Jun 10, 2014

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: A nice item in Greenlandic towns is the public water posts. The buildings in Greenland is mostly if not to say all made on stone ground. And drawing waterlines and other building development is a job demanding explosives. So lots of old houses do not have running water so local tapping stations are littered around in little blue sheds. Just push the bottom and the water will run ready to drink.

    Good drinking water ..for free ;-)
    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Backpacking
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • TheView's Profile Photo

    Money

    by TheView Updated Mar 30, 2012

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: In Greenland they used currency is Danish Crowns. There are ATMs available in the larger cities and in the transit airport Kangerslussuaq or you can load some Danish Crowns in Copenhagen before your flight to Greenland as it is nice to be able to pay taxi fees and the like on arrival.

    Related to:
    • Cruise
    • Business Travel
    • Casino and Gambling

    Was this review helpful?

  • balfor's Profile Photo

    Geenland

    by balfor Written Apr 13, 2009

    Favorite thing: Hi Eric,
    I can only relate a bit of experience from a very small part of Greenland. I was working at the Thule Air Base for a year but didn't get to do much besides explore the local area. Seeing the ice cap is very cool, as is seeing the glaciers flowing into the fjords or just walking along the shore listening to the ice in the ocean cracking and popping and almost sounding like the musical sounds a stream makes flowing over a rocky bed with lots of mini-waterfalls. :-) I don't know about seeing polar bears while you're out, but seeing the huge rabbits/hares and the small foxes running about the country side is very interesting.

    Thule is so far north that there aren't any bushes or trees so I really didn't have much of hiking/outdoorsy experience. But we did have an ice cave up there, as well as camp century. I never made it out there, but it was a military base that was built UNDER the snow cap. And, of course, if you're out there early enough for the ocean to still be frozen over, you can walk out to icebergs that were frozen in place through the winter!

    It is a very coo, but very desolate place. :-)

    Was this review helpful?

  • filipdebont's Profile Photo

    Small islands

    by filipdebont Written Aug 14, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: As we continued our flight over Greenland, there were more clouds, and the view disappeared. But then a few moments later we could see some small islands peeping through the clouds and also some small ice mountains.

    It was really a great experience to see that on our first day of travel towards a one month trip in the United States (Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California).

    small islands and ice mountains
    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

  • filipdebont's Profile Photo

    Big Glacier

    by filipdebont Written Aug 14, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: This rough country must be a real challenge for the outdoor traveller.

    What amazing views should one encounter when you hike in such rough and natural environment. Of course you need good equipment, good physical condition, descent preparation and a good guide.

    Was this review helpful?

  • filipdebont's Profile Photo

    Great scenery

    by filipdebont Written Aug 14, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: I was really surprised when the captain of our American Airlines flight announced that we would be flying over Greenland.

    And I was also lucky to have a window seat on the right side, so I had a splendid view over the glaciers, fjords and snowy landscape.

    big glacier
    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

  • filipdebont's Profile Photo

    Kalaallit Nunaat

    by filipdebont Written Aug 14, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Kalaallit Nunaat is the local name for Greenland.

    In fact Greenland is a province of Denmark, and it is the biggest island in the world. It is about 50 times the size of Holland.

    Greenland is covered with ice for about 80 percent, which is the size of Germany, France, Spain and Italy together.

    Fondest memory: It was great to see this amazing scenery from the air.

    Greenland
    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

  • Saagar's Profile Photo

    Travel agencies specializing in Greenland

    by Saagar Written Jan 8, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: These are some of the travel agencies that I have found are doing serious work and effort to bring tourists to Greenland (being compiled as I go):
    "Resyme Reiser", Melandsjø, Norway ( www.greenland.no)
    "Hvitserk" (Oslo, Norway (www.hvitserk.no)
    "Grønlands Turistbureau", Copenhagen, Denmark (

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Adventure Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Saagar's Profile Photo

    Go anywhere!

    by Saagar Updated Feb 25, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Properly geared for a day's outing or a several days' hike, and equipped with a map and compass, you can hike along the fjords, in the hills and mountains just about everywhere the terrain doesn't stop you. Great freedom - great wilderness!

    Fondest memory: Visits to the Ilulissat Kangerlua - the Icefjord, and the mountain ridges near it for a view of the fjord, the Disko Island and the Inland Iceshelf.

    Good hiking areas north of Ilulissat

    Was this review helpful?

  • shiran_d's Profile Photo

    Blue skies / Ice more ice fresh air to breath.

    by shiran_d Written Feb 25, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: The People


    Greenlanders enjoy a unique position among the world's indigenous people in that Greenland is recognized as an autonomous nation residing within the Danish Kingdom. In every respect The Greenland Home Rule Government has complete legislative power over Greenlands internal affairs.

    Peoples of various cultures have migrated to Greenland throughout the ages. The ancestors of the present day Greenlanders have inhabited the country for about 4 to 5,000 years. Today's Greenlander is a rich mix of the land's aboriginal people and it's migrants, and those - many of whom were whalers - who have frequented Greenland.

    The Inuit, Greenland's indigenous people, share a common language and culture with the Inuit in Canada and Alaska. Eighty percent of Greenland's 56,000 residents are Inuit; the rest are primarily Danes. The population is distributed among 120 localities, 65 of which have less than 100 residents each. Nuuk, the capital and largest town, has a population of 13,500.

    Fondest memory: History


    There have been several migrations to Greenland and in every case, living conditions bordered on the edge of what humans can survive and where minimum subsistence threatened even the heartiest. Greenland has always represented the outer frontier for where humans could settle.
    The first group of hunters in the Arctic are called Paleo-Eskimos. The first to come to Greenland were of the Independence I and Saqqaq cultures. Only small stylistic variations in stone implements differentiate these two cultures.
    The Paleo-Eskimo hunters spread out over the Arctic with surprising speed. Around 2,500 B.C. and in the space of just a few generations, the pioneer group reached Nares Strait, "the gateway to Greenland", from their point of origin in Alaska.
    During the first migration, Greenland's rich hunting grounds were settled. The people of the Independence I culture settled in Peary Land where, a thousand years later, the people of the Independence II culture would also settle.
    Following in the wake of Independence I (and prior to Independence II) the people of the Saqqaq culture arrived.
    Shortly after Independence II, another group of Paleo-Eskimos migrated along the same route to Greenland but, instead, spread south along the west coast. These were the people of the Dorset culture. The oldest sagas in Inuit mythology have garnered their material from this period.
    The advance guard of the people of the Thule Culture arrived around 900 A.D. This new culture is designated as the Inussuk Culture.

    Hunters from the Thule Culture continued as an independent people until 1500 A.D.
    The Western Settlement was last heard of in the 1300's whereas the Eastern Settlement in south Greenland lasted for 500 years (into the 1400's).

    The last migration from Canada and Alaska took place between 1700 and 1900 when the present Polar Eskimos, the Inughuit, came to Avanersuaq (Thule).

    Flight path
    Related to:
    • Cycling

    Was this review helpful?

  • bdbrewer's Profile Photo

    My information centers on the...

    by bdbrewer Written Aug 25, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: My information centers on the place I know best - Thule. I remain in contact with people there today. The most memorable thing you can do is have a drink made with ice that is millions of years old.

    Fondest memory: There is a quiet here that is unimaginable. In fact, it is so quite, I can remember wishing to be able to stand on a busy street corner just to hear the noises of the world pass you by. But, enjoy the quiet where you can get it and while you can.

    Was this review helpful?

  • inuit's Profile Photo

    The Inuit hunters of Qanaaq...

    by inuit Written Aug 25, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: The Inuit hunters of Qanaaq area still wear traditional Inuit wear of Polar Bear fur trousers, seals skin 'Kamik' shoes and reindeer fur coat. When you join them you must dress the same.

    Fondest memory: One of my best photos taken in Greenland was two Inuit hunters and their sledge and in the back ground a big iceberg.

    Was this review helpful?

  • inuit's Profile Photo

    get a window seat in the air...

    by inuit Written Aug 25, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: get a window seat in the air plane taking you to Greenland or flying inside Greenland. The view of icebergs or the icecaps is amazing.

    Fondest memory: flying from Kangerlesuaq to Thule in end of April 2001 I took photos of the frozen sea. Cracks have already opened in the ice tissue.

    Was this review helpful?

  • inuit's Profile Photo

    try to arrange going out with...

    by inuit Written Aug 25, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: try to arrange going out with Inuit hunters for hunting expeditions on the open sea. They look for seals for many hours and some times days. Its not and easy thing to join them spending many hours out in the cold wind.

    Fondest memory: I was a 'guest' of an Inuit hunter called Joseph. He lives in siropaluk - the northern most human setllment on earth. He smoked his pipe driving his tiny motor boat, navigating between the ice bergs and cracks in the frozen sea of May 2001.

    Was this review helpful?

  • inuit's Profile Photo

    visit in winter time and go...

    by inuit Written Aug 25, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: visit in winter time and go out for a dogs sledge tour or expedition. You can do it from few hours up to one week. The sledged and and dogs are driven by Inuit hunters. You can not do it alone.

    Fondest memory: While driving the dogs and sledges on the frozen sea of north west Greenland we have arrived a huge iceberg rising from the sea ice tissue. It was shining blue in the sunshine.

    Was this review helpful?

Greenland Hotels

Top Greenland Hotels

Ilulissat Hotels
15 Reviews - 49 Photos
Qaqortoq Hotels
1 Review - 1 Photo
Nuuk Hotels
34 Reviews - 123 Photos
Kulusuk Hotels
27 Reviews - 99 Photos
Kangerlussuaq Hotels
7 Reviews - 23 Photos
Tasiilaq Hotels
1 Review - 3 Photos

Instant Answers: Greenland

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

104 travelers online now

Comments

Greenland Favorites

Reviews and photos of Greenland favorites posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Greenland sightseeing.
Map of Greenland