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Northern Lights Holidays in Greenland

If you are an adventure lover there is no better place to find yourself than on the world’s largest island surrounded by enormous rugged mountains, never-ending ice sheets and vistas that will take your breath away.

Whether you are visiting in the summer or the winter Greenland has so much to offer. The summer months see this amazing place become a secluded paradise for many species of whale that swim between the formidable Icebergs and of course there is the spectacular Midnight Sun which paints the ice and hilltops in the most beautiful palette of pinks, purples, yellows and blues.

Travelling in the winter will see the spectacular Aurora Borealis come to life above you as the fluttering curtains of green light dance across the uninterrupted dark night skies. Being the country with the lowest population density and one of the smallest capitals in the world means there is very little artificial light, making Greenland the perfect place to see the magical Northern Lights.

If you are looking for an adventure-filled holiday with good food, amazing people, activities galore and a diverse way of life then Greenland is the place for you!

Greenland Holiday Experiences

More About Greenland

When to see the Northern Lights in Greenland

The best time to visit Greenland and see the Northern Lights is during winter from October to March.

Specialised planning and guidance are essential for travelling safely to remote areas in winter.

The Basics

  • Capital

    Nuuk

  • Population

    56,000

  • Area

    2,166,086 SQ KM

  • Language

    Danish

  • Currency

    Danish Krone

Essential Experiences

Get up close to the Eqi glacier and icebergs on a boat cruise
Take a guided multi-day hike through the stunning Greenland tundra
See the Greenland Northern Lights dancing over its glaciers and ice formations
Dogsled to remote Arctic settlements

Food and Drink

Greenlandic cuisine is traditionally based on meat from marine mammals, game, birds, and fish with dishes normally containing high levels of protein. Dishes include:

  • Suaasat – traditional Greenlandic soup often made from seal, whale, reindeer or sea-birds
  • Smoked fish
  • Smoked whale meat served with onions and potato
  • Dried cod and whale with whale blubber is a popular lunch and snack
  • Huckleberries (small Blueberries) can be found growing wild if you know what you are looking for

When it comes to drinks, local options include:

  • Greenlandic coffee – typically includes the addion of whiskey, Kahlúa or Grand Marnier with whipped cream
  • Ice beer – can feature 2000-year-old natural Arctic ice harvested from glaciers
  • Greenland homebrew – Until 1954, alcohol sales were heavily restricted in Greenland, so homebrewing is widely popular.

Interested in Greenland?

We create tailor-made Northern Lights holiday itineraries for Greenland and many other destinations. Each itinerary is personalised to match your exact needs, ensuring you enjoy a truly unique Northern Lights experience.

If you are interested in travelling to Greenland and would like to speak to one of our personal travel experts, simply call us on +44 (0) 800 566 8901 or leave a message through our Contact Us page. We can’t wait to help make your next dream holiday a reality!

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