Press Info on Greenland

Greenland is known for its magnificent scenery with enormous icebergs in the Arctic Circle region; the spectacular green fields and fjords in South Greenland; the whizzing dog-sledding trips in North and East Greenland; and the multi-coloured houses you can see in every town along the coast.

And of course, the imposing silence adds to the charm of the country. There is no doubt nature comes first to people’s mind when thinking about Greenland.

And of course, the imposing silence adds to the charm of the country.

The ice that is covering most of the land has physically isolated cities and settlements from one another.

Greenland, the Pioneering Nation

Nature, however, has not just offered grandeur, exotic landscape in Greenland. It has constantly provided challenges to the people living here throughout the history. The ice that is covering most of the land has physically isolated cities and settlements from one another.

The cold, harsh, unpredictable weather has tested people’s limits. In order to survive, people have always had to look for ways to overcome the challenges and to adjust to what Mother Nature lays out for them. Greenlanders have had no choice but to be pioneers.

Naturally, since the beginning of the history, Greenland has attracted pioneers who are not afraid of making ways to new places to discover new opportunities.

They are indeed pioneers in their own ways: From the Inuit, who immigrated to this huge and unknown country thousands of years ago, to the Vikings and other Europeans who settled in the country, and to many explorers, traders, missionaries and workers, who came to the world’s biggest island for their own reasons.

The people are indeed pioneers in their own ways.

Greenlanders have successfully developed a modern society, using high technologies.

Such pioneering spirit still remains. Greenlanders have successfully developed a modern society, using high technologies: Most cities and settlements are wired; paved roads in cities are well maintained despite heavy snow in winter; solar energy panels are installed, etc. They are also moving to achieve complete independence from Denmark. And yet, with the climate change, Greenlanders once again have to be pioneers to rise above the challenge.

Be a Pioneer

Travellers to Greenland are no different. Those, who visit to travel this new, undiscovered destination, are certainly pioneers. It does not matter whether they are on an expedition across the Greenlandic ice sheet, or on an organised tour, or on their own. The fact that they came to travel this untouched land already says a lot.

With only 56,000 residents and roughly the same number of annual tourists spread over an area of the size of Western Europe, visitors would easily consider themselves as the first who leaves footprints on one of Greenland’s yet many intact areas. Just like Pioneers. With the new slogan Be a Pioneer, Visit Greenland invites travellers to come and have the pioneering moments in their lives in the Pioneering Nation.

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With only 56,000 residents and roughly the same number of annual tourists spread over an area of the size of Western Europe.