Hiking

There are good hiking routes in nearly every town and even between towns and settlements. Hiking is a great way to experience Greenland. In most places, you do not need to walk very far to enjoy the deafening silence and the sight of wide-open spaces. With a guide you can learn about the flora and fauna as well as the local history and geology.

There are good hiking routes in nearly every town.

One of the most popular destinations is Ketilfjedet of Tasermiut fjord.

Mountaineering

Greenland’s mountains may not be very tall but they are challenging for mountain climbers both technically and physically. One of the most popular destinations is Ketilfjedet of Tasermiut fjord in South Greenland, which is 1,400 meters (4,595 feet) tall and almost vertical-to-the-ground steep—a climber’s true paradise.

Whale Watching

Many different species of whales, including humpback, minke and fin whales, are found along the coasts of Greenland. They are most easily found from the towns and the fjords in the west of Greenland, near Nuuk, Qeqertarsuaq and Aasiaat. Whale watching safari is a great way to enjoy the giant sea mammals elegant play of raising the flukes or waving their fins.

Whale watching safari is a great way to enjoy the giant sea mammals.

Kayaking in Greenland is recommended to experienced kayakers.

Kayaking

While kayaking is still used for hunting in North Greenland, it is now more of a leisure activity. Paddling through the tranquil fjord, listening to the wind and the ice cracking around you is certainly one of the best ways to experience Greenland. However, kayaking in Greenland is recommended to experienced kayakers due to the very low water temperature and changeable weather.

Fishing/Angling

Greenland’s summer is a paradise for those who are into fishing and angling trips. They can go fishing to the sea where they have great chances of a good catch, such as the Greenland shark, halibut, wolf fish, cod, red fish, just to name a few. They can also go fishing to rivers for the Arctic char in late summer, usually July and August, when they swim up river at high tides. The char can also be caught in the sea in early summer when they move to the fjords. You have to attain the fishing license, which is available at local tourist offices or local post office.

Greenland’s summer is a paradise for those who are into fishing and angling trips.

There are no fences or artificial boundaries between wildlife and human beings.

Trophy Hunting

Greenland is a dream destination for many trophy hunters. There are no fences or artificial boundaries between wildlife and human beings. In West, South and East Greenland, there are chances to go trophy hunting to get the country’s iconic land-based mammals, such as reindeer and musk ox, with authorised hunting guides.

Sailing/Cruising

Sailing in Greenland is a must. Some of the most popular sailing excursions are a midnight trip through the icebergs off Ilulissat; a whale safari from Nuuk; and a visit to Uunartoq, which is famous for hot springs. Arctic Umiaq Line also provides a scheduled service, sailing from Qaqortoq in the south to Ilulissat in the north.

Visit to Uunartoq, which is famous for hot springs.