Bay in Disko Bay

Ilulissat Kangerlua

The greatest tourist attraction in all of Greenland is the astonishing Ilulissat Kangerlua (Ilulissat Icefjord), a berg-packed bay fed by the 5km (3mi) wide and 1100m (3608ft) thick glacier Sermeq Kujalleq. The glac…
Museum in Upernavik

Upernavik Old Town Museum

The entire historical district of Upernavik is basically an outdoor museum. The museum itself, Greenland's oldest, is a real surprise. Most interesting is the original qajaq ensemble complete with harpoon, throwing …
Fjord in South Greenland

The Southern Fjords

Astonishingly grand spires of granite soar straight out of Greenland's southernmost fjords like the teeth of an interplanetary crocodile. Climbers rate the rock faces of peaks like Uiluit Qaaqa (Ketil), Ulamertorsua…
in Narsarsuaq

Narsarsuaq Museum

Narsarsuaq Museum, accessed through the Blue Ice Café, is extensive and worth a visit. Displays take you through a variety of historical exhibits on the Norse, sheep farming and the US presence in South Greenla…
in Narsaq

Narsaq Museum

The buildings of historic Nordprøven trading station now house the delightful, very visual Narsaq Museum.
in Narsaq

Eskimo Pels

Eskimo Pels is a small factory where local women turn sealskins into designer bags and clothes. There's a decent gift shop attached. Both the wool workshop and the excellent ceramics workshop are presently closed bu…
in Qaqortoq

Qaqortoq Museum

Qaqortoq Museum is housed in a tar-blackened 1804 building that was once the Julianehåb colony manager's house. Today its most unique features are right up on the top floor. Beautifully restored, with churchlik…
in Qaqortoq


On weekend afternoons it's well worth visiting the Tele-Museum. It traces Greenland's role in the development of transatlantic communications and has such mechanical curiosities as 1900 telephone switching table whi…
in Paamiut

Paamiut Museum

A circle of five historic stone-and-timber buildings around a turf-ringed former wellhouse constitute Paamiut Museum. The 1839 former governor's residence contains the main museum exhibition hall and tourist office.…
in Nanortalik

Nesap bone-carvers' workshop

It's possible (if not mind-blowingly interesting) to visit the Nesap bone-carvers' workshop.