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Top Choice Fusion in Ilulissat

Restaurant Ulo

Greenlandic staples like halibut and muskox get an imaginative twist at this fusion restaurant in Hotel Arctic. The chefs' love of local ingredients shines through in flourishes like angelica butter and bread season…
Natural Feature 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…
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…
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 Nuuk

Greenland National Museum

The spacious, well-presented Greenland National Museum is based in an extended 1936 warehouse. Its better exhibits include an interesting section on 1950s social change and a geological room emphasising that the wor…
in Qaqortoq

Tele-Museum

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 Ilulissat

Emanuel A Petersen Art Museum

Greenlandic landscapes are on view at the Emanuel A Petersen Art Museum, where most of the works are by the eponymous Danish artist. Petersen (1894-1948) was a prolific painter, and during his career he made several…
in Qaqortoq

Arctic Café

Don't expect coffee and cakes at Qaqortoq's primary drinking venue. It's easily recognised by the yellow VW crashing imaginatively out through an upper wall. In the afternoon the glassed-in terrace beyond the billia…
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 Nuuk

Hotel Godthåb

This family-atmosphere carvery has an interior of fake shopfronts that segues strangely into a period drawing-room area. Both sections have heavy new beams, happily mismatched pseudo-Victorian prints and photos of t…