Outstanding natural beauty, adventure sports and an extremely warm welcome are all waiting for you in Greenland. Although most of the country is home to incredibly harsh terrain, and roughly 80% is covered by a single ice cap that's up to 4km thick in parts, areas accessible to visitors offer something truly special. Come and discover Greenland for yourself and fall in love with the raw beauty of this largely untouched land. Flights to Greenland can be booked online at lastminute.com, along with accommodation in various towns, including the capital, Nuuk. Take a look at our multi-airline tickets to cut your travelling costs further.
If you're flying into Nuuk Airport then be sure to give yourself enough time to explore Greenland's capital, a settlement that's three times the size of the country's second-largest town. For outstanding views across the surrounding area climb to the top of Lille Malene, before heading to Greenland National Museum to learn all about the country and its unique culture. Head out of town to explore the Nuuk fjord complex, where you'll be able to experience everything from boating to cross-country skiing. Once you've worked up an appetite, you'll find an excellent choice of bars and restaurants in downtown Nuuk. Be sure to try some seafood during your visit – the freshest you're likely to find anywhere in the world. Greenland has more than its fair share of natural beauty. Catching the northern lights during your visit can't be guaranteed but by visiting between September and April you'll give yourself the best possible chance. The country is one of the top destinations in the world to see the aurora borealis and if you manage to catch the unmistakable swirls of blue, purple and green, it's a sight you'll never forget.
A land of adventure
A visit to Greenland is all about new experiences, so be sure not to miss out on those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Dog sledding is in many ways an everyday mode of transport for some locals, while at the same time offering an expedition-style cultural experience for visitors. Whale watching is another option that's worth serious consideration. You're sure to be taken aback by the vast swathes of wilderness that stretch across the country, and by making use of Greenland's many hiking trails you'll be able to get a real sense of the outdoors and what it truly means to get closer to nature. Understandably, climbing and mountaineering are popular activities in Greenland thanks to the jagged peaks that follow the coastline. During your visit you might choose to try your hand at anything from snowmobiling and kayaking to heli-skiing.