Born in Qaqortoq, Greenland in 1981 Bolatta Silis-Høegh is a contemporary artist with a fierce and fresh voice, who challenges viewer’s conception of modern reality. Shelton Lindsay looks at her work, and her engagement with Greenland’s cultural, and ecological, identity.
Greenland's only private museum of arts and crafts. It features a unique collection of paintings, watercolors, drawings and graphics, figures in soapstone, ivory, and wood collected over the last 45 years by entrepreniør Svend Junge.
Located in Qaqortoq, an area noted for spectacular scenery, wildlife and world class trout fishing, Wilderness Tours is a professional service hosting South Greenland´s finest wilderness flyfishing and outdoor experiences.
Greenland Travel offers packages where you can choose between shorter dog sledge tours from one hour and up to adventurous mini expeditions for several days where you camp on the way. All tours start from either Copenhagen or Reykjavik.
This tour to the amazing Ilulissat area offers you a chance to experience some of the most remote, dramatic, and pristine landscapes on the planet along with plenty of optional excursions to get a real feel for the Arctic way of life.
Hans Egede is a modern and comfortable hotel located in the heart of Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, with a fantastic view of mountains and the entrance to Godthåbsfjord. Although Hans Egede is one of only two hotels in Nuuk, this near monopoly does not affect standards.
Greenland´s most established tourist hotel in Ammassalik is renowned for its magnificent location, overlooking a picturesque town, sheltered fjord and majestic mountains. The hotel is fully modernised, yet retains its friendly, informal style.
The gourmet cuisine at Ulo is recognized as one of the best in Greenland. The master chefs use only the very finest Greenlandic and international raw materials. Ulo has a bewitching view of the Ilulissat harbour and the gigantic icebergs along the Disko Bay.
This small, cozy restaurant in Illulisat offers excellent typical Greenlandic food. Mamartut's buffet is a great way to taste all the lovely specialties of Greenlandic cooking. The owner of the restaurant is also the chef, making for a homey dining experience.
We think you will enjoy our budding collection of articles on local art and culture and our unique curation of books and films set in or about Greenland.
We also recommend some great local travel apps and music for smart phones and tablets; and introduce some delightful local galleries, events, hotels, restaurants and tours.
Download some of our selected travel, art and culture apps for your smart phone or tablet computer before you travel and skip roaming charges.
The largest island on earth and completely
covered by ice, Greenland is a big fragment from the last ice age that delivers
endless views of white. Ripe for exploration, the dazzling landscape offers the
best show on earth – the Northern
Greenland’s history stretches far back to
2500 BC with the inhabitation of pre-Columbian peoples. For more recent
history, read A Brief History of the Vikings, an excellent overview of
these fascinating raiders who founded a settlement on the southern part of
Greenland in the 10th century.
Exploration has always been an important
aspect of the arctic, books like The Man Who Ate His Boots: Sir John
Franklin and the Tragic History of the Northwest Passage or the
documentary Iceland and Greenland, allow you to travel to this forbidden
land in your armchair.
The sad reality however, is that global
warming may one day put an end to the Greenland we know today as Richard Alley
points out in The Fate of Greenland: Lessons from Abrupt Climate Change.