25 Pictures To Make You Put Greenland At The Top of Your Bucket List

I know I have said it before, but I am going to say it again now, and most definitely again in the future.

I am head over heels in love with Greenland!

I just visited this incredible country for the second time, and found that I loved it even more than I had the first time around – something I thought would be impossible.

Greenland is one of very few places left in the world that is still mostly untouched by modern travellers – but don’t expect it to stay that way. With tourism in previously non-touristy countries like Iceland and the Faroe Islands increasing massively each year, it won’t be long before intrepid travellers start looking for new lands to visit and explore.

A huge part of me wants to wrap the entire country up and keep it all to myself, but the bigger part of me just cannot stop talking about how incredible this often overlooked country really is. I have found myself becoming incredibly passionate about Greenland – more so than any other country I have ever visited – and have already started planning my third (and fourth) trips to this icy wonderland.

If I haven’t managed to convince you with words that you need to put Greenland on your bucket list, here are 25 pictures that I think will do it instead. Happy wandering!

1. The view from the statue of Hans Egede in Nuuk


2. View of icebergs from an Air Greenland flight


3. Greenland puppies running amok on the outskirts of Ilulissat


4. The Ilulissat Icefjord in Autumn


5. Kayaking at sunset in the Disko Bay


6. An igloo at the Hotel Arctic – the most northerly 4-star hotel in the world


7. View of massive icebergs from the Hotel Arctic


8. An iceberg casts a perfect reflection in the Disko Bay


9. An iceberg under the early morning sky


10. A bunch of Greenland puppies swarm one very happy traveller in the small settlement of Oqaatsut

Photo courtesy of Shachaf Gidron
Photo courtesy of Shachaf Gidron

11. Archie the Greenlandic puppy gives playful kisses in Oqaatsut

Photo courtesy of Shachaf Gidron
Photo courtesy of Shachaf Gidron

12. Incredibly jagged icebergs floating near Rodebay


13. The small settlement of Oqaatsut


14. Puppies play aroundΒ in Sisimiut


15. A pack of Greenlandic dogs pull a sled through the mountains surrounding Sisimiut


16. The sun shines over Russell Glacier – even when the temperatures are below -30 degrees!


17. A recently calved piece of ice from Russell Glacier


18. The sun rises over Tomato Lake near Kangerlussuaq


19. The entrance to the Greenland Ice Cap


20. A snowmobile hangs out at the top of a mountain in Sisimiut


21. The sun sets over the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjorden


22. The Ilulissat Icefjord in winter


23. Winter brings some truly massive icebergs – like these ones near Ilulissat


24. A boat makes the size of these icebergs really stand outilulissat-iceberg-greenland-disko-bay

25. The Aurora dances over the outskirts of Ilulissat


If these pictures don’t make you want to visit Greenland – then I don’t know if anything will!

However, if my love of this country has been contagious and you are starting to get itchy feet – click here to find a tonne of articles with which to help you organise your dream Greenlandic adventure.

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71 thoughts on “25 Pictures To Make You Put Greenland At The Top of Your Bucket List

      1. No, as it was night and there was a cloud layer below there were no views this time. Will be over Greenland again during daylight a week from today, hope for clear skies then (and a window seat πŸ˜‰)

  1. Truly enchanting! I haven’t had much of a thing for Northern countries in the past, however, I might have to change my mind πŸ˜‰
    Great post! xx Eliane

  2. I was watching a tv programme about Greenland just yesterday and I recognised a few places from your blog. It’s starting to find its way onto my imaginary list of places to visit, although it’s neither the cheapest nor most straightforward country to get to from my side of the world.

  3. I am sold as always. You write evocatively enough. Plus those photographs leave their brand. I am curious about the igloos though. Have you stayed in one of them? I have always wondered about it – whether they are worth the fantastic price they are pegged at.

    1. I have actually! Hotels in Greenland are all quiet expensive, and honestly, staying in one of those igloos is only a fraction more expensive than a standard hotel room – so they are definitely worth the price tag!

      1. Thank you. I shall keep those igloos in mind when I am thinking of booking a trip. Sometimes it is well worth the effort to go the extra hog. I mean I will not be going to Greenland everyday πŸ˜‰

  4. We’re heading to the Arctic for our honeymoon this time next year – Iceland, Greenland, Svalbard etc. Your posts and advice have been, and will be, so great in our planning. Thanks!

  5. Come and visit Northeast Greenland πŸ˜‰ It is even more wild, beautiful and remote. Thanks for putting Greenland “on the map”! With Greetings from Ittoqqortoormiit, Ruth

  6. Wow, incredible photography, I can’t wait to visit! It’s been high on my list for a while but I think it’s going to have to be done this year! What route did you take to get there? There aren’t any direct flights, right?

  7. Not yet on top, however, the lure has grown massively! At first I thought the second picture to be of a tiny clump of ice, until I read it was taken from a flight. Do you have a special camera?

    1. That depends what you are after! Do you want Northern Lights and a wintery wonderland or days spent kayaking around icebergs?

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