The modern farming community of Igaliku has its roots in a 1,000 year old South Greenland tradition begun by the Norse who settled in this area upon their arrival from Iceland.
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Upernavik means ‘place of springtime’, inheriting its name because it is the same plentiful hunting ground and important trade area today as it was for Inuit in the past.
The capital of Greenland is a city shaped by nature, inhabited by a diversity of people, and characterized by a vibrant business environment and the public institutions of the Government of Greenland.
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Situated on a south facing slope near the bottom of the ice filled Eriksfjord, Qassiarsuk was the birthplace of sheep farming in Greenland and the home of Leif the Lucky, discoverer of Vinland.
Kangerlussuaq was built in 1941 as a part of the American presence in Greenland and today it is home to the main international airport in the country and a diversity of backcountry adventures.
Centrally located on the West Coast of Greenland and home to almost 6,000 people the thriving town of Sisimiut blends a modern Arctic community vibe with strong connections to the past.
Closer to intercontinental flight connections via Iceland, more sparsely populated, more rugged and icy, and more beautiful – some would argue – than anywhere else in Greenland, East Greenland is a land of its own.
Surrounded by steep islands and an endless supply of icebergs Uummannaq is the centerpiece of an archipelago where a characteristic heart-shaped mountain towers over the landscape.
Icebergs, archipelagos, polar bears, sheep farms, the mighty Atlantic Ocean, and rugged mountainscapes help shape the exciting Nanortalik region in the southernmost part of South Greenland.