Things to do in East Greenland in Winter

Ready to explore one of the world’s most remote and pristine landscapes? Look no further than Eastern Greenland—an isolated wilderness of steep granite mountains, glittering fjords and impressive glaciers, offering unparalleled opportunity for outdoor adventure. If you are planning a winter excursion to East Greenland, congratulations! Exquisite adventure awaits you and your traveling companions. In fact, the best time of year to experience a winter adventure in East Greenland is February thru April.

At this time of year, the sun shines bright in the sky bathing the vast snow-covered landscapes in warm welcoming tones. Eastern Greenland is a major pathway for glacial ice leaving the Arctic. Here you will witness glittering ice fjords dotted with crackling glaciers, icebergs and drift ice of all sizes slowly floating out to sea as if in a dream. Winter is the season for dog sledding, ski tours, snowshoeing, guided sightseeing, boat excursions, northern lights and star gazing!

Dog Sledding —   The sled dogs in Greenland come from the original Greenlandic pedigree, a breed that evolved over thousands of years, providing hunters and fishermen a way to gather provisions across the expansive backcountry. These sled dogs are top athletes and full of energy; for these distinctive animals, pulling is an integral part of their being.


Dog Sledding towards the Sermilik Icefjord

East Greenland, March 2015.

Dog sledding is a thrilling way to experience the magnificent unspoiled landscape of East Greenland and to visit its isolated settlements, giving you a glimpse into the traditional arctic way of life, one that still honors and upholds a rich cultural heritage.

Photo: Mads Pihl

Dog Sledder and Hunter

Get a taste of authentic dog sledding here (2-minute video)

Ski Tours
—  Experience luscious panoramic views of East Greenland’s natural beauty while on skis across Ammassalik Island or enjoy a skiing expedition between the isolated Inuit villages of the east coast, settlements surrounded by dramatic granite peaks and still steeped in old traditions.

Take a moment to revel in the impressive views after climbing the remote peaks of East Greenland on a skiing adventure of a lifetime and visit a small village called Kuummiut— an Inuit hunter’s village living at the edge of one of the most impressive mountain ranges on the planet. This is an ideal place to discover the Inuit hunters culture and have an extraordinary alpine skiing adventure. 

Watch our award winning ski touring video!

Northern Lights
— One of the best places in the world to witness the northern lights dance across the sky is in Greenland. The northern lights are caused the sun’s electrically charged particles entering the earth's atmosphere. The result is an awe-inspiring display of multi-colored formations streaked across the sky. Encountering the northern lights in East Greenland is truly an unforgettable travel experience!

In the remote and striking landscape of East Greenland, you will be traveling where few others have ventured to travel, and discover nature at its purest and most spectacular. No matter which winter adventure you choose, you will always have the pleasure of meeting a warm and welcoming population. Read to get started? Browse our selection of winter tours by visiting: Winter Adventures in Greenland

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