Transport


Tourists enter Greenland by cruise ship or international flights into Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, Nuuk, Narsarsuaq, Kulusuk or Nerlerit Inaat in Ittoqqortoormiit. Within Greenland, travelling usually means a combination of flight and ship. Cruise season generally runs from spring to fall.

Outdoor tourism also peaks in the summer season, but maintains some activity in winter as well. Accommodation standards differ, from hotels to bed and breakfasts in towns, to private accommodation in settlements. Camping is an option too, though it requires preparation.

The Disco Bay area has the predominant part of cruise tourism and hotel stays, and is the best-developed tourism market in Greenland. It also has the highest number of tourism operators.

The Kangerlussuaq and Narsarsuaq airports were built as American military airports during World War II, and later on given to Greenland. They are located far inland, where weather is more stable. This makes them good hubs for outdoor tourism.

Kulusuk in East Greenland has many one-day visits from Iceland. East Greenland is also a popular destination for advanced outdoor tourists. A few outdoor tourists dare venture across the Ice Cap, usually between Kangerlussuaq and Tasiilaq. This requires a special permit from the government.

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2019 Flight passengers in august

30 September 2019
Flight passengers in august 2019
In the first eight months of 2019 a total of 62,134 passengers departed from the six international airports on scheduled flights, which is a decrease of 813 passengers as compared to the same period the last year.

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2018 Cruise ship statistics

27 August 2019
Higher numbers of cruiser passengers in 2018
During 2018, there were a total of 45,739 passengers visiting Greenland aboard cruise ships. It saw a 19.8 pct. increase as compared to the total cruiser passengers from 2017.

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2019 Overnight stays 2st quarter

08 August 2019
2019 Overnight stays 2st quarter
In the first six months of 2019, there were a total of 45,644 guests and 119,401 overnight stays at 49 hostels and other tourist accommodations in Greenland, which saw a 9.7 pct. and a 3.4 pct., increase respectively as compare to the same period the last year.

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Tables in Statbank

Tourism

Number of sleddogs by time and district (TUE01)
Passengers traveling from Greenland (Chartered and scheduled flights) (TUEFLY)
Overnight stays by region, time, month, unit and nationality (TUEHOT)
Tax for cruisepassengers by time, month and paid tax (TUEKA)
Rented rooms and room capacity by unit, region, time and month (TUEKAP)
Number of cruise passengers for each harbour (TUEKRH)
Number of cruises by passenger capacity (TUEKRK)
Nationality of cruise ship passengers (TUEKRL)
Number of cruise passengers by month (TUEKRP)
Number of international passengers by time, airport and month (TUEUPAX)

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