Getting around in Greenland

Getting around in Greenland

Mads Pihl-Visit Greenland

Mads Pihl-Visit Greenland

Getting around in Greenland

There are no trains and roads between the communities in Greenland. All transportation is organised by aeroplane, helicopter, dog sledding or ship.

By domestic flights 

Due to the great distances, there are no streets between towns in Greenland. The national airline company Air Greenland handles a great part of the transportation with planes and helicopters serve especially towns in South-, North-, and East Greenland and the small villages.

The planes operated by Air Greenland are Dash-8-200 planes and they carry 37 passengers and fly pleasantly low so that you get an amazing view and get to see Greenland from above on your flight.

By helicopter from settlement to settlement

In the small settlements in Greenland, there are no runways for aeroplanes. Therefore trips often here happen by helicopter. 

 

By ferries

Sailing is very often used as a means of transportation. From Qaqortoq in South Greenland to Ilulissat in North Greenland, the passenger ship from Arctic Umiaq is in service from April to December, and in summer we recommend booking your tickets in advance.

In the summer season the company, Blue Ice Explorer sails between Narsarsuaq, Narsaq and Qaqortoq in South Greenland.

In North Greenland in the Disko Bay, the shipping company, Disko Line operates.


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