The shimmering blue of the midnight sun shines like a mirror over the world. Flood plains sculpted by ice form a dazzling patchwork of flowering shrubs, stitched together by sparkling streams. Rocky mountain ridges, slashed by waterfalls, frame a silvery sea.
Untouched, and unknowable, Greenland defies all expectations and takes your breath away.
Photo by Raven Eye Photography & David Trood – Visit Greenland
Greenland is the biggest, most remote and least inhabited island on the planet. With a population of about 56,000, many of whom still live, fish and hunt according to the old ways, little surprise it has the best air quality on the planet. This is a place where 80% of its land mass is covered by an ice cap estimated to be nearly a million years old and 1500 meters deep.
80 kilometers deep into the world’s second largest fjord system, Kiattua is accessible only by boat or helicopter, and occupies a secluded wilderness enclosed by the oldest mountains in the world. For 4000 years, Inuit nomads would return after months spent in isolation on the icy tundra to Greenland’s verdant shores for summers of hunting, fishing and visiting. Kiattua – meaning the warm place – honors these age-old traditions and offers guests an authentic taste of Inuit culture, redefining how we connect with nature and our deeper selves, and giving you the freedom to simply be. As one of the last remaining frontiers of the natural world, this is your doorway to the wilderness, reimagined.
Photo by Raven Eye Photography
Dotting the crystal clear waters of the fjord at Kiattua are ancient icebergs that originate from the Narsap Sermia Glacier – one of the most active in the world. Characterized by their infinite shades of blue, otherworldly shapes and their strange and ethereal singing, to be among them is to become part of another world. Come autumn, crystalline air and low-level light pollution make this one of the best places in the world to see the aurora borealis. A place where man is just a visitor, in equal parts humbling and awe-inspiring.
You can fly direct to Kagerlussuaq from Reykjavik (3.5 hours) and Copenhagen (4.5 hours). A connecting flight gets you to Nuuk in 45-minutes. On arrival in Nuuk, you will be met by your Nomad host, who will check you have everything you need before setting off for Kiattua. As you settle in to the 90-minute, open boat ride* through forests of ice, where humpback whales and seals play among the icebergs, the distractions of daily life gradually fade away and the wonder of nature takes hold.
*OPTIONAL HELICOPTER TRANSFER
The 25-minute ride through breathtaking scenery lands you directly at Kiattua Camp. Prices on enquiry.