UNESCO World Heritage Site

South Greenland's UNESCO World Heritage Site is Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap.
It celebrates Arctic farming culture that spans a one-thousand year timeline from the Viking era of the 10th-15th centuries to present day. This agricultural trend is unique in Greenland and highly unique in the world. South Greenland is the only place in the entire Arctic where people gradually shifted from hunting as the primary means of subsistence to agriculture. To experience this special tradition is to get a look at part of the globe's most industrious population.

UNESCO World Heritage status puts South Greenland on the map for Sightseers and UNESCO world travellers. It gives a reason to go, and it also helps drive travel to several regions for those wanting to check off all three sites in the country. But even for the globetrotter who would visit an intriguing area no matter what, the UNESCO name adds a whole level of storytelling and services you may not have otherwise encountered.

How to get to the 5 areas

Area 1: Qassiarsuk
Day excursion by boat or heli, Farm stay,
Trek from Narsaq or Narsarsuaq

Area 2: Igaliku
Day excursion by boat or heli, Farm stay,
Trek from Qaqortoq 
Area 3: Sissarluttoq
Trek from Igaliku or Qaqortoq

Area 4: Tasikuluulik (Vatnahverfi)

Day excursion by boat, Farm stay, Trek from Alluitsup Paa

Area 5: Qaqortukulooq (Hvalsey)
Day excursion by boat or heli, Trek from Igaliku or Qaqortoq

Local Operators offering
UNESCO World Heritage Site

Bed & Breakfast Illunnguujuk

Blue Ice Explorer

Greenland Sagalands

Igaliku Farm Holiday

Kujataa, UNESCO World Heritage

Leif Eriksson Marathon

Nanoq Mining

Nunataaq Farm Hostel

Qanisartuuni Unnuisarfik / Qanisartuut Hostel

Qorlortup Itinnera

Riding Greenland /
Inneruulalik Guestfarm

Sermeq Helicopters

Sermilik Hostel

Tasermiut South Greenland Expeditions

Tasikuluulik Adventure Race