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Vestnorden Travel Mart | Nuuk, Greenland 2017

Dear participants,

This business-to-business trade show is an annual marketplace jointly promoting the three West Nordic countries Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Several hundred buyers and sellers meet during two intensive days to focus on tourism trade in the West Nordic Region.

As a new or returning buyer, this trade show offers you an in-depth, professional introduction to the unique experience and products offered by these three distinctive countries. Here you can meet and do business with representatives from key players in the region in one place.

As a seller, you are offered a marketplace where buyers come specifically due to their special interest in the West Nordic region. It is an optimal opportunity for you to present your products to a primed and highly motivated group of customers.

Nothing beats a good first hand experience, so this year we offer you pre-tours to Greenland’s 5 tourism destinations.

The pre-tours give buyers the best opportunity to gain valuable insight into a destination’s strengths, facilities, and into the latest products offered. Each pre-tour can accommodate 10 buyers.

Whether you are buying or selling, VNTM is also a valuable framework for networking. We have therefore chosen to enhance networking opportunities by adding a new element that we call Colourful Nuuk Adventures. Colourful Nuuk Adventures combine activities and networking in smaller groups in and around Nuuk. You can read more about the available adventures offered on the registration page.

On behalf of Visit Greenland it is a great pleasure to welcome you to this year’s VNTM in Nuuk.

Lykke Geisler Yakaboylu
Acting Director, Visit Greenland


Vestnorden Travel Mart

VNTM is the annual trade show for tourism in the West Nordic countries – Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. VNTM has been the main platform for promoting this astonishing region as a tourist destination since its establishment in 1986.


North Atlantic Tourism Association (NATA)

NATA is an organization that promotes and supports cooperation in tourism for the West Nordic countries. NATA is responsible for holding VNTM, while the hosting and management of the event rotates annually between the three countries (with Iceland hosting every second year). NATA provides opportunities and grants for collaborations, joint ventures and cultural exchanges within the region. Visit NATA’s website for more information:

NATA’s Website

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Buyers & Suppliers

At Vestnorden Travel Mart you will you have the opportunity to network with providers who are supplying tourist products and services in Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, and buyers who are highly enthusiastic about the West Nordic region.

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Pre & Post tours

Experiencing the destinations first hand is important to understand what the destinations have to offer. The tradition is that the hosting country offers pre-tours and the two other countries are offering post-tours. Read more about them.

The West Nordic Region

Three astonishing countries

The West Nordic region is one of the world’s most inspiring destinations, offering three astonishing countries: Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.

Each country has its own character, culture, traditions and history, but they share incredible nature, a warm welcome and an unlimited range of things to see and do.

The West Nordic region is something special. Situated in the North Atlantic, the area’s geographical remoteness has preserved an authentic world of wonderful cultural traditions and natural phenomena.

It’s a region full of things to discover. The adventures are awaiting.

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Explore Greenland

Five regions in Greenland

North Greenland

From the Disko Bay area in central West Greenland to the polar extremes of the far north, the scale of Destination North Greenland is hard to fathom. Along a coastline stretching thousands of miles lie small communities based on hunting and fishing, in a land ruled by the polar night in winter and the summer’s midnight sun.

The Ilulissat Icefjord and the Disko Bay are known for diversity in landscapes and wildlife, high quality hotels, and culinary experiences. From the strange volcanic rocks along the hiking trails on

Qeqertarsuaq and the island’s summer dog sledding on the Lyngmark Glacier, to the many whales and birds in the bay, to the constant flow of massive icebergs from one of the world’s fastest flowing glaciers, this is a concentrated slice of Greenland.

Further north, the Uummannaq archipelago and kayaking adventures in Upernavik open up a remote world of experiences culminating at the top of Greenland in the small town of Qaanaaq, where subsistence hunting is a way of life.


Destination Arctic Circle is home to Greenland’s only road to the Ice Cap, a dog sledding route linking the country’s second largest town Sisimiut to the international airport in Kangerlussuaq, the world’s toughest ski race Arctic Circle Race, unspoiled river angling in remote mountain valleys, and top notch heliskiing around the Eternity Fjord, to name but a few.

Adventure is at the core of the journey in Destination Arctic Circle and the region’s diversity of experiences brings you right to the heart of modern Greenland.

Dog sledding, skiing, hiking, hunting, fishing, and kayaking are activities deeply embedded in the region’s human history. They form the backbone of many of the greatest adventures in Destination Arctic Circle.


Greenland’s capital, Nuuk, is an Arctic metropolis with a small town feel, shaped by nature and known for its cultural diversity. As a city break in Greenland it mixes shopping, whale watching, skiing, and fine dining into a cosmopolitan experience with a backcountry twist where innovative, adaptive people, and trendsetting artists meet office workers, fishermen and hunters. Organic Greenlandic ingredients meet Thai spices in gourmet restaurants and cozy takeaway stores in Nuuk. Legends and traditions are reinterpreted by local artists, musicians, and designers.Icons like the Northern Lights-inspired Katuaq Cultural Center serve as a reminder of the nature that is an ever-present part of life in Greenland.

While Nuuk is the colourful heart of this nation, the smaller communities of Paamiut south of the capital and Kapisillit in the Nuuk Fiord are places to kick back and spend time in the outdoors, either en route with the coastal ferry Sarfaq Ittuk or on a weekend holiday.


South Greenland

Destination South Greenland is a land of jagged mountains and green pastures where sheep farms directly border ice fjords, and Norse settlement history intersects with modern Greenlandic fishing and hunting communities. Fresh vegetables, natural hot springs on a remote island, big wall climbing, and fjord kayaking abound in South Greenland.

Dirt roads and hiking trails between farming communities, and a great band of sea ice flowing straight down from the northern seas are all unique South Greenlandic elements.

All this is tied together by a distinct South Greenlandic culture with strong ties to the history of the North Atlantic and a sense of sharing stories and welcoming guests.


Destination East Greenland is just a short flight from Iceland but its culture and landscapes are a world away. In a land dominated by the Ice Cap and impossibly steep mountain ranges, 3,500 people have made their home.

East Greenlandic culture is deeply rooted in myths and legends, often expressed in bone and rock carvings, but at the same time it is a globally connected culture with strong hunting roots and an everyday spirit of adventure.

Ice fiords, hiking, heliskiing, small settlements, northern lights, and boat rides combine to make East Greenland a year round destination, and the main town Tasiilaq also acts as the gateway for adventurers on longer climbing, kayaking, Ice Cap, and mountaineering expeditions in the rugged backcountry.



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Dear Vestnorden enthusiast! We have now opened up for registration for Vestnorden Travel Mart 2018! Just go to www.vestnorden.com and there you will find all the information one needs to have a great Vestnorden time!

We look forward to seeing you at Akureyri on October!
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I had booked the Greenland-Pretour only some minutes after it was possible to register on the 22. March and today I was told that the Tour is sold out. Sounds very strange and I´m very disappointed!

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VNTM 2017

Main Sponsors

Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq

The Bank of Greenland

Katuaq - The Cultural House in Nuuk Greenland