Meat from marine mammals, game, birds and fish has been the main ingredient in Greenlandic food for generations. In the old days meat was an extremely important part of the Greenlandic diet because it provided energy and nourishment all year round. This was needed for the physically demanding existence where the harsh Arctic winter could seriously tax one's reserves of energy.
Explore Greenland through its food
Greenlandic food is a culinary experience, and the ingredients are usually organic, since fish, game and marine animals roam free in their natural environment. The Greenlandic culinary culture is also closely tied to the old hunting community's strong social solidarity, where vital necessities depended on the catch being shared. Today food and mealtimes remain a central part of Greenlanders' characteristic hospitality. We go to a local restaurant where a plentiful buffet is served. The tasting will depend on what has been caught, like a variety of fish, maybe muskox, seal and other delicacies.