Meat from marine mammals, game, birds, and fish has been the main ingredient in Greenlandic food for generations. In the past, meat was an extremely important part of the Greenlandic diet because it provided the energy and nourishment that was needed all year-round to survive the physically-demanding existence of the harsh Arctic winter that 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, such as a variety of fish, muskox, seal, and other delicacies.