THE TRAVEL TRADE SHOW FOR
ICELAND, GREENLAND AND THE FAROE ISLANDS

VESTNORDEN

Reykjavik, Iceland

17 - 19 OCTOBER 2023

Vestnorden 2023

Welcome to Reykjavík, Iceland

A welcome note to be added shortly.

About

Vestnorden and NATA

Vestnorden

Vestnorden is the annual travel trade show for tourism in the West Nordic region of Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Vestnorden 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 organisation that promotes and supports cooperation in tourism for the West Nordic countries. NATA is responsible for holding Vestnorden, while the hosting and the 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.  For more information, please visit NATA’s website.

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The West Nordic Region

Three Astonishing Countries

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

Land of fire and ice

Iceland is a country of extreme geological contrasts. Widely known as “The land of fire and ice,” Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world’s most active volcanoes.
Iceland is also the land of light and darkness. 

Long summer days with near 24-hours of sunshine are offset by short winter days with only a few hours of daylight.

Unfathomable beauty

Adrift in the whirling rhythmic North Atlantic Sea, a different world lingers. A place like no other on earth. 

An idyllic escape, peacefully set among lush green valleys, imposing basalt cliffs, grand treeless moorlands and waterfalls plunging directly into the wind whipped ocean. 

Unfathomable beauty, mysteriously tucked away like a figment of a child’s imagination.

World's largest island

There’s something about experiencing Greenland’s majestic landscapes from the perspective of a dog sled that snowmobiling or a ski tour simply cannot match. Maybe it is the slower pace that gives plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings or maybe it is the combination of sled dogs panting plus the rhythmic beat of their large paws, a sound that is suddenly magnified against a backdrop of pure silence.

Greenland

Destinations within Greenland

Greenland is the world’s largest island and it is an exciting destination in the Arctic for all adventure minded travelers. Explore the regions and towns around Greenland and the different destinations.

#vestnorden

Instagram

Only one more month till Christmas! In Nuuk in Greenland every Christmas is a white one and December is a time for family fun, great food and festivities. We can't wait 🌲
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📸 Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland
#visitgreenland #greenland #iceland #exploreiceland #faroeislands #visitfaroeislands #nuuk #travel #travelgram #local #localtraditions #christmas #december #snowscape #winterwonderland #capital #vestnorden #joinus #travelgram #places #travelagent #industryevent #beautifulplaces #snowy #iceandsnow #arctic
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Lopapeysa – probably one of the most trusted garments for ever changing conditions 🧶
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📷 @Iceland.explore
#iceland #visiticeland #faroeislands #visitfaroeislands #greenland #visitgreenland #local #localgarment #souvenir #sustainability #nordic #vestnorden #westnordic #event #tourism #traveller #travelgram #localknowledge #knitwear #knitting #travelindustry #industryevent #autumn #autumnwear #icelandicsweater #traditionalwear #wool #places
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In Iceland, Greenland and The Faroe Islands we share a love of folklore, myths and legends. We will never pass on the opportunity to share a spooky story 👻🧟

Would you like to join us on a foggy night, like this one in Paamiut Greenland, and learn more about what dangers might lurk in the dark? Happy Halloween from our three West Nordic countries!

📸 Peter Lindstrøm - Visit Greenland
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Lindarbakki -a beautiful and original turf house represents Icelandic historical and cultural heritage in a captivating way. It was originally built in 1899 and it is possible to visit the house when in Borgarfjörður Eystri 💚
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📷 @iceland.exolore
#visiticeland #iceland #visitfaroeislands #faroesislands #visitgreenland #greenland #vestnorden #vestnorden23 #travelmart #traveltradeshow #agent #travelagent #tourismindustry #places #destinations #travelgram #traveller #travelphotography
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The first snow is starting to paint Greenland with broad strokes of white. It will take a little while before we will be at this level of snow - usually found in winter and spring, but we can’t wait!
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📷 Peter Yan - Visit Greenland
#vestnorden #faroeislands #greenland #iceland #visitgreenland #beautifulplaces #destination #unqueplaces #joinus #event #travelindustry #joinusnextyear #snowscape #winterseason #travelagent #provider #operator #localoperator #travelindustry #tourism #wanderlust #places #nuuk #visitnuuk #outdoor #adventure #adventuretravel
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Have you ever heard the legend of the monster called - Lagarfljót Wyrm - that inhabits the beautiful lake in East of Iceland? Locals to Egilsstaðir area are rather fond of this elusive wyrm, often referred to as a cousin of the Loch Ness Monster. Perhaps it's time for you to visit and try spot the Lagarfljót monster yourself? 🧟🐍
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📷 @iceland.explore
#iceland #faroeislands #greenland #visitgreenland #visitfaroeislands #exploreiceland #lake #easticeland #travel #travelevent #beautifulplaces #destinations #nature #uniqueplaces #travelagent #travelindustry #vestnorden #vestnorden23 #lochnessmonster
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Welcome to Vestnorden! 🇬🇱🇮🇸🇫🇴

Today marks the beginning of the 37th Vestnorden and we are so excited to connect with you all here in Greenland! More than 420 participate in the event where tourism operators from The Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland meet with buyers from all over the world. Happy networking!
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📷 Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland, Vestnorden 2017
#vestnorden #vestnorden22 #iceland #faroeislands #greenland #exploreiceland #visitfaroeislands #greenlandpioneer #visitgreenland #event #traveller #agent #tourism #tourismevent #tradeshow #welcome #nuuk #journey #networking #connect #travelagent #travelprovider
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#vestnorden

Instagram

Only one more month till Christmas! In Nuuk in Greenland every Christmas is a white one and December is a time for family fun, great food and festivities. We can't wait 🌲
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📸 Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland
#visitgreenland #greenland #iceland #exploreiceland #faroeislands #visitfaroeislands #nuuk #travel #travelgram #local #localtraditions #christmas #december #snowscape #winterwonderland #capital #vestnorden #joinus #travelgram #places #travelagent #industryevent #beautifulplaces #snowy #iceandsnow #arctic
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Lopapeysa – probably one of the most trusted garments for ever changing conditions 🧶
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📷 @Iceland.explore
#iceland #visiticeland #faroeislands #visitfaroeislands #greenland #visitgreenland #local #localgarment #souvenir #sustainability #nordic #vestnorden #westnordic #event #tourism #traveller #travelgram #localknowledge #knitwear #knitting #travelindustry #industryevent #autumn #autumnwear #icelandicsweater #traditionalwear #wool #places
...

In Iceland, Greenland and The Faroe Islands we share a love of folklore, myths and legends. We will never pass on the opportunity to share a spooky story 👻🧟

Would you like to join us on a foggy night, like this one in Paamiut Greenland, and learn more about what dangers might lurk in the dark? Happy Halloween from our three West Nordic countries!

📸 Peter Lindstrøm - Visit Greenland
...

Lindarbakki -a beautiful and original turf house represents Icelandic historical and cultural heritage in a captivating way. It was originally built in 1899 and it is possible to visit the house when in Borgarfjörður Eystri 💚
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.
📷 @iceland.exolore
#visiticeland #iceland #visitfaroeislands #faroesislands #visitgreenland #greenland #vestnorden #vestnorden23 #travelmart #traveltradeshow #agent #travelagent #tourismindustry #places #destinations #travelgram #traveller #travelphotography
...

The first snow is starting to paint Greenland with broad strokes of white. It will take a little while before we will be at this level of snow - usually found in winter and spring, but we can’t wait!
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📷 Peter Yan - Visit Greenland
#vestnorden #faroeislands #greenland #iceland #visitgreenland #beautifulplaces #destination #unqueplaces #joinus #event #travelindustry #joinusnextyear #snowscape #winterseason #travelagent #provider #operator #localoperator #travelindustry #tourism #wanderlust #places #nuuk #visitnuuk #outdoor #adventure #adventuretravel
...

Have you ever heard the legend of the monster called - Lagarfljót Wyrm - that inhabits the beautiful lake in East of Iceland? Locals to Egilsstaðir area are rather fond of this elusive wyrm, often referred to as a cousin of the Loch Ness Monster. Perhaps it's time for you to visit and try spot the Lagarfljót monster yourself? 🧟🐍
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.
📷 @iceland.explore
#iceland #faroeislands #greenland #visitgreenland #visitfaroeislands #exploreiceland #lake #easticeland #travel #travelevent #beautifulplaces #destinations #nature #uniqueplaces #travelagent #travelindustry #vestnorden #vestnorden23 #lochnessmonster
...

Welcome to Vestnorden! 🇬🇱🇮🇸🇫🇴

Today marks the beginning of the 37th Vestnorden and we are so excited to connect with you all here in Greenland! More than 420 participate in the event where tourism operators from The Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland meet with buyers from all over the world. Happy networking!
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📷 Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland, Vestnorden 2017
#vestnorden #vestnorden22 #iceland #faroeislands #greenland #exploreiceland #visitfaroeislands #greenlandpioneer #visitgreenland #event #traveller #agent #tourism #tourismevent #tradeshow #welcome #nuuk #journey #networking #connect #travelagent #travelprovider
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Visit Greenland presents
Vestnorden "Extreme sponsors"

These companies financially contributed to make of this event a reality.
Hosting Vestnorden in Greenland requires a strong support from the tourism industry. We are proud and grateful to see the main players ready to contribute to Greenland sustainable tourism development and help us showcase what shared values and joint initiatives can do.
Here are our partners and main sponsors for the event.

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