Panel discussion: What is it like to live and go to school in Greenland?

GUX Aasiaat

Photo: Jørgen Brandt-Klemensen

What is it like attending school when it takes several days to travel there? What are the differences between Greenlandic and Finnish schools? What do you consume on a daily basis in Greenland? Prices have also increased in Finland, but would you be willing to pay €8 for a cucumber? Is it true that people in Greenland use kayaks and dog sleds for travel?

Teachers from Greenland’s northernmost upper secondary school will be visiting our library on 30 August. During a panel discussion, they will discuss these themes and share their experiences.

The guests come from Aasiaat, a small village with 3,000 inhabitants, which, despite its size, ranks as the fifth largest city in Greenland. The participants in the discussion are:

  • Dorthie Siegstad, Principal of the Upper Secondary School, born and raised in Greenland.
  • Anne-Mette Korczynski, Head of Education and teacher of English and Danish.
  • Michael Hollerup, Head of Planning and teacher of Maths and Physics.
  • Krista Anttisaari, Academic Administrator, has lived in Greenland for 14 years.

We speak Finnish and Scandinavian.


Nordic Culture Point has been granted the EcoCompass environmental certificate. We’re making every endeavour to reduce our carbon footprint, which is why all travel within the organisation is carefully planned. Use public transport when you visit us, and you’ll contribute to a greener cultural scene, too!

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