If you are planning to tour Greenland as your next vacation destination, there are many things to see and do there. The remarkable landscapes, iceberg-choked fjords, exceptional wildlife, and the colorful tundra enhance the beauty of the landscape even further. If you are unsure of what to do once you arrive at this beautiful destination, here are a few ideas.
1. Kayaking in Greenland
Greenland has a rich history of kayaking. You can experience a lot that Greenland has to offer by kayak. In fact, Greenland is the birthplace of kayaking and considered a trademark here. You can feel so close to nature while kayaking around massive fjords and gliding over crystal clear waters along its rugged coastline. It is the best way to hear the calls of seabirds, sounds of Greenland, and the sounds of the abundant wildlife from the surface of the sea.
2. Ilulissat Icefjord
This is considered a wonder of the world – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ilulissat and the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier are located in the west part of the country. It is one of the most active glaciers in the world today and ideal for a trip to Greenland. Greenland-travel.com provide great tours and trips of this nation and if you’re interested they are well worth looking into.
3. The Inuit Culture In Thule
You will get an idea of what it is like to live in the Far North when you visit some of the communities in Greenland. In fact, Thule is the northernmost place in the world. There lives a community that has an Inuit culture and a rich history. The community in Thule arrived during the 9th century AD. They are known as Qaanaaq today. These people have their own traditions of kayaking, hunting, making handicrafts, and dog sledding which have continued for generations.
4. The Northern Lights
The magnificent display of northern lights in Kangerlussuaq offer a stunning scenery for the most part of the year. This natural phenomenon is created by particles of the sun that are electrically charged. In fact, there is much folklore about this phenomenon in the area and walrus playing with human skulls is cited as a more likely cause for the phenomenon.
These lights will illuminate the Arctic with various colors such as purple, green, and red. The most dramatic display is visible between the months of October and April of each year. In fact, this is the season where there are more than three hundred days and nights of clear skies in the eastern part of Greenland.
5. The Lush Scenes Of East Greenland
This is a remote area in the country. In fact, East Greenland is considered the playground of any outdoor enthusiast – whether you decide to climb one of the vast mountains or hike in flower meadows in the area. You can watch a golden polar sunset against a stunning scenic backdrop as the last thing of the day.
6. Cape Morris Jessup
Robert Peary was the first individual to travel the northernmost land in the world – Cape Morris Jessup. This mission was funded by an American by the name of Morris Ketchum Jessup – after whom the Cape was named. You should attempt to travel to this region and make history during your Extreme Greenland Icebreaker Expedition since a very few people have traveled as far north as Cape Morris.
7. Tasermiut Fjord
This is known as the Arctic Patagonia locally. It attracts a lot of climbers and trekkers since it is considered a quite challenging big wall playground in the world. The superior rock faces of the 44 miles (70 km) fjord have made it more popular. You also can submerge yourself in the hot springs located in the area which is an ideal place to relax after exploring the incredible rock faces.
Updated: March 16, 2017