Trips to Greenland
Greenland is a destination which is a bit of a once in a lifetime experience for travellers and one that not many will get to explore and embrace.
Here, in the world's most sparsely populated country, in the vast ocean that separates America and Europe, you will find a landscape of breathtaking scenery, long held traditions and endless untouched wilderness.
On our holidays to Greenland, you will visit mainly the west coast of this vast country. Here you can explore the location of Narsarsuaq, which was settled by the Viking rebel Erik the Red, who, outlawed from Iceland, made his home here, declaring it 'Green-land' after its lush green valleys. The Greenland icecap here produces 250 million tons of icebergs each summer and visitors can witness the spectacle of their floating descent along the fjord. As well as its ancient history, the region also played a more recent important part in WWII as a base for the American Air Force and this story can be explored here also.
Nuuk, the country's capital is home to around 16,000 residents and offers a charming contrast of traditional Arctic values in combination with modern European cosmopolitanism. Visitors can explore the museums and cafés and also head outside the city limits to the neighbouring wilderness scenery.
In Ilulissat, you can witness the unforgettable ice fjord, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here the icebergs are very much the main spectacle and each year from the glacier around 35 cubic kilometres of ice are calved off into the water.
Greenlandic society has been influenced by a blend of Inuit and Danish cultures which gives a rich and varied nation and an array of traditional and modern values.
Image credit: Javier Guijarro Tortosa, Víctor Romera de la Fuente, Thomas Leth-Olsen