Lying between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, much of Greenland’s surface is covered in ice, with its sparse populace nestled on the ice-free, fjord-lined coast to the southwest. Situated largely above the Arctic Circle, the island offers stunning landscapes and natural phenomena such as the Aurora Borealis and summer’s midnight sun.
The old saying goes, “When you've seen the world, there's always Greenland,” but there are many reasons to make the trip much sooner. Greenland may be remote, but it's a natural masterpiece. Dramatic fjords, imposing mountains and majestic icebergs are a feature of the unspolit landscapes here, providing a haven for an amazing array of wildlife such as whales, seabirds, seals and reindeer.
Greenland has one of the world’s smallest capitals: cosmopolitan Nuuk. The city offers a mix of intriguing museums and more history can be found at the Viking ruins in Narsarsuaq and Qassiarsuk, and at Qaqortoq’s small Inuit (Eskimo) Museum. [ReadMore]
The unique blend of Inuit and Danish ancestry has produced a Greenlandic culture all of its own. The ancient and modern is seen in some surprising combinations, be that dogsledding with Carlsberg or kaffemiks. A cruise to Greenland is something special and time in each destination should be taken to unwind and witness some of this land’s most dazzling natural experiences.