Top 9 Reasons to Visit Greenland
One word that could describe Greenland would be the word paradise. From its rugged, northern polar deserts to the southern sheep farms and glacial-carved fjords, you could never go wrong with this country as a destination site for your vacation. Greenland offers beautiful landscapes, a habitat to exceptional wild animals, remarkable iceberg-choked fjords, and breathtaking tundra. Greenland is a unique, wonderful location and here is a list of the must-do things when you visit this world’s largest island:
The exquisite Ilulissat Icefjord is among the northern UNESCO World Heritage and the largest natural tourist attraction in Greenland. The glacier consists of icebergs that have calved from the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, and its site will present to you a chilling yet settling gallery that seems to tell a story about our planet’s history. You can explore it in various ways: via helicopter, land, or by boat. The view is stunning and above all refreshing.
Thaw your chilly limbs in Greenland’s hot springs. Being a chilly country, the possibilities of their existing hot springs are unknown to many travelers, however, there are several of them scattered through Greenland’s landscape. To the east of the country is Uunartoq island which has the most popular hot springs. Sitting at an ideal 37 degrees Celsius the hot springs can be perfectly natural bath tabs to relax your mind while in this region.
Commonly referred to as the “biggest light show on the planet earth” due to their natural occurrence the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) will leave you awestricken. For those wanting to make the most out of the Northern lights, you are advised to visit during the winter, months of December and February when the nights are clear than other times of the year to witness the extraordinary natural occurrence when neon illuminations glow through the dark sky.
Tour the National Museum and see real natural mummies that have been produced as a result of extremely cold temperatures. The four people who were buried in full dresses are believed to have lived in the year 1475. Other artifacts in the museum include the Danish artifacts, the Nose collections, and other preserved collections and ruins that date back to 4500 years.
Embark on a whale-exploring tour. This is a soothing experience especially if you love animals, also, the summer months are the best if you want to get personal and close to the whales, this is in the months of June and July. A good starting point is Narsaq, where you will not only mingle with whales but also, seals, trout, and salmon.
Almost 80 percent of this country is covered by Greenlandic Ice Sheet, which dates back up to almost 10,000 years. In some places, you will see the magnificent array of fauna, frozen fresh water, and snowy hills and mountains. The ice in Greenland contains 10 percent of the world’s freshwater reserves, the ice has a total area of 690,000 square miles which is equivalent to almost 14 times the total area of England. I can already feel you picturing what Greenland looks like.
Greenland National Park is without a doubt the largest park on earth spanning over 800 miles, it is characterized by a large composition of flora and fauna. The park has magnificent views of snowy mountains, giant walruses, and huge polar bears. This pack is a paradise and a unique destination with unique features.
January through April is sled excursion months in Greenland. Mush through the snow to spot musk oxen, polar bears, and reindeer. Other wildlife in the Arctic landscape includes ptarmigan, eagles, lemmings, and the rare Arctic wolf. Most polar bears are sighted in eastern and northern Greenland, where they hunt from the sea ice.
Kayaking is sort of historical and more of a national heritage to the people of Greenland. It is in this country that Kayaking was born and most of the beautiful things to be seen in this country can be experienced through Kayaking. This one-of-a-kind experience will give you a refreshing and settling sensation that will make you connect with nature, hear the sea birds sings, the crunch of the ice and sounds of the wildlife inhabiting the surface of the sea.
So, with all that, you already know that Greenland is an amazing place to visit and is off the beaten path. It’s a nature lover’s dream and you’ll be able to breathe a little deeper in this pristine location. Once you’re done with this majestic location, always remember to Travel Till You Drop and look for that next magical location! And stop by the Travel Till You Drop Shop to find all those goodies you may need to make your next vacation a little easier!