An experience of a lifetime
Few places in the world can feel as small as Greenland. The air is so crisp and clean you can see a hundred miles away, and perhaps for the same reason it all feels a little bigger. Although Greenland belongs to the Danish kingdom, its nature and culture are unique and nothing like Denmark.
People in Greenland often have amazing stories to tell either from their lives as prisoners or about how quickly their civilisation has progressed. It's a great experience just to walk around the towns or small settlements, which bear witness to a people who live a life unlike any other in the world.
Nature as a playground
Greenlanders are nature people. If you want to experience the real Greenland, you should also allow yourself to breathe in the amazing fresh air and see the spectacular scenery. There are many ways to do this and here is a selection of the many options:
- Sailing between icebergs in the midnight sun
- Hiking on the ice sheet
- Helicopter tour over Ilullissat icefjord
- Dinner cruises
- Visit to local sheep farmer
- Dog sledding
- City tour with lots of history and visits to local hunters
- Entertainment with drum dance or choir
- Whale watching
There are daily departures to and from both Kangerlussuaq and Narsarssuaq, which are the two international airports in Greenland. If you want to go further up to Disko Bay, you need to take a smaller plane from Kangerlussuaq. In this situation, the airfares are somewhat expensive, but in return you get the "real Greenland".