Greenland is the biggest island on earth and ironically it is the least populated place and not well known by most of us. It is part of Denmark but Greenland handles much of its business internally and on its way to independence.
It is unusual for a very big place like Greenland to have a very low volume of visitors and add to that fact that it is accessible. Greenland may be outside the chartered places for most who travel to different countries, but anyone who will see the stunning landscapes and the beauty of Danish and Inuit cultures will fall in love with the place.
Here are some of the best destinations in Greenland:
If you want to see the greenest of all in Greenland, head to Narsaq which is a small coastal town located in the middle of a fjord and surrounded by abundant lands. It has a very rich and long history dating to thousands of years back. You will be able to see old churches and ruins of some homesteads which already became favorite destinations in this corner of Greenland. It is a hotspot for travelers who want to hike, watch whales, go diving, or enjoy the magnificent scenery.
The Illulissat Kangerlua might be the most visited Greenland travel destination. A huge glacier called Sermeq Kujalleq feeds this bay by flowing twenty five meters on a daily basis. There are numerous glaciers that dot the Ilullisat Icefjord and they can be as high as skyscrapers and give a thundering boom when they break. If Antartica is just but a dream, this place is the next best thing if you want to see moving, big blocks of ice.
The history and culture of Greenland is totally alien to a lot of travelers. The best way to learn about it is to go to their National Museum where you can scan thru artifacts that tell a lot of stories about Greenland. You will be able to see oldest rocks of earth, see a summary of social changes in recent decades, and the best part – see ancient mummies wearing traditional clothes that were found clsoe to Uummannnaq.
Check out Block P and you can say that you have seen one of the weirdest destination in Greenland. Block P is actually just a housing block of sixty apartments which is home to about 1% of the country’s population. It is quite hard to describe but the best time to visit this is during day time where you can see everything. You might find it interesting. You might find it depressing.
Tasillaq is a picture perfect small village which still depends on fishing and hunting to sustain their daily lives. You will see the colorful houses dotting the hillside. You can explore the village by hiking and there are also some shops and hotels in the area if you want to stay longer. You can also learn about the town thru its local museum. This is a good place if you want to enjoy some peace and quiet time.
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