Facts That Will Inspire You to Travel to the Magical Greenland
Sep 9, 2019
The most unique and magical country of Greenland is full of polar bears, vast landscapes of snowy hills, glaciers with the interesting Eskimo culture. Some extraordinary facts about Greenland will certainly garner your interest to take this dream vacation.
Greenland is called Kalaallit Nunaat (meaning ‘Land of the Greenlanders') in the official language, Greenlandic.
Greenland is almost the size of whole Western Europe!
Words like Igloo (Igdlo), and Kayak (Qajaq) come from Greenlandic words.
Maximum area is covered under huge ice cap. Greenland Ice Sheet is the 2nd largest ice sheet in the world and has 7% of earth’s freshwater.
The highest point is the Mt. Gunnbjörn at 3,694 m. above sea level.
It boasts of 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Ilulissat Icefjord, Kujataa, and Aasivissuit-Nipisat region.
Ilulissat Icefjord hosts the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier which is the most visited and active glacier in the world.
Greenland is also known for the icebergs that are unique in shape, size, and color.
Most of the population stays in the 16 towns and settlements nearby.
Experience the adventurous travel by air, water, or sleds, as there are no intercity roads.
Polar Bear is the largest land predator among the diverse wildlife of Greenland. It is also the national animal.
The Greenlandic cuisine is mostly based on fishing or hunting of marine mammals, sea birds, reindeer, etc. Suaasat is a popular meat soup, made with seal or whale, onions, and condiments.
Midnight Sun is a natural phenomenon, where the sun does not set for days to months in summer. Take the trip out over to the Arctic Circle to experience the beautiful sky.
The best time to visit is certainly between the balmy summer months of June to September.
Island of Uunartoq, features natural hot springs joining in a pool to bathe in, while taking in the spectacular mountain views.
Explore the 4,000-5,000 years of enchanting history of largest island in the world - Greenland.