Things to do in Greenland

Greenland Greenland is one of the most fascinating territories on the planet because it has not yet been altered by the hand of man. Of course, humans have greatly influenced its melting, which although it began many years ago, is accelerating by leaps and bounds. Therefore, if you want to know one of the most incredible places on Earth, we recommend that you do it as soon as possible.

Fortunately, traveling to Greenland is relatively cheap (at least when compared to traveling to other wild territories such as Antarctica). Also, keep in mind that you will only need about 5 hours of flight from Europe to get there. If you finally decide to travel to this territory, we recommend that you keep reading, because then we are going to talk to you about everything you should do in this place.

Sail through the southern fjords

Located in the north of North America, just between the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Glacial Ocean, Greenland is actually an autonomous region that belongs to the Kingdom of Denmark. 84% covered in ice, it is considered the largest island on the planet. The first thing we recommend you do in this place is to navigate through the fjords located to the south, where you can find icebergs , ice arches that are about to collapse and, what is most often liked, local animals, such as seals and whales. We want to pay special attention to Tasiermut, one of the most beautiful fjords in the area. And it is that, surrounded by large vertical walls and towers of black rocks, it is surrounded by a spectacular landscape.


Places you must visit

If you are lucky enough to travel to Greenland, you should visit the Inuit settlements of Ilimnaq and Oqaatsut. In addition, we recommend that you visit the cities of Qaqartok and Nanortalilk and the villages of Igaliku, Tasiusaq, Aappilattoq and Qassiarsuk, the first settlement of the Vikings. Of course, you will have to walk through Nuuk, the capital, where 15% of the inhabitants live and where the University, the National Museum and the Parliament are located. On the other hand, in Ilulissat you will find a very picturesque landscape thanks to its colorful houses and incredible views of the icebergs. In fact, here is Sermeq Kujalleq , one of the most active glaciers on the planet. In addition, you will love knowing the most northern inhabited town on Earth: Qaanaaq.


Aurora borealis

One of the great attractions of Greenland is the Northern Lights. And it is one of the best places in the world to observe them. In fact, you can see them in any corner of the territory, including the extreme south, from August. Most agencies include excursions with professional guides and photographers .


Recommended activities

In addition to hiking and going on a cruise through the southern fjords, we recommend that you join a kayak excursion among icebergs. Best of all, it is an activity suitable for all audiences, including those who have never ridden on a boat like this. Another activity that you will love will be to bathe in the hot springs of Uunartoq while enjoying the views of the icebergs floating in the water. In addition, you can travel by helicopter, go trekking through the tundra, spot caribou, fish for salmon and cod, and pick blueberries and mushrooms. On the other hand, you must bear in mind that many excursions and activities involve spending the night in camps, being able to enjoy an incredible silence and a dreamlike landscape.

Do you dare to travel to this exotic and surprising tourist destination?