How To Organize a Great Trip to Greenland

Visiting Greenland with a Travel Agent can be much more effective and cheaper, because local agents know what to do and how to deal with visa and other regulations. They can provide better rates for local hotels and cheaper airfare.

Greenland is one of the most unusual regions in the world in terms of tourism. The discovery of the island by the Europeans is associated with many legends and stories. According to one of them, the first European to set foot on this earth, was the legendary Viking Erik the Red, who committed his unprecedented march to the west in the 9th century AD.

According to other legends, the residents of Iceland discovered Greenland as they supposedly landed on the east coast of the island in the 2nd century AD. Greenland could have been landed by Irish monks brought to this region by a severe storm or by a powerful desire to escape from the interfaith war in Europe.

Currently, Greenland is one of the few places on the planet, little affected by human activities. It is a place of fantastic opportunities for both extreme forms of recreation and sports, as well as for eco-tourism. The vast tundra, picturesque coasts with their fjords, pristine beaches, and enormous glaciers create year-round opportunities for ice-climbing, snowboarding and skiing. Unique nature combined with unique culture attract more and more tourists.

Located on the west coast of Greenland, on a small peninsula at the foot of the mountain Sermitsiak, the town of Nuuk is one of the smallest capitals in the world. Its population barely exceeds 14,000 people. Nuuk was founded as the first city on the island. Most of the historical sights of the capital are concentrated in the National Museum of Greenland in the old part of the town. This unique collection covers the history of the island for the past four and a half thousand years. There is an extensive exhibition of folk costumes and vehicles, including a variety of dog sleds, kayaks, traditional instruments, artifacts of applied arts and crafts. There is also the National Archives with a large collection of documents and relics.

The city of Yulianskhob lies on the tip of the peninsula to the south of Nuuk. It is a clean and pleasant city, the main port in the south of the island on the saddle between the two mountain ranges. With a population of only 3.5 thousand inhabitants, the city is the center of the southern area of the country and is worth visiting in summer, when the neighborhood is literally covered with wild flowers. The pride of the town is the square city fountain, the only one in Greenland, decorated at the base with the copper plates bearing the names of prominent city burghers. The square with a fountain is surrounded by a wall of buildings of the colonial era, considered the most well-preserved specimens of this period in the country.

Upernavik is the town situated among the fjords of Baffin Bay to the north of the Arctic Circle. It is one of the most northern cities in the world. It is a very beautiful, but harsh place.

Kulusuk is a small island near the east coast of Greenland, but many believe it is the best place for the first acquaintance with the island. The international airport makes it easily accessible from Reykjavik. Kulusuk leaves an impression of a tiny village clinging to a rocky island just above the level of the sea shining with numerous icebergs. Many of the locals still live by hunting. Kulusuk remains relatively free of Western influence, despite the constant influx of tourists. The islanders constantly organize excursions for tourists and arrange classes of kayaking and dancing.

Umanak Mountain is a picturesque natural formation of the stunning beauty of nature and the most unusual colors. The southern part of the island is similar to the Norwegian fjords. This is a real Mecca for fans of outdoor activities and extreme sports. Mountain climbers will find many interesting places here, suitable even for experienced athletes.

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