There are studies stating that cold weather triggers sadness within people. Most of that is true, especially when people sit all day long doing nothing. Maybe there’s a remedy for this sadness, one of them is to travel. Travel where you say? Onwards to Greenland.
Being the world’s largest non-continental island, Greenland is located in between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. 81% of the country is covered in ice sheets meaning it’s cold most of the time. The average temperature is no more than 10° C (50° F), things start to heat up in June, July and August with the temperature reaching 20° C (68° F).
Now, let’s see what makes Iceland amazing. “The cold never bothered me anyway,’ right?
Breathtaking reality images
Going to Greenland gives everyone the opportunity to witness the northern lights or Aurora Borealis. Truly a miracle, a sight of a radiant sky with astounding color, a blend of pale green and pink. Nuuk is the capital city of Greenland, somewhere in Nuuk is the Qinngorput suburb which is said to be the perfect place to see the Northern lights.
Other than the majestic view of landforms and the calming midnight sun, Greenland offers a variety of adventure activities.
Bliss on the Ice
First thing to always consider are the fun things to do on the ice. Travelers can go skiing, snowshoeing, heli skiing, snowmobiling and more. The mountain slopes are truly perfect for these kind of sports, just make sure to wear protective gear.
River fishing, kayaking and diving are also common pastimes for the people.
If you’re not in the mood for something extreme or energetic, why not spend your time catching whale movements. Boat tours are not complete without the passengers dropping anchors and waiting for the whales to emerge. Iceland is home to fin whales, humpback whales, minke whales and the rare blue whale.
“Iceberg Straight ahead!” No need to be alarmed, the natural formation of each iceberg either on land or water are nature’s masterpieces that have been igniting amazement in people’s eyes and heart. The Icefjord is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, the best way to view the entire area is to start from a bird’s eye view and slowly get closer to the water-based icebergs using a kayak or a small boat.
To appreciate the entire brilliance of Iceland, turn your eyes to a new perspective only visible from above. Greenland is enormous, so to cover a one week tour by foot, travel through air and admire the beautiful terrain and aquatic formation of Greenland.
Unlike other countries with their skyscrapers, towers and mansions, Greenland practices building their houses the traditional way. Towns like Sisimiut and Nuussuaq are filled with adorable houses painted with different colors. It’s like the entire town is a page from a coloring book. Colored houses or small infrastructures is a tradition in Greenland, hospitals were yellow, police stations were black, fish factories were blue, telephone companies were green and commercial houses were red.
The Norsemen and Inuit
One of the best highlights for your Greenland trip is meeting the norsemen and the inuits. The Norsemen established essential practices mainly for food production for years that has been sustaining life in the country. The Inuit are one of the most adoptive group of people who managed to get the best out of the challenges in the Arctic. Meeting these people will give you a whole new perspective on life by learning from their experience
These are just a few of Greenland’s amazing features. Why not travel to see and experience for yourself!?