Greenland is an adventurer’s paradise, an entire country of ancient formations, natural wonders, and wide, open spaces. It’s got a population of around 56,000 people. That’s fewer people than Bismarck, North Dakota. Yet, for that scarcity of people, Greenland is chock full of things to do, especially if you’re the kind of traveler who wants to be floored by natural beauty. Far and away the world’s largest island, Greenland clocks in at 836,000 square miles, almost triple the land mass of Greenland’s nearest competitor, New Guinea. There is more to this gorgeous nation than natural splendor, however. Greenland is home to some delicious cuisine, hopping nightlife, and more art than you can see on a single trip. If you haven’t thought about the myriad beauties awaiting you in Greenland, it’s time to reconsider.
1. Get Ready to Rough It
There are some unexpectedly beautiful destinations scattered throughout the vast, icy expanse of Greenland, but it will likely take some work to get there. Expect to make a few short flights in twin-engine puddle jumpers. Expect to go off road. Consider spending at least one night under the stars. Most of all, though, pack warmly and get ready to embrace the chill. You won’t regret going rough and tumble during your Greenland journey.