Greenland has one of the largest National parks in the world and is often described as an untouched and raw arctic paradise. Due to its size and serious remoteness it is largely unvisited, and we would probably advise the best way to see this stunning National Park would be by plane, just so you can take in the rawness and pure drama of this fabulous reserve.
Like Alaska, Greenland is also home to a very active dog sledding community. For thousands of years, dog sledding has been the primary mode of transport for the Inuit people. In the modern day, things have slightly changed, with the use of cars, planes and helicopters being used more so, but there is still a strong tradition combined with an age old ‘practicableness’ for this mode of transport. Today, places in Greenland offer visitors a rare glimpse into the extraordinary way in which this ancient and traditional way of getting around is still so vital for local inhabitants.
Apart from dog sledding, there are other modes of transport to cross Greenland. Parts of the terrain can be extremely rugged and harsh the dogs are not able to make their way through, many therefore take to the water as an appropriate mode of transport. The Kayak and the Umiaq (a larger Kayak) have become crucial ways of getting around. They also provide the perfect vessel for taking in and exploring the dramatic coastline. Apart from kayaking, if you wanted to take in the coastline, you can always enjoy the luxury of a cruise which can definitely be a very relaxing and enjoyable way of taking in this wonderful country.
The Capital of Greenland is Nuuk located on the Southwest Coast and well known for its dramatic waterfalls and icebergs. Founded back in 1728, Nuuk contains a third of Greenlands whole population and is now a city full of fashionable boutique shops, delicious restaurants and an array of cultural museums. Take a trip to the national museum where you can learn about the history and its native people surviving through incredibly harsh conditions.
Greenland is famously home to three UNESCO world heritage sites – Illulissat Icefjord joined this acclaimed title back in 2004 and is a 61km Fjord which is fed by the fastest moving glacier in the world. Secondly the Kujataa, a cultural site which celebrates farming within Greenland, within the Norse and Inuit cultures this is a very important site. Finally, the latest addition is the Aasivissuit, located on the western coast of the island and has predominantly been used as an Inuit hunting ground but is now becoming Greenland’s must-see areas due to its huge array of flora and fauna and of course beauty.
If you would like any help with planning your escape to Greenland or Alaska, as well as any further information on travel updates within this time of Covid, then please do not hesitate to pop us through an email or give us a call, we are at the ready with helping you plan your next adventure to these fabulous and wild countries.