Despite being the world’s biggest island, Greenland is rarely on people’s travel radar. Those that visit are often stunned by what they find though.  See itinerary ideas

The majority of visitors travel to the west coast, which is sprinkled with villages populated with colourful houses. The capital Nuuk lies here and is home to an interesting National Museum. 

The west coast is also one of the best places on earth to catch the Northern Lights, with the town of Ilulissat the ideal base. The town is also conveniently located beside the northern hemisphere’s most productive glacier, which deposits a staggering 20 billion tons of icebergs into the sea every year; sailing amongst them is a highlight of any trip here.

Elsewhere, sail through Greenland’s most spectacular fjordland scenery to Aappilattoq, travel to Tasermiut Fjord to marvel at the enormous granite walls, trek to Kiattuut Sermiat to discover a pretty mountain tarn, uncover the country’s Norse heritage at Hvalsey, cruise up the coast to Oqaatsut to find a small historic whalers town or ease into a hot spring at Uunartoq and reflect on the magnificent scenery, enormous glaciers, vast tundra expanses and ancient glacial coastline found here.

Ilulissat

Ilulissat

Tucked away on the west coast of Greenland, Ilulissat is a world away from most travel hotspots, yet it’s on many people’s must-visit lists.

 

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