Greenland is the biggest island in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Is a Denmark territory and is mainly inhabited . On this massive island live bit more than 55 000 people which is like my home town in Macedonia. Greenland is also home of many research facilities . Capital city is Nuuk and most of the population is based there.
Many of you will ask well what you will do on Greenland , answer is loads of adventure 🙂 This place is for those who seek for more adventure and want to explore more. Best time to go there is definitely in the summer where is not much cold and you can enjoy in some really breathtaking hikes.
Greenland has an Arctic climate with average temperatures that do not exceed 10° C (50° F) in the warmest summer months. The air quality in Greenland is among the best in the world due to the country’s geographical position to the high north.
In the southern part of the country and the innermost parts of the long fjords, the temperature can, however, rise to more than 20° C (68° F) in June, July or August, and due to the fine air quality and low levels of moisture in the air, in general you are able to see very, very far.
The sea around Greenland affects the climate on land. The stretches of coastline close to the open sea, in particular, are cooled by the sea.
Therefore during the summer months it is warmest and driest on land closest to the ice sheet. In all parts of the country the weather is locally changeable and can vary from fjord to fjord and from one valley to the next.
THINGS TO DO
Enjoying this fascinating experience of man and dog working together in nature does necessitate a small tolerance for chilly temperatures, but Arctic fanatics are not the only ones that can take pleasure in dog sledding. Even if the cold typically does not agree with you, there is nothing a cup of hot tea, borrowed sealskin garb, and a blanket made of reindeer skin can’t fix.
Hiking in Greenland evokes a sense of freedom that reaches an unparalleled magnitude. As you follow hiking trails flanked by bold rock formations and purple Arctic flowers, you realize that Greenland’s mighty nature stands before you, unaltered by humans, just as it has for thousands of years. With any thoughts of stressful schedules and crowded streets falling away, you are free to hear the sounds of silence and to absorb the Arctic calm. You can just breathe in Greenland.
On a more literal note, ice is all around you when hiking in Greenland, and it radiates the smell of the Arctic. It is sweet and energizing; if ‘cold’ had a scent, this would be it! Whether you are trekking near the Greenland Ice Sheet, camping alongside a glacier, or sitting on the hillside marveling at iceberg-filled waters, the smell of the Arctic makes hiking in Greenland exceptional.
Come ski the wild terrain of West Greenland. 2000 meter runs to the water’s edge in deep powder and corn snow, make this Greenlandic experience, life’s best. Based 60 kilometers north of Maniitsoq, in the tiny village of Kangaamiut, we live close to the local population and their daily routine.
Some people goes to hunt there but thats not my interest so i will not write about it.
The summer is the season of the Midnight Sun and a great time to experience Greenland on both land and water. Whales swim along the shores, icebergs flow from calving glaciers, flowers and plants grow at tremendous speeds, hiking trails open up the backcountry, and boats connect the many communities along the coastline. The climate is generally mild and the weather in Greenland is often fine for long spells through this short, fiery season
To visit Greenland, you need both a sense of adventure and a sizable budget, and the same applies to its accommodations. This is not the place to go if you’re looking for upscale resorts or lavish spas; many hotels are quite basic, aside from a few standouts for which you’ll pay top dollar, even though they probably wouldn’t qualify as particularly luxurious hotels elsewhere. Prepare to spend more than you’d expect even at bare-bones hotels.
Most Greenlandic towns only have a small handful of hotels to choose from, which is one reason you’ll pay so much even for basic rooms. There are no five-star hotels here, but Greenland is home to the world’s most northerly four-star property, Ilulissat’s Hotel Arctic. The rooms are well appointed with modern Scandinavian furnishings, and many look out over the spectacular ice fjord.
The Hans Egede Hotel, another four-star option, is a business-class hotel right in the center of Nuuk with recently renovated rooms. A buffet breakfast is included in the rate.
Three-star hotels are more common, including the Seamen’s Home chain. Its three properties in Nuuk, Sisimiut and Aasiaat offer clean, no-frills rooms in convenient locations. (Note that the “economy” rooms have shared bathrooms and therefore don’t share the property’s overall three-star rating.)
Internet access is very expensive in Greenland, so expect to pay extra for Wi-Fi at most hotels. However, breakfast is often included in the nightly rate.