Greenland can be a little tricky to get to, but this incredible Arctic country is most definitely worth the extra effort. Whilst geographically Greenland might be closer to North America, it is actually part of the European continent and like Svalbard is part of the Kingdom of Norway, Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark. It is the largest island in the world and is located to the north of the Atlantic Sea, to the northwest of Iceland and northeast of Canada. Approximately 80% of Greenland is covered in ice, known as the Greenland Ice Sheet, which is the largest ice mass in the northern hemisphere. This wild and wonderful place is not only ice and Arctic conditions however. The stunning natural landscapes of Greenland are quite simply awe-inspiring, and home to a surprising amount of rare wildlife, unique habitats, arts, history and culture.
Much of Greenland is within the Arctic Circle line of latitude and therefore the country enjoys the endless summer when the sun doesn’t set and the long winter with no sunrise for months. The Greenland Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, are a huge draw for those who visit Greenland. Trips to Greenland guarantee long stretches of peace and quiet, sprawling ice fields and a wonderfully mindful off-grid experience.
Kandoo Adventures offer two fantastic Greenland tours. Flights to Greenland airport, Ilulissat, promise incredible views of snowy Greenland mountains and vast open space on a clear day giving a hint of the sheer scale of this vast wilderness. Our holidays to Greenland are popular with travellers looking to explore off the beaten track, hike snow-covered glaciers, experience the frozen climate and learn about the fascinating Greenlandic people and their way of life. Things to do in Greenland on your adventure also include hiking across iceberg covered beaches, finding hidden hot springs, enjoying panoramic views from ancient glaciers and camping out on the ice.
Our Kingdom of the Ice Greenland trip involves discovering the western coast of Greenland and journeying across Disko Bay to Disko Island. Here you’ll spend several days hiking and climbing, travel by ferry with a chance to spot whales and sleep in a combination of hostels and tents. This is an adventure for those seeking the opportunity to learn how the Greenlandic people survive in this isolated climate, to meet like-minded travellers and to experience tranquillity like nowhere else.
Alternatively, explore Greenland by sea kayak and check out our Kayak to the Ice Sheet Greenland trip. This sea kayaking expedition to western Greenland will see you paddle past icebergs and amongst whales, if you’re lucky, as you journey past otherwise inaccessible bays and spend time in some of the most remote communities in the world. Camp on the ice caps under the endless midnight sun and experience almost-sunsets and sunrises unique to the stunning arctic circle.
For unrivalled exceptional adventures, we can think of no better place than Greenland. Get in touch with our friendly travel experts at Kandoo HQ to start planning your Arctic Greenland expedition.