Landscapes of Greenland during Summer

Greenland Travel Guide

69° 11′ 36″ N, 51° 01′ 27″ O

Greenland in a few words...

The Greenland Ice Cap covers an area of 1,755,000 square kilometres and is the second largest body of ice on the planet. In the summer months the melt water provides a rich environment for a whole variety of vegetation to flourish. The national flower of Greenland, dwarf fireweed, floods the valleys with bright violet colours that contrast with the dark rock and glaciers above. A magical sight to behold. The long daylight hours in the summer months allow you to make the most of your time here, kayaking or trekking along the fjords, watching arctic birds skim past and soaking up the magnificent scenery. The majority of Greenlands's inhabitants are inuit, having migrated here from Alaska as long ago as the 13th century. A population of just 56,000 people makes this the least populated territory in the entire world.

If you have a longing to visit one of the most remote and wild places on Earth, where the absence of any human presence allows nature to rule supreme... you may find that a Greenland adventure is just what you are looking for.

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Highlights in Greenland

Eqi glacier in Greenland

Eqi Glacier

This majestic glacier with its vertical 60 meter wall of ice that falls directly into the fjord was a starting point of numerous French polar expeditions led by Paul Émile Victor.

Hikers in the Disko Bay

Disko Island

This 8,600 km² island attracts many geologists, biologists and botanists thanks to the diversity of its landscapes and the richness of its fauna and flora. An arctic research Centre has been located here since 1906.

Humpback whale in Greenland


With a population of less than 2000 this is the most populous town on Greenland’s east coast. Founded by Danish explorers in 1894, visitors here can enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Valley of Flowers and Tasilaq Fjord.

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