Greenland is the largest island in the world, and is 80% covered by a massive ice cap. With a population of only 56,000 people, Greenland is not a place that many people travel to. But you CAN travel here – and it's a fascinating and beautiful place to explore.
Greenland quick facts
- Population: 56,000
- Language: Greenlandic is the only official language, but Danish is also widely spoken. People working in tourism will also speak English.
- Currency: Danish Krone (DKK)
- Capital city: Nuuk
- Country size: 836,300 square miles
- High season: July and August
Top 10 things to do in Greenland
- Hike to the Ilulissat Icefjord
- Take a sunset boat tour to see icebergs
- Go whale watching
- Take a scenic flight over the fjords
- Visit the Greenland National Museum in Nuuk
- Relax in the Uunartoq Hot Springs
- Go snowmobiling in winter
- Hunt for the Northern Lights
- Go dog sledding in the winter
- Hike the Arctic Circle Trail
Greenland only has about 150 kilometers of actual roads, and none of these roads connect towns/cities. In order to get around in Greenland, you have to go by either plane or boat.
The main airline within Greenland is Air Greenland, while Air Iceland Connect also services some airports.
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