Let's be honest: Greenland isn't exactly a “hot” travel destination (ha, pun totally intended) for most people; it's remote and expensive to get to and not very warm; in fact, many people don't even realize that you CAN travel to Greenland.
But here's the thing: Greenland is actually a fascinating and beautiful place to travel!
Because, even though 80% of Greenland is covered by the second-largest ice sheet in the world, the rest of the country is home to more than 56,000 people and some truly epic landscapes.
My first trip to Greenland took me to the Arctic town of Ilulissat, which sits on Disko Bay near the UNESCO-recognized Ilulissat Icefjord. I visited during August, when the days were still long and temperatures bearable, and spent 4 days seeing the best of what Greenland has to offer, from icebergs to glaciers to stoic-looking sled dogs.
When I came back from Greenland gushing about how much I loved this often-flown-over-but-rarely-visited destination, people understandably expressed some surprise.
“People travel to Greenland?” they asked. “What do you go there to see?”
All it took was me showing off some photos of icebergs and Arctic sunsets for understanding to begin to dawn on their faces. Because Greenland? It's breathtaking.
So now it's time to share some of those photos with YOU. But just beware: scrolling through these photos may result in you booking your own trip to Greenland!
Amazing photos of Greenland
I just got a taste of the vastness of Greenland on my first visit. But it was the kind of taste that only makes you crave more – I know this won't be my only trip to Greenland!
There's still more ice and colorful buildings and vast, empty landscapes to see, and I'm already dreaming about my next visit!