Justifiably Greenland’s most visited area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004, this amazing berg-strewn section of coast in Disko Bay is where huge glaciers ‘calve’, an expression meaning that icebergs break off from the glaciers and float out into the coastal waters.
Top on many visitors’ Greenland wish list is to experience an up-close encounter with whales. Most of the fjords melt by May, so June and July are usually the best months for cruising among icebergs and whale watching along the breathtaking coastline.
Hot springs are found throughout Greenland, but on the uninhabited island of Uunartoq, the springs are the perfect temperature for bathing. Here, three naturally heated springs merge into a small pool where you can immerse yourself surrounded by icebergs and stunning mountain peaks.
The Northern Lights are often referred to as the ‘the biggest light show on earth,’ and during your visit to Greenland, if at all possible, you shouldn’t miss this incredible natural spectacle.
Roughly two kilometers from the town of Ilulissat, you’ll find this ancient Eskimo settlement, first excavated at the beginning of the 20th century, which boasts some of the best-preserved remnants of indigenous Eskimo cultures in the Arctic.
Visiting the remnants of Eric the Red’s thousand-year-old Norse colonies is a must do if exploring southern Greenland. At their peak, it’s estimated that something around 5,000 Norsemen lived throughout Greenland. Why the settlements died out remains a mystery.