Greenland, the world’s largest island

Greenland is a gigantic country and part of the Danish Kingdom and the world’s largest island. Australia counts as a continent.

The country has self-governing and state co-operation with Denmark.

Geographically, the great land lies in the North Atlantic and the Arctic. Most of the giant island is (still) covered with snow and ice.

The approx. 56,000 people population should be predominantly coastal along ice-free fourth. The very northern position leads to darkness throughout the night in winter, and it is then a truth of modifications and to the famous Northern Lights and of course the euphoric midnight sun.

Iceberg in the Iceberg graveyard in Franz Joseph Fjord in eastern Greenland

Iceberg in the Iceberg graveyard in Franz Joseph Fjord in eastern Greenland

Greenland as a travel destination

Contrary to popular belief, the country can be visited year-round, but a chosen trip must be to see the ice cap – in the summer, which typically lasts until September.
The journey that gives you unforgettable experiences at the edge of the ice cap. The place is Kangerlussuaq, only 4.5 hours flight from Denmark, a former US base and now the gateway to the country from the air. The village is just 25 km from the fantastic Inland Ice, which covers over 80% of Greenland.

The area is known for its stable climate with dry air, frosty winter days and fantastic scenery. It is a huge experience on an extended weekend in Greenland. The experiences vary with the seasons, but the ice sheet can be experienced all year round.

Facts about Greenland

Capital: Nuuk
Area: 2.166 million km²
Population: 56,171 (2017) World Bank
Currency: Danish krone
Languages: Greenlandic official, and Danish

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