Attractions of Greenland
Greenland is known for its year-round landscapes with snow-capped peaks, green forests, steep coastal cliffs, ancient blue bays with icebergs and lots of other interesting places. The 10 most intriguing attractions in Greenland are waiting for you in this collection, challenging and inviting to explore the true colors of this giant island.
From picturesque coastal villages with traditional colorful buildings, to ancient mountain landscapes with lots of snow and ice – get ready for a truly unforgettable and unique experience. To begin the review costs from capital Nuuk and its abundance of the amazing sights.
The airport is located near the outskirts of the city, while a huge marina allows tourists to come here by boat. Another great idea is to start a boat trip from Nuuk to explore the striking coastal landscape of the capital. Starting from the hills with green peaks and coastal cliffs – there are many intriguing sights that can be explored during a polar day that lasts a very long time.
Nuuk is a fairly small European city, but still the largest in Greenland. The picturesque streets are framed by numerous historical landmarks, such as the Art Museum and the Cathedral, while numerous traditional houses, villas and other lodging make up a vast variety of places to stay.
Within the southernmost part of Greenland is a small coastal village, which impresses with its bright green landscapes and crystal clear blue water. You will immediately see a lot of icebergs and ice pieces floating in the open sea, and the small size of Narsaq will allow you to see all the city landscapes in just one day. The coastal areas of the city are like an unsurpassed wonderland. And this is only on the one hand. On the other side of the horizon you can see the numerous green mountains and meadows. During the summer months, the most popular way to spend time is to travel to the mountains, when fresh summer air inspires cheerfulness and good spirits.
The water walk to the ice sheet is the next incredible adventure during your sightseeing in Greenland, so do not forget the volumetric memory card to your camera. Ice cover is an ice shield that covers almost the entire surface of the island. Even the majority of the coastal zones are covered by groups of ice sheets. A water walk is an excellent choice, because you can get really close, take a few panoramic shots and enjoy the giant floating parts of the ice sheet. Ice melting is due to global warming, but try to forget for a while this global problem and just enjoy the sound of ice sheets that crash into the cold blue sea. Around here are only blue and white colors.
Tasiilaq is one of the largest cities along the east coast of Greenland. This is another tempting excursion place that should be included in your list of attractions. Tasiilaq is really a beautiful place to stay for a few days and admire the magnificent colors of eastern Greenland. Urban landscapes with their colorful buildings are located along the rugged coastal rocks, while the coastal zones are often dotted with white silhouettes of icebergs. Fishing is a wonderful way to spend several hours of free time, while walking along the streets is the best way to experience the magnificent charm of Tasilaka. No matter what you choose, it will be the perfect way to spend leisure and relax.
If you enjoy a boat trip along the opposite, west coast of the island, make sure to stop for a while in Disco Bay. The bay itself is one of the largest along the west coast of the island. Its magnificent beaches are dominated by steep cliffs, cliffs and lots of ice. Maneuvering among the icebergs along the bay, one can penetrate deep into the shores of the island and explore its ancient natural beauty. Some waterways are completely frozen, and covered with glacial cover, while others are suitable for swim in a boat, for example, at sunset, when all the white and blue colors are stained with a warm golden glow.
The Rockies in Eastern Greenland are the next attractive place to swim on the boat, admiring the dramatic mountain ranges. These places are called fjords, they are created by the alloy of glaciers and mountains. Mountains were created over a long period, they are truly unique natural resources. Enjoy the flowers, enjoy the mountain air, enjoy the scale of the mountain ranges – Eastern Greenland is not just picturesque, it is unique.
The Turquoise Lake
During a water walk, or hiking along the shores of Greenland, you can visit another striking place. It is the Turquoise Lake, which is created by an alloy of glacial meltwater and high dark coastal mountains. The colors of the blue lake acquire a little turquoise aura due to the color of the water in the ice sheet, which melts into the lake. The landscapes here are quite impressive, due to the fact that the Turquoise Lake is surrounded by giant, almost vertical slopes. This contrast is similar to the imaginary natural border between a turquoise sky and a turquoise lake. This miracle of nature can safely be included in the list of the most beautiful colored lakes in the world.
Admiring the turquoise lakes, the giant dark mountains and the endless blue sky with its countless shapeless clouds, there is one more unique miracle – the northern lights. As you know, Greenland is one of the best places in the world to observe this phenomenon. Also known as the Aurora Borealis, the northern lights are created by the collision of magnetically charged particles. The result is a dancing harmony of lighting with green, blue, blue, reddish, white and many other shades. Aurora Borealis is formed high in the night sky and lasts a long time. It is also interesting that the Arctic Circle runs straight through the southern part of the island.
Qaqortoq is a great city in southern Greenland, an irresistibly beautiful place to spend your Arctic vacations. Qaqortok is known for its vibrant urban landscapes and colorful buildings, while the rocky terrain provides a host of impressive panoramic views. Colorful facades of traditional buildings can be seen literally everywhere, on tops of rocks, covered in lush green meadows, or settled at the open sea.
Fishing in Greenland
One of the most attractive attractions in Greenland is fishing. There are a huge number of places for fishing, which will be a wonderful pastime. A variety of waterways, bays and other areas will allow fishing in all available ways.