Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Greenland, America

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Greenland, America

Greenland is an independent nation within the Kingdom of Denmark situated between Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. Greenland is the world’s largest non-continental island and covers an area of 2,166,086 square kilometers. Economy of the country mainly depends on the fishing industry and fish industries are operated by Royal Greenland and mining and tourism also helps in the growth of economy. Greenland has 20 largest cities and towns with Nuuk as the capital of the country and coordinates of Greenland are 67.1039° N, 50.3323° W.


History of Greenland:

Greenland was inhabited by Paleo-Eskimo culture dating back to 2500 BC to 800 BC and the southern and western part of Greenland was inhabited by Saqqaq culture and Saqqaq culture was vanished during 800 BC and Dorset culture emerged in Western Greenland and Thule culture was established in the country around 1000 AD to 1300 AD and Thules were the first to introduce innovations like dog sleds and toggling harpoons.

Norse settled in the country during 986 AD on fjords near south western tip of the island and in 1380, kingdom of Norway entered to a personal union with Denmark and was the part of Kalmar Union from 1397 and between the 14th to 15th centuries, island settlement vanished and from 1500 to 1814, several kingdoms tried to settle on the island but due to the weather conditions it was not possible.

Norway and Demark wanted the island and they raised the issue in the Permanent Court of International Justice in the year 1933 but the order was in the favor of Denmark due to the connection to with Greenland but in the year 1941, United States captured the country in order to defend the attack from the Germany and U.S captured the country and ruled until the year 1945. After the World War II, Greenland came under the rule of Danish Government.


People, Food and Culture of Greenland:

Greenlandic is the official language of the country and other languages are Kalaallisut, Danish and Inuktun and few parts of the country adapted Inuit culture and tradition. Food is provided by the hotels and few cities has number of restaurants which serves Greenlandic cuisines and seafood is the main food of the country and tour packages are available from various tour operators in the country they offers some of the best accommodation facilities and tour packages.


Places to Visit in Greenland:

  • Icebergs
  • Glaciers
  • Marine Animal Life
  • The Midnight sun
  • The remote East Greenland
  • Disco Bay
  • Capitol of Nuuk
  • Southern Greenland
  • Kangerlussuaq
  • Boat-trip to the Ice Cap
  • Bornholm


Things to do in Greenland:

  • Angling at Sea
  • Arctic Wildlife
  • Climbing and mountaineering
  • Coastal Ferry
  • Diving
  • Dog sledding
  • Sailing
  • Heliskiing
  • Hiking in Greenland
  • Hot Springs
  • Ice Fishing
  • Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Inuit culture
  • Kayaking in Greenland
  • Museums and Art Exhibitions
  • Musk Ox Safari
  • Norse History
  • River Fishing
  • Skiing in Greenland
  • Snowmobiling
  • Trophy Hunting
  • Whale Watching


Weather in Greenland:

Greenland has the Arctic Climate and normal temperature will not surpass more than 20° C (50° F) and the lowest temperature is less than -30° C in few parts of the country and best time to visit Greenland is from May to September.


How to Reach Greenland?

Greenland cities and towns are well connected through the airways and the majority of flights are operated by Air Greenland in the country to and from various parts of the country. Kangerlussuaq Airport is the major airport in the country which caters with domestic and international flights followed by Nuuk Airport. Flights are accessible regularly during the summer season and during the winter season helicopter will operate in the country.

Sea route is the best way to reach the towns and cities in Greenland and cruise services are operated by Arctic Umiaq Line and Royal Arctic Line to all the towns and cities in Greenland during the summer season.

Dog sled and Snowmobiles are common mode of transportation in major parts of the country during the winter season. Greenland is not connected by roadways and boats are used to reach the towns in Greenland.


Where to Stay in Greenland?

Greenland offers different kinds of accommodation amenities to the tourists and accommodation in few parts of Greenland are very expensive and tourists can stay with the local families or rent a hut in Greenland if tourists are running out of budget and hotels in Greenland offers the amenities like lounges with fireplace, small library, kitchen, living room, bathroom and laundry services and single and double rooms are available in all the hotels. Hotels in Greenland cost DKK 500 to DKK 1000 and above per day and hotels rooms are very comfortable and clean. Some of the hotels in Greenland are listed here below:

  • Sisimiut Seamens House
  • Katak Housing
  • Knud Rasmusenip Hojskolia
  • Hotel Qaanaaq
  • Hotel Ammassalik
  • Gina’s Guesthouse
  • Hotel Uummannaq
  • Aasiaat Guesthouse
  • Seaside Whale Hotel
  • Hotel Arctic
  • Hotel Kulusuk
  • Hotel Maniitsoq
  • Seaside Whale Hotel
  • Narsaq Farm House
  • Hotel Narsarsuaq
  • Hotel Hans Egede
  • Budget & Comfort Hotel
  • Hotel Ivaana Paamiut

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