Northern Lights, exquisite wildlife, and endless hot chocolate, Greenland is indeed a mystical country to visit. A fun fact about Greenland is that it is completely ice and Iceland is mostly green. The raw Arctic wilderness and ship expeditions will make your trip to Greenland very memorable. It isn’t like any other travel you’ll take on in your life, but there’s something about Greenland that calls the wanderer in you to visit there.
Here are four reasons why you should visit Greenland in 2018:
1. Visit Ilulissat Icefjord
Situated in West Greenland, the Ilulissat Icefjord is the world’s most active glacier. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and very special to the Greenlandic people. It is completely natural and one of the most stunning wonders of the world.
2. Kayaking in ice cold waters
Greenland has a rugged coastline. The waters are crystal clear and very very cold. Going kayaking in these waters is a different experience altogether. While kayaking, you can hear the crunching and cracking sound of ice and glaciers and sweet call of seabirds.
3. Experience the Northern Lights
Visit Kangerlussuaq to experience the best display of Northern Lights. You get to experience Northern Lights on 300 clear days in Greenland. Best time to see the lights is between October to April, so plan your trip accordingly.
4. Visit the world’s largest national park
North Eastern Greenland National Park is the largest national park in the world with a coastline of 11,000 miles. In the national park you get to see amusing arctic creatures like polar bears, muskoxen, sea gulls, caribou, walruses, and foxes. If you are lucky, you will get to see herds of muskoxen. They are the largest land animal in the Arctic region, each weighing over 400 kg. Locals make traditional clothing and handicrafts using their wool.