So, you think
far-flung Greenland is
just a travel dream? Think again. This Arctic country
and largest island in the world
undeniably huge, but a trip
focused on western Greenland
offers a breathtaking range of sights,
from Disko Bay’s iceberg-studded waters to valleys so immense you’ll feel like the last hiker on Earth.
Consider just some of the following experiences, and before you know it you’ll be blinking in wonder under the midnight sun.
Hike to the World Heritage Site Ilulissat Icefjord
Ilulissat must be one of the world’s most spectacularly situated towns. The bright
-colored houses and glittering harbor of Greenland’s third-largest city have as their backdrop the vast Jakobshavn
billion tons of icebergs pass through the Ilulissat Icefjord each year, calved from this glacier into Disko Bay. It’s a truly awesome
The largest outside Antarctica, Jakobshavn
Glacier is approximately 35 miles (55km) in length and shifts 62 feet (19m) per day, creating one-tenth of all Greenland’s icebergs.