The Nordic settler Eric the Red gave Greenland this misleading description of it being green, in a bid to attract more settlers. However, it is far from being green and is in effect the world’s largest island and almost entirely covered in ice. It also has the lowest population density of any country/state. The scenery could only be described as stunning but words don’t do it justice.
For around 4,500 years, Eskimo pioneers and adventurers have been drawn here, summoned by the northern lights, and to do battle with ice crevasses and polar bears. These days it’s more about enjoyment: deep sea fishing, whale-watching (20 species of whale - notably fin, humpback and minke), Arctic cruising, dog-sledding, mountaineering, bird-watching (especially white-tailed eagles with wingspans of 2.5 metres), and marauding herds of musk ox. Sadly, we can’t guarantee you will spot them all, but looking is half the fun.
Blue Dot Travel’s Greenland tour with 4 nights in Ilulissat is planned to run in conjunction with our June 2024 Arctic expedition cruise.
|TOUR COST||$4,200 pp twin share|
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