Did you know that Greenland is the largest island in the world? Located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, this place may be a bit far off the mainland but it offers awe-inspiring scenery that you need to see with your bare eyes.
Greenland is particularly situated east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and is an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. So if you are planning to visit this wonderful country, here are some of the amazing places you need to see.
Declared as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, the Ilulissat Icefjord extends 40km from the Greenland ice sheet to Disko Bay. Jakobshavn Isbræ, the most gainful ice glacier in the Northern Hemisphere, is situated at the eastern end of this fjord.
It has about 20 billion tons of ice. It is definitely jaw-dropping the first time you see it and it will be the most unforgettable sight of your lifetime.
Located at the western shore of Greenland, the bay has chronicled importance, as it was at this spot Erik the Red, a Norse voyager initially began a settlement in 985 AD. The Inuits, in any case, are said to have experienced Disko Bay much sooner than 2400 BC. Don’t miss this place if you want to time-travel to the colorful past of Greenland.
Knud Rasmussens Museum
Situated in Ilulissat, this gallery, committed to the memory and commitments of Danish adventurer Knud Rasmussen, was additionally his origin and is one of the renowned spots to visit in Greenland.
The Ice Cap
The Ice Cap features 2,000,000 cubic kilometres of ice. It falls below Antarctica like a behemoth and is considered as the second largest glacier in the world. Can you imagine that? If this massive glacier would melt, it would send sea levels all over the world to a skyrocketing level of 7 metres higher than usual.
Katuaq is a popular place in Greenland and is a favorite place of many tourists who visit here. This edifice features a modern L-shaped structure that contains two auditoria. One auditorium can accommodate 1000+ people while the other can accommodate 508 people only.