Lately I’ve been dreaming of this magical place I’ve only seen in pictures. Nestled neatly between Iceland and Canada is Greenland. Despite it’s name, it’s mostly covered in snow and ice. It has a population of 56 000 and it’s capital city is Nuuk. With town names which are unpronoucable and filled with coulourful little buildings, it’s somewhere I’m dreaming of! So here are some of the reasons why I want to go to that magical country in the Arctic circle.
- You can go dog sledding
- There’s whales everywhere
- They speak Greenlandic, Danish and English
- You can disconnect from reality for a while
- And reconnect with nature (85% of Greenland is covered in ice)
- Football is the national sport of Greenland (source)
- Greenland is known as Kalaallit Nunaat’ meaning land of people (source)
- Greenland’s national day is the 21st of June
- They celebrate the return of the sun because they can spend weeks in darkness
- You can see the Northern Lights
- Eat some of the freshest fish in the world
- Experience 24 hour day light or darkness
- Go hiking
- Learn about the inuit culture and history
But just in case these fun facts and reasons aren’t good enough, maybe the photos below will convince you!
Have you been to Greenland or know someone who has? Let me know about it in the comments below!