Somewhere near Nuuk

I visited Greenland about ten years ago during a brief moment in time when Greenland Air was offering flights from Baltimore. It was an adventure. Nuuk is home to the “real” Santa Claus (who carries a narwhale tusk as a walking staff) and the world largest mail box. Sailing through the icebergs inspired me. The food is limited to a lot of fish, seal, whale and even polar bear but it was not as limited as many might think. This was true across the board. Thanks to Denmark, Greenland has access to most everything a traveler would want or need. And yes, it was cold .

I spent two weeks in Greenland recommend dogsledding, eating whale blubber, meeting locals, taking a stroll on the Polar Ice Cap and being in awe of the absolute vastness of its snow and ice.

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How to Get to Greenland

How to Get to Greenland

If package tours are not for you and you want to plan your own trip day by day, a good place to start is on Air Greenland, or Air Iceland. All that clicking to and from websites, searching for dates and prices, can sometimes make you lose sight of the overall...

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Greenland on a Budget

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Experience Greenland’s Coastline

Onboard the coastal "buses" you can meet the population of Greenland that is also on the move. The sailing route follows the coastline and the view is constantly changing. Travelers pass the time in the lounge reading, playing cards or watching videos,...

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Explore Greenland

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Cruise Denmark to Greenland

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The Greenland Backgrounder

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Explore High Arctic for Climate Change

See the Effects of Global Warming First-Hand Global warming. You've read about it, heard about it on television but likely never have witnessed first-hand its troubling impact on this planet. Now you can, by joining one of a series of "Changing Climate"...

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Fly for Free, Greenland

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Memories of Delicious Greenland

They may do Starbucks in the mornings, I thought, but I rationalized they were the health-food addicted with an eye for morally conscious alternatives to the food I enjoy. I stood in the health food aisle and watched tanned and well-toned ladies flock around a woman...

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Unusual Museums in Germany

From science and technology to Easter eggs and everyday life in the former GDR - Germany's museums have it all. The exhibitions are fun, unique and simply not to be found anywhere else in the world in quite the same way. In northern Germany, find out how a tornado...

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