Yup, it’s true. Greenland is perfect during the summer, and you can still feel like the only tourist in the wild, untouched scenery. Sail between the drifting blue icebergs, hike in the green mountains, dive in the Arctic Ocean, and experience the midnight sun from the boat. Here Greenland expert Malik Milfeldt from Visit Greenland gives you tips for your summer on the world’s biggest island.
Sail Among Whales in the Midnight Sun
Greenland should be experienced offshore. It’s no coincidence that so many people in Greenland have boats and don’t hesitate for a second if they are offered to go on a sailing trip along the coast or out in the fjords. As a tourist, you can go on a trip with the smaller boats carrying 12 passengers max, and the highlights on the trip will be whales, icebergs or the midnight sun, if you’re located above the Arctic Circle. If you want a longer trip with accommodation, I recommend Arctic Umiaq, so you can wake up to the ice-fjords and the wildlife of the sea. They’re exceptionally punctual. You can also experience the coast from a kayak and feel how nature makes you feel microscopic in proportion to the mighty coastline.
View the sailing routes here: http://aul.gl/en.html
More about kayaking here: http://www.greenland.com/en/things-to-do/outdoor-activities/kayaking-in-greenland/
Photo credit: Greenland.com, Visit Greenland, Karsten Bidstrup og David Trood
Author: Malik Milfeldt