Where to go in Greenland
Greenland is the world's largest island and it stretches more than 3,000 km from south to north. From a tourist point of view you can divide Greenland into four sections:
The remote East Greenland
This is the “backside” of Greenland where few people live and few tourists visit every year. However East Greenland offers some of the most beautiful nature of Greenland – and perhaps the world.
West Greenland – Disco Bay, the most popular tourist area in Greenland
The west coast of Greenland and especially the area north of the Polar Circle are easy accessible, very beautiful and very popular for Greenland travellers. This is the place where you find huge icebergs, calving glaciers, the Inland Ice Cap, sledge dogs and dog sledding.
West Greenland – the Capitol of Nuuk
55,000 inhabitants live in Greenland and ca. 15,000 live in the capitol, Nuuk, in mid Greenland. Nuuk is a modern town surrounded by beautiful nature, high mountains and fiords. Nuuk is a great place for whale spotting. Many historical sights can be visited in Nuuk.
Southern Greenland – green valleys, historical sights and the Inland Ice Cap
The southern part of Greenland is greener than the rest of Greenland. The Vikings came to south Greenland and thus named the island Greenland. However though southern Greenland is Green the Inland Ice Cap is close to the coast and is easily reached by feet or by boat. Distances between towns are smaller in South Greenland, so you can go by boat from place to place in shorter time than goes for the rest of Greenland.