Geography in Greenland
Greenland is a massive area. Most people know that it is the largest island in the world, but here are some figures that might surprise you. Greenland is 2,670 kilometres long, which corresponds to the distance between Scotland and the Sahara Desert, or between Toronto and the Florida Keys. It is obvious that the regions in such a long country will differ quite a lot. 80% of Greenland is covered by ice, but the ice-free area is still the size of France.
If you have been travelling in Europe, you also how long a stretch it is just to get through Germany, but then consider that Greenland is the size of Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland and Belgium. Combined! In that area, merely 56,000 people reside, so you can imagine how difficult it must be for Air Greenland to carry people around this vast country.
Bearing this in mind, we recommend that do not attempt to cover the entire island but take one region at a time instead. Each region offers plenty of experiences for you to choose from, so you do not have to feel that you are missing out on anything. On these pages, you are able to read a little more about the various regions, hopefully enabling you to choose the destinations that best suit your mood.
Guide to Greenland
In this guide, we introduce you to the best of Greenland and give you some useufl practical tips on choosing a tour to Greenland.