Greenlanders love their summer so highly and rightly so. This is a sentence one could say about most people in the world, but when summer is short and explosive, it is all about enjoying it to the fullest, something we do in Greenland. And you will also come to love the Greenlandic summer!
The summer offers plenty of contrasts in a country that, much of the year, is covered in white. The springs’ large meltwater waterfalls have given the winter-frozen soil a lot of life and, in most places, green bushes, grass, and flowers grow from the soil. It is especially true in South and East Greenland, but you also see it in the fjords of West Greenland. Yellow buttercups adorn the mountainsides and many of the roadside ditches of the towns. Where in other countries, you may tend to think of dandelions as annoying weeds, they are very much loved in Greenland and help to give life and colors.
Experience the contrasts of summer
It is a bit of a cliché to say that Greenland is the land of contrasts, as we did above, but clichés do not come out of the blue. Once you are here in the summer, it is fantastic to experience the lushness near the Greenland Ice Sheet. You might otherwise think that the cold from the ice would make the peripheral areas barren but, very often, that is far from true. On the contrary, the meltwater ensures that there is a buzzing life of both flora and fauna.