Greenland It is a destination that is not usually very common. Although if you are thinking of running away from the high temperatures these days and seeing something different, it is an ideal place. And especially if you like ice –It covers about 70% of the surface, the history and the traditions. If so, don't waste time and start planning your trip before the melting of the effects of climate change and global warming completely changes the landscape. Inside this island, there are many things to see and do, but for a first trip there is eight places that you cannot miss.
Greenland has various towns spread across its surface. In some of them, the fishing It is the main activity. Within this group, one of the most beautiful is Qeqetarsuaq, which is located on the other side of the well-known disko bay.
In addition to the beauty of the town, it is an ideal place to take a walk in a fisherman's boat or in a boat to see up close the icebergs that is in the area, apart from being able to see minke whales, which have features such as the bow head. It is common to see them in summer, time of year when they are often more accessible because they resort to the area to feed.
Ilullisat is another of the towns that you cannot miss on your trip to Greenland. For many it is the most beautiful municipality. This town, which is also fishing, is located at the mouth of the Icefjord, what is a glacier for which more than 20,000 tons of ice come out annually in the form of icebergs to Disko Bay.
Without a doubt, a whole unique landscape in which it is also possible to see Whales on the ice islands, which change their location in just an hour. To visit this area, it is better to go in the summer because, in another season, it is quite inaccessible. However, if you cannot go by boat, there is always the option of walking through the moraine of the glacier, although always with great care.
Another very charming place in Greenland is Qassiarsuk, which is known to be a Inuit settlement in which is the first church Christian from Greenland.
In addition, there is also a replica of the house a viking house of the eleventh century, as well as the statue by Leif Eirkson, known as Erik the Red, who was the Viking who promoted the colonization of Greenland in 982 by the Icelanders.
And it is impossible to leave Greenland without visiting Tasiilaq, a town that is one of the less inhabited from the island because ices cover it for six months year. There you can enjoy the most natural and wild environment and do different adventure sports or hiking.
Under the name of Hvalo, there is an old viking farm, who belonged to a very powerful family, which even had its own church. Although they are now ruins, the remains allow us to see what the lifetime of the icelanders settlers. In addition, you can enjoy a beautiful walk through the surroundings, highlighting its bay and trails.
And another old town that is worth seeing is Igaliku. East Viking ceremonial settlement It is one of the most picturesque. There they are ruins from the medieval church and see the seat of the first Christian archbishopric on the island.
Apart from the localities, Greenland is worth visiting for its glaciers. Among them, the Qaleragdlit glacierwhich is one of the most spectacular from the south of the island. It is also one of the most accessible.
And, although it is not exactly a glacier, the Tasermiut fjord It is another of the points of interest in Greenland because it is surrounded by towers of black rock and big vertical walls, which are ideal for climbing.
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