During the summer months, glaciers disperse chunky icebergs that choke Greenland’s idyllic bays. Point a camera in any direction and snap until your battery blinks. With 80 percent of its surface covered in ice, Greenland is a spectacle to behold.
But Greenland is about much more than ice and icebergs. It is a place rich in history and culture, set against a backdrop of immense beauty. During a visit last August, we saw a double rainbow, glorious sunsets, icebergs that resembled sculptures and on one special night, the Northern Lights.
Read the full story about cruising Greenland.
View additional Avid Cruiser videos featuring Greenland:
- Ilulissat | Disko Bay. Unfortunately, on the morning we arrived, Disko Bay was not only choked with icebergs but also with fog. Late afternoon, the fog lifted to reveal a miraculous landscape. Read more about Disko Bay
- Igaliku. Igaliku claims only 30 permanent residents, and has a hostel, cabins and good food at the small cafe. Read more about Igaliku.
- Ipiutaq Guest Farm, We arrived by boat, the only way to get there unless you risk driving when the bay is frozen. Read more about Ipiutaq Guest Farm.
- Narsaq, a small town at the edge of Greenland’s ice cap.
- Narsarsuag, tiny in size but big on things to do. Check out our video on Narsarsuaq and nearby Qassiarsuk
- Nuuk was special not only for being the capital and Greenland’s largest town but also because of the people we met. Meet them in our video.
- Qaqortoq, the fourth-largest town in Greenland, with a population of slightly more than 3,000 and a monopoly on the letter “q.” Meet our affable guide and tour the town via our video featuring Qaqortoq.
For more inspiration and to learn more about one of the last travel frontiers on the planet, visit the excellent website Greenland.com.