6 Best Things to See and Do on Your Trip to Greenland

6 Best Things to See and Do on Your Trip to Greenland

Greenland is a country with a rich, cultural history that spans back several centuries. Even though it’s home to only about 60,000 people, Greenland can still offer travelers a unique, exciting experience away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

1. Hot Springs

Greenland boasts numerous hot springs, but those on the island of Uunartoq are the most popular because the water temperatures average between 98 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit all year long. The island’s hot springs consist of three smaller springs that come together to make a giant tub. You can visit the springs at any time of the year and in any type of weather and always find that the water offers a temperature suitable for soaking.

Greenland Hot Springs

2. Northern Lights

Travelers who visit Greenland from September through April have a chance to experience the natural phenomenon known as the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights. This amazing light show is best viewed in smaller communities with less ambient lights, such as Ittoqqortoormiit or Kangerslussauq.

The Northern Lights “dance” across the night sky due to the fact that the sun’s electrically charged particles clash with the earth’s atoms in the atmosphere, causing them to glow and radiate. The Northern Lights mainly consist of swirling green and yellow tones, but occasionally one will see red, blue and purple as well.

Northern Lights
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