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

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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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