Greenland is the world’s biggest island. This large and impressive island with its rugged terrain and wild scenery is surrounded by sea which is permanently frozen or chilled by the mainly cold currents. In the center of the country, ice can be up to 3km (2 miles) thick, therefore most of its population huddle around the ice-free coastal region.

The Disko Bay region and South Greenland are the most visited places and offer the widest selection of tours. The region may be seen on foot, by boat, by plane, by helicopter or by dog sledge according to the season and the terrain.

Things to see and do

* Ilulissat Kangerlua (Ilulissat Icefjord)
* Upernavik Old Town Museum
* The southern fjords
* Dog sledging
* Cross country skiing
* Fishing

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Danish krone (DKK)
Language – Greenlandic & Danish
Land Area – 2,166,086 km²
Population – 56,400
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 299

Port Location – There are ports located at Sisimiut and Nuuk.

Transport Links - Air Greenland is the national airline. Flying to Greenland by scheduled services will usually involve a stopover in Iceland or Denmark. Air Iceland (NY) also serves Greenland. There are international airports at: Kangerlussuaq (Søndre Strømfjord) (SFJ), Kulusuk (KUS), Narsarsuaq (UAK), Nuuk (GOH). Other international airports include Neerlerit Inaat (CNP) and Pituffik (TH

Air and sea travel are the recommended ways of getting around. There are no railways between towns in Greenland. Dog sledges can be hired for the day, or for longer periods.

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