Our cold month came to end. I hope you enjoy my “frozen” pictures and short stories about Greenland.
I think, Greenland is an amazing place and I can highly recommend it for visiting, however, be aware of cold; on the other hand it’s not so bad as it may seems to be – a proper clothes (and food) and you’ll manage. 🙂
I visited Greenland only in winter and still hope to go there one day in summer; one day…
p.s. Tomorrow we’re going to a totally different place. Stay tuned! 🙂
Wearing proper clothes is very crucial in Greenland. A few layers, with outer wind- and water-proof one is a very good idea; especially in winter. In summer months (June-August), the weather may change from very warm to very cold, plus mosquitoes and midges may be quite annoying.
Is it cold in Greenland?
Well, it is often cold.
Cold places are “cool”. 😉
Greenland has an Arctic climate with average temperatures about 10 degrees Celsius in the warmest months (it can be even around 20C). Winder is colder, much colder; so you really have to plan what kind of clothes you should take with you for visiting Greenland. At the end, “cold” is a part of unique experience in Greenland. 😉
Can you believe there are hot springs in Greenland?
“They are not due to volcanic activity, as is the case on Iceland. It appears that the water is heated by deep layers in the earth’s crust rubbing against each other.” (source: https://visitgreenland.com)
The temperature of hot springs in Greenland varies between ~37-60 degrees Celsius.
If Greenland cannot be called “Iceland”, maybe “Glacierland” is still an option? 😀
Of course, I’m joking; nevertheless, the huge area of Greenland is covered by ice sheet so glaciers are popular in Greenland.
Dog sledding is an interesting experience you can have in Greenland, in winter.
At some point, I was thinking “poor dogs”, but these dogs actually don’t mind low temperatures and love to run; so it’s definitely far far from “elephants in Thailand”, etc.
Just be aware, that sled dogs are “kind of wild dogs”, even looking extra cute, they can be pet only if the owner allows to do so!
Kangerlussuaq is a small town with about 500 people living there.
Kangerlussuaq is a name of the town and nearby fjord; it means “big fjord”.
Kangerlussuaq is a good starting point for visiting a few beautiful sites in Greenland.
When is the best time to visit Greenland?
-Well, the answer is not so obvious. Summer gives lots of possibilities for tourists. However, visiting Greenland in winter is a unique experience; and in winter you have almost 100% chances to see northern lights!
I was in Greenland in winter, and I loved it. I have to admit, I still would love to visit Greenland in summer, hopefully one day.
The musk ox (musk-ox or muskox) is the largest land mammal living in Greenland.
From far, musk ox looks like a brown stone (at least some people say it); from close – it’s kind of bison (from my point of view).
On today’s picture, you cannot see any musk ox; or maybe one is hiding in a “house of the lords”. 😉
However, it’s quite easy to spot musk ox or reindeer in Greenland; I’ve seen many of them just didn’t manage to take a good close up photo of musk ox.