It is incredible to think that Greenland is so big that its southern tip is on the same latitude as Oslo and its most northerly is only 400 miles from the North Pole! Thankfully though, the way that the Auroral curve heads from east to west means that Greenland is smack in the Aurora Zone.
Surrounded by sea and with an ice cap which is up to 3km thick in parts and covers the majority of its land mass, the island experiences varied weather. Our holiday runs from February to March when the darkest months are behind and the snow cover is more reliable. The two main destinations we feature are Ilulissat and Kangerlussuaq where temperatures in the winter months tend to average around -14 degrees Celsius.
Whilst Greenland’s latitudinal reach may be vast, its longitude is what makes it such a fascinating place culturally. Sitting between Canada and Europe the cultural influences have created a rich and varied nation with Canadian, Danish and Inuit influences. Traditional Greenlandic values remain at the centre of the society here though.
The diversity is clear when you look at a restaurant menu. Seafood is a staple which is not surprising, but the likes of marine mammals such as seal and whale as well as reindeer, musk ox and seabirds also feature widely. You’ll also most likely use real fur and sealskin clothing during some of the activities as this is predominantly what is used locally.