Greenland: what to see on the ice island

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What to see in Greenland, where white and frozen expanses alternate with rocky headlands with fjords, do not miss the capital Nuuk.


Tourist information

The island of Greenland, largely covered by ice, politically belongs to Denmark since 1953, geographically it is instead an island of the American continent located between Canada and Iceland, in the northern end of the Atlantic ocean.

Greenland's economy is largely based on fishing, with the consequent export of large quantities of fish, especially shrimp.


Some deposits of minerals and hydrocarbons have recently been discovered which in the future are expected to give new impetus to the local economy.

Tourism is a developing activity, but is penalized by the short duration of the summer season.

The role of the public sector predominates, with numerous state-owned enterprises and half of the tax revenues from government concession fees.


What see

The island is mostly covered by a huge ice sheet, the remains of the imposing glacial cape that covered most of the northern hemisphere at the end of the last ice age.

The landscape consists of white and frozen expanses, on the coast the rocky promontories alternate with deep inlets, forming spectacular fjords.

The Greenland continental glacier was formed with the first continental glaciation occurred in the late Pliocene period of time between 5.2 million years ago, corresponding to the end of the Miocene period, and 1.8 million years ago, coinciding with the beginning of the Pleistocene, this allowed the plants of the time to be better preserved than for example those that have undergone the slow formation of the Antarctic continental glacier.

On the promontory above the entrance to one of these beautiful fjords stands the capital, Nuuk, the first Danish settlement in Greenland dating back to 1721, an important fishing port and a thriving cultural center.

This country, characterized by a polar type climate, milder in the southern part, on the west and south-west coast of the island, depending on the season and the area, offers the visitor scenarios and natural phenomena of extraordinary beauty.

GREENLAND - LAND OF ICE 4K (September 2021)


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