The Arctic wonders of Greenland’s remotest regions are colossal, and nothing short of sensational. Thousands of years have shaped the glaciers and icebergs here, and Inuit cultures have weathered this unforgiving landscape for centuries.
The country’s south-west capital city, Nuuk, is the ideal harbourside base from which to start any exhilarating escapade: you might go whale watching along the coast; sailing to reach settlements isolated in the wilderness and meet their inhabitants; or fly to Ilulissat for icy thrills further north along Greenland’s west coast. Here, the 4,000-year old Sermermiut settlement illuminates the variety of Inuit cultures and traditions, and the verdant Disko Island presents a glacier perfect for summer dog sledging.
Perhaps against the odds, Greenland’s fjords are also home to luxurious tipis, solar-powered huts and contemporary lodges – wonderful sanctuaries at the end of days watching calving glaciers, exploring Norse ruins or even salmon fishing with your bare hands.