Go through kayak fjords, dotrekking on glaciers, watching whales, seeing northern lights or listening to Viking stories. A trip to Greenland offers you experiences that you can hardly enjoy in many other places. In fact, it has corners that still appear on the map as "unexplored."
For these and other reasons, a trip to Greenland is a guaranteed adventure and sometimes even a challenge. This huge island offers you a unique and intense tour that will test your adventurous spirit from the start.
Live an unforgettable experience on a trip to GreenlandTasiiaq
The island is a perfect destination for nature lovers in their wildest state. And also for those who enjoy doing all kinds of adventure sports. Its unique beauty will captivate you as you advance through its icy mountains, make expeditions, observe its fauna and visit Eskimo villages.
How to get to Greenland from Spain
There are several ways to reach Greenland from Spain. There are flights that depart from the airports of Madrid or Barcelona, but they make several stops and the trip lasts many hours.
The recommendation is to fly to Copenhagen, in Denmark, or Reykjavik, in Iceland, to take flights from there to Greenland. This way, from Copenhagen it will take between 4 or 6 hours, depending on the arrival airport. On the other hand, from the Icelandic capital the flight lasts just over 3 hours.
You can take advantage of the adventure to make a small stop in Copenhagen or Reykjavik and get to know these cities. Then, more calmly, you can continue the trip to your final destination.
Viking Stories and QassiarsukQuassiarsuk landscape
Qassiarsuk is one of the essential stops on a trip to Greenland. It is one of the quietest and most historic farming populations on the island. In fact, it is one of the most visited places for its beauty and Viking past and has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
Qassiarsuk is located south of Greenland. There are numerous historical places where the Vikings settled more than a thousand years ago. And you can also discover the rural way of life of the Inuit in their farms.
One of the most important buildings is the reconstruction of the first Christian church that was built here. Further, you will know the story of Eric the Red and his son Leif Eriksson, who built the first Viking settlement in this part of Greenland.
The "Patagonia" of the Arctic, TasermiutTasermiut Fjord
The "Patagonia" of the Arctic is formed, among others, by places like Ketil, Tasermiut, Ulamertorsuaq and Nalumasortoq. Professional climbers go there to test themselves in the best «Big Wall».
Specific,Tasermiut fjord is considered to be one of the 10 wonders of the Arctic. It is one of the most impressive in Greenland and the favorite destination of many professional climbers. And here you can find walls that reach 1500 meters.
These walls are practically vertical and not all adventurers dare to climb them. Yes, the perspective you can see from the top of the mountains is amazing, you will admire its fauna and nature in all its splendor.
However, also you can enjoy the beauty of the fjord in other less risky ways. Hiking trails around it or sailing through it are some possibilities. A treasure that is located south of the island and west of the capital, Nûk.
Pure adventureGreenland Glacier
In addition to getting closer to the culture of the Eskimos knowing their villages, towns and farms, you can perform various activities To make this trip to Greenland unforgettable. And it will not always be necessary to be in an enviable physical form.
On the one hand, one of the main attractions is kayaking between the islands, the glaciers and the fjords of the south of the island. In addition, Greenland is one of the safest places to practice this sport. All these fjords are protected and are ideal for navigation.
On the other hand, if you prefer the trekking, the best idea will be to visit the Qaleraliq glacier. This way, you will enjoy trekking with crampons on its immense icy surface. This excursion will tour the labyrinths of the glacier until it reaches its fall to the sea.
Instead, If you prefer a quieter plan on your trip to Greenland, we recommend visiting Uunartoq Island. In it you can bathe in its hot springs surrounded by icebergs.