Quick Facts about Greenland
Greenland is the world's largest island, located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. It is an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. Three quarters of Greenland is covered by the only permanent ice sheet outside Antarctica. The weigh of the ice sheet depressed the central land area to form a basin more than 300 m (984 ft) below sea level while elevations rise suddenly and steeply near the coast.
Greenland has a population of around 56,000, which is largely concentrated on the southwest coast. The majority of its residents are Inuit. About a third of the population lives in Nuuk, the capital and largest city. The Arctic Umiaq Line ferry connected the various cities and settlements for western Greenland.
Northeast Greenland National Park is the world's largest and most northerly national park. It was established in 1974 and covers 972,000 sq km (375,000 sq mi) of the interior and northeastern coast of Greenland.
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Greenland
Enjoy Greenland's coastline with endless icebergs, glaciers, deep fjords, mountains and total wilderness
Experience the stunningly beautiful Scoresby Sund and Ilulissat Icefjord
Visit welcoming Inuit communities and understand their history and culture
Unrivaled opportunities for wildlife viewing: polar bears, muskoxen, whales, walruses and more
Beautiful Aurora Borealis across the night sky with green, purple and red lights dancing