For those who are visiting Greenland in winter, you will experience her in her white snowy coat! Even though it is white for a greater part of the year, Greenland also has a warmer side.
Think: lush, blooming, and full of life! Below are 7 different self-guided activities that are worth visiting during summertime.
1. CYCLING TO RUSSELL GLACIER IN KANGERLUSSUAQ0
For those who don’t mind some heavy-duty biking, it is possible to cycle 25 kilometers from town to Russell Glacier – the only glacier in Greenland with a road to its doorstep! The journey will take you through scenery that echoes the Scottish highlands, but keep an eye out for the local wildlife, which includes musk ox, hares and birds.
Cycling won’t exactly be easy, but anyone who is reasonably fit can do it and it is relatively cheap. There are a few bike providers at Kangerlussuaq including Butik Sara and WOGAC.
2. CLIMBING UKKUSISSAT MOUNTAIN IN NUUK
Greenland is a hiker’s paradise. In Nuuk, it is said that you are not a true ‘Nuummioq’ until you’ve climbed Ukkusissat (a.k.a. Store Malene), which is just outside the city center.
At the summit you’ll get a stunning view of Nuuk and the surrounding fjords. Important note: If you haven’t climbed the mountain before, this is an adventure you should do with someone who knows the route for safety reasons. Ask Tupilak Travel for advice.
3. KAYAKING IN SERMILIK NEAR TASIUSAQ SHEEP FARM
In Southern Greenland, summertime presents ideal conditions to enjoy nature on foot or by kayak. Tasiusaq is a remote place, where only two sheep farmers live. As with the other sheep farming areas you might feel like you enter ‘The Shire’ in ‘Lord of the Rings’ as it is so green and welcoming.
What is different, however, is the dramatic backdrop of Sermilik fjord full of gigantic blue and white-colored icebergs originating from a nearby glacier. You can rent kayaks at Tasermiut South Greenland Expeditions.