Knud Rasmussen in Copenhagen
Knud Rasmussen is without a doubt the greatest explorer, Greenland and Denmark ever raised. His contribution to the exploration of Greenland is significant. He initiated seven expeditions that each yielded ground-breaking scientific results and caught the interest of the media and academic journals all over the world.
Growing up in Ilulissat with a Greenlandic mother and Danish father, he spoke Greenlandic as well as Danish fluently – and at an early age became interested in dog sledding. A means of transport that has taken him far in the Arctic regions.
At each expedition, he and his team came home with many surprising and innovative research results. These ranged from scientific topics such as botany, geology, meteorology – and more humanities subjects such as ethnography and archeology.
“Against the Ice” – Greenland’s great expeditioners and polar bears’ sculptures close to the Little Mermaid
Not far from Copenhagen’s most known landmark, the Little Mermaid’s sculpture in Langelinie, continue straight and walk by Langelinie Harbour. At the end of the harbour you will find three statues with a strong connection to Greenland.
The Greenland Monument in Christianshavns Torv
North Atlantic Wharf – the old Greenlandic trade port
Arctic Institute – an impressive collection of pictures and texts
The Greenlandic House – getting a feel for Greenlandic culture and food
Geological Museum – see the world’s third biggest meteorite from Greenland
The National Museum of Denmark
– getting serious about Greenland’s early history
– a Greenlandic gift shop
Greenland in Copenhagen’s castles and palaces
– Get close to swimming polar bears
Greenland in Copenhagen – a guided walking tour
Warm up for your trip to Greenland and go kayaking in Copenhagen’s canals
Greenland Events in Copenhagen
There are many events about Greenland in Copenhagen but here are two you absolutely should visit if you have the chance: