Northern Lights are a classic Arctic experience, but they are especially amazing in Greenland. The uniquely small footprints of our towns and settlements keep light pollution to a minimum, and hundreds of annual clear sky days means the odds are often favorable.
COUNT SHEEP & NORTHERN LIGHTS
One of the beauties of the Northern Lights is that they can be seen as soon as the night sky gets dark in late summer and early autumn. If you dream to experience this natural lightshow without committing to the heavy parka or frozen cheeks, South Greenland is for you.
Night comes earliest in South Greenland. Between hiking or sailing by day through Greenland’s only farmlands and gazing overhead to the Northern Lights by night, you will find that Greenland truly lives up to its colorful name.
A CAPITAL CLOAKED IN LIGHTS
Where else can you say stood right in city center and just looked up, and there they were. Although we affectionately call our capital ‘Nuuk York’, the city’s population is less than 1% of that of its southerly namesake. Nuuk’s street lamps are no match for the powerful lumens of the Northern Lights.
Visit this Arctic metropolis for a different kind of city break this autumn. Experience urban culture at the shops and restaurants, and at the day’s end, add a touch of nature by taking the champagne to the terrace and toasting underneath the dancing sky.