Things to Do in Greenland
Nuuk Cathedral (also known as the Cathedral of Our Savior orAnnaassisitta Oqaluffia in Greenlandic) is a Lutheran church in the heart of Old Nuuk. With its red wooden exterior, neat white trim, and towering spire, the building is a local landmark and peaceful stopping point on a stroll through Nuuk’s city center.
The Greenland National Museum and Archives offers a deep dive into the culture, landscape, and ecology of this frozen island nation. Inside, artifacts and displays elucidate Greenland’s 4,500-year history, highlighting the country’s indigenous people, architectural landmarks, and geological wonders.
In 2004, theIlulissat Icefjord (Ilulissat Kangerlua) fjord was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site., since it’s home to one of the fastest and most active glaciers on earth. Researchers studied this inlet for some 250 years and its constant monitoring offered insight and understanding into climate change and ever-shifting geology.
Travelers who venture to this off-the-beaten path destination will find what can only be described as a truly natural wonder. That’s because massive ice sheets, rapid waters and the big booms of calving chunks of glacier are sure to meet them as they step into the chilling scenery and epic frozen landscapes of Kangia Fjord.