Like many others, I have neglected Greenland as a travel destination my whole life. My association with the country was nothing but snow, ice and cold temperatures – and we definitely have plenty of this where I come from. But when I visited the world’s largest island for the first time, the country blew my mind. With its unique Inuit culture, majestic landscapes and icebergs the size of skyscrapers, this beautiful Arctic wonder brought me adventures I will never forget.
Even Greenland can truthfully be called the world’s largest island, it has a population of no more than 56,500 people. This is despite the fact that in the Greenlandic language the name for Greenland is Kalaallit Nunaat, meaning ‘The Land of People’.
When I arrived to the ice-covered country, though, I understood why the inhabitants of Greenland are considered as the core of the experience in Greenland. These warm, kind and hospitable people were a huge part of my trip. I met them through cultural experiences and in the everyday life in town and villages. Everywhere I went, the uniqueness of Greenland was clear as I met the locals.
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