There are several places in the world where people avoid during winter. They leave for someplace warmer, somewhere that will not literally freeze their hearts and brains out. Yes, winter could be sad, depressing even. However, when there are things to do, many sites to see, and people to spend it with, winter could be the best experience yet.
One of the places where you could celebrate a fun winter is at Greenland, a country in the Kingdom of Denmark.
The autonomous country has its share of great activities during the summer, but come winter, things get different. From December to April, Greenland transforms into a winter paradise, offering lots of activities that will surely make one not want to leave. Think fjords filled with ice, white surroundings, frozen lakes, and a feel of a whole different world—and this is not even half of it.
Here are the things that await Greenland visitors during winter:
This is perhaps one of the most exciting and unique activities in store in Greenland. Different companies will make you go on different types of dogsledding tours and adventures, and will give you a glimpse of the traditional Greenlandic form of travel and transportation. Riding the sled, you will see amazing fjords and snow-covered vast landscape.
If dogsledding is not enough, maybe you can ride a snowmobile. This has the same arrangement as dogsledding, but obviously, there will be an engine instead of dogs. You can do this at the town of Sisimut or at Kangerlussuaq.
With this activity, a helicopter is used instead of a ski lift to prepare for downhill skiing on natural terrain. One of the best places to do some heli skiing is at East Greenland. If you travel to Greenland, include this in your many adventures.
Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis
Winter is also the perfect time to witness the breathtaking beauty that is the Northern Lights or aurora borealis, and countries such as Greenland and Norway are lucky to have views of them. Better drive to somewhere far from the busy streets and with few streetlights possible to see the magnificent colors in the sky. This is a must for all those traveling to Greenland in winter.
Greenland is also never complete without seeing the magnificent fjords. The world-class Ilulissat icefjord. Included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this is the sea mount of Sermeq Kujalleq, the biggest glacier and ice stream outside Antartica and is one of the most active glaciers in the world. The photos may look so amazing, but wait ‘til you see the real thing!