Tag Archives: Greenland

Greenland, which has been under self-government since June 2009, does little justice to its name: most of the country is covered with land ice. The country has a polar climate, but is located partly south of the Arctic Circle. Nevertheless, it is quite bearable in the summer thanks to the relatively warm water of the Atlantic Ocean on the fjord-rich west and south coast. Temperatures are then between 5 and 18°C. On the night of June 21 to 22, the sun does not set on the Arctic Circle: midnight sun. Inland it is very dry. More precipitation falls on the coast. In winter the mercury can drop to 60 degrees below zero.

Greenland Geography and Population

Greenland – geography Greenland consists of 5 municipalities: Kujalleq Municipality, Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq, Qeqqata Kommunia, Qeqertalik Municipality and Qaasuitsup Kommunia. Outside the municipal division is the National Park in North and East Greenland and the base area Pituffik (Thule Air Base). Population The population has been fairly stable since the 1990’s at around 56,000 people. The… Read More »

Greenland Society

It is situated between the Arctic Ocean and the northern Atlantic Ocean, northeast Canada and northwest Iceland. Greenland has no land border and 44,087 kilometers from the coast. A sparse population is confined to small settlements along the coast. Greenland comprehensive information can be found on simplyyellowpages. Social development Infrastructure Cities have roads, but they are not connected to each other through… Read More »

Travel to Greenland

Best time to travel to Greenland The best time for dog sledding and ski tours is between late March and early May, with most tours to the North Pole taking place in April. The tourist season is in the summer months (mid-July to the first week in September), this is also the travel time for… Read More »