Imagine discovering an enormous volcanic island, 80% of which is hidden by the world’s second largest ice sheet - an absolute paradise for those who love pure, natural beauty in an extreme setting. Greenland is the size of Europe with just 55,000 inhabitants, and only its edges are ice-free. Explore the beautiful west coast by yacht, spending time in dreamy Disko Bay, dotted with charming traditional settlements, stunning fjords, small inlets and virgin, unexplored islands.
This is the backyard of the Greenland icecap, with its enormous glaciers and towering icebergs floating out into the Arctic Ocean. Those in search of real adventure can voyage to the breathtaking extreme north, where the perpetual permafrost prevails, or travel east to discover the Inuit communities still living authentically in captivating villages on one of the largest nature reserves in the world.
Scenically and culturally, Greenland is full of surprises. The south is particularly charming, home to villages such as Narsarsuaq and Qaqortoq, which sit against a verdant backdrop in summer, surrounded by a fertile landscape where countless sheep and horses roam free.
Each day brings new and exciting experiences. Dogsled with the locals, learning about Inuit culture and sleeping in comfort out on the ice, in view of towering glacial fronts. This journey will give a new sense of perspective and understanding about what is really happening to this threatened corner of the world and the impact we are having on the planet.
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Every time I explore a new destination, whether it’s on an adventure holiday in Peru or a luxury beach escape in the Indian Ocean, I return home full of excitement to share the amazing sights I have seen. Through my own experiences I have developed a love of helping others experience the great wonders of the world; truly getting under the skin of the extraordinary destinations that are at your fingertips. Getting the details right, from which hotel is perfectly located for exploring away from the crowds, to which local guide is most knowledgeable on history or culture or art, is of paramount importance to me. I am constantly seeking out new and exciting experiences and exploring off the beaten track to ensure my clients are receiving the best and most honest first-hand advice.
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