Want to know what I am still wishing for in Greenland?
True, I have seen and done a lot of things in Greenland, and I am forever grateful for each of them. But there are still a number of experiences I dream of, and the list is constantly evolving!
In order, starting with biggest wish:
- Hike to see columnar basalts on Disko Island! Photo credit: Laali Berthelsen via Facebook.
- Hike to the top of Sermitsiaq, the key mountain in Nuuk (3,970 ft/1.210 m)!
- Hike to the Isua site where Minik Rosing, the Greenlandic geologist, discovered what could be the oldest rock on the Earth (4.7 – 4.8 billion years old)! Photo credit: Politiken.dk.
- Play “gem apprentice” to this resident of Qeqertarsuatsiaat, i.e. sail and hike with him to hunt for rubies!
- Stay in Siorapaluk, the northernmost inhabited settlement in Greenland (77*47’08″N, 775 miles/1.248 km above the Arctic Circle)! Photo credit: Hotel Qaanaaq.
- Help tag/take samples of polar bears, like my lucky friend here! Photo credit: Pia C. Bang via Facebook.
- Spend some nights on the frozen sea in one of these pods, while on a dogsledge tour with the staff and children from the Uummannaq Polar Institute group! Photo credit: Fast Company.
- Sail/whale-watch for narwhals in Northwest Greenland! Photo credit: Adventure Junky
Click below to read about some of my favorite Greenland experiences so far: