My Greenland Bucket List

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:

  1. Hike to see columnar basalts on Disko Island! Photo credit: Laali Berthelsen via Facebook.columnar basalts
  2. Hike to the top of Sermitsiaq, the key mountain in Nuuk (3,970 ft/1.210 m)!P1000841
  3. 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: rosing
  4. Play “gem apprentice” to this resident of Qeqertarsuatsiaat, i.e. sail and hike with him to hunt for rubies!ruby
  5. 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.siorapaluk
  6. Help tag/take samples of polar bears, like my lucky friend here! Photo credit: Pia C. Bang via Facebook.Pia_Isbjørn
  7. 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.3023961-slide-sledge-project-robsweere-web8
  8. Sail/whale-watch for narwhals in Northwest Greenland! Photo credit: Adventure Junky3874_468033036596044_770823764_n

Click below to read about some of my favorite Greenland experiences so far:

Paragliding in Nuuk

Hiking Ukkusissat

Walking 22 km from Oqaatsut to Ilulissat

Hiking Kingittorsuaq

Sailing on Sarfaq Ittuk, Part 1 and Part 2

Watching a Football Game on the Inland Ice


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