Time flies when you do! But where does it go?

Happy New Year! I’m marking it with my 12th trip northward to the best place in the world: Greenland. I’m a little biased, so if you don’t believe me, just ask Lonely Planet or National Geographic Traveler.

Getting to Greenland comes as second nature for me, and I could almost make the route with my eyes closed, so in a way I do become blind to how much time and how many steps it actually takes to get door-to-door. All I know is, it’s all worth it once I start seeing those East Greenland pointy peaks on the way to the west coast.

47.5 hours across three different days and three different airlines is what it’s going to take this time around to travel from Washington, D.C. to Ilulissat, Greenland. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. True story.

Here’s a fun little chart to show how I’m using my travel time to get north. Need some ideas for how to do the Reykjavík stopover? Check these.

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4 thoughts on “Time flies when you do! But where does it go?

    • Chenqi, thanks for the readership and for the comment! Final destination: Ilulissat, Greenland, a town in the north where you can dog sled, watch Northern Lights, go sailing, do snowshoeing, see the Ilulissat Icefjord, and so much more 🙂


  1. Awesome journey, Sarah. How’s the weather in Greenland? Is there windy and cold all the time? Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Wanna be there someday.

    • Kah,

      No, it’s not windy and cold in Greenland all the time. There are two types of seasons – the cold season and the summer season. In the cold season, there is snow and minus degrees, but it’s also a very cozy time of year with Northern Lights and a lot of candles and warm atmosphere.

      In summer, the snow has melted, the days are incredibly long (20-24 hours of sunlight), and temperatures can reach 15*C or higher. It feels really very nice due to low humidity, and if you’re doing physical activity – you’ll definitely be sweating! One can be outside in short sleeves with no problem, although, I’ll follow that up with – always carry extra layers with you if you’re going to be outside for extended periods (like a breathable long sleeve shirt, a vest, a hat). If fog comes in, the temperature can drop, for example.

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