Next stop… Greenland?
IcelandAir is becoming one of the best airlines for flights from North America to Europe. As you can see on this map, Iceland is a great stop over right in the middle of these two continents. You can also see on this map that many of these flights fly over the southern tip of Greenland. While I was flying home from Reykjavik, I happened to look out the window while we were over Greenland. At first, it was hard to see anything, because the clouds were in my way.
Then, it turned to more white. Only this time, I realized that I wasn’t looking at clouds. I was looking at a giant glacier. How did I know? In Iceland, I learned that glacial water is bright blue, like the little “lake” in this picture:
But the views just kept getting better. As we approached the coast, I saw that the coastline of Greenland is full of fjords and cliffs. It was spectacular:
I even saw an area where the glacial water ran off into the ocean, where the ice broke off and turned into little icebergs floating in the water:
I couldn’t get it all in one shot, so here’s a little video gift to you. Enjoy!
As I looked at this amazing sight, I wondered — why haven’t I heard about tourism in Greenland? It’s so beautiful! The only person I know who has been to Greenland is my college friend John Huston who is an Arctic explorer! Is it cold there all the time?
It’s said that Erik the Red, the Viking explorer, found a nice place to live there, and named it Greenland in order to convince others to come live there. Apparently, it didn’t work too well, because not too many people live there. What do you think? Is this a good spot for my next trip?