I wish I could bottle the air in Greenland. Stepping off the tiny Air Greenland prop plane was like stepping into the cleanest and purest feeling – the absence of all contamination, smog, city crowds. Our guide told us the first day or two we may get a headache from the excess of oxygen.
For almost four years now (since traveling to Iceland for a tourism conference in Feb 2015 and meeting the incredible Visit Greenland marketing mind, Sarah Woodall) I have been plotting how to find a way to get to explore this unknown destination. When the opportunity arose to participate in the Vestnorden Travel Mart, I jumped at the chance. I signed up for a pre-tour focusing on Northern Greenland so that I could further understand the destination before meeting with tourism providers at the conference, and started planning out the logistics.
When I told friends that my next #wheretonext adventure was Greenland, I was met with mostly puzzled questions.
“Isn’t Greenland only ice?” “Wait, where is that?” “Do people live there?” “What do you do there?”
I could write pages on this trip - the cities of Nuuk, Illulissat, Illuminaq, and Kangerslussaq were each remarkable and big thanks to Air Greenland for sponsoring our pre-tour and helping us travel around the incredible country of Greenland! For any questions or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org - feedback or comments are always welcome as well!