Although this icy island technically belongs to the Kingdom of Denmark, Greenland or Kalaallit Nunaat (meaning Land of the People) is a world of its own. Few places on Earth are as wild and unspoiled as Greenland. This spectacular spot resembles a miniature Antarctica, with equally heaving glaciers and ice formations, sans the penguins. Despite being the largest non-continental island, there are no roads connecting its towns and cities; instead, boats and light planes are used to get around. Logical really, when you consider that 80% of Greenland is covered by an enormous ice sheet.
Between the glaciers that dot its coastline, and the myriad of animals that call it home, it’s little wonder why many dream of visiting this Arctic nation. Travel from the capital Nuuk, out to the rainbow villages in the west, learning about Inuit culture and the island’s Viking past along the way.