GreenlandIf you're really up for adventurous travel, Greenland should be your next stop. While it's not easy to get to, it's worth the trip. Kangerlussuaq doesn't appear to have much to do at first. But if you dig a little deeper, you'll have the chance to step onto the ice cap. And on your way you could spot Caribou (reindeer), Arctic Hares, Red Foxes or even Musk Oxen. A quick plane ride away is Ilulissat, best known for massive icebergs breaking away from the UNESCO World Heritage Icefjord. There's a bit more to do in this town of 5,000, including dog sledding. There's surprisingly a lot to do in Greenland. It just depends on what season you are there.
about 7 years ago
After an entire winter of darkness, Greenlanders embrace the summer sunlight, and most hotel staff will look at you cross-eyed at the request for blackout curtains. So when you're faced with blazing afternoon sun at midnight, hop on a boat and see what kind of mood mother nature is in. On this particular trip, I got some clouds highlighting the reflection of each iceberg, and when we turned off the boat engine, all we heard were thunderous cracks of icebergs in the distance. Silence never sounded so good.