List of described attractions by municipalities

Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. This largest island in the world is divided into four municipalities and unincorporated national park.

Kujalleq
ArrowQinngua ValleyEcosystems
Northeast Greenland National Park
Qaasuitsup (includes the Thule Air Base)
Qeqqata
Sermersooq

Greenland - map

Wikipedia article about Greenland

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Qinngua Valley

Forested valley in Greenland
Forested valley in Greenland, possibly - Qinngua Valley.
Visit Greenland, Flickr. CC BY 2.0

Although native trees grow in many locations of Southern Greenland, the only natural forest in this largest island of the world is located in Qinngua Valley.

 

Main attractions

Although Greenland is the largest island in the world, its wonders and landmarks are surprisingly little known.

Fjord in south-eastern part of Greenland
Fjord in the south-eastern part of Greenland.
Visit Greenland, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

The middle part of the island is covered with ice shield but the extensive, jagged "rims" of the island are very interesting. Here are found unique minerals and rocks, hot springs, endemic plants, ruins of old Viking buildings (the only true medieval European architecture in America!).

Kullorsuaq, Greenland
Kullorsuaq - Devil's Thumb.
Algkalv, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

Most memorable is the breathtaking scenery of this northern land. Greenland offers harsh, rugged sights, but in the late spring the meadows are covered with millions of flowers - and in the south could be found even a small forest!

Natural landmarks

Cliffs

Glaciers

Rare materials and gemstones

Ivittuut - former cryolite mine in Greenland
Ivittuut - former cryolite mine.
Visit Greenland, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Greenland has several unique or near unique finds of very rare natural materials.

Fossil finds

Other natural landmarks

Uunartoq geothermal springs, Greenland
Uunartoq geothermal springs.
Svíčková, Wikimedia Commons / public domain

Man made landmarks

Prehistoric heritage

Norse (Viking) heritage

Hvalsey Fjord Church, Greenland
Ruins of Hvalsey Fjord Church - the only remaining early medieval European structure in America.
Visit Greenland, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Historical buildings

Moravian Brethren Mission House, Nuuk
Moravian Brethren Mission House, Nuuk.
Algkalv, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0
Sondrestrom Upper Atmospheric Research Facility, Greenland
Sondrestrom Upper Atmospheric Research Facility.
Visit Greenland, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Other man made landmarks


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