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Greenland's Thule and Vikings - More Than Ancient History

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Greenland is well-known for landscapes you won’t see anywhere else in the world, but visitors are also wowed by the richness of its history. The preservation of historical sites and artifacts, as well as the residual effects of Thule and Viking occupation on the country’s culture, lets you experience Greenland from past to present on an Arctic expedition. What are Greenlandic people really like, and how have their culture and traditions shaped their modern lives? Let’s explore.

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Sea Kayaking with Keith Perry in Greenland

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This article was previously published by Keith Perry in the City AM on Dec 09, 2016

The iceberg looming above me is the size of an apartment block, yet despite its enormity the frozen seascape is eerily silent. I am sitting in my kayak with eight other paddlers in one of Greenland’s enormous Arctic fjords. All that breaks the calm is the snap, crackle and pop of the ice. Then, as if on cue, a curious seal pokes his head above the water to check us out.

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Arctic

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The reasons people choose an arctic cruise as their ideal vacation vary widely. Perhaps you’re a photographer looking to document some of the rarest and most beautiful wildlife on the planet, or one of your lifelong goals is to learn more about the culture and history of the North. Traveling aboard a real icebreaker could be on your bucket list, or maybe you’re not even sure that an arctic expedition is right for you, but you’re intrigued and want to find out!

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Where Is the Arctic & How Can I Get There?

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This popular post was first published in 2015. 

Unlike a lot of places you might dream of visiting, the Arctic isn’t just a single country or destination. And yet there’s an iconic arctic experience that adventurers crave: challenging tundra, rare animals, massive icebergs, rich culture and history, and all the room in the world to explore.

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Extreme Greenland: 7 Ways the Big Island Changed Me

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Spectacular soaring cliffs, deep fjords, and icebergs carved by nature into frozen works of art are just a few of the elements that make Greenland as diverse as it is remote. An arctic expedition here can be wild and unexpected, but one thing is for certain: it will change you.

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Retreating into Greenland’s Fjords: One Woman’s Arctic Expedition Journey

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There are plenty of great reasons Greenland has become a top destination for travelers: it’s one of the most naturally and spectacularly beautiful places on the planet, with enough activities and landing sites to fulfill the needs and wants of every type of traveler.

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Greenland’s Scenic Beauty & Challenging Terrain

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One of the best destinations for hiking trips is Greenland, which, despite its substantial ice cover, is fresh and invigorating. On hiking day trips, you’ll have the opportunity to trek along trails bordered by bold rock formations and purple arctic flowers, or sit on hillsides to admire iceberg-filled waters. Keep your camera handy – there are great opportunities to spot wildlife as you explore the shorelines, valleys and quaint communities around Greenland.

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Explore Top Greenland Fjords: Ilullisat Icefjord, Alpefjord & More

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As if the stunning Northern Lights and vast, untouched wilderness weren’t enough to put travel to Greenland solidly atop your bucket list, it’s also home to some of the most fantastic fjords on the planet. These deep, narrow inlets lined by high cliffs were formed thousands or even millions of years ago by retreating glaciers.

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5 Reasons Greenland Should Be Your Next Arctic Expedition Destination

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A good 80 percent of Greenland is covered with ice, but don’t let that fool you – this is a country overflowing with natural wonders and adventure! Having constantly been settled for more than 5,000 years, Greenland also offers visitors a fascinating history and culture to explore.

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Arctic Express: Greenland & Back in 10 Days

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A polar bear lumbers across the pack ice, pausing occasionally to sniff the air. Its sensitive nose seeks prey. You shift your viewfinder to the right … on the tundra above, muskoxen and reindeer graze. Pulling the camera from your eyes, you see humpback and beluga whales cruising the food-rich waters while a group of walrus are hauled out far enough down the beach that the roving bear hasn’t yet caught on.

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