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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 country’s culture, give visitors a unique opportunity to experience Greenland from past to present on their arctic cruise.

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The Top 10 Historical Sites in Greenland

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Mysterious, remote, untouched. But, unexplored?? While you may think of Greenland  as a fascinating wonderland awaiting to be discovered, you may be surprised to know just how many historical sites it boasts. Here’s a list of what to look forward to, from a historical perspective, on your Greenland expedition, and areas to explore.

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Greenery and More in Greenland: Parks and Nature Reserves

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There’s a lot of truth to the belief that Iceland is predominantly green and Greenland is predominantly ice.

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Dreaming in Disko Bay

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I was out on deck early the morning we entered Disko Bay. Fog surrounded the ship, hazy blue-grey into infinity, light rain and calm seas. As I watched, a giant iceberg appeared through the mist, looming ominously before it faded away into oblivion. Another appeared, then yet another. Soon the ship wove carefully through a landscape of ice, each piece as unique as an individual person. “It was as if they had been borne down from a world of myth, some Gotterdammerung of noise and catastrophe”, Barry Lopez had written. “Fallen pieces of the moon”. I stared out in wonder at their silence and their magnitude.

 

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Greenland's World Cup Fever Lasts All Year Long: Get in the Game!

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Quark passengers and crew join locals in a game of football in Nuuk, Greenland in 2013.

A number of things come to mind when we think of Greenland: stunning vistas, spectacular Northern Lights and awe-inspiring fjords among them.

But football [a.k.a. soccer in North America]?

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Spotlight on Thule - Beyond the World’s Edge

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Known today as Qaanaaq, the Inuit town formerly known as Thule lies in Greenland amid the country’s ice sheets and midnight sun. One of the northernmost inhabited places on the planet, it was originally named after the mythical, unchartable northern islands in ancient Greek and Roman literature. Thule was first referenced by Greek explorer Pytheas in 330 BC as a region where land and sea and air all met together, in a weird and uninhabitable mixture.

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Fluffy flowers

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The Arctic cottongrass is the most widespread flowering plant found in the northern hemisphere and Arctic tundra regions. Cotton grass is not actually a type of grass, but rather a plant that flourishes in areas that are too cold for trees.

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Climate as Culture: Artists near the Arctic Circle

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Greenland and the Canadian Arctic, while geographically far removed from the galleries of New York and London, hold a solid place on the international arts scene. Each steeped in thousands of years of Inuit history, they are culturally significant destinations on our Arctic Quest voyage.

The second-largest settlement in Greenland, Sisimiut has managed to maintain their small fishing village vibe with picturesque harbour walkways and a bustling arts community. Houses dating as far back as the settlement of the colony in 1756 stand proud alongside the blue church, inaugurated in 1775.

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Arctic Quest: Cultural & Geographical Contrasts from Greenland to Churchill

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Arctic Quest, our most diverse Arctic expedition, is popular among wildlife lovers, adventurers and historians alike. This is a journey of contrasts, where you may find yourself alternately immersed in Inuit culture, in awe of naturally magnificent icy fjords, and even enjoying close encounters with walrus or polar bears.

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Visit Greenland: Interview with Malik Milfeldt

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Malik Milfeldt, Senior Consultant, at Visit Greenland

Malik Milfeldt, Senior Consultant, at Visit Greenland, stopped by Quark's offices to chat about culture and travel in Greenland. Below are 5 questions we asked Malik about this beautiful country:

1. What is the symbolism behind the Greenland flag?

The flag of Greenland was designed by local artist (and Greenland native) Thue Christiansen. The flag was adopted in 1985 and features the Danish colors. The white is symbolic of the ice and snow that covers most of the island, and the red is symbolic of the sun shining over the land.

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