Månedsarkiv: juli 2015

I dream of ice… sheets

Did you know that within recent years Greenland has become quite the tourist destination? If you did not know this, I believe you are not the only one. I, for one, had no idea that every year Greenland tourism increases by thousands. I did a little research online and found out that a lot of different travel agencies offer a vide variety of packages depending on what you want to see and what time of year you want to travel. This one site I looked at have somewhere in the region of 20 different packages with the possibility to customize the packages further and also buy completely customized packages. What I personally liked most about the site is that the travel agents working there actually are the ones who will join you on the trips and thus has first hand experience with them. I can only imagine that these people will be able to give you the absolute best advice compared to travel agents who never leave their office, and who outsource the trips to local agencies. In other words, these guys know what they are talking about when they give you advice.

The recent I started doing the research in the first place was because I have always dreamt about going to Greenland. In my perspective the ice filled country has an almost mythical air to it. So many parts of the land are still unexplored, and many places people cannot even go. This area is called the inland ice sheet and is a body of solid ice that covers 1,710,000 square kilometres (660,000 sq mi), of Greenland. It is the second largest ice sheet after the Antarctic. It covers 2,400 kilometres (1,500 mi) long in a north-south direction, and its greatest width is 1,100 kilometres (680 mi). The thickness is about 2 km (1.2 mi). It is estimated that the ice sheet is about 110.000 years old.

I am completely taken by this ”phenomenon” and I really want to see it before it disappears, and it has experienced record melting in recent years. So, in doing my research on Greenland tourism I found out that you can actually go and see the ice sheet. This is a huge dream of mine, and I have to do this some day.