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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.

 

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Young and dumb

Yesterday was Sunday, and personally it was an absolutely perfect Sunday. After I have gotten older I have somehow started to really appreciate the Sundays. They kind of represent the day, where you should just focus on doing as little as possible, move around as slowly as possible, and do exactly what I feel like, with out having to worry about what I should or should not do. Lie on my sofa for hours watching series and movies, eat cake, take a long walk, cook a time consuming dinner, take a yoga class or read a book. Yesterday was exactly one of these days. I slept in, went for a long walk with my dog and a friend, had a afternoon nap, did my nails, drank coffee slowly watched some TV and cooked a nice dinner. And then I spent a lot of time researching a holiday Greenland. My good friend is moving to Greenland this summer for work, and I really, really want to go visit her. For some reason I have never really been interested in a holiday Greenland before now. When I was younger, I just wanted to go to mere ordinary places like Southern Europe or USA. But once my friend started talking moving to Greenland and I started reading about it, it dawned on me what an amazing and unique place it is.

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I have to see it

Have you heard of the northern lights? I had only heard about it fleetingly and in passing. It is not some thing I had ever really thought about or considered. That is until last year when I got a new flat mate from Norway. She is from the northern part of Norway, and one day she told me that there are actually northern lights in that part of Norway at a certain time of year. I was quite surprised by this fact, and when I goggled it I was even more surprised to learn how beautiful the lights actually are. First I didn’t believe it and I thought the photos had been manipulated or photo shopped or something. But my flat mate insisted that the photos were exactly like the lights in “real life”. So I decided that I absolutely had to experience this phenomenon.  So I actually went ahead and booked a trip to Greenland, because I have heard that this is the place to go if you want to experience the northern lights in the most perfect settings. I cannot wait for my trip and I’ll make sure to keep you updated on how the trip goes. And if you have tips, please post them in “comments” below. Thanks!