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Stunning Photos Illustrate the Diverse Beauty of Greenland’s Natural Landscape

Blue ice in South Greenland

With over three-quarters of its land covered by the only permanent ice sheet outside of Antarctica, Greenland may not be the first place to pop into your mind when you think of “vacation,” but a gorgeous Flickr photostream by nonprofit organization Visit Greenland just might make you book your next flight to the former Danish province.

Called “the Land of Great Length,” Greenland is the world’s largest island and least densely populated territory. Dogsledding, hiking up snowy hills, kayaking around colossal glaciers, whale spotting, and staying up to view the Northern Lights are just a handful of the sights and activities that attract travelers to the rugged, mountainous land.

“From the Arctic desert landscapes in the far north to Atlantic influences and lush sheep farms in the south, a distinct cultural and climatic diversity shapes our way of living across the geographical vastness of the island as much as it will inspire your travel experience,” Visit Greenland’s website reads.

From the thousands of photos in Visit Greenland’s archives, here’s a small selection curated by us for your viewing pleasure. Take a peek, and head over to Visit Greenland’s Flickr for even more vicarious voyaging from the comfort of your own home.

Above photo: Camilla Hey – Visit Greenland

Andre Schoenherr VG 5

Photo: Andr Schoenherr – Visit Greenland

Photo: Mads Pihl – Visit Greenland

Harp seal pup on ice

Photo: Aqqa Rosing-Asvid – Visit Greenland

Photo: Mads Pihl – Visit Greenland

Photo: Mads Pihl – Visit Greenland

Sunset at the old colonial harbor in Nuuk

Photo: Camilla Hylleberg – Visit Greenland

Two humpback whales

Photo: Camilla Hylleberg – Visit Greenland

Photo: Mads Pihl – Visit Greenland

Arctic fox in foreground, icebergs in background

Photo: David Buchmann – Visit Greenland

View over Qassiarsuk / Brathalid in South Greenland

Photo: David Buchmann – Visit Greenland

Photo: Mads Pihl – Visit Greenland

Sunset behind icebergs

Photo: Glenn Mattsing – Visit Greenland

Photo: Mads Pihl – Visit Greenland

Hooded seal cute pup

Photo: Aqqa Rosing-Asvid – Visit Greenland

Magnificent fjord in North Greenland

Photo: Karsten Bidstrup – Visit Greenland

Photo: Mads Pihl – Visit Greenland

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