THE NORDIC SERIES, DAY 3
Today was spent arranging tours to the northern lights, ice sheet and a visit to the Russel Glacier.
To kill a bit of time before my Northern Lights trip I decided to take another walk around the town and check out the view from the satellite dish, which was quite something. Unfortunately, low cloud cover began to sweep in through the valley so I don’t have much hope of seeing any northern lights tonight but fingers crossed.
- Greenland is located north and south of the Arctic Circle.
- It is connected to North America via a submarine ridge.
- The country is an autonomous region with it’s own government.
- The capital Nukk has a population of 18,000 inhabitants.
So the cloud has gotten so low you struggle to see any distance in front of you and considering Kangerlussuaq is one of the sunniest places on earth it’s a bit of a freak day! We did notice a little break in the clouds above our hotel so there is glimmer of hope.
There is little light pollution here in the city so we didn’t have too far to travel to escape it but once we arrived you knew there was little to no chance due to the fog. We then made our way to the other side of the town where it was a lot clearer but as soon as we stepped outside the fog set within a few minutes.
- 90% of the population are Inuit.
- Greenlanders speak Greenlandish, Danish and English.
- The currency is the Danish krone (DKK)
DO THE NORTHERN LIGHTS EVEN EXIST?
After this we decided to head back towards the town in the hope of finding the break we noticed earlier, which we did. We just about made out the northern lights but unfortunately there was no movement and also the street lights lite up the fog the make things slightly more difficult but we got a few images but hoping for better luck tomorrow.
It was never going to be easy seeing the Northern Lights but Greenland represents my best opportunity so here’s wishing for tomorrow!
Tomorrow will go down as one of the perfect travel days ever, click to read.
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
- Have you been to Greenland, what was your experience like?
- Where did you go?
- Did you see the Northern Lights?
Let me know in the comments below . . .