The Many Colors of Greenland in 17 Photos
Although I’ve only seen a teeny tiny portion of southern Greenland, there are few places I’ve enjoyed visiting more. What captivated me the most about the world’s largest island was finding a country with an incredible natural environment filled with immense glaciers, sky-high peaks, arctic tundra, summer wild flowers, and rocky plateaus.
Admittedly, before my visit I had always imagined Greenland to be, well, nothing more than a snow-covered island with a solemn landscape of blues, grays, and lots of white. But what I wasn’t expecting to find was the vast amount of color that’s present, especially during the summer months.
From the cheery, bright houses in the town of Qaqortoq to an icy pink sunrise off the island’s southern coast, below you’ll find some of my favorite photos showcasing the many colors of Greenland.
Although most of us travel with a smartphone in our pocket, having a guidebook in your backpack never hurts! Here’s a useful one about traveling in Greenland: