Greenland Ranked in the World’s Top 20 Destinations

Backpacking in Greenland

Backpacking in Greenland

Recently, Greenland was ranked as one of the world’s Top 20 Destinations by National Geographic. I remember backpacking in Iceland in 2007 and I read a travel brochure which would have allowed me to fly to Godthab or Nook (Greenland’s capital) for £200 return and to experience Greenland for two days. However at the time, I was just finished a long backpacking trip and had planned to return to Bournemouth to find a job and complete my University Degree, so my budget didn’t stretch to it.

Greenland is massive!

Greenland is massive!

Greenland is a self governing country in the Kingdom of Denmark with a population of 55,000. Geographically it’s massive though! It has its own flag, currency, language and international football team (which is not yet recognised by FIFA).

Greenland Flag

Greenland Flag

Greenland Ranked in the World's Top 20 Destinations

Greenland Ranked in the World’s Top 20 Destinations

And yet, here in 2015, I still have yet to visit Greenland. It is one of three countries in the Kingdom of Denmark, the other two I have visited. I have backpacked through Denmark a few times and also toured the Faroe Islands. To complete the hat-trick, I’ll want to bag Greenland some day. It looks simply magnificent.

Greenland Ranked in the World's Top 20 Destinations

Greenland Ranked in the World’s Top 20 Destinations

As well as the National Geographic rating Greenland in their top 20, Lonely Planet also ranked Greenland as a top 10 of the world’s best places to visit and I believe them. I am keen to go sometime, all the photos on this article have been taken from the Greeland tourist website. Here’s a cool Infographic from Greenland’s tourist website.

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2 thoughts on “Greenland Ranked in the World’s Top 20 Destinations

  • Hi Jonny,

    I am planning on going to Greenland next year! I have been to Iceland before and loved it, so was thinking of spending several days in Iceland beforehand and after, and in-between taking a several day tour across to Greenland – Just need to find a good tour provider – I have been looking at doing Dog-sledding, something like that in Greenland would be simply fantastic

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