Greenland is the world's largest island. Formerly a province of Denmark, it gained the status of an autonomous Danish dependent territory with limited self-government as well as its own parliament in 1979. The climate in Greenland is extremely harsh. More than 80% of the island is covered by an ice cap which is 4km thick in places.
Summer and winter in Greenland are entirely different. This is why your experiences in the world's biggest island will be completely different depending on if you visit the country in the summer- or wintertime.
Summer in Greenland starts around May or June, peak in July or August and ease of in September depending on how far up north in Greenland you are. If you want to experience midsummer it is a good idea to visit Greenland in July and in the beginning of August.
It is also worth experiencing early summer in the end of May and in the month of June. The same applies to late summer in the end of August and beginning of September. By then ships, airplanes and excursions will not be as heavily booked as in midsummer and in the end of this period the fells will start taking on lovely autumn colours of red, yellow and brown.
The Arctic summer is short and intense and this is something the flowers are aware of. They explode in a wealth of colours. The ice fells glitter snow white or blue on their trip through the fjords. The inviting landscape seems perfect for hiking treks, sailing and fishing.
In winter Greenland offers outstanding adventures in the winter (December - April). Even though the temperature can go below minus 20 degrees Celsius it does not feel very cold because the air is very dry.