Greenland

LOCAL TIME:
UTC-4
LANGUAGE:
Danish
FLIGHT TIME FROM UK:
6 to 7 Hrs
CURRENCY:
DKK

Greenland is an autonomous territory of Denmark located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. It is the world’s largest island, with an area of 836,330 square miles. The population of Greenland is around 56,000, with most living in the coastal towns and cities. The main language spoken in Greenland is Greenlandic, a member of the Eskimo-Aleut language family, although Danish is also widely spoken.

The primary currency used in Greenland is the Danish Krone (DKK), as Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark. The local time in Greenland is four hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-4) and three hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).

The flight time from the UK to Greenland depends on the destination airport in Greenland. The two main airports in Greenland are Kangerlussuaq Airport and Nuuk Airport. The flight time from London Heathrow to Kangerlussuaq Airport is around six hours and 30 minutes with a stopover, while the flight time to Nuuk Airport is around six hours and 50 minutes with a stopover.

Kangerlussuaq Airport is the main airport in Greenland, located in the town of Kangerlussuaq. Its address is Kangerlussuaq Airport, Kangerlussuaq 3910, Greenland. The airport serves as a hub for Air Greenland, the national airline of Greenland, and offers flights to several destinations within Greenland as well as international destinations in Europe and North America. The airport has various amenities, including shops, restaurants, and a lounge area for passengers.

Top Local Attractions

Ilulissat Icefjord

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to one of the most active glaciers in the world, Sermeq Kujalleq, and offers stunning views of towering icebergs. Visitors can take boat tours to get up close to the ice, and in the winter, they can even witness the Northern Lights dancing above the icefjord.

Disko Island

This island is known for its unique geology and breathtaking landscapes, including towering basalt cliffs, glaciers, and hot springs. Visitors can hike or take a boat tour around the island to see its many natural wonders, and they can also visit the small town of Qeqertarsuaq to experience traditional Inuit culture.

Nuuk

As the capital city of Greenland, Nuuk offers a blend of modern amenities and traditional Inuit culture. Visitors can explore the city's many museums, galleries, and restaurants, and they can also take a boat tour to see whales and other marine life. Additionally, Nuuk is located near the historic Norse ruins of Hvalsey, making it a great destination for history buffs.
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