By Laura Hall – 28th February 2023
It’s not easy living in Greenland, where isolation combined with an inhospitable environment can be a cause of stress. But locals have found a way to deal with it: tuning into nature.
Nothing puts you more in awe of nature than sleeping on a 3km-thick slab of ice underpinned by snow that fell more than a million years ago. Camp Ice Cap near the town of Kangerlussuaq offers an extraordinary opportunity to camp for a night on the Greenland Ice Sheet that covers around 80% of the country, an experience usually only possible for research or expedition purposes.
But this is not the only extraordinary camping experience in Greenland. The world’s largest island, complete with its largely inhospitable ice sheet, often-stormy seas and the world’s largest land predator, the polar bear, has recently gotten into the glamping game.