Winter Activity Holidays in Greenland
Greenland is the world's largest non-continental island, and yet it has the sparsest population. Here, it is all about ice: approximately 79% of its surface is under an ice cap up to 3 metres thick! Eastern Greenland is home to the world's largest fjord complex, Scorsbysund, which contains 'iceberg alley' and many majestic glaciers. The eastern coast is the most isolated and the communities found here are the most traditional, demonstrating ways of life which are now long past in other areas of Greenland. This region also contains the remains of Thule winter houses, the ancestors of the indigenous people of Greenland. Dogsledding is a true way of life in Greenland and the perfect way for us to experience one of the most remote settlements on the planet, located over 800km away from the nearest village.
'Take Greenland as you find it and be prepared for anything! This incredible opportunity offers a unique insight into how 400 Greenlandic people survive in such a remote area.' Árni Valur Vilhjálmsson - Exodus local partner
Temperature and daylight hours
From December to January, temperatures vary from -30°C to -5°C and there is only about 5 hours of daylight. Temperatures improve from February onwards (-20°C to -3°C) and can even reach up to +5°C in April. 5-7 hours of daylight are expected through February and March, whilst in April this can increase to 10 hours.
The breathtaking Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are regularly seen from November to late April on clear night.