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Top 10 places for travel & vacation in Greenland.

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1.Nuuk
Nuuk is the capital of the territory of Greenland. Located on the southwestern coast of the island of Greenland at the mouth of the Fjord of Good Hope, about 240 km south of the Arctic Circle. In December, sunrise at 10:00, sunset - at 14:30, on the other hand, from late May to early August in Nuuk 24 hours light day (white night). In Nuuk there is the Greenlandic National Museum. Presented for inspection is a collection of tapestries based on the work of the Greenland artist Hans Lynge, woven from the fur of Greenlandic animals and painted with colors from Greenland plants. The house of the founder of the city Hans Eggede, where the residence of the Government of Greenland is currently located, is preserved. Of the attractions also worth mentioning the cultural center of Katuaq.
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2.Tasiilaq
Tasiilaq is the largest locality in eastern Greenland. The main economic activities are tourism and fishing. In the village there is a restaurant, a hotel, a museum, a bookstore and a helicopter station. Also here excursions by boats and helicopters to nearby glaciers are conducted. Cruise ships and private yachts stop at the port of Angmagsalik.
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3.Northeast Greenland National Park
Northeast Greenland National Park is the largest and most northern national park in the world with an area of ​​972,000 km (more than 163 countries). In addition, it is the only national park in Greenland. The park is located in the north-eastern part of the island. On the territory of the park live from 5 to 15 thousand musk oxen - 40% of the world population. Also in the coastal areas you can find a lot of polar bears and walruses. Among other mammals, arctic fox, ermine, reindeer, lemmings and arctic whitecaps. Among other mammals, various kinds of seals, seals, narwhals and whales. Of birds that breed their offspring in the park are polar diver, various species of geese, partridge, polar owl, polar falcon, crows.
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4.Jakobshavn Glacier
Jakobshavn Glacier is a glacier in the western part of Greenland. It is located near the Ilulissat fjord. The Jakobshavn glacier generates about 10% of the icebergs originating from the ice sheet of Greenland. The Jakobshavn glacier has one of the highest ice speed, about 20 meters per day, or between 5.7 and 12.6 kilometers per year. The iceberg that sank the Titanic in 1912, probably came from the Jakobshavn Glacier. This is also an attraction for tourists; In 2008, about 20,000 people visited the glacier.

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5.Helheim Glacier
Helheim Glacier - is one of the largest glaciers in the world, Greenland. Observations of the Helheim glacier have been carried out since 1950, which indicate the rapid disappearance of the glacier in recent decades. In 2005, scientists discovered that the Helheim glacier began to creep into the sea almost twice as fast as in 2000, covering a whole 30 m per day. Other glaciers of this huge island quickly disappear. If all the glaciers of Greenland melt, then the level of the World Ocean will rise by 7 meters.
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6.Greenland National Museum
Greenland National Museum - a museum of history and archeology in Nuuk, founded in the mid - 60s. National cultural institution in Greenland. The museum is in a spacious building of the former storage. The museum has many artifacts related to archeology, history, art and crafts, as well as information about ruins, tombs, buildings. Collections cover the entire 4,500-year history of Greenland. The collection also includes a museum of mummies kilakitsok.

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7.Ilulissat Icefjord
Ilulissat Icefjord is a fjord in the west of Greenland, 250 km north of the Arctic Circle and 40 km west of the mainland glacier of Greenland, near Ilulissat. The glacier moves at a speed of 30 m per day. Over a year, 20 billion tons of icebergs leave it. Icebergs separated from the glacier often reach a length of several kilometers. Glacial massifs form glacial mountains 1,000 meters high. Floating glaciers often reach the 40th-45th parallel (south of the British Isles at the New York level). It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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8.Gunnbjørn Fjeld
Gunnbjørn Fjeld is the highest peak in Greenland and the highest point in the Arctic. Refers to the mountain system of the spine of Watkins. Located in the belt of mountains, whose height exceeds 2000 m. Located in the southeast of the island, 100 km from the Danish Strait. Received its name in honor of the discoverer of Greenland Gunnbjörn Ulfson. The first documented ascent to Gunnbjørn was made on August 16, 1935 by Augustine Cortold, Jack Longland, Abby Munch, HG Woger and Lawrence Woger.
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9.Tasersuatsiaq
Tasersuatsiaq is a glacial lake in the commune of Kekkata, Greenland. Approximately two kilometers northwest of the lake is the settlement of Kangerlussuaq, for which this lake is a source of drinking water. The shores of Taseruatsiaka are deserted and uninhabited, only on the west and south-west side of the lake is a narrow gravel road, on the west bank there are a restaurant and a rowing club (the most northerly in the world), as well as several temporary structures. To the south and east of the lake is a vast plateau, which was artificially populated by musk oxen. The bottom of the lake is covered with meadows of algae of the genus Rdest. On the shores of Tassersuatsiak, three-day hikes are organized. Fishermen lake will be interesting by the presence of a large number of salmon, Greenland cod and trout.
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10.Ulamertorsuaq
Ulamertorsuaq is a difficult mountain in the south of Greenland. It is located near the town of Nanortalik and the Tasermiut fjord. The upper part of the mountain has a complex structure, there are four peaks with a height of 1,858 m, 1,843 m, 1,829 m and 1,825 m. Like its higher neighbor Ketil, Ulamertorsuaq is characterized by granite walls up to 1000 m high. Especially the western wall has a reputation among mountain climbers as one of the most complex large walls on earth, comparable to El Capitan or Cerro Torre.
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