Greenland is the biggest island of the planet with the total area of 2 166 086 square kilometers. Being located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans it has over 85% of the territory covered with ice. The western areas of the island, which spread along the coastline and are not covered with the ice sheet, are relatively densely populated while the eastern ones are mostly desolate landscapes and drifting icebergs. Glaciers of Greenland produce 10 to 15 thousand icebergs a year, when big chunks of ice break off of them and get washed out into the ocean.
You can only get here by plane via the former US air force stations – the airports of Kangerlussuaq in the west and Narsarsuaq in the south. The cities are not connected by roads, so you can only move around by plane, helicopter or ship.
The most active glacier of the northern hemisphere is located in Ilulissat – the city which name literally translates as "iceberg". And this name speaks for itself as travelers from all over the world flock here to watch icebergs break off and drift into the ocean at the speed of 20-35 meters a day. About 20 billion tons of ice a year come from the Ilulissat fjord, which is situated to the west from Disko island and is included into the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.
Aasiaat is called the Whale Capital of Greenland as each summer it attracts thousands of adventure seekers willing to take a swim in the company of whales. They also can't but try riding a dog sled on Disko island, which is on the list of world's 100 biggest island and the second biggest island of Greenland. The Lyngmark glacier is the only place in Greenland you can give dog sled riding a go in summer.
Okkaatsut settlement has 46 people living in it at the moment and there's a school, a church, a store and even a restaurant here, which is located in an old colonial period building. But the place still remembers the times when it was a Dutch whale hunting station and whale sightings are still really frequent in this area.
During the arctic summer the sun never sets in Greenland and it's probably the best place to experience this unique phenomenon. In Ilulissat it lasts from May, 25th till June, 25th, so it might be sunny in Ilulissat even when the clock strikes midnight.