One of the world's emptiest places, Greenland's population lives in a number of small towns strung out along the coast, mostly on the west. There are no roads in the country, and flying is the usual method of travelling between towns. It is an autonomous country within the country of Denmark, and the opening up of Arctic resources has raised hopes for full independence.

Visitors can view icebergs and glaciers, hike in remote valleys and on the icecap which covers most of the country. Polar bears, whales, seals and other arctic life can be observed. The north has several weeks of the midnight sun in summer.


Greenland flag

Why you should go:

Go before Big Oil gets in.

Why you shouldn't:

If you wait for some of the ice to melt you will see more of it.

Map of Greenland