Travel Through Time in Greenland The sense of time is unique in Greenland. In some towns, for example, there is no night but rather light around the clock in the late spring and early summer. With an area three times the size of Texas and only 55,000 residents, there is plenty of room to play — virtually all of it undisturbed, virgin arctic wilderness. And historic activities and traditions, like dog-sledding, are still much a part of the fascinating culture of Greenland.
ISLANDS contributing writer-photographer Jad Davenport recently went on a cruise to Greenland along the route mapped above, where he ended up commandeering the ship to take himself and even the passengers on a hunt for a lost Viking settlement that mysteriously vanished centuries ago. See Jad’s video and read his article “Greenland’s Ghost” from the November 2009 issue.
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