Arctic Spring - Greenland
The Arctic spring is the best time to discover the polar region in its most Arctic form. Located on the west coast of Greenland, 250 km north of the Arctic Circle, Greenland’s Ilulissat is known as the capital of icebergs. It neigbours the UNESCO World Heritage, Illulissat Icefjord.
The combination of a huge pristine white ice-sheet, the dramatic sounds of fast-moving glacial ice-stream calving into the fjord makes for an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon.
There is a great chance of spotting polar bears, seals & walruses. The bird populations that have taken shelter in warmer places in winter, the razorbills, kittiwakes, skuas and puffins are slowly making their way back to the Arctic and the first nesting seabirds can be seen.
From the end of April comes the midnight sun, which means that there are 24 hours of daylight. In the mornings and evenings, the light is phenomenal.
Best time to go:
The Arctic spring in Greenland is a short, intense experience, between April to May.