Ilulissat, Greenland, 69°N, -18°C, 20/3, 11:09

Chills and thrills at the top of the world

Get to know Greenland

On paper, Greenland is a land of extremes: world’s largest island,most sparsely populated country on Earth, home to the oldest fossils and largest ice sheet outside of Antarctica, the continuous daylight in northern villages from April to August and continuous night in the winter. But on the ground, facts and figures fade in comparison to the vastness one encounters in every direction, be it the frozen mountains extending to the horizon, the sapphire blue of endless Arctic seawater, the boundless ice fields or the otherworldly quality of polar light in the summertime, brilliantly bright yet diffuse and gentle.