Visiting Greenland can feel a bit surreal due to its completely unique landscape. A massive ice sheets cover the center of the country and is only interrupted by gorgeous mountain peaks and steep fjords that lead down to the shimmering sea. Heading out on a pair of cross-country skis is a great way to see as much of the pristine landscape as possible.
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What’s the weather like?
During April, average daily temperatures in Greenland range from -3 ºC to -10 ºC (26 ºF to 14ºC) and often feel colder due to windchill. April is also the driest time of year in Greenland
How to get there:
Most cross-country skiing trips to Greenland will begin with a flight into Reykjavik Airport (RKV), in Iceland, or Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ). Most guides will opt to meet you atoen of these airports and arrange transport to the start of the trip
Sprawling over 2,166,086 square kilometers (836,330 square miles), Greenland is the largest island in the world. The vast majority of this sparsely populated and glaciated island is covered in a series of massive glaciers, which makes it perfect for all kinds of cross-country skiing expeditions. While few people opt to cross the interior of the continent, due to massive crevasses and a lack of viable support options, it is still possible for hardy explorers. However, most cross-country skiers will opt to head to the eastern or western coastline. Among the most popular options is to head to the Ammassalik region of Greenland and spend a week or two cross country skiing up through various Inuit villages. This region of southeast Greenland is quite remote and promises large stretches of uninterrupted countryside and plenty of great cross-country skiing terrain
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