Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Though physiographically a part of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally associated with Europe (specifically Norway and Denmark) for about a millennium.
Our Greenland PhotoQuest takes us to Ammassalik and surrounding areas at the heart of East Greenland’s exceptional beauty, featuring the most beautiful and unspoiled arctic areas in the world. These areas boast a mosaic of steep, dramatic mountains, countless lakes, streams and rivers, waterfalls, glaciers and green valleys. Ammassalik radiates a purity which has fascinated visitors throughout time, as it is one of the most isolated habitations in the world. The town is situated roughly 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle and has a picturesque setting in a fjord surrounded by high mountains and bisected by a small river. The Flower Valley behind the town has a unique flora and is a popular place for short or long hikes.