“We’re not for sale,” says Greenland’s foreign minister; Reuters

tour_img-1966492-148

Read more from source

Advertisements

Tourists Trampling World Heritage Site In Denmark; Christian W; Copenhagen Post

Wadden Sea nature gem under pressure from thoughtless visitors.

Source: The Copenhagen Post – Danish News in English

Sailing Greenland on 90ft Truly Classic superyacht Acadia; Toby Hodges; Yachting World

These extraordinary photos show Greenland in all its beauty, shot during a unique voyage on Mark Rohr’s 90ft sloop Acadia…

Source: Sailing Greenland on 90ft Truly Classic superyacht Acadia

The World’s Fastest Glacier Is Loud, Dangerous, and Transfixing; Matthew H Birkhold; Atlas Obscura

For those in the Greenlandic town of Ilulissat, it’s also an enchanting neighbor.

Source: The World’s Fastest Glacier Is Loud, Dangerous, and Transfixing

A Guide to the UNESCO Sites in Denmark; Camila Luise Buschle; Scandinavia Standard

Find out about Denmark’s seven UNESCO heritage sites including the village of Christiansfeld, Jelling runestones, Stevns Klint, and the Wadden Sea. Learn about each site, when it was classified as a heritage site, and the history of each location.

Source: A Guide to the UNESCO Sites in Denmark

The Little-Known Danish Coastal Getaway Locals Love and Travelers Overlook; Lyndsey Matthews; Afar

Source: The Little-Known Danish Coastal Getaway Locals Love and Travelers Overlook

10 destinations for a family holiday inspired by Shakespeare; Sarah Rodrigues; Telegraph

Source: 10 destinations for a family holiday inspired by Shakespeare

Traveler’s Guide to Ilulissat, Greenland; Lina Stock; Divergent Travelers

Everything you need to know about visiting Ilulissat, Greenland. Things to do in Ilulissat, where to stay, how to get there, best time to go and more.

Source: Traveler’s Guide to Ilulissat, Greenland | Divergent Travelers

Things That Surprised Me About Traveling to Greenland; Amanda Williams; A Dangerous Business

When you hear ‘Greenland,’ what immediately comes to mind? For me, it used to be a remote, ice-covered place that seemed slightly mysterious and even a little intimidating. Before starting to plan a trip to Greenland of my own, I assumed that it was the sort of country that was only really enjoyed by the most intrepid of travelers. But, as I’ve learned recently, Greenland isn’t ‘just’ for travelers who love hiking off-grid and roughing it in the wilderness.

Source: Things That Surprised Me About Traveling to Greenland

Trekking through fire and ice on Greenland’s 102-mile Arctic Circle Trail; Dina Mishev; Washington Post

From sunburn to Gore-Tex on a nine-day wilderness hike across one of the island’s largest expanses of ice-free terrain.

Source: Trekking through fire and ice on Greenland’s 102-mile Arctic Circle Trail

UNESCO announces 19 new World Heritage Sites for 2018; Randy Lai; Lifestyle Asia

Hold onto your hats: UNESCO just announced 19 more culturally, historically and naturally significant World Heritage Sites for your travel bucket list.

Source: UNESCO announces 19 new World Heritage Sites for 2018

UNESCO has revealed seven new sites in Europe – which will you visit?; Rosie Gizauskas; The Sun

UNESCO has revealed the new places that are being added to its World Heritage list for 2018. The organisation adds new locations to its list of protected sites each year that are culturally, histor…

Source: UNESCO has revealed seven new sites in Europe – which will you visit?

In Greenland: UNESCO Creates New World Heritage Site; Peter Sinclair; Climate Crocks

Greenlandic Broadcasting: Saturday, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Church announces that the UNESCO World Heritage Site has been successful. This happens after several years of work from Na…

Source: In Greenland: UNESCO Creates New World Heritage Site

Inuit hunting grounds in Greenland get Unesco heritage status; AFP

Inuit hunting grounds in the Arctic circle were given Unesco World Heritage status on Saturday, the UN agency announced at a meeting in the Bahraini capital Manama.

Source: Inuit hunting grounds in Greenland get Unesco heritage status

Denmark’s Most Famous Castle: Kronborg; Susmita Sengupta GoNOMAD Travel

Kronborg Castle in Helsingor is the most famous castle in Denmark, and was immortalized by Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Touring the castle and the surrounding town, and taking a coffee break in the fine restaurant at the castle.

Source: Denmark’s Most Famous Castle: Kronborg – GoNOMAD Travel

The Top 10 Most Amazing Fjords in the World; Luxatic

Denmark – Ilulissat Icefjord

Though usually associated with Norway, fjords are found in many places throughout the globe, such as Alaska, Chile, New Zealand, Labrador, British Columbia and quite a few more. They are formed by glaciers through cutting a U-shaped valley in the terrain, with some being formed a long, long time ago, and others in the process today.

The word fjord comes indeed from Norwegian and it means a long narrow body of water, channel or inlet. The reason why many people associate fjords with Norway alone is the fact that this country does have some of the most impressive fjords in the world, thus making it the prime tourist attraction when it comes to these monumental land formations.

Let’s now take a look at The Top 10 Fjords in the World, the ones that are the most beautiful and that impress the most:

10. Howe Sound – Canada

Situated to the northwest of Vancouver, Canada, the Howe Sound fjord is more like a triangular network of fjords and islands, with high peaks sticking out of the sea in a marvelous natural show of beauty.

Read more from source: The Top 10 Most Amazing Fjords in the World

Have you driven to a fjord lately?; Marina McCready; Yukon News

Denmark – Ilulissat Icefjord

Greenland visit caps off an epic trip through the Northwest Passage.

How exciting to wake up anchored off the Greenland community of Ilullissat, a tidy collection of very colourful buildings huddled amongst dark bedrock. We went ashore bright and early and landed at a dock in a small protected harbour crammed with fishing boats.

Once ashore I walked up the very narrow streets trying hard not to get killed by some very aggressive local drivers. The town is much larger and brighter than the Canadian Arctic communities we had visited. I headed straight for the famous Illulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The road led past hundreds of sled dogs chained up on the outskirts of town. I learned later that there are almost as many dogs as people (population 4,500) in Illulissat.

Read more

Step Into a Piece of Shakespeare’s World with a Signature Experience in Copenhagen; Daniel; Holland America Blog

Denmark – Kronborg Castle

Copenhagen is a can’t-miss destination when exploring the Baltic Sea on a cruise with Holland America Line. The city’s old cobbled streets, brightly colored harbor and the tower- and turret-dotted skyline lend a fairy-tale charm that make Denmark’s capital one of the easiest European cities to love.

For the 2018 season, Holland America is providing guests with an exclusive opportunity to be enthralled in a piece of Danish history with the Copenhagen Signature Experience: A Night at Kronborg Castle. Our new signature Experiences, like the one at Copenhagen, give guests a couple of extra days before the cruise to get to know some of the world’s most beloved cities more intimately.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kronborg Castle is a Renaissance masterpiece and has been immortalized by one phrase: “To be, or not to be…”.

Read more

Bring on Valhalla: on the Viking trail in Denmark; Kari Herbert; The Guardian

Denmark – Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church

West Jutland is bringing old Norse culture to life with interactive attractions alongside historic sites and nature trails. Mother and daughter immerse themselves in a land of legend.

The longhouse is warm and dark. Embers smoulder in a fire-pit in the centre of the hall; above it hang blackened joints of meat. The air is thick with wood smoke. As our eyes adjust to the gloom, we make out the wide seating platforms, strewn with sheepskins on one side, and heavy chairs on the other. Shields and tapestries line the walls and carved wooden figures stand guard.

My daughter Nell and I have come to West Jutland to join a “Viking trail” and to visit some of the area’s historic sites and new attractions.

Read more

Marshes, mud flats and migrating birds on Denmark’s Wadden Sea; Oliver Lowenstein; The Guardian

A futuristic thatched visitor centre is the latest focal point in Denmark’s Unesco-listed coastal national park, perfect for twitchers, cyclists and oyster lovers.

Eastwards, the view feels like it goes on for a thousand miles. It must be 15km or maybe 20. Looking west, the sight lines are just as flat, though here the low-lying vistas are marshy, with rivulets snaking their way across the flat sands to the North Sea proper, several kilometres further downstream. In a country that has barely a hill to its name, south-west Jutland is Denmark at its flattest.

The Wadden Sea, running from the northern Netherlands across Germany’s north coast and up Denmark’s west coast past the city of Esbjerg, is one of the world’s largest and Europe’s longest continuous stretch of wetlands.

Read more