Explore the world with Google’s favourite Street Views; IOL

Google’s Street View team published a list of their 15 favourite Street Views to celebrate their milestone birthday.

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10 Epic Destinations for Nature Travel; KC Dermody; Trips To Discover

There are countless places on Earth filled with natural wonders. Many of them you’re probably familiar with, like Iceland’s Golden Circle, the Hawaiian Island of Kauai and the entire country of New Zealand. But what about the places you haven’t thought about? There are some truly epic destinations to discover and enjoy without the tourist…

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52 places to go in 2020: Here’s where the New York Times says you should visit; Irish Times

Its top destinations this year include Copenhagen, Cracow, Mongolia and Ethiopia…

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Features of the Northwest Passage to see before they transform; Jared Ranahan; USA Today

The Arctic Circle boasts magnificent landscapes, unique species and thriving Inuit culture – but it’s all changing fast. Climate change is ushering in major alterations to life in the Arctic, and those living in the region must adapt to grapple with these new developments.

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30 nature photos that will change the way you see the world; Frank Olito; Insider.com

From bears fighting in Alaska to a volcano erupting in Hawaii, these pictures of nature will have you falling in love with your surroundings.

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Hiking around Ilulissat in Greenland: a complete guide; Peter; Atlas & Boots

Hiking around Ilulissat in Greenland is the quickest and easiest way to get up close and personal to the immense Ilulissat icefjord.

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Under the midnight sun: iceberg sightseeing in Ilulissat; Peter; Atlas & Boots

Iceberg sightseeing in Ilulissat is best done at night, not by moonlight, but beneath the Arctic’s infamous midnight sun.

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55 photos that capture the beauty of the world from the air; Frank Olito; Business Insider

From dunes in the African desert to icebergs in Greenland, some parts of the world are even more beautiful from a birds-eye view.

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Where You Can Hear the Fastest-Moving Glacier in the World; Stephanie Vermillion; Ozy

Visiting this remote town in Greenland is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get up close and personal with some famous ice.

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Could Greenland Be The New Alaska?; David Carlin; Forbes

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President Trump’s desire to buy Greenland has sparked both ridicule and praise. Trump’s idea recalls America’s original Arctic purchase: Alaska. So, could Greenland be the new Alaska?

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

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ilulissat: The Ultimate City Guide; Ellen Burne; TRAVELLING THE WORLD SOLO

Denmark – Ilulissat Icefjord

Given that this ‘city’ is much more of a small town, Ilulissat is the sort of place which you could go your entire life without hearing about. While this is completely understandable, it is also a little bit of a travesty.

The third largest town in Greenland may only be home to around 3500 people, but it is the sort of place that you’ll find yourself dreaming about until long after you’ve left.

Here’s how to make a visit to Ilulissat as easy and as amazing as possible.

WHEN TO GO

If you are on a budget, then you really cannot go passed the summer months of May-August. A lot of hostels in Greenland are only open in the high season – meaning that outside of these months budget accommodation is very limited.

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Hike the Ilulissat Icefjord by taking the Green Trail to Sermermiut then following the Blue Trail, Greenland; Christine Connell; Outbound Collective

Denmark – Ilulissat Icefjord

Hike along the Ilulissat Icefjord and see icebergs from one of the most active glaciers in the world. It’s easy to see why Disko Bay is an UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Hike a 6.9km trail starting from the Old Heliport in Ilulissat and ending at the Quarry in Ilulissat.  Luckily, Ilulissat is a very small town and although this hike starts and ends at different points, it’s very easy to get back to the main part of town just by looking around when you finish the hike.

From the main part of town, take Kussangajaannguaq to Alanngukasik then make a left on Kuunnguarsuk and keep walking until you reach the Old Heliport.  Here, you will see a large sign with maps of all of the trails around the icefjords.

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