Let’s go to Greenland.

Summer in Tasiilaq
Summer in Tasiilaq

It was created in beauty. One October day the temperature drops 50 degrees in four hours, and the sea is as motionless as a mirror. It’s waiting to reflect a wonder of creation. The colds and the sea glide together in a curtain of heavy gray silk. The water grows viscous and tinged with pink, like a liqueur of wild berries. A blue fog of frost smoke detaches itself from the surface of the water and drifts across the mirror. Then the water solidifies. Up out of the dark sea the cold now pulls a rose garden, a white blanket of ice blossoms formed from salt and frozen drops of water.

I’ve wanted to go to Greenland ever since reading Smilla’s Sense of Snow (a gorgeous mystery novel excerpted above that I highly recommend). Today, my wanderlust got a massive boost from Visit Greenland‘s awe-inspiring Flickr account. I have never seen so many gorgeous photos of ice and snow! There are thousands of images of glaciers glowing pink and blue, colorful homes and starry nights, wild foxes and bears and seals, and native people proudly showing off their homes. I picked a few of my favorites, after the jump:

Photo by Karsten Bidstrup
Photo by Karsten Bidstrup
Greenland town in the snow
Photo by Mads Pihl
Happy dog sled driver greenland
Photo by David Trood – Visit Greenland
Sled dogs greenland
Photo by Mads Pihl
%0APhoto by Mads Pihl Greenland
Photo by Mads Pihl / Visit Greenland
Photo by Mads Pihl
Photo by Mads Pihl
Photo by David Buchmann
Photo by David Buchmann
David Trood kid and puppy greenland
Photo by David Trood
Photo by David Buchmann
Photo by David Buchmann
Photo by Visit Greenland
Photo by Visit Greenland
Karsten Bidstrup
Photo by Karsten Bidstrup

All photos from Visit Greenland’s Flickr page. For more info on traveling to Greenland, check out Greenland.com.

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3 thoughts on “Let’s go to Greenland.

  1. Oh my word……yep, let’s go to Greenland. Being in Maine where we’ve had a real Maine winter ( as you know) it seems that the idea of going to Greenland would be out of the question. Nope, that’s my kind of world……snow, ice, remote villages. Thanks for sharing this, and we are really enjoying your blog! ( get ready for more snow there in Portland!)
    denise

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