We’re now in the month of December, one of the most popular months concerning Greenland even though many Americans don't realize this. In many Scandinavian and European countries Santa Claus is said to live in Greenland, which is just one of many reasons why Greenland is an extraordinary place around Christmas.
Greenland Is Always Worth a visit. It isn’t as the name signals, green, but is in fact covered with ice and snow almost all over. The great amount of snow and ice makes Greenland a regular paradise for winter sports, even though you can go skiing, hiking and dog sledding throughout the year, even in the summer months. But there are certain things you can only experience in the dark Greenlandic nights, such as the Northern Lights. Another significant thing about winter in Greenland, is the nation’s connection to Christmas and Santa Claus.
Why You Should Visit Greenland During Winter
Greenland is especially interesting to visit right now, since we’ve entered the Christmas month. Greenland is an essential part of Christmas in large parts of Europe and Scandinavia, because the island is believed to be the home of Santa Claus and his toy workshop. Apart from visiting Santa Claus’ big red mail box in Ilulissat and joining the natives at ‘kaffemik’ with coffee, mulled wine, cake and other Christmas treats. There really is a lot of other things to experience during Christmas in Greenland. One of the most famous sights in Greenland is the Northern Lights, known as one of The Big Arctic Five, a short list of must-see attractions coined by Visit Greenland. The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, lights up the Arctic night sky from September to April, and provides the viewer with a free once-in-a-lifetime experience. Kangerlussuaq's airport settlement and the Ice Cap are particularly great viewing spots for catching the multicolored light show, due to the flat scenery and the fact that the sky isn’t disturbed by artificial lights. If you don’t go to Greenland to visit Santa Claus, you should go there to experience the miracle of the Arctic Winter nights.
Greenland - Santa Claus’ Alternative Home?
Americans and Europeans both have tales about Santa Claus, but they don't agree on where Santa Claus lives. While many Europeans believe Santa Claus lives in Greenland, most Americans believe he lives at the North Pole, 459.81 miles from Greenland's northernmost point. According to Canada Post, Santa Claus lives in an area of the North Pole which is located within Canadian jurisdiction, in the postal code H0H 0H0, which makes Santa Claus a Canadian citizen.
Even though we disagree upon whether or not Santa Claus lives in Greenland, we share the love of Christmas and the beauty of winter. A beauty which can be found in snow, ice and Christmas lights - plus the Northern Lights.
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