22 fun facts about Greenland
On a Greenland cruise with Hurtigruten, voyagers will get an authentic experience with the ancient culture and stunning wildlife. In a land dominated by ice sheets, there are limitless natural attractions. Check out these fascinating facts about the world's largest island:
1. The name Greenland means "Land of People."
2. Almost 80 percent of the land mass is covered by an ice cap and glaciers. Though a minority of land, the ice-free area is nearly as large as Sweden.
3. The Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the most productive glacier in the Northern Hemisphere.