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10 Reasons Why We Should All Be Moving to Greenland Right Now

Greenland Culture
by Tina Egede Dec 26, 2017

1. It’s the coolest place on earth.

Literally the coolest place on earth with fresh air all year round. It might be cold, but with decent jumpers and good boots, you get to enjoy the humid-free and haze-free air. And don’t get fooled, summers are nice and warm.

2. You get your adrenaline fix daily.

Greenland is the place for extreme athletes who are searching for off-track adventures. With our treacherous mountains and harsh weather, you will not get a better and tougher challenge than living here.

3. There’s live music every weekend.

If there’s a pub, there’ll be live, local music on Fridays and Saturdays. There are even bigger concerts with famous bands from Greenland and Denmark every summer and winter.

4. You can enjoy the view of the icebergs in the ocean while sitting in a hot spring.

If you ever wanted to get away for the weekend to relax, head to Uunartoq in southern Greenland where you can jump in the hot spring anytime of the year and enjoy the view of the ocean filled with icebergs and snow peaked mountains behind. You can’t do that anywhere else.

5. Organic, local food is the real deal here.

In Greenland, you can hunt or fish, prepare, and cook your own food. You don’t need to ask if the food is organic and fits your sustainability standards… It does, believe me.

6. Art is everywhere.

Whether it is painting, tattoos, dancing, or jewelry made out of bones, art is important in indigenous Greenlandic culture. We test the limits and mix the old with the new, always trying new ways to create art. Even if you’re not an artist, there is always some ways to contribute or appreciate art around Greenland’s towns.

7. Sustainable public transportation

What could be more awesome than having 8-10 Greenlandic dogs pull you on a sled through the wilderness of Greenland?

8. You can hang out with the most life-loving people.

Greenlanders have an energy and love for life you won’t find anywhere else. The harsh seasons can push us mentally and physically, and we do our best to enjoy our simple life. We know how to stay warm and do comfy activities during long dark winter days, and we know how to celebrate life in the summer.

9. Unlimited sunlight

Experience 24 hours of sunlight, during which you can go hiking or sailing at any time. Imagine watching the sun slowly “setting” (it does not really set) to see it rise again only one hour later. In summer, the fun never stops in Greenland.

10. Free education, dental, and doctor visits

If the reasons above have not convinced you to move to Greenland already, these will. Free education. Free dental services. Free health care.

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