As a former Danish colony and a current district of Greenland is politically part of Europe. In terms of geography Greenland is part of the North American continent. Less than 20% of the surface of Greenland is habitable as the rest is covered in ice. Flights to Greenland’s cities, which lay mainly along the island’s coasts, connect through Denmark or Iceland. Transportation between towns tends to be by boat, plane or snowmobile.
When you think of Island hopping it’s not likely that Greenland comes to mind, but Greenland actually has the distinction of being the world’s largest island. Much of the water surrounding Greenland is unnavigable most of the year due to ice cover. However, cruising is actually one of the best ways to see Greenland. Most cruises occur during summer or fall. There are also a handful of land tours for those who are interested in some very demanding hiking and camping
Things to do
- Northeast Greenland National Park
- Visit the remote settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit
- Explore flora, fauna & wildlife in a Zodiac
- Hunt for the Northern Lights
- Whale and Dolphin Watching in Greenland Sea
- Northwest Spitsbergen National Park
- Visit an ancient Thule settlement in Eastern Greenland
- Ilimanaq Lodge, Disko Bay
- Seaman’s Hotel Sisimiut
- Hotel Icefiord
- Hotel Kulusuk
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Affectionately referred to as “MoBay,” Montego Bay lies on the northwest coast of Jamaica and pulses with the energy of authentic Jamaican life.
MoBay is home to some of the island’s most scenic beaches. At the popular Doctor’s Cave Beach you’ll find scores of visitors enjoying the warm waters. Another popular seaside retreat is Cornwall Beach.
Animal lovers can head south to Dolphin Cove in Lucea, Hanover, just 40 minutes outside of MoBay. This marine attraction offers close encounters with dolphins and other aquatic creatures.
History and culture buffs should visit the Bellefield Great House and Gardens, one of the oldest sugar plantations in Jamaica. Steeped in history, mystery and magic, Rose Hall Great House offers a slice of colonial life reminiscent of the 1770s. Legend has it that the ghost of Annie Palmer still haunts the mansion today.
St. James Parish Church was built between 1775 and 1782 in the shape of a Greek cross and is regarded as one of Jamaica’s finest churches.
Nearby Good Hope Estate offers tours of the property that can be thrilling — think river tubing and zip lining — or more relaxed affairs, like a high tea service.
If you are looking for a few souvenirs, you can find interesting gifts at The Shoppes at Rose Hall. Half Moon Shopping Village may also be worth visiting, and the downtown Craft Market houses homemade items like straw hats and bags. The Old Fort Craft Park offers a broad variety of handicrafts hawked by 180 highly competitive vendors. The Harbour Street Craft Market is also known for good deals on Jamaican memorabilia.
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