Tag: Greenland

Why Greenland Is Not That Green And Iceland Not That Icy?

It is quite interesting to observe the fact that most of the terrain of Greenland is not that green and, likewise, that most of Iceland isn’t as ice capped as Greenland. But if Greenland is not that green and Iceland is not that icy, how come they ended up named so? Historical background Putting aside…


The Norse Settlement Of Greenland And The Mystery Behind Its Vanishment

Some of Greenland’s islands were discovered sometime during the 10th century by an Icelandic Viking by the name Gunnbjörn Ulfsson and his crew, who were blown off course from Norway to Iceland. His life, deeds, and this voyage are briefly documented in the Icelandic saga ‘Landnámabók’ (‘The Book of the Settlements’ in translation). These islands…


Discover The Hvalsey Church, Greenland

The ruins of the Hvalsey church from southern Greenland represent the best preserved historical evidence of a past Norse settlement in the region during the Middle Ages. Geographically, the site on which the church was built is located on a narrow strip of land facing a fjord, in the proximity of the small town of…


10 Facts You Should Know About Greenland

Below you can read a list of ten facts you should know about Greenland. 10. Roughly 80% of Greenland’s total area is ice-capped. However, the remainder ice free territory of the island accounts for nearly the total area of Sweden. 9. As of 2015, the island has a total population of 55,847 permanent residents. Of…


The Mystery Behind The Lost Vikings Of Greenland (Documentary)

The mystery behind the lost Vikings of Greenland ‘The west coast of Greenland was the site of a thriving Viking colony for hundreds of years. Originally settled by explorers who had bravely sailed across the treacherous North Atlantic from their homes in Scandinavia, the Greenland outpost grew into a farming community of thousands. And then…