Venturing into the northern cap of the globe offers all sorts of unexpected glories. Often overlooked, Greenland is a particular gem of the Arctic; its landscapes are spread with a rare sparseness, and breathtaking natural phenomena like the Northern Lights give it a glimmer. This week we’re teaming up with our friends at Quark Expeditions and Visit Greenland to delve deeper into what Greenland travel is like, so whether you’re an old pro or just dreaming about a trip, we want you in the conversation!
This Thursday, 12/3 at 2pm ET, we’ll be joined by co-hosts with considerable Greenland know-how.
Lonely Planet (@lonelyplanetUSA): travel experts & guidebook publishers, named Greenland one of the top places to visit in 2016.
Jens Notroff (@vagabondslog): archaeologist & traveller who has taken several trips to Greenland.
If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below:
Q1 – 2:00pm EST
Welcome to our #PassionPassport chat on Greenland! Where are you joining us from?
Q2 – 2:05pm EST
In 3 words, what’s your first impression of Greenland? If you’ve been, was it proved/disproved?
Q3 – 2:10pm EST
The Northern Lights, the Midnight Sun, the Ice Sheet — which of Greenland’s stunning natural features would you most like to see?
Q4 – 2:15pm EST
Greenland is famously isolated. Do you think a trip there is better relished alone or with companions?
Q5 – 2:20pm EST
Would your visit to Greenland find you along the coastal towns like Nuuk and Sisimiut, or adventuring deep in the interior?
Q6 – 2:25pm EST
With its interior Ice Sheet, Greenland is best explored by boat. What’s the most epic nautical adventure you’ve been on?
Q7 – 2:30pm EST
What is one hesitation you have about traveling to Greenland?
Q8 – 2:35pm EST
Greenland is home to many peoples. Which deep-rooted culture (such as Inuit or Norse) might you want to explore? Why?
Q9 – 2:40pm EST
Which of Greenland’s many outdoor activities would you most want to partake in?
Q10 – 2:45pm EST
Highly susceptible to climate change, do you feel an urgency to visit Greenland before it changes too much?
Q11 – 2:50pm EST
What can we do, as travelers in Greenland, to take this dramatic change into account?
Q12 – 2:55pm EST
What travel story revolving around Greenland do you think is an important one to tell?