"When the ice calves off the icebergs, there is a huge explosion that sounds like a bomb."   - Mike Braniger, Key Grip on the Greatest Places Film Crew

Where is Greenland?

Iceberg & map

Harsh, forboding and almost completely buried beneath a cap of permanent ice and snow, Greenland is the world's largest island.

It is estimated some 10,000 to 15,000 icebergs are calved by Greenland's glaciers each year.

How do people live here? One way is living in spacehuts.   Take a quicktime walk around these geodesic domes.
Sled dogs are the major form of transportation here. Watch a video of sled dogs in action.


Drumming Who are the Inuit and what do they do?

Send a Greenland postcard!
The Greenlanders  
For a fictionalized account of life here, try reading Jane Smiley's The Greenlanders, available at
Read Dr. Keen's notes on Greenland.
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