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Northeast Greenland National Park (Greenlandic: Kalaallit Nunaanni nuna eqqissisimatitaq, Danish: Grønlands Nationalpark) is the world's largest and most northerly national park. Established in 1974 and expanded to its present size in 1988, it protects 972,001 km2 (375,000 sq mi) of the interior and northeastern coast of Greenland and is bigger than all but thirty countries in the world. It was the first national park to be created in the Kingdom of Denmark and remains Greenland's only national park.
The world's largest national park shares borders, largely laid out as straight lines, with the Sermersooq municipality in the south and with the
Qaasuitsup municipality in the
Greenland along the 45° West meridian on the ice cap in the west. The large interior of the park is part of the Greenland Ice Sheet, but there are also large ice-free areas along the coast and on Peary Land in the north.
The national park has no permanent human population. In 1986, the permanent population of the park was 40, living at
Mestersvig, although 400 sites saw occasional summertime use. These 40 were involved in cleanup and closeout operations at mining exploration sites and soon left. Since then censuses have recorded zero permanent human population. Recently only 31 people and about 110 dogs were present over winter in North East Greenland, distributed among the following stations (all on the coast, except
.Mestersvig is a military outpost with a 1,800 m gravel runway located in Scoresby Land, on the southern shore of the King Oscar Fjord in
the corner of Northeast Greenland National Park. It used to be the only permanent station in Northeast Greenland National Park but all of the 1986 population of 40 has been split up into the three newer Northeast Greenland National Park research stations (Danmarkshavn, Nord and Daneborg) except a permanent population of two people, although tourists visit the station occasionally.
During summer scientists add to these numbers. The research station ZERO (Zackenberg Ecological Research Operations) 74°28′11″N 20°34′15″W can cater for over 20 scientists and station personnel.
The only people who have regular access to the area are sealers and whalers from
Ittoqqortoormiit, a town in North-Eastern Greenland.
The National Park in Greenland is an Arctic paradise and a wilderness with wildlife that cannot be matched in the inhabited areas of the country. Located in the north-eastern corner of the country, the park is larger than any other national park in the world.
However, due to its size and relative inaccessibility it is not a national park in the traditional sense.
in Northeast Greenland is the gateway to the National Park in Greenland
itself and is also one of the most remote towns in Greenland. It takes a keen
sense of adventure, and an appetite for the unexpected to venture into this
region but anyone who does so wil be more than rewarded by humbling and
Sund in North-East Greenland is the world's longest fjord, 350 km long.
The fjord is named after William Scoresby located in Ittoqqortoormiit (Danish name: Scoresby). - - Or, The world's longest Fjord is located in the gateway to the world's largest Notionalpark.
The southern coast of the fjord has large steep mountains and fjord's south coast marks the organic system to transition from the high Arctic to central Arctic. Inside the large fjord system, the climate is more protected. Whales, dolphins hares, musk oxen and seabirds can often be observed and icebergs kælves each year in the fjord, from several glacier outlets.
What are Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis?We
are North of the Arctic Circle, and in summer the sun shines 24 hours a day for later this year to turn black and leave the stage to the colorful northern lights
- Aurora Borealis.
Hook a cod or a redfish or a heavyweight Greenland shark
You will often meet wild animals, on land, at sea and in the air
World class ice and mountains!
Hospitality is the bedrock of all Greenlandic homes. And it's catching!
Sail on Greenland's highway, for fantastic outdoor experiences
Ice, whales and steep mountains. Lean back in the sun and enjoy the view
See colourful flora, untouched wrecks and blue-white icebergs
Feel the rush as the 12 dogs pull away
Sailing is as natural as driving a car. You just get more out of it
Tassa mamaq!, that means â€œIt tastes goodâ€ in Greenlandic
Expand your mind and listen to the locals tell their stories
Even from above, the scale of Greenland is overwhelming
From the mountain tops through virgin snow, spectacular skiing
Go from cabin to cabin or sleep under flapping canvas
Sit back in nature's own bathtub. 38Â°C, overlooking icebergs
Ice fishing with long lines and hot coffee. That's how you catch halibut
Nature's masterpieces. Born from the inland ice, heading for the sea
Isfjorden is on the World Heritage List, the only place in Greenland as yet.
A strong culture deeply rooted in the past
If you don't sea kayak in Greenland, where do you?
When time is a relative concept and it's light 24/7
A vibrant culture unites old and new
Kangerlussuaq, home to large herds of musk oxen, on your doorstep
The gentle green southern landscape enticed Erik the Red and the Norsemen
Worlds best view of the Northern Lights in the night sky
The Greenlandic char is a true fighter and found in rivers and fjords
A regular activity for de locals, a challenge for visitors
On the trail of mountain hares and grouse
In flat areas, it is like flying over a white carpet
Souvenirs capture the soul and good memories
For those with a penchant for world class adventure
A look at the gigantic ice sheet is something you'll never forget.
Bringing down reindeer and musk oxen is no mean feat
Watch the elegant giants at play, splashing tails and fins
Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis