Coastline of Greenland

Coastline of Greenland

Region: Arctic

Destinations: Greenland

Glaciers, Icebergs and Mountains

​Heavily indented with numerous fjords, the coast is formed by spectacular high mountains, 2000 meters (6500 feet) high cliffs and innumerable glaciers. The large glaciers produce the huge cathedral-like ice-bergs that are abundant in the Greenlandic waters.

The Greenland coastline

Marine Mammals

Greenland and its surrounding waters are home to an impressive array of wildlife. Especially marine mammals such as Fin, Minke and Humpback whales, Narwhal and Beluga (white whales) are frequently seen. Blue whale, Sperm whale and Pilot whale are also seen occasionally.

Icebergs near the coast of East Greenland

Birds and Terrestrial Mammals

There are about 52 bird species on the island. Greenland is home to more terrestrial mammal species than Spitsbergen: Arctic Wolf, Arctic Fox, Ermine, Collared Lemming, Musk Ox and the Arctic Hare. The polar bear is rarely seen on the west coast, but is regularly seen on the northern and north-eastern coasts.

Sunset on the coastline of East Greenland

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