Greenland is a self-governed Danish territory
Greenland is geographically associated with the North America but has historical ties to Europe
Greenland is the world's largest island
Greenland is the world's largest dependent territory
Greenland has the world's largest national park; Northeast Greenland National Park
81% of Greenland is cover by ice, known as the Greenlandic ice cap
Nearly all Greenlanders live along the fjords in the southwest, which has a milder climate
Greenland was granted "home rule" in 1978
Greenland is not part of the European Union despite Denmark itself being a member state
Qaqortoq is Greenland 4th largest town with only 3100 residents
Nuuk is Greenland's capital and largest city with 14,000 residents (we did not visit this city)
We caught Greenland on a beautiful day
We set off in a small fishing boat to see the giant icebergs up close
The views were some of the very best we'd experienced in all of our travels
Qaqortoq was founded in 1775
Qaqortoq has 2 reindeer farms and thirteen sheep farms
Qaqortoq means "the white"
There are incidents in which icebergs and calving glaciers have caused small boats to capsize.
The center ice cap in Greenland represents 10% of the world's total fresh water reserve
Quite a site
Michael is at this moment thinking of jumping in
This is the last photo before Michael got permanent brain freeze. See next photo:
This is real. Michael takes a dip in below freezing water with no wet suit or protection!
In the photo it may look inviting, but it's 29 degree sea water (sea water freezes at 28.6 F)
This guy is insane on and off stage!
Bring the frozen guitarist back onboard. He no longer can move his fingers (to this day)
The Ice Man is back
The Ice Man with three natural heating elements
Our ship captain doesn't know what to think
Back to shore; what a day!
Quqortoq in winter. A colorful city in any season
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