Greenland is the largest island in the world. Located in the northeastern part of North America, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Glacial Arctic Ocean.
84% of its territory is occupied by a thick layer of ice known as Inlandis, which in the center of the island reaches 3,000 meters thick above sea level.
Greenland, “land of men”, a place to discover
The history of Greenland is a story of life under extreme arctic conditions. It is believed that the first humans arrived in Greenland about 4 – 5000 years ago from the North American continent. There has been no evidence that Greenland was known to Europeans until the 10th century when the Icelandic Vikings led by Erik the Red settled on its southwest coast. But it was undoubtedly the Inuit people who managed to survive such extreme weather conditions, and that today continues to predominate among the different ethnic groups that inhabit this enormous ice island.