In the northernmost parts of Greenland the midnight sun
began to shine in April, and during May it will also appear in the Disko Bay area. In Ilulissat
the sun is visible around the clock from May 24 until July 24. The permanent light makes flowers and plants grow rapidly. The landscape turns green.
Generally, travel agencies
and local tourist offices
are ready for the coming season with new programs.
This month several expeditions will cross the Greenland ice cap - a highly demanding journey of at least 700 kilometers. The spring and the early summer is the best time for the crossing as the melting of surface ice later in the summer creates obstacles.
Most expeditions cross the ice cap from east to west, from Ammassalik to Kangerlussuaq, but a few go west to east and some choose longer and even more demanding routes. While most expeditions walk others use ski or dog-sledges
, during the last years a few expeditions have even paraglided.