Northeast Greenland National Park is in Northern Greenland. Northeast Greenland National Park is the largest National Park in the world.
The park was created in 1974, although it has since been expanded from its original size.
Greenland is a very mountainous country, where valleys which are often a few thousand feet deep. Glaciers and fjords dominate the glacial valleys. However, further inland, an ice sheet covers Greenland's surface, creating flat terrain at an elevation of several thousand feet.
Flora and faunaEdit
Due to its northern location, plants and animals in Northeast Greenland National Park are limited.
The park is home to an estimated 40% of the world population of musk ox.
All of northern Greenland is cold. However, the coldest regions of Greenland are the inland regions, which are coldest due to their high elevation. For example, in Summit Camp, temperatures regularly get below -20 degrees Fahrenheit. (The location of Summit Camp is shown further down the page)
Fees and permitsEdit
Essentially, one is free to explore the park. However, for those who are not used to being in such remote circumstances, it is probably best to stay closer to tourist guides than polar bears.
On the coast, one can see glaciers and musk oxen; inland is dominated by the continental ice sheet.
The Kaiser Franz Joseph Fjord is a destination in Northeast Greenland. It can be reached on a 50 Degrees North Tour.
Explore the park.
Buy, eat, and drinkEdit
There are no shops, restaurants, coffee shops or bars in Northeast Greenland Park.
No one permanently lives in the area, so there will not be any lodging.
Bring your own tent and camping materials.
Everywhere in Northeast Greenland National Park is "backcountry". One can travel for hundreds of miles and not see one sign of habitation.
There are polar bears for a start. Also, the park is extremely remote, so if something goes terribly wrong, there is little hope for rescue.