Greenland | Expedition Leader, Colby Brokvist
Today we’re headed a bit off the beaten path, to the world’s largest island of Greenland. Though often called the land of ice and snow, in the summer you can find wildflowers, berries, beautiful fjords, and a robust local culture.
Whether you’re looking to escape the frenzy of cities and popular tourist destinations, have an interest in marine life, or are fascinated by having an authentic experience with Inuit culture – Greenland is for you.
Our guest today is Colby Brokvist, the lead Expedition Leader for Natural Habitat’s trips in Eastern Greenland. This part of the island is far less visited than the west, and Colby tells us how that makes for amazing natural experiences as well as cultural immersion.
We chat on everything from Viking escapades, to the food, to some incredible wildlife experiences.
Listen to hear:
- 02:43 – Why Greenland is a magical fantasy land
- 05:04 – What the overview of the country is
- 08:09 – About the history of Greenland
- 15:04 – How the holidays are celebrated
- 20:33 – What the local cuisine is here like
- 21:36 – How the island’s geography shaped its culture
- 25:27 – What makes Greenland unique
- 28:09 – About “Basecamp Greenland”
- 31:43 – Why there are plenty of activities for travelers here
- 37:48 – What the most crazy wildlife experience for him was
- 39:25 – How he has a favorite memory of a past guest
- 40:59 – About Colby’s favorite choices
- 45:51 – What you will learn about the world and humanity by visiting Greenland