Southernmost Greenland lives up to its name, Greenland. Agriculture is thriving here with animal husbandry and luxuriant vegetables, in contrast to the barren ice world. Contrasting together with diversity are perhaps the two words that best describe South Greenland. There are lush mountains, icebergs and pack ice, hot springs, rare minerals and interesting ruins left by the Norsemen, who disappeared 500 years ago.
Compared to the rest of Greenland, South Greenland's towns and settlements are located close together. Within a relatively short time you can visit towns and settlements or relax in one of nature's own spas by hiking, by boat or helicopter.
The country's smallest municipality is in South Greenland, with 7500 people living in three towns and 11 settlements. The whole of Greenland has an arctic climate, yet there are large differences in weather and rainfall.
There is heavy rainfall in the south - up to 1000-2000 mm. In South Greenland there are also foehn winds - warm, dry winds. In many places the temperature can be reach 20 degrees Celsius and a few sheltered valleys allow for areas with low forest-like growth.
Northern Lights, polar night, icebergs, ice sheet, glacier ice, pack ice, foehn winds.
All over Greenland there are baleen and toothed whales, seals, arctic foxes, hares and birds - eiders, loons, peregrine falcons and auks. Seals in their millions - ringed seals, bearded seals, harp seals and hooded seals live everywhere along the coasts. Occasionally, a polar bear makes it to South Greenland. It comes down the east coast on ice floes on migration from the north.