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Street View highlights Greenland’s natural beauty and ancient ruins

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If you’ve long had an inkling that Greenland is one of the most beautiful places on the planet but up to now haven’t followed through with research to confirm your hunch, now’s your chance.

Thanks to Google and its globetrotting Street View team, a selection of the enormous island’s stunning sights can now be enjoyed at your leisure.

The new panoramic imagery takes in Greenland’s “glorious natural wonders and historical sites….fjords, waterfront vistas, Norse ruins and more,” Street View’s Alex Starns says in a blog post introducing the new content.

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Brattahlid, where Erik the Red established a Viking colony in 982. Image used with permission by copyright holder

The quickest way to see the best of Street View’s latest 360-degree imagery is to head over to Google’s special ‘Greenland highlights‘ page, which pulls together some stand-out material, among it Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site and currently Greenland’s most popular tourist destination; the Norse ruins of the Hvalsey Church; and Nuutoqaq, a colonial harbor featuring historical monuments to local heroes.

Once a province of Denmark, Greenland – most of which lies within the Arctic Circle – gained status as an autonomous Danish dependent territory back in 1979. It’s one of the largest islands on the planet and currently has a population of less than 60,000, making it one of the most sparsely populated regions in the world.

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