Stripy cliffs in Segelsällskarpet Fjord, Northeast Greenland National Park

Credit: Peter Prokosch

Northeast Greenland National Park  is the world’s largest and most northerly national park. It is the largest protected land area in the world.  Established in 1974 and expanded to its present size in 1988, it protects 972,001 km2 (375,000 sq mi) of the interior and northeastern coast of Greenland and is bigger than all but twenty-nine countries in the world. It was the first national park to be created in the Kingdom of Denmark and remains Greenland’s only national park.

Stripy cliffs

1,900m-high, stripy cliffs in Segelsällskarpet Fjord. The colorful layers are part of the Eleonore Bay group and are made up of alternating layers of limestone, dolomite, mud rocks and Quartzite’s. Northeast Greenland National Park (Greenlandic: Kalaallit Nunaanni nuna eqqissisimatitaq, Danish: Grønlands Nationalpark) is the world’s largest and most northerly national park. Established in 1974 and expanded to its present size in 1988, it protects 972,001 km2 of the interior and northeast

Photo Copyright © Peter Prokosch

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