There were some really cool views of the southern coast of Greenland on the flight back from Iceland to the United States (location at Google Maps). Glaciers, mountain ranges and thousands of icebergs could be seen. It was an awesome sight.

The Greenland Ice Sheet covers over 80 percent of the island. The ice sheet contains the second largest ice body in the world, after the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Then why is icy Greenland called Greenland, and Iceland (where there is a fair amount of green), called Iceland? They should switch names. Actually, the Viking Erik the Red (the father of Leif Erikson) named the icy island Greenland in hopes that a pleasant name would attract new settlers.

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