Northeast Greenland National Park is the largest national park in the world, boasting 375,000 square miles (972,000 square kilometers) of wilderness. The park has remained wild in part because its harsh arctic environment is better suited to polar bears than humans. The park is a major breeding area for the bears and also shelters forty percent of the world's muskox population.
Arctic foxes, collared lemmings and arctic hares are also found in this designated UNESCO biosphere reserve, and gray wolves may migrate to the park from Ellesmere Island.
Many marine mammals are also present: the Atlantic walrus, harp seal, hooded seal, bearded seal, narwhal and white whale.
Many migratory birds come to the preserve to breed, including snowy owls, gyrfalcons, sanderlings, great northern divers, barnacle and pink-footed geese and common and king eiders.
Images of Harp Seal and Polar Bear copyright Jupiter Media Images.
ARCTIC CRUISES TO NORTH-
EAST GREENLAND NP
The Polar Star
Department of Environment and Nature,
The Greenland Home Rule Authorities,
P.O. Box 1614,