If you look at the map of Greenland, you will see that 80% of its surface is covered with an ice sheet. Then why do they call it Greenland? There are several explanations as to why viking Erik the Red, the first European to step on this land, called it a green land. One version goes that it was a PR-trick to attract more settlers to this severe region. We personally think that such a name might have crossed his mind after Erik the Red visited Disko Island, the greenest corner of Greenland. You will see it for yourself when going on a trek along a picturesque route to the waterfalls of the Wind Valley, basalt cliffs, and black beach. The trek continues along the gulf and you will get a good view of gigantic icebergs from there.