Greenland (Greenlandic: Kalaallit Nunaat; Danish: Grønland) is the world's largest non-continental island, in the far northeast of North America, largely within the Arctic Circle. Although it is still part of the Kingdom of Denmark, it was granted self-government effective in 1979, more recently it voted for more autonomy, in effect making it a separate country with formal ties to Denmark. Some inhabitants are now projecting the eventual road to independence. Copenhagen remains responsible for its foreign affairs, and of course is a source of investment.
The closest neighbouring countries are Iceland to the South-East, Canada to the West and Svalbard in Norway to the North-East.
The Greenland Tourism and Business council's official website provides a wealth of information for the would-be visitor.