Greenland is located east of northern Canada and is the largest Island in the world. It possesses nearly 8% of the Earth's grounded ice and some of the world's largest glaciers. Occupying over half of the island north of the Arctic Circle, Greenland offers a scenic landscape of icy glaciers and wildlife. Politically, the island is a part of Europe, but geographically it sits closer to North America. Although small in number, the native Intuit people who inhabit Greenland live in close-knit villages and towns.