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    Whale watching

    by TheView Written Mar 16, 2012

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    The season for whale watching runs from end of May until end of August, there are whales around Greenland all year round, but the big migration of humpback and minke whales brings them from their winter stay near Canada back to the cost of Greenland for a summer fest of eating here. The show the humpback whales can put on is just amazing they can jump clear out of the water with their giant body is just a thing you have to see for yourself or they might just lay in the surface and flap a fin in the water. If you have the nerve and skills to handle a possible flip over I recommend seeing whales close up from a kayak

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    Kulusuk - from the air

    by glenn57 Updated Jan 2, 2005

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    The area around Kulusuk is stunning from the air. All you see is blue water, grey mountains, and snow and ice, for miles. This contrasts sharply with the west coast, which is very green in the summer.

    Kayaking tours are popular here.

    Kulusuk area from the air

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    Nuuks arts museum

    by TheView Written Apr 15, 2012

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    In an old church building a little walk from the town centre you find a little art museum. It holds lots of mimic art but also a few abstract things. It also displays traditional bone/teat carvings named Tupilaqs that are very fine in the museum lobby you can buy some of the better ones I have seen in my time in Greenland, they are expensive but also very fine souvenirs.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupilaq

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    Visit Gronnedal

    by Mr.Mora Written Feb 21, 2007

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    Gronnedal (in danish Grønnedal) means the green valley is the danish naval base in the south of Greenland called Greenlands Command. It´s a beautiful area placed in the Arsuk Fjord - maybe one of the most beautiful areas in Greenland. You can reach this fantastic place either by the coast to line (only to Arsuk) or by helicopter from Narssarssuaq. From Gronnedal you have splendid possibilities for hiking and getting magnificent experiences in the nature. It is possible to rent a room or a house in Ivittut, a closed mining village a short drive from Gronnedal.

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    Greenlands national museum

    by TheView Written Apr 15, 2012

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    In the Capital city Nuuk you find the national museum. It holds an ethnographic collection with little historical displays of living standards and different geographic and historical dresses. The jewel in the collection is 4 people buried in there full dresses in the year 1475 their cause of dead is unknown, their bodies have been very well preserved. The most touching is the little baby boy.

    Unicorn horns
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    There are several nice hikes...

    by Tahiti_Bob Written Feb 25, 2003

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    There are several nice hikes around Narsarsuaq (an international airport lies there in the middle of nowhere). For instance, to watch a glacier flowing into a fjord (picture). Or getting to the icecap.
    The ruins of Erik the Red viking first settlement in Greenland lie nearby. There is also a small but interesting museum devoted mainly to the huge US airbase that was built there during WWII.
    First time in my life I saw icebergs for real! (fairly small ones, actually)

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    Seeing the mountains from the sky

    by a5floor Updated Aug 22, 2010

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    In 2010 I was flying from Amsterdam (the Netherlands) to Toronto (Canada). During this flight it was sunny above the clowds. This way we could see the top of the mountains above the clowds!! Really amazing to see them. Was the first time I saw them.

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    Qaqortoq : the biggest town...

    by Tahiti_Bob Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Qaqortoq : the biggest town (pop. 3500) in South Greenland.
    You can stroll through the town, visit the fishing harbor and its fish/seal meat market, visit the seal skin tannery. There is also an interesting museum on the Inuits.
    There are also nice walks on the surrounding hills overlooking fjords. With some luck, you can watch whales in the distance swimming in the deep blue water dotted with icebergs drifting away.

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    Brattahlid.

    by Bjorgvin Updated Sep 5, 2002

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    Eric the Red’s farmstead, Brattahlid (Qassiarsuk), near present Julianehaab in the southern settlement at Osterbygd. He resisted in vein the introduction (c. 1000) of Christianity by his son Leif Ericsson. Eric’s wife Thjodhild then had a small church built. Its ruins are still visible. So are ruins of other houses built by the settlers.

    Ruins in Brattahlid.

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    Mountain climbing is possible...

    by ClaesDenmark Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Mountain climbing is possible practically everywhere in Greenland. Nanortalik in the southernmost Greenland challenges mountaineers from all over the world with tall and impressive peeks, some over 2,000 meters high. Other mountaineers prefer to climb down into the ice cap

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    Among other things then skiing...

    by ClaesDenmark Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Among other things then skiing on Greenland is a speciality. Greenland has commited itself to tourism as one of the country's mainstay industries. And with such magnificent natural scenery, a clean environment, an exciting culture and such potential for activity, Greenland will be an attractive travel destination in the years to come

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    Kangerlussuaq - wildflowers

    by glenn57 Updated Jan 2, 2005

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    I saw at least 12 types of wildflowers in Greenland. The Arctic Cotton Grass, pictured here, was my favourite. It often grows in large groups, especially near fresh water.

    Arctic Cotton Grass
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    Kulusuk - the new cemetery

    by glenn57 Updated Jan 2, 2005

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    Bodies are buried above the ground, since the ground is just solid rock or permafrost. No names are put on the graves here (although they are in other parts of Greenland).

    New cemetery at Kulusuk

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