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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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    Beautiful meltwater lakes

    by Saagar Updated Jan 29, 2010

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    On the ice cap and in sinks on lesser glaciers, too, you can find lakes of meltwater during the height of summer. They get really turqoise, swimmingpool-like, but temperatures are only fractions above freezing...
    Climate change, according to researchers, have caused these lakes and ponds to become huge inland seas here and there on Greenland.
    You see them when venturing onto the plateau - or like me - being lucky with the weather, flying altitude and routing: this is en route from Frankfurt to Vancouver crossing Greenland at 6000 meters, at about 72 degrees N latitude.

    Swimming pool, Greenland style
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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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    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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    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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    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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    The mother of the sea -Sanna

    by TheView Updated Oct 24, 2014

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    A beautiful statue -In Inuit mythology the mother of the sea is in command of the underworld the statue depict the situation where humans pollution of the see has messed up her hair and she as a reaction is holding back the sea and marine animals from the humans. The Sherman have dived down the icy water to untangle and comb her hair.

    …still an issue in our days!

    Wristling a polar bear !!
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    Akunnaaq town

    by TheView Written Sep 26, 2014

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    At the Southern threshold to the inner Disco bay you find this little charming community with around 80 inhabitants. The main foundation of the economy is the fishing and hunting. Beside a great location for an overview of the bay, It offers a general shop with restricted opening hours and a petrol station.

    I had a great tour here from Aasiaat by kayak.

    Whale bones Church Kayak The Shop View of the Bay from the radio mast area.
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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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    Katuaq -The Cultural house in Nuuk

    by TheView Written Oct 24, 2014

    In the center of Nuuk you find the cultural house Katuaq it offers a cafe, cinema and host a broad range of cultural events take a look at the web page to see if something interesting might be on when you are in town.

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    Arctic Station -Research in the north.

    by TheView Updated Nov 23, 2014

    Founded in 1906 by a Danish botanist Morten Porsild the Arctic Station has been a research facility under the Copenhagen University. Porsild and his wife manage the Station the first 40 years before returning to Denmark.

    If you like to and have a research project you can apply for a stay at the Station (you find a form on the web link)

    -if you are just visiting there is a little souvenir shop… I recommend the 100 years jubilee book that sums up the research projects during the years.

    Rubarbs from the days of madam Porsild. The horse stables
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