Greenland Transportation

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Greenland Transportation

  • Taxies

    Poplic transport is very limited in Greenland (There is really only the busses in Nuuk) so if you need transport you need a pickup or a cab. They all run on meters like in Denmark but all do not take credit cards so it is good to have some cash at hand, that is Danish kroner. As English is not a generally spoken language among cabdrivers it is a...

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  • Diskoline -Boats on the coastline

    A transport form that is an adventure on its own is the boat trips you can make around the coastline in western Greenland. And do take the slow boat if you have time it is cheeper and you get more time to enjoy the splendid nature. It is a good idea to book your tour some time in advance as it can be full on some dates. Notice if you are planing a...

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  • Getting to Greenland

    Two airlines are operating on Greenland the stat airline Air Greenland and the Icelandic airline Air Iceland. Air Greenland is internationally connected to Copenhagen via Kangerslussuaq airport that is a transit for all the smaller airfields dispersed around the coastline of Greenland. Air Iceland offers a connection between Iceland and Ilulissat....

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  • Winter highways

    During the long winters in Greenland the transport routes change drastically due to the roads made by the snow scooters compression of the otherwise loos powder snow that comes from the very low temperatures Greenland is accustomed to. This enables you to take longer hikes around the landscape without skis or snowshoes.

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  • repositioning cruise

    Princess Cruise Lines offers a repositioning cruise from London to New York with one day spent cruising Prins Christian Sund in Greenland and a second day provides a stop in Qaqartoq. The day through the Sund was a living travel channel adventure. We began sighting a weather station manned by 5 persons and their equipment. They all were on the...

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  • What to do when stuck in Kangerlussuaq

    It is so easy to get stuck in Kangerlussuaq:While coming in from Copenhagen or the south of Greenland might have been smooth, your connecting flight in Kangerlussuaq toward the west or north may often be cancelled or severely delayed due to weather conditions, especially on the west coast. Heavy rains, snow or wind and dense fog may put everything...

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  • Visit Greenland from Iceland

    Air Iceland (http://www.airiceland.is/AirIceland/Actionpackeddaytours/) offers good packages for Greenland. The best choice IMO is to fly to Kulusuk and explore the lovely eastern coast of Greenland: scenic and less tourist-crowded than the western side.Prices are high.As an alternative you could book only flights via Air Iceland and book an hotel...

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  • Travel agency specializing on Greenland

    Denmark has seen a few specialist travel agencies come and go. One stayer seems to be Grønlands Rejsebureau. I don't really have any experience with them, but it seems to be the main one , and as indicated, a stayer. So they must be doing something right. Check their pages for info, ideas and cost and make your own judgement.

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  • Travelling to Greenland

    Getting to Greenland is expensive, and can only be done directly from a few places. Here they are:(1) daily flights on Air Greenland from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq or Narsarsuaq(2) flights from Keflavik, Iceland to Kangerlussuaq or Narsarsuaq. These are operated by Air Iceland or Icelandair charter. If their websites don't mention these, talk to...

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  • Hurtigruten to Greenland

    The Norwegian Coastal Express line company Hurtigruten uses some of their ships during greenland summers. A cruise program is available visiting the east as well as west coast. They are entering their new polar explorer ship into service this year. Costs a fortune, but hey, nothing else to do with your money; try this!

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  • The coast line

    The coast line is sailing from Narssarssuaq and reach the cities at the westcoast. It is a spectacular trip with magnificent views. I prefer sailing in the summertime in sunshine and high temperatures among 15*C. But it is not allways like that. Also you now can cruise with a norwegian ship called MS FRAM. For further information use the link.

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  • Narssarssuaq Airport

    Narssarssuaq has international connections to Copenhagen and Baltimore. To go around from Narssarssuaq you can go by boat or by helicopter.

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  • Flying to East Grenland

    To get to East Greenland is a bit cumbersome. If not already on Greenland, Iceland would be your best transit point.Fly to Reykjavik and fly from there on Air Iceland which is a domestic subsidiary of Icelandair.Air Iceland flies to Kulusuk near Angmassalik and to Nerelit Inaat close to Ittoqqortoormiit/Scoresbysound. Flight time to both places is...

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  • Internal travel on Greenland

    Internal travel on Greenland is done either by Greenlandair or the shipping line Arctic Umiaq Lines, and its associated fjord boats doing sailings connected to Atlantic freighters of AUL, such as the useful one from Nuuk to Kapisilitt delivering goods there.Private owners will be happy to transport you around for a fee, and will also pick you up at...

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  • How to get to Greenland?

    Unless on a charter boat package from Svalbard, Canada or Iceland, or on board your own sailing vessel or cruiser, you will most likely be flying into Greenland. Two airports have regular international flights; Kangerlussuaq in the north, and Narsarssuaq in the south. For a third, add Kulusuk near Angmassalik - see later. Kangerlussuaq is the most...

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  • Booking a trip to Greenland

    Booking of comparatively cheap travels to Greenland, can normally not be done through your local travel agencies where you live, and can best be done through Danish travel agents.The thing to do is to check Greenland Tourist's internet pages, and you will see or get faxed (upon request) a list of travel agencies doing all-inclusive packages as well...

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  • Cost of flying to Greenland

    The cost of flying (cheapest rates) from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq (north at the west coast polar circle) or Narsarsuaq (in the south) is about 4500-5000 DKR return. Internal return flights from Kangerlussuaq to -Ilulissat or Nuuk will come to about 3000 DKR. Roughly speaking a domestic 45 min -1 hr flight will come to about 1500 DKR one...

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  • Not flying? Take the ship!

    If you have the time for it, or not the money to fly, use the ships plying the Greenland west coast. This is a common and interesting form of local transport, which gives you free sightseeing as a bonus.

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  • What a great meal onboard our flight to...

    Food was very nice on our flight from Denmark to Greenland.I would call it, always the way to travel, like a VIP.

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  • Most tour companys can help...

    Most tour companys can help you out with this. Of course you will fly in. The friendly VT page will give you the information you will need to arrange your accomodations.You have a choice of regular vehicles. But, of course there are always the dog sleds.

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  • There are virtually no roads...

    There are virtually no roads in Greenland (just too many snow, ice and fjords to cross). The only way to go from place to place is with boats (small ferrys or fishermen's boats), airplanes or helicopters.

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  • Geting to Greenland u can from...

    Geting to Greenland u can from Copenhagen by a direct flight to Kangerlesuaq on the west side. There are few flights every week by SAS or by Air Greenland.At summer there is a daily fligt (beside Sunday) from Reikjavik (Iceland) to Kulusuk on the east coast.In winter dosg sledging is the only way to get around (if u dont use helicopters). The...

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  • Transportation

    By airplane from Iceland with Icelandair and from Denmark with SAS or Greenlandair (Gronlandsfly).By plane or boat. Buses, cars and taxis are available in towns. To go some places dogsled is necessary and can be hired.

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