Greenland Travel Guide

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    Sermitsiaq: a view from the Dash-7 when...
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    Nuuk Cathedral
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Greenland Highlights

  • Pro
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     Fantastic landscapes, Arctic adventure land, intriguing history 

  • Con
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     No raods, get reay to cycle or hike. 

  • In a nutshell
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     Check details out on greenland.com 

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Nuuk

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Ilulissat

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15,49,2

Kulusuk

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22,71,1

Thule

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12,42,0

Nanortalik

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2,5,0

Kap Dan

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4,5,0

Uummannaq

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1,2,0

Sisimiut

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2,9,0

Qeqertarsuaq

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0,1,0

Qeqertarsuaq

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Qaqortoq

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1,1,1

Julianehåb

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1,1,0

Narsarsuaq

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1,0,0

Kangerlussuaq

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7,23,3

Tasiilaq

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1,3,1

Aasiaat

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4,11,0

Nuuk

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  • Formerly Greenland's largest bookshop

    Nuuk Shopping

    Sadly the book store is no more, I understand that there is now a large shopping centre located right on the top of where this once stood.Thanks to "The View" (aka Allan) for the information!

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  • National museum

    Nuuk Things to Do

    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...

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  • Puplic transport

    Nuuk Transportation

    Nuuk has puplic busses, they run at timetables you find at the bus shelters. The bus stops has numbers os even if you can not pronouns the street names you can ask the driver to tell you when to get of or just be aware of the numbers yourself. Price level is around 2€ for a single ride.

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Ilulissat

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Kulusuk

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  • Air Iceland Fokker from Reykjavik to...

    Kulusuk Transportation

    This is one of the best flights I've ever had - taking the Fokker 50 plane from the domestic airport (REF) of Reykjavik and going on a two hour flight to Kulusuk. This is an amazing tour being offered to tourists through Air Iceland, and for the whole day adventure, I paid only about $450-70? I think (definitely less than $500). It was money...

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  • Hotel Kulusuk

    Kulusuk Hotels

    We bought a package from Air Iceland, and surprisingly, it's including all meals while we are in...

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  • Friendly people! Sit with them...

    Kulusuk Local Customs

    I was walking at the unpaved road of Kulusuk and you would pass by this bench were a few of the local men were, watching the tourists as they pass by. I passed them twice and they were still looking at me and so I decided - what the heck, I will see if they will talk to me. I went up to them and said my famous greeting word - "HI". Of course, they...

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Thule

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  • EVERYTHING in this part of...

    Thule Off The Beaten Path

    EVERYTHING in this part of Greenland is off the beaten path, but someplace that is definately to be visited if you can get out there are just some of the hills beyond D Launch. There is a beautiful little stream when the weather is warm enough for the snow to melt!There are also quite a few animals out in the summer. Some of the arctic hares are...

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  • Tough Tourist Ticket

    Thule Off The Beaten Path

    Unless you're coming on business, getting to Thule is a real chore. A military flight of the USA or an SAS contract flight out of Denmark are the flying options. You might also find passage on an icebreaker through the Arctic Sea or you could find your way from Southern Greenland via land (sturdy sled recommended)

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  • Way up north

    Thule Favorites

    Most people don't have a clue where Thule is, so I thought I'd put up a map, courtesy of Encarta.As you can see, there is not a whole lot of the world further north than Thule, which is located on the north west side of Greenland. While it is in the extreme north, it DOES get above freezing there. You have to go a bit further north to reach the...

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Nanortalik

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  • Kayaking down the coast

    Nanortalik Off The Beaten Path

    sea kayaks can be hired in Nanortalik and you can explore fantastic areas. Contact Nanortalik tourism (Niels) for all the gear you need. Niels is very helpful and can organise maps etc. We brought our own cooking gear. Petrol stoves are best as aquiring gas can be a problem. Niels also runs the local hostel which is excellent.

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  • Visit the outdoor Museum

    Nanortalik Things to Do

    The outdoor museum is an unbelievable experience. The old style kayaks are on permanent display. The local school children built an old Iniut hut in which families lived. Inside there is a lot of information and they have an old kayak which you are encouraged to try and get into. You have to take off your shoes to try this.Visit the local bar and...

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Kap Dan

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  • Houses in the Village

    Kap Dan Favorites

    I just like to remember the brightly coloured houses, built among the hills. It was almost toy-like and hard to imagine people living in such a remote place.

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  • The Old Cemetery

    Kap Dan Things to Do

    Make sure you don't miss the old cemetery. It's very picturesque and perhaps unlike cemeteries elsewhere. The crosses don't actually have names on as the Inuits believe that when the body dies, the name and soul live on. The name is then given to a new-born in the village.

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  • Kayak/Qajaq

    Kap Dan Things to Do

    I think this man was providing a demonstration as part of the tour, but I'm not certain!Kayaks are still used regularly in Kulusuk, even though many villagers have more modern luxuries as well.

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Uummannaq

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    Santa��s house in Greenland 1 more image

    by Fyn Written Nov 21, 2007

    Back in 1987 the Danish National TV recorted a "Christmas Kalender" 24 episods to be shoen every day i december until Christmas evening. Fore the filming they build a house (Santa´s House!), near the sea just outsite Uummannaq. The house is now open fore everybody to visit for free - just go to the hotelmaneger at Hotel Uummannaq (Arne) fore the key! It´s about 45 min. walk from the town. The path is marked with red dots.
    It´s a nice short walk, with some fantastic wieus - and dont forget to write your wishes for christmas in Santa´s guestbook!

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Sisimiut

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  • Arctic Circle Race

    Sisimiut Off The Beaten Path

    The Arctic Circle Race is a 160km, 3 day cross-country ski race that starts in Sisimiut. This year (2005) around 95 competitors participated in the race. The racers come from many countries and the abilities range from those just trying to finish (such as myself) to olympians and world cup athletes.The race course varies each year, but goes through...

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  • Walking around the harbour in Sisimiut

    Sisimiut Things to Do

    I enjoyed walking around the harbour area. I watched a Royal Arctic freighter being loaded. You can also take a tour of the shrimp factory.

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Qaqortoq

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  • Church ruins

    Qaqortoq Things to Do

    Hvalsey church ruins are one of the oldest Norse ruins in the world, and the only ruins in Greenland! They are an hour and a half boat trip from Qaqortoq, through some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Small, bobbing icebergs, frozen streams that snake their ways down mountains, and huge, forebodding clouds that roll down the mountains and...

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  • Siniffik Inn/Vandrehjem Qaqortoq Hostel

    Qaqortoq Hotels

    Aaninngivit B 242, Qaqortoq, 3920, Greenland

    Good for: Couples

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Julianehåb

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    by naturalmystic82 Updated Jun 24, 2003

    Greenland is very beautiful, with in summer ok weather -actually when i was there it rained most of the time but not good for nightlife - at least not in the two places i was in.

    Dress Code: raincoat usually in summer, good thermal gear

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Narsarsuaq

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    by mwe Updated Jul 22, 2007

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    Greenland does not have a road network like other countries. Communties only really exist on or near the coast, so air or water are the main forms of transport. Motor vehicles in Narsarsuaq are a mixture of 4x4s, quad-bikes, bicycles and hotel minibuses.

    The town's only full-sized bus was used as a shuttle-bus for our cruise-ship: it is a DAB (Dansk Automobil Byggeri)-bodied Leyland and a rather splendid 'bus it is.

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Kangerlussuaq

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Tasiilaq

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  • The right place for your souvenirs &...

    Tasiilaq Shopping

    If you want to buy a souvenir or a map, want to rent a kayak or just need tourist info, or if you just wish to enjoy a cup of coffee sitting outside (in the sunny days!) this is THE place.Located in one of the oldest houses of Tasiilaq it is a mix of souvenir shop, bar and tourist office.People there are nice and helpful.

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  • Hotel Angmagssalik

    Tasiilaq Hotels

    P O Box 117, 3913 Tasiilaq, Tasiilaq, Tasiilaq, 39

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