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There is more than one tourist office in Nuuk, this one is down by the national museum and the water front. The staff are friendly and can arrange helicopter and boat trips.The interior has a Christmas feel - sadly it does seem a little out of context.more
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...more
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)more
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...more
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 $500). It was money...more
We bought a package from Air Iceland, and surprisingly, it's including all meals while we are in...more
I was walking at the unpaved road of Kulusuk and you would pass by this bench were a few of the local men were, watching the tourists as they pass by. I passed them twice and they were still looking at me and so I decided - what the heck, I will see if they will talk to me. I went up to them and said my famous greeting word - "HI". Of course, they...more
special experience at the hotel igloo...cosy but a bit narrow...can get very hot in sunny summer...more
The birthplace of Knud Rasmussen is now a little nice museum over his explodes and ethnographic work in Greenland and artic North America.Knud Rasmussen (1879-1933) was an extraordinary traveller that gained worldwide recognition in his lifetime for his expeditions in Greenland and the artic North America. He grew up in Greenland with his Danish...more
Greenland is very beautiful, with in summer ok weather -actually when i was there it rained most of the time but not good for nightlife - at least not in the two places i was in.
Dress Code: raincoat usually in summer, good thermal gear
A sledge dog ride is surely one of the must does, if you are visiting Greenland north of the polar circle. The legislation in Greenland stats that sledge dogs are the only dog bread allowed north of the polar circle and to the contraire disallowed south of the circle. This activity is naturally depending on the ice/snow cower you can assume the...more
If you are in town for a visit there is only one way to get from the airport to town and you might also like to take a taxi around town. A trip from the airport to the town center will cost you around 110 DDK (20$). You will have to call the taxi company to get a cap to come and pick you up.more
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!
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...more
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...more
Aaninngivit B 242, Qaqortoq, 3920, Greenland
Good for: Couples
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.more
If you can persuade one of the locals to take you out on a small boat, there is excellent jigging to be done, and if you like grouse, there is alsoe fine options. To hunt in greenland you will need to be with a local. I recommend a varmint rifle, as the grouse is often seen from afar. There are alsoe polar foxes, and sometimes polar hares.
If you prefer Hiking, the area is beautifull, and hardly ever has bears. Be sure to make an appointment with the locals on youre return, so they can search for you, if you should get lost, it is an extremely lonely area, hardly any people out there normally.
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.more
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