Houses in the Capital Nuuk at sunset (10 pm!)
In Nuuk, post for Santa Claus comes from many places
and is put in the largest post box of the world...
Santa Claus' office is next door.
The edge of the inland ice near Kangerlussuaq
One of the only transportation means between "towns", because there are no roads...
And be patient, as delays from a few hours to a few days are possible, depending on weather
conditions and mechanical problems, as well as for planes (only one airfield with radar)
as for helicopters (frequent fogs) and boats...
That is what you see when traveling by boat, besides some whales far away (near Disko bay)...
Beware of the dog sledges (Illulisat)!
But in summer, men and dogs are waiting for cooler times...
And that is what you see when you walk near Illulisat: 40 km of icebergs trapped at a 300 m
deep morene but the icebergs are up to 100 m high above water, that means 900 m
under water! Incredible amounts of ice, cracking, colliding, turning upside down...
The end of the icefjord near Illulisat: icebergs waiting to be pushed into open sea by others behind them or by wind and tides
Iceberg pushed into open sea near the coast of Illulisat
The end of the Illulisat ice fjord seen through the window of an
At the end of the organised tour: a last meal with all Greenlandic specialities...
Spectacular Greenland landscape...
And then a few days rest in the middle of nowhere...
Nice, tough walks with in the background, behind a rig, one of the many icefjords...
Navigating back too Nuuk was not easy, as many icefields were floating into the Nuukfjord
More information on Greenland tours:
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P.O. Box 130
DK-1004 Copenhagen K
Tel. (+45) 33 13 10 11
Fax (+45) 33 13 73 47
Web site: www.greenland-travel.dk (Danish)
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