Here follows some photo's from our trip to Greenland in the summer 2000. Two weeks were with an organised tour (Greenland Travel tour 1160 for us, tour 1166 for daughter Ann) together with a nice group from Denmark, followed by a few days in a summer hut, two hours by speed boat (four hours with a lot of icebergs!) from the capital Nuuk at the end of one of the arms of the Nuuk fjord.

arrival at Greenland
Arrival in Greenland, near the airport of Narsarsuaq at the edge of the inland ice

glacier near Narsarsuaq
The South of Greenland, near Narsarsuaq, inland ice comes down by a glacier that breaks into pieces in the fjord water...

air transport
Reliable airplanes for transport, weather permitting (which is seldom !) to the capital Nuuk
In Greenland one need to take into account the weather, as there is only one airfield with radar.
Thus delays because of bad weather (fogs, snowstorms) from a few hours to a few days are quite normal...

spectacular landscape
Spectacular views during the flight

Hans Egedes house
The old hospital and Hans Egedes statue overlooking the old harbour in the capital Nuuk

the only traffic light in Greenland
The only traffic light in Greenland!

Santa Claus's post office box
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.
Next collection: Christmas

national museum 
Katuaq, the House of Culture in Nuuk 

houses in Nuuk at sunset
Houses in Nuuk at sunset (10.30 PM!)

trip by boat
Next, a several days trip along the coast with the State Ferry (only passengers and freight/post)
And as you can see, bad weather...

Sisimiut, old whaling town
Sisimiut, old whaling town...

Sisimiut, the whales rests... you can see here

the smaller ferry
At Aasiaat, transfer to a smaller ferry for Qassianguit

passing iceberg
That is what you see when traveling by boat, besides some whales far away (near Qassianguit)...

no own cooking today
No own cooking today in Qassianguit...

flight to Illulisat
Flight to Illulisat with a halve day delay, due to the weather

beware of the dog sledges
Beware of the dog sledges (Illulisat)!

dogsled   sled dogs
But in summer, men and dogs are waiting for cooler times...

underway to the icefjord
On the road to the icefjord

Illulisat icefjord
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 icefront Illulisat
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 near the coast Illulisat
Iceberg pushed into open sea near the coast of Illulisat

last meal
At the end of the organised tour: a last meal with Greenlandic specialities (whale, seal, musk ox,...)

private jet
Due to overbooking, we were offered a flight with the "VIP" plane back to Nuuk, together with two Canadians...

ice fjord end Illulisat
The end of the Illulisat ice fjord seen through the window of the "VIP" airplane

Greenland landscape
Again, spectacular Greenland landscape...

summer hut
And then a few days rest at the end of one of the side arms of the Nuuk fjord...

summer hut 2 the middle of nowhere...

walking around
Nice, tough walks with in the background, behind a rig, one of the many icefjords...

back to Nuuk
Back to Nuuk, the first icefields appear in the fjord

icefields in the fjord
Navigating back too Nuuk was not easy between the many icefields in the Nuuk fjord

airplane back to Copenhagen
The flight from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen and other towns takes longer than to the North Pole

Inland ice edge
Daughter Ann at the edge of the inland ice near Kangerlussuaq

First schoolday
Special customs: at the first schoolday, the children are in national dress, have flowers for the teacher and a cake for the class

sunset over the ocean
The end of the trip: sunset over the ocean

More information on Greenland tours:

Greenland Travel
Gammel Mønt  12
P.O. Box 130
DK-1004 Copenhagen K
Tel. (+45) 33 13 10 11
Fax (+45) 33 13 73 47
Web site: (Danish & English)
E-mail: tour@greenland-travel

The official guide to Greenland (English):

On the net: 20 August, 2000.
Last update: 6 August, 2007.

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