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Greenland could well qualify as a UNESCO world heritage site in its all. But there is only one place that has this brand to it and it is the magnificent ice fjord that produce some 70 million tons of ice bergs from the inland icecap to the Diskobay each day. It is a great site even if the break of point has moved further inland and not in view from the marked hiking tracks.
There are plenty of tour operators that offers boat tours out to the giant icebergs prices are steep to say the lest, we had a offer to 800 DDK per person for a boat ride. The timing to our visit was not good, so we looked for a other option and found it in the fishing harbor where we agreed on a tour for as long as we liked with a local fisher for 250 per person (4 persons), and we could determine where to go, so we had a nice tour and lunched in a beautiful setting among the icebergs.
Address: Just 20-30 minutes walk out of town
Directions: You can not really miss it
In an old church building a little walk from the town centre you find a little art museum. It holds lots of mimic art but also a few abstract things. It also displays traditional bone/teat carvings named Tupilaqs that are very fine in the museum lobby you can buy some of the better ones I have seen in my time in Greenland, they are expensive but also very fine souvenirs.
In the Capital city Nuuk you find 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 little baby boy.
Directions: by the waterside
The season for whale watching runs from end of May until end of August, there are whales around Greenland all year round, but the big migration of humpback and minke whales brings them from their winter stay near Canada back to the cost of Greenland for a summer fest of eating here. The show the humpback whales can put on is just amazing they can jump clear out of the water with their giant body is just a thing you have to see for yourself or they might just lay in the surface and flap a fin in the water. If you have the nerve and skills to handle a possible flip over I recommend seeing whales close up from a kayak
Directions: All over the cost.
With Mirror reflex camera
Greenland is a natural viewing ground for northern lights as it circumvents the globe where Greenland has most of its population. It is a fantastic phenomenon and one of the natural wonders of our world that one just have to see, it is hard to capture on camera as it is just so more alive then a simple photo can capture. Mirror reflex camera is the best so I have added a photo taken by a college and a few from my digital camera just so you can see the deferens.
In Greenlandic mythology the light display in the sky is imagined to be the ancestors playing a football like game with a walrus’s cranium
For a more scientific inside to the phenomena you can read at wikipedia
Another iconic transport tip …in the motherland of the kayak. If you have the physical fitness and agility you should not cheat yourself of the adventure of paddling among the icebergs or seeing the amassing whales and other wildlife up-close. If you are not accustomed to kayaking and the cold waters I will recommend that you only go with a licensed sea kayak instructor. If you are use to kayaking in warmer waters I will recommend that you do try your capsizing drills in dry suits before you venture our on longer tours. The waters may seem tranquil but you never know if a whale might flip you over!
The kayak is a super platform for adventures into the wild all time of year if you have the right equipment and knowledge along for the tour.
All year a dry suite is recommend even in the summertime the water is so cold that a tour into it might shock you breathing to a stop.
Directions: If you like to try kayaking in Aasiaat ... write me and I will try to help you out.
The sledge dogs this 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 winter season will give you rich opportunities but that it is most enjoyable in the late part of winter April - May as the temperature and daylight is on the rice.
The going rate for a trip for an hours time is 500 DDK pr person.
Directions: Ask around or look after notes at the local supermarked.
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