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"North-East Greenland access" Top 5 Page for this destination Greenland Things to Do Tip by Saagar

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NE Greenland is the largest national park in the world. And probably the least accessible one...
To get to the coastal zone north of Scoresbysound you need to fly (charter) from Angmassalik to Ittoqqortoormiit or to airstrips even further north. Charters may be available from Reykajvik also.
The air connection to Reykjavik is via Nerlerit Inaat (Constable Pynt) once weekly, and a transfer to town by helicopter (15 minutes). There is a tourist office in Ittoqqortoormiit, and tourism is an organised economic activity in the Scoresbysound fjord complex. But north of here... all travel will have to be self-supported expedition style only, and with special permits from Greenland/Danish authorities. Apart from some Danish military patrolling (the famous Sirrus Patrol) and scientific expeditions, there are kayak and climbing trips here. One Norwegian company may undertake such expedition arrangements and organizing for groups (Hvitserk).
There are some huts and shelters used by the Sirius Patrol and old trappers' huts, but absolutely no permanent habitation Inuit or Danish, north of Ittoqqortoormiit. Next one, some months' skiing away around the coast will be at Etah northwest of Qaanaq.


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  • Updated Jul 17, 2005
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