Day Trip to Greenland from Reykjavik

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Aug 29th, 2016, 12:49 AM
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Suit yourself but that is no reason to disparge others who do otherwise and like to visit "unpopular" destinations. There is a lot to be learned from such places that you don't learn from taking the same vacation over and over again in the same place--at least that is my view.

If you have no intention of going to Greenland, why did you feel the need to comment here? Just askin'. Why not go over and disparage my Lake Como home exchange trip report instead. Perhaps you did. I'll have to check.
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Aug 29th, 2016, 12:55 AM
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I don't know but it seems the lesson to be learnt from your trip report is that Greenland is not worth the effort to get there. Which sort of backs up my argument.
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Aug 29th, 2016, 01:01 AM
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Depends upon what you want.
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Aug 29th, 2016, 08:25 AM
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All very interesting, thanks for sharing.

I've had an interest in Greenland for years, but never made it. One of the heroes from my youth, a famous explorer and mountaineer (famous if you are into mountaineering), spent part of his latter years exploring Greenland by boat when he was too old to handle high altitude expeditions. This feeling strikes close to home now.

My interest was heightened after flying over Greenland during a trans-Atlantic flight a few years ago, one of the most jaw dropping views I've ever had from a plane.

I still consider doing a week or longer hiking and camping trip in southern Greenland (I like that kind of stuff). There are several outfitters, including at least one based in Iceland, who offer these trips.

May or may not happen, but your report rekindled my interest. Thanks.
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Aug 29th, 2016, 09:12 AM
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Hope you get to do it. A week of adventure like that sounds like fun.
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Sep 20th, 2016, 06:00 PM
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Very interesting! Thanks for sharing.
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May 31st, 2017, 04:10 PM
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Booked the trip later this month. Looking forward to it - fascinated at the idea of going somewhere remote and unusual even if I wrestled with the idea of it being a "box ticker". However it's only (albeit expensive!) a day trip as an extra on my Iceland holiday. However it's not likely i'll return to Greenland so what the heck.

Should I take some Danish krona? What currency would I need for the boat trip?
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Aug 4th, 2017, 03:56 PM
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Looks as if I am late to be replying for your trip. I did not need any Danish kroner. They do take euros but there was really nothing to buy in Kulusk. I was so rushed when it came time to get back on the plane that there was no time to shop in the airport shop. I wish I had bought a t-shirt or at least a fridge magnet, but I didn't.

I doubt I will return to Greenland but worth doing once.
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