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Mar 5th, 2009, 11:54 AM
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Pictures of trip to East Greenland via Iceland

Pictures of a trip my wife and I made to East Greenland via Iceland last year are here:

http://homepage.mac.com/wasleys/green_ice_08_mw/
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Sep 28th, 2009, 04:26 AM
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Thank you Wasleys; I have looked through your photos of Greenland and found them absolutely fascinating. I would really appreciate it if you could give me more details about your trip. I have travelled around Iceland so would like to concentrate on the Greenland part of your journey. Did you go to Greenland independently or did you go with a tour? If possible, can you please outline (day to day) description of your trip to and within Greenland and give me an idea of costs. Was your trip recent? We are very keen to go there. Thanks for the photos - they are terrific!
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Sep 28th, 2009, 09:38 AM
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If you didn't find these pages they may answer most of your questions.

http://homepage.mac.com/wasleys/gree...t/03_trip.html
http://homepage.mac.com/wasleys/gree...xt/01_exp.html

Both trips were arranged through agents specialising in Greenland. Independent travel would not be impossible but might prove to be more expensive and the unpredictabilty of weather (and hence transport) in Greenland means it is reassuring to have a local agent who will sort problems.

The 2007 trip to the west was a package from Copenhagen which you either did south to north or north to south (our preference as it was one more night). We were in a loose group which met up after arrival, dined together on most nights and had a number of trips included. Otherwise we were free to do what we wanted in terms of exploring on our own or booking our own excursions.

The 2008 trip was a tweaked package as we wanted to fly from Manchester and have an extra night in Kulusuk. We had three nights in Kulusuk and four in Tasiilaq. No excursions were included but a few could be booked locally.

Greenland is not cheap. 2007 cost about £9k for two of us from UK (with an extra day in Copenhagen). 2008 about £5k including a few nights in Iceland. Prices exclude locally purchased excursions.

We were absolutely smitten by our few days in Kulusuk, but believe me you have to like nothingness because there is an awful lot of it in the east. And the west isn't far behind!

Unless you are into headbanging walking is limited in the places we went as within a few miles of the settlements you are into wilderness with a capital W. However we managed a number of half-day walks on the few gravel roads that go those short distances or recognised walking routes.

Let me know if you have any specific queries.
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Sep 29th, 2009, 02:58 AM
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Beautiful gallery of photos! It makes me sad (though it's inevitable, I suppose) that the little village is deserted now. When I was there in 1995, there were eight families living there and the school was held in the back of the church. I've got a link to pictures of it then in my little trip report here: http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...nland-1995.cfm
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