East Greenland

Side trip to Kalaallit Nunaat from Iceland in 2008. Only 2 hours by small Fokker plane over the ocean from Reykjavik!


Finally! The east shore of Greenland after a long flight on a Fokker with propellers over the Arctic Ocean! Hmmm, these lakes are not marked on a map... The island of Kulusuk, where the only international airport is (gravel) Adjacent buildings to the hotel Kulusuk, near the airport Hotel Kulusuk and the main highway on the island Snow figures in late June Wealthy locals Greenland is green (a little)! Recently cleared road A little bit of snow in late June Local souvenirs are ridiculously expensive, so is the cost of living here Kap Dan or the Kulusuk village Arrival of a small icebreaker New development at the edge of the city This is Greenland... Local cemetery - most of the coffins are just covered with stones and are slightly visible - it is too hard to dig here Pollution In Greeland there are lots of small children, maybe because of long and dark nights in winter? Inuits have distinct look Local crowd reading newest advertisements in the village of 300 people This is used for storing of oil in case supplies will get short in winter Taxi and a driver have no job in summer On the streets of Kulusuk Children and ice Morning coffee outside The weather is so nice that locals cannot resist being outside They even do the same in winter Nice houses Local church, built in 1922 by shipwrecked Danish people Icelandic guide is talking about Greenland to day-trip tour tourists, we were able to join for free The only remaining traditional dancers Inuit girl in traditional costume Inuit lady who wanted me to hug her Most Europeans know at least two Inuit words: Qajaq (Kayak) and Anorak, both are visible here This kind of hand made kayaks and harpoons have been used for centuries for hunting seals and whales Kayak demonstration in the freezing late June water An ageing traditional dancer training a young generation for replacement sometime in the future Young generation at play Nice harbour, the cold water is also good for storing of killed sea animals Small child Spooky broken cross - there are usually no names or dates on the graves Has somebody been killed here? Gas station National airline of Greenland operates mostly helicopters Flying to Ammassalik with a AirGreenland helicopter Approaching Tassilaq, town in the district of Ammassalik - the largest town in East Greenland, 1800 people After a noisy ride Raw seal meat is drying in the sun 'Eskimo' word is considered offensive here because it means 'eaters of raw meet', but look at this! Enough food for the whole family! Tassilaq during the night Modern kayaks are made in Germany Very serious Italians go to an expedition Tiniteqilaq village, ~150 inhabitants Tiniteqilaq harbour One of the cleanest waters on Earth Onboard the boat of a local seal hunter, riding along the fjords Very cold, even in the 'Arctic Survival' costume Enjoing duty-free Icelandic most famous drink in the mountains Northern people do drink a lot, especially on Fridays Greenlandic nightlife and party people Regular garbage burning With Robert Peroni, a famous explorer of Greenland, at his guesthouse. After a few expeditions, crossing the whole Greenland multiple times on dog sledges and on foot, he fell in love into this frozen land, and stayed here Don't forget - this is July! AirGreenland aircraft is approaching the heliport Huge iceberg from the air Kulusuk airports gets very busy several times a day
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East Greenland