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North America » Greenland » South Greenland » Narssarssuaq August 29th 2019

Het is nog geen jaar geleden dat Facebook mij de suggestie deed om lid te worden van de ‘Arctic Circle Trail-groep’. Mijn interesse was gewekt en ik kwam erachter dat deze trail zich in Groenland bevindt. Oké, bij Groenland denk ik aan dure georganiseerde reizen, maar je kunt er dus ook prima op eigen houtje naar toe. Als je van lopen houdt en het geen probleem vindt om in het wild te kamperen, hoeft zo’n reis niet eens zo heel veel meer te kosten dan je vliegticket en een enkele overnachting met bed en douche in de bewoonde wereld. Wel handig om voor het westen en zuiden van Groenland te kiezen, tenzij je graag op het menu van de ijsbeer wilt staan. Zo vertrok ik dus richting het sfeerloze, lelijke Kangerlussuaq, dat aan het begin van ... read more
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North America » Greenland » South Greenland » Narssarssuaq August 10th 2019

Greetings from Greenland! Today has been a fabulous day. I took a taxi from the AirBnB to the domestic airport and met the Greenland tour group – 5 of us and our leader Jan (pronounced “Yen”). A couple from New York City: John and Sheila, and a couple from Australia (somewhere north of Sydney): Rick and Angela, and me. Jan said the tour was almost cancelled due to the low number of participants, but they decided to allow the trip to go. Whew – dodged a bullet there. You may be wondering, why Greenland? I've been wanting to come here for about 5 years. Every time I flew to or from Europe I would see the south tip of Greenland and wonder what it would be like to visit there. Then my friend Ellen tells me ... read more
Our airplane
Goodbye Iceland
Greenland from the flight.


I'll start off my blog with this story about Greenland. The first stop was Narsarsuaq, the gateway to Southern Greenland. This town of roughly 200 people serves as one of two main international gateways to Greenland, and has flights to Denmark in full season. However, the easiest (yet not cheapest) way to reach Greenland was to arrive from Iceland, seeing as how one of us was flying in from Europe, and one from North America. Luckily, Air Iceland serves Narsarsuaq from Reykjavik. You might ask, what's there to do in Narsarsuaq. The answer to that is "not much"... However, it's also the wrong question to ask. The point is that you shouldn't go to Greenland for the cities (or, rather, towns). There are plenty of hiking trails around Narsarsuaq: the most famous of which are the ... read more
Across the Fjord
Narsarsuaq Airport, landside
In front of the hotel

North America » Greenland » South Greenland » Narssarssuaq September 4th 2013

Et gode ved at arbejde i Grønland er muligheden for at opleve dele af landet, som man ellers aldrig ville komme til at besøge. I 23 dage af juni måned var jeg således af sted på min første ”Grønlands-ekspedition”, da jeg sammen med 3 øvrige arbejdskollegaer skulle foretage de indledende forundersøgelser til udvidelsen af vandkraftværket ved Qorlortorsuaq i Sydgrønland. Qorlortorsuaq er beliggende ca. 25 km. syd for Narsarsuaq og ca. 30 km sydøst for Qaqortoq (Julianehåb). For mit vedkommende omfattede forundersøgelserne landmåling til projektering af nye bygningsværker (dæmninger og tunneler), således at der kan ledes mere vand ned til reservoir-søen, hvorfra vandkraftværket genererer strøm. Derudover var jeg også med til at foretage seismiske undersøgelser til bestemmelse af fjeldets placering under jordoverfladen. Seismiske undersøgelser er ganske underho... read more
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