Ilulissat: The Ultimate City Guide

Given that this ‘city’ is much more of a small town, Ilulissat is the sort of place which you could go your entire life without hearing about. While this is completely understandable, it is also a little bit of a travesty. The third largest town in Greenland may only be home to around 3500 people, […]

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Packing List: Autumn In The Arctic

Ah, the eternal struggle. Upcoming trip on the horizon but what the heck do I absolutely need to pack and what can I leave strewn across my floor to be picked up upon return? I tend to over pack – worrying that anything I leave behind will somehow become a totally crucial item, and not […]

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A Short Guide to Greenland Travel

Greenland is one of those countries where tourism isn’t yet huge. Many people aren’t aware of all that Greenland has to offer, and many of those who want to explore the final frontier of travel are put off by the cost of flights to this icy wonderland. Greenland travel isn’t always easy, but it is […]

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Exploring Oqaatsut Part II

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Not long after abandoning the guided tour of the remote Greenlandic settlement of Oqaatsut to say hello to a trio of gorgeous husky puppies, I was discovered by my new friend Shachaf. Soon after more and more puppies arrived to say hello! If you have been following this blog for more than a few weeks […]

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Exploring Oqaatsut Part I

After an incredible day exploring icebergs and a night of watching the beautiful northern lights I was expecting to be completely knackered – but instead I awoke after only a few hours of sleep bright eyed, bushy tailed and ready for another amazing day in Greenland! I had booked another day trip with the wonderful […]

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Sailing to EQI Part II

In my last post I left you on the edge of your seat wondering what havoc the Greenlandic weather would wreak on my plans to see the calving glacier – Eqip Sermia. The ice in the bay was packing together tightly enough to get us worried but the glacier was a mere 2km away! It […]

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Sailing to EQI Part I

After seeing icebergs from a plane, a kayak, rocky cliffs and from my hotel, I was eager to see them from a boat. There are small boat trips available that stay within the Ilulissat Icefjord, but I was looking to get even further out into the middle of nowhere. World of Greenland is one of […]

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Sleeping Like A Modern Day Inuit

I have stayed in countless hostels, hotels, bed and breakfasts and with numerous couchsurfing hosts. I have stayed in hostels so cheap I ended up with bed bugs and hotels so fancy that I never wanted to get out of bed! However, whilst in Greenland, I was lucky enough to stay in what is hands […]

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Kayaking Amongst Greenlandic Icebergs

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During my research on Ilulissat prior to starting my trip, I came across pictures of people kayaking amongst icebergs and knew instantly that I wanted desperately to do the same. Booking a kayaking trip turned out to be difficult as I was to arrive in Ilulissat after the season for kayaking trips had ended. However, […]

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A Foolproof Guide to Hiking Around The Ilulissat Icefjord

After being accosted by beautiful baby huskies, I finally made it to the starting point of the hiking trails around the Ilulissat Icefjord. The Ilulissat icefjord is located on the west coast of Greenland and is approximately 250km north of the Arctic Circle. The icefjord is a result of the calving of the enormous Sermeq […]

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