February 13, 2017.Reading time 10 minutes.
After spending two days on complete bedrest following a rather nasty accident, I was not exactly a happy chicken. I was in my favourite place in the world, but instead of exploring and enjoying it, I was stuck in a bed, eating junk food and watching old episodes of television shows that I had already […]
February 11, 2017.Reading time 7 minutes.
Well bloody hell, I’ve now had one travel experience that I won’t be in a rush to repeat. Due to some unfortunate events on an organised dog sledding trip (dogs were boisterous, people were knocked, knees met a rock in a rather forceful manner) I ended up rather nastily injured. My left knee was slightly […]
February 9, 2017.Reading time 10 minutes.
I think Ilulissat may just be my most favourite place on Earth. I love the cold wind as it comes off the icebergs and laps my face. I love the sound of the Greenland dogs as they howl at the sun when it comes up. I love the burnt orange sunrises and the magenta sunsets. […]
December 6, 2015.Reading time 8 minutes.
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 […]
November 26, 2015.Reading time 11 minutes.
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 […]
November 22, 2015.Reading time 5 minutes.
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 […]
November 19, 2015.Reading time 8 minutes.
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, […]
November 15, 2015.Reading time 10 minutes.
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 […]
November 12, 2015.Reading time 8 minutes.
After finally landing in Ilulissat, I was beyond eager to get out exploring and make up for lost time. I chucked my bags in my hotel and was out the door faster than you can say ‘Welcome to Greenland’. Ilulissat is the third largest city/town in Greenland with a whopping population of approximately 5000 inhabitants. […]
November 8, 2015.Reading time 7 minutes.
After a lovely day exploring Nuuk, I was beyond excited to fly to Ilulissat. I love icebergs, glaciers and Greenlandic huskies; and Ilulissat is the place to see them! However, the Greenlandic weather Gods didn’t seem to care too much about my plans to get to Ilulissat in a timely fashion; and what should’ve been […]