Greenland 2008

We went to visit our good friends Jane and Chris in Uummannaq, 600 km north of the polar circle in Greenland. A huge experience and we took Tiuri, our one year old son, with us. A lot of people thought it was a bit wild to take a little boy traveling to Greenland in winter time, but as we said children are born there too…

Some of our pictures of our fantastic 3½ week trip:

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View from Jane and Chris’ house

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and from the garden.

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Here is Chris Paton, he lived in Greenland for 6 years, now back in Denmark and writing great stories! Read more on his website www.chris.paton.dk

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And his better half Jane. We are very happy for their friendship!

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On arrival at Søndre Strømfjord it was minus 48 ºC. Crazy.

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They have their own dogs, wild ones when it was feeding time.

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A hunter on his way.

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Tiuri ready for adventure, dressed in 5 layers of clothes and wrapped in a sleeping bag.

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Here Chris and Lars build a snow cave, sleeping at minus 25 ºC.

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We were very fortunate to have three nights with amazing northern lights.

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Most of the days we had -20 ºC, but some days even  -30ºC as on the picture.

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The owner of the Hotel in Uummannaq took us on a  200 kilometer trip on ice.

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We had a look at one of his fish factories. Dried halibut tastes fantastic.

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Uummannaq harbor

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One day, with only minus 16 ºC,  we went on a 5 hour hike.

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Passed Santa Claus’ house, where they filmed ‘Nissebanden i Grønland’.

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Great views on top of Uummannaqs mountains.

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The only way to come to the island of Uummannaq is with an helikopter,  Tiuri takes is easy.

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We had several trips with dogsleds, this is our first trip with Chris’.

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Three puppies were born just before we arrived. They all died shortly after. Life is hard in Greenland

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Houses are built where there is place between the rocks. Giving the town a very cosy look.

We love to give advice and tips on traveling in  Greenland,you are more than welcome to write to us; lifeisgoodfollowus@outlook.com.

We love to come and give illustrated talk about our trip,  See more here.

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