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Address: Kulusuk, Greenland

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A Unique Cemetery

In Greenland, the cemeteries are unique. There are not any names on the graves. They believe the soul carries on so do not mark a place of someone's death with their name. Also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Whilst it is a sad place, the cemetery is just 5 minutes from the hotel and is interesting to visit, it is well maintained and has flowers and good keeping facilities

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

In Greenland, the cemeteries are unique. There are not any names on the graves. They believe the soul carries on so do not mark a place of someone's death with their name. Also, in Greenland it is almost impossible to grow flowers, so the graves are all covered in plastic flowers.

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Essex, England
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97 reviews 97 reviews
9 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We travelled to kulusuk through iceland Mountain Guides on an Air Iceland propeller flight from Reykjavik domestic airport. Although this was a pricey day trip, it was a fantastic experience. Unfortunately, the trip is at the mercy of the unpredictable weather in Greenland; flights were cancelled the previous day and we were unable to take a boat trip to the... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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266 attraction reviews
416 helpful votes 416 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is on the way from the hotel to the small town. You can't miss it. Your guide will explain why there aren't any names on the crosses and how this is connected to the Inuit culture.

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Bristol, CT
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

AUG 22, 2013 - my buddy and I decided to take a day trip to Kulusuk, Greenland from Iceland, why not, when are we going to be back? Def an experience and glad we did it..a little expensive (booked thru Air Iceland) but worth it from the pictures we took, the scenery and the native drum dance we received from... More 

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The site is on the main road into the community. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, mountains, glaciers, icebergs floating in the bay, you can see the isolation that is daily life here in this remote corner of the planet. Teen suicide and alcoholism are the same stressors Inuit face around the globe. Even with warm homes, it is a rugged life.... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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153 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Supposedly this is a place used by the colonists and natives. There is nothing much to see, but then again, it is one of the ONLY sites here@!

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

There was a choir singing lovely harmonies - all that CO2 attracted a lot of midges. Mortality rates here seem high and longevity less than it should be, too little light and too much booze?

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