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Kulusuk visit was spectacular!!

If you are reviewing the stops on this site, trying to decide whether to take the day trip to... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2017
Carla G
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Phoenix, Arizona
White Crosses

Right on the road in the village, very small area. No names on most of the graves. A New cemetery... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2016
vagabondginger
,
Tucson, Arizona
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Kulusuk, Greenland
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

If you are reviewing the stops on this site, trying to decide whether to take the day trip to Kulusuk like I was, I am writing this review for you! This was probably a top 10 day in my life visiting this tiny village. This...More

Thank Carla G
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Right on the road in the village, very small area. No names on most of the graves. A New cemetery is now further out from the village.

Thank vagabondginger
Reviewed July 22, 2016

If you slog along the dusty track from Kulusuk town to Kulusuk airport (it's a good 30-45 minute hike) you'll pass this old cemetery on your way just outside the town limits, facing the sea. It's a simple graveyard with white wooden crosses rather than...More

Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

No names...just white crosses. That's what the cemetery markers look like! And lots of colorful plastic flowers, because...well. It is Greenland, after all. In the tradition of the People, no one is to say the deceased person's name, because in the spirit may become confused...More

1  Thank Wendy B
Reviewed July 25, 2015

As a previous reviewer said, not having names on the grave markers made it fairly unique. A person's name never dies. What a great way to remember people.

1  Thank 100countries_or_bust
Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you walk from the hotel to the village, you'll see this at the roadside. It's mostly white wooden crosses (Christian missionaries converted the population in the late 1800s, wiping out the traditional religious practices of the inuits).

Thank Peru77
Reviewed June 18, 2015

Everyone who dies in this village over the last several decades is buried in these cemeteries. We even witnessed a funeral procession coming into one of the cemeteries. It is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Scobie P
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

Thank Ian.h. H
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...More

Thank rcooper_12
Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

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...More

4  Thank lilgecko
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