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Three bullets, three reindeer and love in Greenland

This is a cute story about how one Greenlandic woman impressed a man so much with her hunting prowess that he proposed to her...

Explaining that Crazy Nordic Family

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Introducing a New Word: Grøndansk

Greenland, it’s time for a new term to enter the urban dictionary: Grøndansk In honour of Culture Night tonight, I present this word complete with suggested definitions. I actually have no idea if it’s a term used before but no one seems...

The Rollercoaster Ride that was 2013

It’s been one year since I started this blog and found out I was going to Greenland! Exciting, but not always easy. To wrap up the year, I’ve filled-in-some-blanks and highlighted one blog per month that readers enjoyed following! January was the...

First impressions: Nuuk is in another time, another space

I’ve flown into an alternate universe called Nuuk where the surreal is reality. Time has stopped. Having never dreamed that I would ever live so close to an enormous fjord, it’s also a pleasant surprise to discover that I can watch icebergs...

Hitting the 3 year mark!

No-one told me three years ago that I would still be living near the North Pole today! Even after having packed my life into 30 kilos and flown half way across the world to Denmark from Australia on a one-way ticket in...

A weekend in Kangerlussuaq

The back country of Kangerlussuaq is a mosaic of gorgeous dry tundra, arctic flowers, skulls and fleeting wildlife. Unlike all of the other coastal towns, it is an inland destination like nowhere else I’ve seen in Greenland. Ironically, Kangerlussuaq was where I...

What no one tells you about moving to Greenland

Moving to Greenland That you can transport all of your life’s belongings with you if you get a job that comes with housing. There are less companies who have this option now, but a significant number of jobs that offer this perk. That...

Are Danes nicer in Greenland?

“New kids on the block need to work hard for acceptance. In Greenland, even though they let you eat cake, they make you sweat before they embrace you with open arms. Then they give you deodorant, and more cake.” That was a...

3 curious Christmas traditions from the North Pole

Since it’s that time of the year again, I thought it fitting to share three Christmas / New Year traditions from Greenland that I can’t say I’ve ever heard of before. I didn’t believe the first tradition at all, but apparently...

How to get from Down Under (Australia) to Up Over (Greenland)

How the heck do you get from Australia to Greenland? Well you certainly can’t walk there! I’ve planned to write this for a veeeeeeeery long time, so...

3 curious Christmas traditions from the North Pole

Since it’s that time of the year again, I thought it fitting to share three Christmas / New Year traditions from Greenland that I can’t say...

Tips for Flying with Air Greenland

With every airline there’s a few tricks to know for a smoother journey. Read this if you’re flying with Air Greenland.Some of this is local Nuuk...

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Are Danes nicer in Greenland?

“New kids on the block need to work hard for acceptance. In Greenland, even though they let you eat cake, they make you sweat...

On Rainbows and Relocating to Greenland

For those looking for new opportunities in job and life, is Greenland the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? The first time...

Three bullets, three reindeer and love in Greenland

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Tips for Flying with Air Greenland

With every airline there’s a few tricks to know for a smoother journey. Read this if you’re flying with Air Greenland.Some of this is...

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Travel Greenland on a Shoestring Budget

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Just Add Sand: Beach Volleyball, the Arctic and Nuuk Playground

Imagine this happening in Nuuk. Yeh, right. You might not see bikinis, board shorts or palm trees, but the far-fetched idea of playing beach volleyball...

Are Danes nicer in Greenland?

“New kids on the block need to work hard for acceptance. In Greenland, even though they let you eat cake, they make you sweat...

Travel Greenland on a Shoestring Budget

“Greenland isn’t the cheapest country to visit, but don’t let that stop you”, writes guest blogger Frederik Hoelge who travelled to Ilulissat, Kangerlussaq and...

Travel: Packing light for a European winter

My suitcase with all the essentials and not much room for anything else. Travelling light is hard enough during the summer time, but during the...

Adios, Since It’s Day Four Without Poo

It was already heading in this direction 13 months ago, but now I really cannot deny that life is changing. Or to put it...