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Greenland

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Inuit Culture

Scenic Flights

Simply arriving at Kulusuk airport gives you a sense of the adventure ahead. Located on a mountainous island in the least populated part of the country, just stepping outside the airport provides dramatic views of ice-filled fjords. Home to just 250 residents, the small settlement of Kulusuk is cut off by pack ice in the winter months, with locals relying on hunting and fishing to survive. Here, the only means of travel is by husky-sled, and Regent can organise dog-sled adventures ranging from day trips across the sea ice to Apusiaajik Glacier to week-long expeditions travelling between fjords, mountains and remote settlements, overnighting in mountain huts beneath the northern lights.

Although evidence suggests that Greenland’s first inhabitants arrived some 4,500 years ago, it was the Thule people, arriving from Canada in the 10th century, who spread across the country bringing with them kayaks, harpoons and dogsleds. Around 80 per cent of Greenland’s population today are of Inuit descent, and their traditional way of life plays as much a part – if not more – than modern day Danish influences. Experience this culture first hand on a boat trip from Ilulissat to the tiny settlement of Oqaitsut (Rodebay), where the population of just forty inhabitants are entirely dependent on hunting and fishing. Ask your Regent Travel Specialist about cultural encounters in West Greenland.

The scale of Ilulissat’s Icefjord, with its gigantic icebergs calved from the world’s fastest moving glacier, is nothing short of mind-blowing. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this mighty natural wonder is best viewed from the air where the magnitude of the towering blocks of ice can be fully grasped. Board a fiver-seater aircraft, where every seat is a window seat, and fly at low altitude towards the glacier wall. Getting as close as safety allows, feel the rumble of the glacier calving beneath you before heading towards the underwater moraine for breathtaking views of the colossal icebergs and their rooftop lakes. Ask a Regent Greenland Specialist about scenic flights designed with photography in mind.

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