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stark, lonely yet haunting place

Situated on top of a hill overlooking the city, The rows of crosses, some leaning or toppled over... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
beentheretooo
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Newport Beach, California
What's in a name?

As part of our walking day-trip to Kulusuk, we hiked up the hill to the cemetery. The observations... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
flstorms
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

We walked into town from the hotel. Our guide showed us the "new" cemetery, and then as we got into town, we saw the "old" cemetery. The Greenlanders do not put their names on the burial markers for the most part because they believe in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Situated on top of a hill overlooking the city, The rows of crosses, some leaning or toppled over give an feeling of time and people of past. The area is wind swept and very lonely. Easy hike from hotel and worth the visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank beentheretooo
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We passed this cemetery on the way into town. What a great view for the people buried there. A really solemn place to visit and wonder what it was like to live in KusuLuk.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

As part of our walking day-trip to Kulusuk, we hiked up the hill to the cemetery. The observations from other travelers is on point - nameless white crosses preserve that person's name for another member of the family. The ruggedness of the terrain is obvious...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank flstorms
Reviewed 14 June 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

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 20 October 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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank vagabondginger
Reviewed 22 July 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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed 27 June 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

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank 32WendyB
Reviewed 25 July 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.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank 100countries_or_bust
Reviewed 17 July 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).

Date of experience: July 2015
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Check Air Iceland (not Icelandair) and they have several tours and trips. We were there in June and the tours had just started so check timing. Our guide was English speaking (a college student) and from Greenland and he... More
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