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Qassiarsuk, Greenland

-beautifully-secluded-places-in-the-world ~ Qassiarsuk – Erik the Red’s former farm in Greenland

Afternoon landing at Hvalsey, Greenland.

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Greenland- The glacier front of Qooqqup Sermia in Qooqqut fjord (the ice fjord).

Greenland- The glacier front of Qooqqup Sermia in Qooqqut fjord (the ice fjord).

Small Iceberg Moves Down Narsarsuaq Fjord in Greenland

Small Iceberg Moves Down Narsarsuaq Fjord in Greenland

Eiríksstaðir was the farm of Eiríkur rauði (Erik the red), who later settled Greenland. His son, Leifur Eiríksson, who led one of the voyages to Vínland, was born on this farm. The re-construction is based on the ruins located a short distance away. ..... Haukadalur, Iceland.

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It is not uncommon for Greenlanders to take a dip among icebergs in half-frozen fjords, but more appealing are the country's hot springs pools, such as this one near Alluuitsup Paa on the uninhabited island of [b]Uunartoq[/b], in southern [b][link url="http://www.greenland.com"]Greenland[/link][/b]. The water temperature gets as high as 38ºC.

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It is not uncommon for Greenlanders to take a dip among icebergs in half-frozen fjords, but more appealing are the country's hot springs pools, such as this one near Alluuitsup Paa on the uninhabited island of [b]Uunartoq[/b], in southern [b][link url="http://www.greenland.com"]Greenland[/link][/b]. The water temperature gets as high as 38ºC.

En dag skal turen gå til Grønland, som jeg elskede som barn. Narsarsuaq, Arsuk og Grønnedal

En dag skal turen gå til Grønland, som jeg elskede som barn. Narsarsuaq, Arsuk og Grønnedal

Giant glacier near Narsarsuaq

Giant glacier near Narsarsuaq

First light over freshly-formed sea ice in Eiriks Fjord, Greenland.

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Greenland - Qooroq ice fjord

Greenland - Qooroq ice fjord

Herjolfsnes near the southern tip of Greenland was colonized by Vikings circa 985 AD. The contemporary village of Narsaq Kujalleq is just three kilometers northeast of the Norse settlement site.

Herjolfsnes near the southern tip of Greenland was colonized by Vikings circa 985 AD. The contemporary village of Narsaq Kujalleq is just three kilometers northeast of the Norse settlement site.

Wood Church, Greenland: Erik the Red killed a man in Iceland over a trifle and worshipped Norse gods until the end, but at Qassiarsuk (above), site of his Greenland farm, there is a replica of the tiny wood church he built for his wife, who converted to Christianity. A wall kept out the livestock.

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Wood Church, Greenland Photograph by Peter Essick, National Geographic

Tundra blankets the lowlands near Eqip Sermia Glacier in Western Greenland.

Tundra blankets the lowlands near Eqip Sermia Glacier in Western Greenland.

Sillisit Groenlandia

Sillisit Groenlandia

Ketil tower guarding Tasermiut Fjord in Nanortalik, Greenland

Ketil tower guarding Tasermiut Fjord in Nanortalik, Greenland (by den dzjow).

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