Memories of Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)

Come next month, it will be 14 years since I first traveled to Greenland, perhaps my favorite destination I have ever been lucky to enjoy. (A summary of my first two visits can be found on my web site here.) I actually visited Greenland on three occasions, last during the late spring/early summer of 2000. That was an incredible trip. I visited with my Greenlandic friends in several communities, including one of the world’s most remote and northernmost cities, Uummannaq (see the rocky island photo below).

This small sample of my images also include young residents of Sisimiut, the second largest Greenlandic city, and on Ericsfjord, in the small community of Qassiarsuk, across the fjord from the small hub city of Narsasuaq, where visitors can land and explore the country’s rich Inuit and Norse cultural traditions. There’s nothing quite like the light, cleanliness, and wide-openness of Greenland, nor the friendliness of its residents.

Arriving at night by ferry at Uummannaq, west coast of Greenland

Young men at fishing camp, near Sisimiut, Greenland

Ericsfjord from Qassiarsuk, Greenland