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Old November 21st, 2011, 01:59 AM   #141
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Old November 21st, 2011, 02:14 AM   #142
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Right, especially cause there aren't streets which link two towns. That sign is located outside the heliport, so I guess it's something turistic.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 02:54 AM   #143
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A thing which I could never imaging before... the presence of such spiders in Greenland! This was in Qaqortoq
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Old November 21st, 2011, 02:58 AM   #144
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 02:26 AM   #145
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 03:07 AM   #146
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 03:36 PM   #147
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 07:52 PM   #148
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Right, especially cause there aren't streets which link two towns. That sign is located outside the heliport, so I guess it's something turistic.
I guess that it might be the end of the town
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 10:14 PM   #149
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Quite surprised by the lack of ice roads in Greenland when we have ice roads in continental Europe (Estonia, Finland, Sweden ...)
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 10:41 PM   #150
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Estonia, Finland e Sweden are quite flat lands, it's easier to build and maintain an ice road... towns in Greenland instead are built in fjords, where to build roads is much more complicated. I'm not even sure if the sea freeze completely in Nuuk and surrounds...
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Old November 29th, 2011, 09:42 PM   #151
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Old November 30th, 2011, 02:25 AM   #152
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Have you noticed Greenland on some maps of Europe? Ittoqqortoormiit is the only settlement.
Maybe it's the largest community on that side of the island.

I wonder how profitable a vehicle ferry service from Happy Valley/Goose Bay, in Newfoundland and Labrador, would be to Nuuk, Greenland, then on to Iceland (Reykjavik). I think it would be really popular with tourists wishing to go to/from N. America, though the highways on the Canadian side are as remote as those in Siberia.

There is already ferry service from Continental Europe, to Iceland on the Norrona, so it' just a matter of creating a route from Iceland to Greenland and thence on to Canada.
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Old November 30th, 2011, 02:37 AM   #153
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it would be quite useless. There are no roads which link towns, to bring your car in Nuuk where the longest street is around 8 Km would be too much expansive if you go there just for holiday. It's more convenient to rent a car there if you really need a car (the public transport works well). Maybe on day in future, if they will built roads to link the towns, a ferry service could be an idea
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Maybe it's the largest community on that side of the island.
Ittoqqortoormiit is the second largest community on the eastern coast, the largest one is Tasiilaq.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 02:43 AM   #155
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it would be quite useless. There are no roads which link towns, to bring your car in Nuuk where the longest street is around 8 Km would be too much expansive if you go there just for holiday. It's more convenient to rent a car there if you really need a car (the public transport works well). Maybe on day in future, if they will built roads to link the towns, a ferry service could be an idea
I don't think it would be a failure, as it would create a vital transportation link between N. America and Europe. It would certainly be a big boon to the country's economy.

In Greenland, the influx of visitors would encourage road construction to link communities, as well as make it easier for them to travel to and from Greenland, much in the same way as people from Iceland and the Faeroe Islands use the Norrona to go to Europe.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 11:21 AM   #156
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Faer Oer and mainly Iceland have an interior road network than Greenland, it has sense to have a ferry service. The problem is that the morphology of Greenland doesn't permit the construction of roads to link the towns with acceptable costs of contructions. The towns are built mostly on fjords surronded but high mountains or on islands. It was discussed the possibility to build a road to link Sisimiut to Kangerlussuaq (around 175 Km) but as you can read on this report, it's not a easy thing... http://www.roadex.org/uploads/public...20-%20RIII.pdf there's a ferry service (from April to January) provided by Arctic Umiaq Line (a subsidiary of Air Greenland and Royal Arctic Line) which links the town on the western coast of Greenland, but it carries only passengers and it has some financial troubles cause is carrying always less passengers... in 2007 Air Greenland introduced a flight from Baltimore to Nuuk, but it was closed in 2008 due the poor ticket sales. Since 2011 the nostop service from Narsarsuaq to Copenhagen is nolonger available. But they opened from this year a seasonal nostop fight for the route Nuuk-Reykjavik. Just due the lack of a road network every town in Greenland has an Airport or Heliport and the Air Greenlad carries around 400.000 passenger every year. And then there are cruises which in summer carry a large number of tourists, but they depart all from Europe. However if you really want to bring your car to Greenland, you can always take a container and ship it. Neither Cyprus has a ferry service to continental Europe (besides Northern Cyprus but then you can't go with your car to the south if you took this ferry) and I think they need much more than Greenland
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 01:14 PM   #157
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I believe that since 2004 you can cross from north to south Cyprus by car.
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I believe that since 2004 you can cross from north to south Cyprus by car.
Not if the car comes with the ferry that links Turkey with North Cyprus
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 02:01 PM   #159
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With 1,600 inhabitants, it is the eighth-largest town in Greenland. It is a port of call for the Arctic Umiaq Line coastal ship. In November 2007, the Paamiut Airport was built by Mittarfeqarfiit. Connections to Nuuk and Narsarsuaq are served by Air Greenland

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