Ittoqqortoormiit

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Introduction

Ittoqqortoormiit is a settlement in Eastern Greenland. Ittoqqortoormiit has around 400 inhabitants. The area is very sparsely inhabited. There are no other settlements of over 200 inhabitants for around 1,000 kilometres.

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Events and Festivals

  • The National Day of Greenland is held on the 21st of June each year - the lightest day of the year - as a celebration of Greenland's traditions and cultural heritage. People often dress in national costumes to mark the occasion.
  • Return of the Sun - January’s return of the sun after several weeks or months of constant darkness is a major cause for celebration in Greenland. Although the exact day varies throughout the country, each local community celebrates the occasion with plenty of coffee, sweets, music, and special family togetherness.

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Getting There

The nearest airport is Nerlerit Inaat Airport (CNP IATA). which has flights to Kangerlussuaq and Nuuk, and in summertime to Reykjavik. Between the airport and Ittoqqortoormiit a helicopter transfer is needed. Nerlerit Inaat Airport (Q3049018) on Wikidata Nerlerit Inaat Airport on Wikipedia edit

There are no roads outside settlements in eastern Greenland.

Cruise ships (expensive) come here during the summer.

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Sleep

Ittoqqortoormiit Guesthouse offers accommodation.

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Keep Connected

Internet

Thanks to undersea fiber optic cable links to Europe and broadband satellite, Greenland is well connected with 93% of the population having internet access. Your hotel or hosts (if staying in a guesthouse or private home) will likely have wifi or an internet connected PC, and all settlements have an internet cafe or some location with public wifi. Ask around if you need help finding it.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The international telephone code for Greenland is 299.

Tele Greenland is the only telephone and internet provider. Mobile phones have coverage in all larger villages, including 3G internet access. The mobile phone system in Greenland is GSM 900/1800, and with the exception of one or two settlements the system covers all the inhabited areas of Greenland. Note that roaming charges are international (as Greenland is outside the EU), and much higher than someone from EU would pay inside EU.

Post

Post Greenland is the company responsible for postal service in Greenland. It has reliable services, but as you might imagine, it takes a while for your letter or postcard to arrive. Post offices can be found in all major communities in Greenland. Business hours are typically Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm. Mail from Greenland takes about four to five days to reach Europe.

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