Old Cemetery, Kulusuk

#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Greenland
See the final resting place of many citizens at Old Cemetery, an unusual burial site that reflects both the local beliefs and harsh conditions. According to legend, people should be buried in unnamed graves, because the name may confuse the spirits and interfere with the afterlife. Thus, all the graves look the same--with white offset by ubiquitous colorful flowers, and stone cairns compensating for the impossibility of digging deep into the frozen ground. From the cemetery you can observe the view of the distant mountains and enjoy the crisp air. Make Old Cemetery a centerpiece of your Kulusuk vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kulusuk vacation planner.
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  • Well, this cemetery is definitely not the highlight. Kulusuk offers the experience of visiting the biggest island in the world and its magnificent Ice White view. Expect an unpredictable weather...  more »
  • Interesting to see the crosses of all the people buried here. Lots of history. Not much to see though. It's on the walk from the airport to the city.  more »
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