Date: May 04, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM
Nuuk Airport, Greenland
If we pass our language barrier skill tests after the flight from Denver to Keflavík, then around noon on Monday the fourth of May we’ll be at the Reykjavík Airport. This airport is in the city center and has much shorter runaways, so we’ll be on a smaller plane for our flight to Nuuk, Greenland.
Our flight leaves at 12:30 and we arrive at 13:50. Thing is, the flight from Reykjavík to Nuuk actually takes about three hours and twenty minutes, but our watches (and our bodies!) are going to be way out of wack because we travel through three time zones – from UTC-0 to UTC-3 in an hour and a half! The higher latitudes really mess with time!
Once we get to Nuuk, we’ll be well past time for a rest! Fortunately, the Greenland National Museum (Grønlands Nationalmuseum) isn’t open on Mondays, so we won’t be tempted to push on!
The only real hotel in Nuuk is the Hotel Hans Egede, which runs about $240.00 a night. Other places, such as the Godthåbshallen Youth Hostel and the Seaman’s home are much cheaper, but can be a bit crowded. That, and after a day and a half on airplanes, we’re not up for trying to sleep in a seventeen bed room!
We’ve found a Bed and Breakfast type of double room that is far less expensive.
Date: May 03, 2015
Time: 05:20 PM
Departing for Nuuk, Greenland!
Keflavík International Airport, Reykjavík, Iceland
And so it begins!
To get too Nuuk, we’ll be leaving from Denver International Airport on Sunday, May third at around five thirty in the afternoon, and first flying to Keflavík International Airport (Keflavíkurflugvöllur), arriving at six thirty the following morning.
This leg of the trip is going to be a long flight in small seats!
After this really long flight, we don’t have a simple gate change. Not even a simple concourse change… We’ve got to change airports!
While Keflavík International Airport is the largest airport in Iceland and the country’s main hub for international transportation, the smaller domestic flights are handled by the Reykjavík Airport which is located about 31 miles (50 km) north-east of Keflavík.
This means that we’ll have to jump onto the “flybus” for the forty-five minute trip to the Reykjavík Airport for the flight leaving for Nuuk at 12:30! This will be our first language barrier test!
Our first stop will be the BSÍ Bus Terminal. Transfers are available to all major hotels, the Youth Hostel, Laugardalur camping area and the domestic airport. For these transfers the driver will ask us to board smaller buses, presenting us with language barrier test number two!
Once we get to Reykjavík Airport we’ll be ready for our next flight, from Reykjavík to Nuuk.
Date: October 11, 2014
Time: 04:00 PM
As part of the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center Churro Week Doreen Gunkel will be presenting a discussion on The Navajo Churro and the Norse connection.
Date: July 27, 2013
Time: 09:00 AM
The Greenland Gown Project’s founder, Lady Dairine, will be hold a discussion and Q&A session about the Greenland Gown project.