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New Cemetery, Kulusuk

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
Observe the unique local tradition at New Cemetery, a well-maintained burial site stretching on permafrost ground. The cemetery is arranged according to an Inuit tradition whereby the name of the deceased is carried on to another after death--thus, no engraved names appear on the white crosses. Note that you'll find many more graves here than in Kulusuk's old cemetery. Climb to the top of the hill for a view of the village and Greenland's wild, icy beauty. Add New Cemetery to your Kulusuk travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kulusuk tourist route planner.
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  • This cemetery is located outside the village on the road and has many more graves than the old cemetery. I have a fascination with cemeteries from other cultures. The graves are mounded as the ground ...  more »
  • There is a great view from the top of the hill above the new cemetery. The care with which this cemetery is maintained on this rugged island challenged me to step up and make sure my loved ones are re...  more »
  • I was in Kulusuk for a few days doing geographical and cultural research. On my first day I tagged along on the day tour from Iceland's walk from the airport to the village and it gave me a good overv...  more »