Old Cemetery, Kulusuk

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#2 of 7 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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  • As part of our walking day-trip to Kulusuk, we hiked up the hill to the cemetery. The observations from other travelers is on point - nameless white crosses preserve that person's name for another mem...  more »
  • The old cemetery of Kulusuk with its white crosses planted in the rock, offering a respectful burial in a pristine environment.
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  • If you are reviewing the stops on this site, trying to decide whether to take the day trip to Kulusuk like I was, I am writing this review for you! This was probably a top 10 day in my life visiting t...  more »

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