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Address: Qaanaaq, Greenland
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This was an interesting trip. I was on the plane that DB Cooper jumped out of and we landed in a white out. We could not let the tail down to get off the plane for 2 hrs because... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2015
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157 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Temporary Duty at USAF Base Thule for thirty days each year for three years in late 60's early seventies. Flying every day counting and plotting ice burgs. The facilities on the base were outstanding...chow hall, club, theater, bowling. The TDY barracks were Quonsat Huts but had very nice private rooms for visiting flight crews. The Winter Storms were rough and... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Went here on a business trip in June 2006. If you ever get a chance then just go do it. There are ice caves, icebergs, fjords, unique flowers and fauna of the region. Then landscape is a true testament to being at the top of the world. The summer months are daylight 24 hours a day. It's unusual to see... More 

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United States
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62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Lots to see and do, we visited in the summer but could still see icebergs and glaciers, and the wether was in the 50s, (°F) so not terrible. It's a very interesting place that not many get to visit. The base offers activities and sightseeing as well. Make the most of your time here!

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Redding, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

A very special experience watching the sun go around (well above the horizon) 24 hours a day. The rocky landscape bursts into colors of the rainbow with small blooms and large blooms for about a week. Otherwise it is rock or ice. MANY THINGS TO LEARN.

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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

This was an interesting trip. I was on the plane that DB Cooper jumped out of and we landed in a white out. We could not let the tail down to get off the plane for 2 hrs because of the winds. It was 32 below without the windchill....

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2 Thank Shannon A
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Lived there for a year in '08-'09. It's one of those things that you see it once and that's it. 24 hours of darkness for 3 months. 24 hours of sunlight for 4 months. Icebergs floating by. Station Alert. The snow. More snow. It all depends on why you need to go there.

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3 Thank Butters B
The Villages, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Don't go here unless you have work to do = or take alot of paper and write "The Great American Novel" - After you explore around town for 2 days, there really is not much else to do. The Food and Booze is reasonably priced.

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Warren, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

I stayed here on business in July of 2011 so things may have changed. I was here for three weeks along with two co-workers. The rooms were clean but small. There is no personal bathroom or shower in your room. There is a communal bathroom with several showers, and toilets that are private. I have never been to college or... More 

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5 Thank RatherBScanninG
Copenhagen, Denmark
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84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2011

Not many places like that in the world! Where else can you go bowling or catch a movie with the North Pole only a thousand miles away? The Inland Ice is not far away and a hike on that is one of the greatest things I've tried. If you get a chance - Go!

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