We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
What's in a name?

As part of our walking day-trip to Kulusuk, we hiked up the hill to the cemetery. The observations... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
flstorms
,
Orlando, Florida
Kulusuk visit was spectacular!!

If you are reviewing the stops on this site, trying to decide whether to take the day trip to... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Carla G
,
Phoenix, Arizona
Read all 25 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good24%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“day trip” (3 reviews)
“names” (6 reviews)
“flowers” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Kulusuk, Greenland
Write a Review
Reviews (25)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 member of the family. The ruggedness of the terrain is obvious...More

Thank flstorms
Reviewed 15 June 2017

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 this tiny village. This...More

Thank Carla G
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Right on the road in the village, very small area. No names on most of the graves. A New cemetery is now further out from the village.

Thank vagabondginger
Reviewed 22 July 2016

If you slog along the dusty track from Kulusuk town to Kulusuk airport (it's a good 30-45 minute hike) you'll pass this old cemetery on your way just outside the town limits, facing the sea. It's a simple graveyard with white wooden crosses rather than...More

1  Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

No names...just white crosses. That's what the cemetery markers look like! And lots of colorful plastic flowers, because...well. It is Greenland, after all. In the tradition of the People, no one is to say the deceased person's name, because in the spirit may become confused...More

1  Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 26 July 2015

As a previous reviewer said, not having names on the grave markers made it fairly unique. A person's name never dies. What a great way to remember people.

1  Thank 100countries_or_bust
Reviewed 17 July 2015

If you walk from the hotel to the village, you'll see this at the roadside. It's mostly white wooden crosses (Christian missionaries converted the population in the late 1800s, wiping out the traditional religious practices of the inuits).

Thank Peru77
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Everyone who dies in this village over the last several decades is buried in these cemeteries. We even witnessed a funeral procession coming into one of the cemeteries. It is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Scobie P
Reviewed 2 November 2014

Whilst it is a sad place, the cemetery is just 5 minutes from the hotel and is interesting to visit, it is well maintained and has flowers and good keeping facilities

Thank Ian.h. H
Reviewed 8 September 2014

In Greenland, the cemeteries are unique. There are not any names on the graves. They believe the soul carries on so do not mark a place of someone's death with their name. Also, in Greenland it is almost impossible to grow flowers, so the graves...More

Thank rcooper_12
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Kalol
11 September 2017|
Answer
Response from Carla G | Reviewed this property |
Check Air Iceland (not Icelandair) and they have several tours and trips. We were there in June and the tours had just started so check timing. Our guide was English speaking (a college student) and from Greenland and he... More
1
Vote