Old Cemetery, Kulusuk

#3 of 8 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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  • We walked into town from the hotel. Our guide showed us the "new" cemetery, and then as we got into town, we saw the "old" cemetery. The Greenlanders do not put their names on the burial markers for t...  more »
  • Situated on top of a hill overlooking the city, The rows of crosses, some leaning or toppled over give an feeling of time and people of past. The area is wind swept and very lonely. Easy hike from hot...  more »
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