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Hannibals House and Garden (Disco Bay)
Hannibal's house and garden are found in Saqqaq. Hannibal Fencker was famous for his hothouses, which were the northernmost of their kind in the world. In spite of the location, Hannibal succeeded in getting the most difficul plants to grow in his garden, and he received the Royal Gardening Society's silvermedal in 1973 for outstanding gardening.
The Qeqeertarsuaq area (Disco Bay)
On Qeqeertarsuaq in Disko Bay, you'll find the Lyngmark glacier, where you can drive a dog sledge in the summer, when the sun is shining. It takes a few hours of walking to get to the top of the glacier, but it is worth the effort.
Hans Egede Statue (Godthab)
On your way down to the colonial harbour you pass a yellow house, built of granite boulders. Today, it is the home of the president of the home rule, but it used to be the home of the town's founder, Hans Egede.
Samuel Kleinschmidt Lamp Post (Godthab)
Samuel Kleinschmidt (1814-1866) belonged to the German hernhut missionaries. He lived at a distance outside of the town, and it is said, that he hung his lamp on this pole every morning, on his way to the seminar, and fetched it every evening on his way back.
Santa Clauss Summer Residence (Godthab)
By Uummannaq is a little wooden house, which has become quite famous. The house is located in Spragle Bay by the foot of Mount Uummannaq, and has become known as the summer residence of Santa Claus. Even though you might not actually see Santa, you can easily imagine that an old, white-bearded man lives there during the summer.
The Colonial Harbour (Godthab)
The colonial harbour is Nuuk's first harbour, and many of the old colonial houses remain, giving a good impression of how the former colony looked. In the basin you often see kayakers practicing the art of kayaking.
Apparsut Cliff (Greenland)
The Upernavik district in northwestern Greenland is known for its many bird cliffs, and more than 100,000 guillemots - which have named the cliff - breed on the largest of them, Apparsut. Appa means guillemot and su means cliff in Greenlandic.
Greenlands National Museum and Archives (Greenland)
The museum is situated by the colonial harbour in Nuuk, and here you can see the famous and very well preserved mummies from Qilakitsoq. The museum also contains an exhibition of kayaks, umiaks and Greenlandic garments from different times and districts.
Ice bears (Greenland)
IN the winter months, you can observe ice bears, literally walking past the settlement when the sea is frozen. Quite a few ice bears are killed near the settlement.
National Costumes (Greenland)
The Greenlandic national costume for women consists of sealskin boots with beautiful embroidering. The most beautiful, though, are the beadworks on the collar of the women's anoraks - neat patterns made up of thousands of small beads embroidered by hand.

Area and city attractions

• Disco Bay
• Godthab
• Jakobshavn
• Julianehåb
• Upernavik

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