Greenland, Denmark - August 2005
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Icebergs in Greenland
Airport
Kangerlussuaq
Inland Ice
Inland Ice
Inland Ice
The edge of the inland ice
Stream on ice cap


Icebergs in Greenland

Airport
We arrived in Greenland at Kangerlussuaq - the most inland settlement in Greenland, and one of the few towns with a runway long enough for this plane.
This Airbus is the Air Greenland's only large plane. Why's it painted red? So that it can be found if it crashes on the icecap?

Kangerlussuaq isn't much to look at - it's an old US army base.
That's our hotel in the top-right of the photo.
Kangerlussuaq

Inland Ice
But Kangerlussuaq is the only town from where it's possible to drive to the Greenland icecap - the "inland ice" as they call it.
Volkswagen built a road from the town to (and onto) the inland ice in 2002 so that they could test a new car in the cold conditions there.

Inland Ice

Inland Ice
The ice looks rather dirty around the edges where black sand blows onto it.

The edge of the inland ice

Stream on ice cap
There are little streams of melt-water on top of the inland ice. They disappear down into deep holes in the ice.



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