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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for East Greenland, 17 July 2007
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This review is from: Greenland and the Arctic (Lonely Planet Country Guides) (Paperback)
Just come back from East Greenland (Kulusuk and Tasiilaq), and considering that this is an area that is not really set up for massive amounts of tourism, the book gave a good idea of what to expect.

The recommendations for accommodation were excellent, and you could tell that the author knew and loved Greenland and the Arctic.

Possibly could have done with a bit more warning on Greenland time, which is basically the theory that you should just ignore the specific times that you are given, and expect everything to happen up to 4 hours after you were told it would! Oh, and the general lack of a sewage system did come as a bit of a surprise, but we may just have missed that part of the book!

Prices are now a little out of date, particularly for flights and helicopters, but where we stayed, the prices for food and accommodation were spot on. Could do with some guidance on day-trip pricing, as this turned out to be quite a bit more expensive than we'd been expecting.

To be honest, without this book, I'm not sure that I'd have made it to Greenland, as I previously had no idea of how to get there, and the guidance in the book was invaluable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All it says and more, 15 Jun. 2009
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This review is from: Greenland and the Arctic (Lonely Planet Country Guides) (Paperback)
There are few guide books to Greenland but this one is very good and if it does not want to make you visit Greenland, nothing will! The book suggests what to see and do in the world's largest island with only 56,000 people - ice fjords shedding 20 million tons of ice each day; isolated communities (there are no roads outside the towns!); ghost towns; awesome cliffs and snowy mountains, a massive central icecap; wild animals; peace and quiet - apart from the crack of shattering icebergs. We have just returned from a two week trip and Greenland was everything the book said and more. And for a bonus there is also info on Arctic North America, Arctic Russia and Arctic Scandinavia. Next year....?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Product currently out of stock from Lonely Planet, 13 May 2013
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I recommend it because it is the most comprehensive guide of Greenland which is at the moment. Unfortunately it is out of stock at the moment, so you can only buy new or used at very high prices. The guide is very detailed like all those Lonely Planet, unfortunately being an edition of 2005 will need to double check on the net about hotels, restaurants, museum schedules, and all those things that are normally subject to change.
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