My 5 week trip to Upernavik in Greenland is primarily a medical elective as part of my medical degree at the University of Liverpool. I will be on placement at the hospital in Upernavik and also trying to enjoy the wilderness and culture such a place has to offer.
Upernavik is a small town on a small island in north west Greenland. You can find the town on Google Maps
well as getting cultural and medical experience on my trip I hope to
get off the island and do some walking and photography in the islands of
the archipelago surrounding the town.
To get there I am flying from Gatwick to Copenhagen, then to Kangerlussuaq, then to Ilulissat where I have to wait over night before the final flight to Upernavik. These last 2 flights are on Dash-7 planes which should be nice and snug. I'm planning on taking advantage of the stop over in Ilulissat to take some photos and so I haven't booked a hotel room and I'm really hoping for good weather.
I am writing this blog partly so friends and family can see what I'm
getting up to and also to provide information to people planning trips
to this area as there was a lack of information available for some
aspects of my planning.