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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for those few travellers headed to Greenland
Apart from Antarctica, this is the most obscure place covered by LP. Half of the book (about 165pp) is specifically about Greenland in the customary LP format, and the remainder is about other Arctic regions. (One tidbit: It is impossible to fly to Nuuk, the capitol, without changing planes in another Greenlandic town.)

This guide covers a casserole of places...
Published on November 18, 2005 by saskatoonguy

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2.0 out of 5 stars Good Greenland guide - Crappy Arctic guide...
For those who want a good read and a good guide to fascinating Greenland, then this book will do it (though I think the previous edition of LP's guide to Greenland had a bit more coverage - especially the more off-the-beaten-track settlements). But anything beyond Greenland, LP seems to really lose interests in the rest of the Arctic world. It seems as if they just...
Published on May 31, 2007 by Anthony Chiu


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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for those few travellers headed to Greenland, November 18, 2005
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saskatoonguy (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Greenland & The Arctic (Lonely Planet Travel Guides) (Paperback)
Apart from Antarctica, this is the most obscure place covered by LP. Half of the book (about 165pp) is specifically about Greenland in the customary LP format, and the remainder is about other Arctic regions. (One tidbit: It is impossible to fly to Nuuk, the capitol, without changing planes in another Greenlandic town.)

This guide covers a casserole of places that cannot conceivably be visited on a single itinerary, because so few Arctic air routes cross national borders. For example, charter flights between Canada (Iqaluit) and Greenland were terminated after the book went to press, so now it's impossible to fly from North America to Greenland without going through Europe.

Alaskan coverage is only Fairbanks and points north; Yukon is Dawson and north. The Inuvik region and nearly all of Nunavut are covered. Places like Whitehorse, Yellowknife, and Anchorage are too far south to be covered in this volume, which is unfortunate because it's impossible to reach northern Alaska without passing through either Anchorage or Whitehorse.

Also covered are Arctic Russia, northern Norway (town of Mo and north), and northern Finland (Rovaniemi and north). The end result is a book that's fun to read but of doubtful utility except for those few Greenland-bound travellers.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good Greenland guide - Crappy Arctic guide..., May 31, 2007
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Anthony Chiu (Vancouver, CANADA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Greenland & The Arctic (Lonely Planet Travel Guides) (Paperback)
For those who want a good read and a good guide to fascinating Greenland, then this book will do it (though I think the previous edition of LP's guide to Greenland had a bit more coverage - especially the more off-the-beaten-track settlements). But anything beyond Greenland, LP seems to really lose interests in the rest of the Arctic world. It seems as if they just threw in a few sections just to say that they've covered it... It should really be titled "Greenland and an Introduction to the rest of the Arctic". All they give you are some sloppy details of a few selected regions under their "suggested itineraries" sections for other Arctic regions.

Living in Northern Canada myself (Yukon by the way...not Vancouver), I know that there are tons to offer for any Arctic fan. But this LP guide has missed out so much...to mention a few:

1) Yukon - there's more to this territory than just Dawson and Dempster Hwy...such as Old Crow, Vuntut & Ivvavik Parks, and simply the rest of Yukon itself. BTW, Whitehorse, which is the hub of the Yukon, sits at about the same latitude as Qaqortoq in Greenland. It's sub-Arctic...but close enough...

2) NWT - Yellowknife, the areas around Great Bear Lake such as Deline and Tulita, etc... same thing, its all sub-Arctic environments similar to Inuvik's...what's the problem?

3) Nunavut - there's a lot more places than just Baffin Island or Resolute...how about Kitikmeot and Kivalliq regions? Every region of NU is worth a visit.

4) Nunavik (Northern Quebec) - how could they forget this beautiful Arctic region of Quebec? Colourful villages, beautiful landscapes, rich Inuit culture ...even the LP guides to Quebec/Canada mention very little on this region. Better do your planning online... though slightly southerly regarding its latitude and location, this place has nothing but Arctic landscapes and climate.

5) Northern Labrador - another beautiful Inuit region of Labrador completely forgotten on this so-called "Arctic" guide...

6) Scandinavia - Northern Norway is very beautiful, but this guide only gives you a vague idea of this fascinating region. Buy the individual guides instead (Norway, Sweden, Finland...but don't bother with the "Scandinavian Europe" unless you only plan to see only a few places from each country)

7) Arctic Russia - I know its a difficult place to go to, but there are fascinating untouched areas out there in Siberia. But this book covers very little of this vast region...especially the Far East - Chukotka. Even LP's "Russia" guide is next to useless to this region if you're really interested into visiting these areas. Once again, do your homework online...

8) Alaska - get the "Alaska" guide instead...

I was quite disappointed with this LP publication. I hope their next edition will be a heck of a lot better. Otherwise, its a waste of time and money. It's really just a Greenland guide ...but for the rest of the Arctic, don't count on it...
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A take-along 'must' for any destination-bound traveler, September 5, 2005
This review is from: Greenland & The Arctic (Lonely Planet Travel Guides) (Paperback)
The second updated edition of Etain O'Carroll & Mark Elliott's Greenland & The Arctic is out, and is an indispensable guide for any heading North sans travel group. From overviews of regional history and culture to local sights, activities, and opportunities, Greenland & The Arctic highlights all kinds of opportunities, from transportation options between small towns and remote regions to rare shopping opportunities and plenty of nature. A take-along 'must' for any destination-bound traveler; especially since relatively few other titles cover the region in depth.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent travel guide, May 19, 2011
This review is from: Greenland & The Arctic (Lonely Planet Travel Guides) (Paperback)
This is the only good travel guide I have found for travel to Greenland and the Arctic.
It is really good and delivery was handled as good as nybody could possibly ask for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Holidays in Greenland booked, December 18, 2013
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This review is from: Greenland & The Arctic (Lonely Planet Travel Guides) (Paperback)
I got the book two weeks ago, and now I have booked eight days in Greenland in June 2014, very useful to have the book
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good travel guide, but new edition needed!, October 22, 2014
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This review is from: Greenland & The Arctic (Lonely Planet Travel Guides) (Paperback)
I've enjoyed this book and it's a good travel guide on Greenland. But it's also outdated as of this review. This book is nearly ten years old. Lonely Planet DESPERATELY needs to write a new edition. Some of this information has changed in this period of time.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for a remote land, April 19, 2011
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This review is from: Greenland & The Arctic (Lonely Planet Travel Guides) (Paperback)
Very complete showing the diversity of the flora and fauna as well as the culture of Greenlanders. They are NOT Inuits! Greenland is a wild country--best stay close to what you know.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greenland review, July 14, 2010
This review is from: Greenland & The Arctic (Lonely Planet Travel Guides) (Paperback)
This is an excellent update to the guide I had many years ago. Detailed abd covers just avoiut anything you'd like to know.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent information on a rarely visited place., August 2, 2009
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John F. Poster (New York, NY United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Greenland & The Arctic (Lonely Planet Travel Guides) (Paperback)
Lonely Planet has done a good review of an unusual place which is rarely visited by travellers.
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Greenland & The Arctic (Lonely Planet Travel Guides) by Etain O'Carroll (Paperback - June 1, 2005)
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