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Old 7 Mar 2006
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Ferries or fishing boats to Greenland?

Hi,
I'm a longtime lurker, first time poster..
I want to plan a trip from New Jersey, USA to Greenland this summer. I'd like to ride as far north into Canada as I can and find the nearest land to land point and hopscotch over to Greenland. Then I'd like to ride as far north into G.L. as I can from there, depending on gasoline availability. My question is; are there any ferries that go from either Newfoundland or Baffin Island to G.L.? If not, would there be someway I could pay off a fishing boat or freighter that would be going that way to take me and my bike. I'd even offer to pay and work on the boat for the ride over. I'd like to make the trip as adventurous as possible, and just sort of make my way up ther "by hook or by crook". I was wondering if any body has tried this method to get across the water from point A to B anywhere in the area, or anywhere else for that matter.
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Wally

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g'day wally

i am looking for the exact same answer.....but from what i gather from the lonely planet thorn tree forum, it's not possible

i still wonder if u can arrange something by speaking to someone on the ground in n'foundland

i have been emailing their travel dept and they have been wonderfully helpful so far...not asked em this question tho lol

will let u know if i get anything

or u can ask em yrself...

tourisminfo@gov.nl.ca

good luck

ps if u get anything, can u let me know

cheers,

jennifer
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Sorry no info, but sounds like a great trip
Good luck
Gary
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I`ve been in Greenland 13 years ago as an exchange student, it was the best experience in my life. In that time many towns had no airport and certainly there where no roads connecting towns, so the only way to travel was by helicopter because the sea was frozen during winter no ship will sail (i was in Assiat, near Disco Island). in the south part ships and vessels work will all year round. I do´t think the situation changed a lot,so riding a bike it´s almost impossible,besides , they where prohibited by law in that time, don´t know why.
good luck with your plans.
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