We woke up early in the comfortable beds and after a very delicious breakfast buffet, we checked that we had 4 hours before we needed to check in (which could be done at the hotel).
Here we changed clothes and repacked our bags before checking in to the flight. After check in, we dashed by the Igloos, just to see the progress and to enjoy the absolutely amazing view they have.
Shortly after the shuttle bus arrived and we were driven to the airport where we met up with a couple of friends also going to Qaanaaq. The flught to Upernaviq and onwards to Qaanaaq was announced and we boarded the combined Passenger/cargo flight heading north.
Having only a regular car the is some waiting time at the airport before the 10 minute drive along a dirt road to Qaanaaq itself. It is spend taking in the extremely harsh light and near Airport surroundings. And getting used to the -23C in the afternoon sun.
As the Hostel has been overbooked we have agreed to stay in what used to be the care home, before a new was build across the street. A place where the plumbing has frozen completely, meaning a ten minute walk to get a shower and that there is a 10 litre bucket collecting all the water spend that must be emptied all the time.
We settled on a very basic late dinner as everything has been closed down and a midnight walk, figuring out the basic layout and enjoying the last rays of sun before it dips under behind the mountains for a couple of hours.