"Illulisat to Kangerlusuaq to Copenhagen to London to B'more... a very round about way to travel. Hopefully sleep will come soon."
Friday, Aug. 31, 3:06 p.m.
By Mario Garcia, NBC News Producer
KANGERLUSSUAQ, Greenland – Once our correspondent Anne Thompson managed to catch a flight, the rest of us – Bruce, Curt, and I – decided to go ahead and hike out to an ice fjord in Ilulissat. And it was a good thing because after having been on iceberg cruises and flying over ice sheets, we all agreed that the most amazing sight was the sunset last night – at 10:30 p.m.
With 20 hours of daylight in Greenland during the summer – it means long working days or long layovers when you are delayed like we are. But we were delighted to catch one more glimpse of the natural beauty Greenland has to offer.
|Curt Bernstein / NBC News|
So many places to go, so few planes! NBC News' Mario Garcia and Bruce Bernstein in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.
Not so fast
On Friday morning we got some good news when we heard the Greenland Air strike was over.
With that, we presumed we could get from where we sat in Ilulissat to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland's major airport on the west coast.
We called Air Greenland and of course they said, "There are flights, but you're not on any of them."
However, after some back and forth and some time left on interminable hold, the agent from Air Greenland did get back to me with a flight from Ilulissat to Kangerlussuaq. I asked here when it left and she said, "When you get here."