Monday, 13 May 2013

Cruise in the heart of Greenland - the Disco Bay, Greenland

Going ashore is sometimes by smaller boats

This expedition along Greenland’s west coast is a fascinating meeting with the Inuit culture and the stunning land they inhabit. Only accessible by boat, the small settlements give you a genuine picture of Greenlandic life. The spectacular scenery and Midnight Sun provide a stunning backdrop for the voyage.

Qeqertarsuaq i Grønland

Qeqertarsuaq is situated on the old volcanic island of Disko and plays host to the Arctic Station, part of Copenhagen University, studying flora, fauna and the climate. Enjoy a stroll along the beach with its grounded icebergs or join the highly recommended walking tour to Blæsedalen, an area rich in high Arctic flora.

Ilulissat Isfjord i Grønland

Ilulissat means iceberg in Greenlandic, and this town lives up to its name. The most productive glacier in the Northern Hemisphere, Sermeq Kujalleq feeds enormous bergs into the Ilulissat Icefjord. As a result this area is an UNE SCO’s list of World Heritage sites.

Moskusokse i Grønland

In the early 1960’s 27 Musk oxen were introduced to Kangerlussuaq from north east Greenland and today their numbers are over 10,000. We will have time for a closer look at the area before our evening flight to Copenhagen.