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Dreaming in Disko Bay

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I was out on deck early the morning we entered Disko Bay. Fog surrounded the ship, hazy blue-grey into infinity, light rain and calm seas. As I watched, a giant iceberg appeared through the mist, looming ominously before it faded away into oblivion. Another appeared, then yet another. Soon the ship wove carefully through a landscape of ice, each piece as unique as an individual person. “It was as if they had been borne down from a world of myth, some Gotterdammerung of noise and catastrophe”, Barry Lopez had written. “Fallen pieces of the moon”. I stared out in wonder at their silence and their magnitude.

Photo by Acacia Johnson 

We spent days around the ice and each one was different. One eerie night we anchored near the glacier Eqip Sermia, which thundered all night and whose jagged face gleamed blue in the morning to greet us, again enshrouded in fog. We walked a great distance to see it from above, fording river after river around the base of sweeping black mountains. We were alert that day, watching the glacier and the sea, wary of tsunamis rising up from the massive walls of ice that cracked magnificently and collapsed into the water. Our caution rewarded us, and as we crested the ridge of moraine, the fog lifted. The whole world of Eqip Sermia’s ice lay below us, galaxies of its remains floating out into the green-blue sea.

 

Photo by Acacia Johnson

 

Photo by Acacia Johnson

 

That night we stopped the ship outside the town of Ilulissat, launching our zodiacs out into the evening light. Immense walls of ice stood, fortress-like, at the mouth of Jakobshavn Icefjord. The gateway to another world. I thought of the Norwegian word isfjell - ice mountain. We slowly cruised their perimeter at a distance, watching new landscapes appearing in the spaces between the bergs. Time passed and the sky grew a brilliant purple, the ice glowing turquoise white in contrast. I looked at the colorful buildings of Ilulissat in the distance and wondered what it must be to grow up in this wondrous place, to accept such dramatic and constant change every single day. I thought perhaps it teaches you something about the nature of life, something that can be all too easy to forget at times.

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The sky gleamed suddenly yellow for a brief moment, reflecting brilliant off the glassy water. Then darkness overtook the seascape, and this world of ice faded from view and into the night.

 

Acacia Johnson is currently aboard the Sea Explorer on our Arctic Quest Expedition.

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Greenland's World Cup Fever Lasts All Year Long: Get in the Game!

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Quark passengers and crew join locals in a game of football in Nuuk, Greenland in 2013.

A number of things come to mind when we think of Greenland: stunning vistas, spectacular Northern Lights and awe-inspiring fjords among them.

But football [a.k.a. soccer in North America]?

Visitors might be surprised to learn that football is a year-round sport here, with World Cup fever alive and well. Even in the coldest winter months, people come from far and wide on dogsleds to cheer for their favorite young players in an ice-field tournament.

In summer, Quark passengers and crew take part in impromptu and planned football games alike, in the capital of Nuuk. Across Greenland, from Nuuk to Sisimiut to Illulissat, you'll find football pitches surrounded by natural rock bleachers teeming with fans.

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Football pitches in Greenland can be rough, though some have opted for artificial grass, or turf. You can't beat the views, however.

Greenland Football

As Men's National teams competed in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, football fans across Greenland gathered in pubs and communities to cheer on their favored contenders. Year-round, though, football brings the people of Greenland together for sport, camaraderie and community.

When we took to the pitch last year, residents of all ages came out to join in – even this little guy!

Greenland Football

These are the types of experiences that make polar expeditions truly unique and unforgettable. The opportunity to become immersed in Greenlandic culture and enjoy the company of its beautiful people is extraordinary.

Football is firmly embedded in Greenlander’s psyche – and not only on the pitch.

Legend has it that when you see the Northern Lights, you're actually witnessing a football [soccer] game between the spirits of their ancestors in the sky. And the ball, they say, is really a walrus skull. There are few places in the world the spectacle of the Northern Lights is as enchanting as in Greenland. The next time you see them, think of the folklore and its ties to one of Greenland's favorite sports.

 

Northern Lights Photo courtesy of Robert Lee, Quark Passenger

As we traverse and cruise beautiful Greenland in the upcoming season, we'll be on the lookout for a chance to join our hosts on the football pitch. From Greenland's Far North to Scoresbysund and the East and everywhere in between, you'll find a multitude of occasions to interact with the locals.

They may even challenge you to join them on the pitch!

 

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Spotlight on Thule - Beyond the World’s Edge

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Known today as Qaanaaq, the Inuit town formerly known as Thule lies in Greenland amid the country’s ice sheets and midnight sun. One of the northernmost inhabited places on the planet, it was originally named after the mythical, unchartable northern islands in ancient Greek and Roman literature. Thule was first referenced by Greek explorer Pytheas in 330 BC as a region where land and sea and air all met together, in a weird and uninhabitable mixture.

The phrase “Ultima Thule,” often used as the Latin name for Greenland, is a symbolic phrase coined by Virgil to mean a far-off, unreachable goal.

To the Greek and Romans, northernmost Greenland may have been unreachable, but this landscape of raw natural wonder has been inhabited as early as 2000 BC. Today, adventure seekers can travel during summer months to visit the Inuit town of Thule (or Qaanaaq) and to experience the land ancient explorers could only conjecture. Diverse wildlife, glaciers and ancient tradition exist here, at the edge of the world, in much the same way they have for thousands of years.

In his poem, Dream-Land, Edgar Allan Poe fittingly refers to Thule as

“…a wild weird clime, that lieth, sublime,

Out of Space - out of Time.”

Inuit Culture: the Art of Survival

The survival techniques and culture of Thule’s small, tight-knit Inuit community are in many ways the same as they have been for hundreds – perhaps thousands – of years. Extreme cold temperatures, sunless winters and a harsh natural landscape have helped to shape a community of people who are experts at living off the land.

Inuit culture

Hospitality, shared meals and a keen sense of community are important aspects of Inuit culture in Thule, which has a population less than 700. Most residents here speak Danish as well as traditional Inuktun.

People here continue to use dogsleds and subsist largely off hunting. It’s not uncommon for summertime visitors to catch sight of a community of hunters harvesting narwhal or seal.

In this highly adapted community, every part of the animal is used, whether for food, clothing, jewelry, tools or souvenirs. Visitors can see the products of this community’s resourcefulness in souvenir shops’ beautiful, handmade artifacts, such as tupilaks and traditional clothing. A hand carved tupilak from Thule is the only one of its kind in the world.

Landscape & Wildlife

Thule

Often referred to as “the land of the midnight sun,” Thule was correctly identified by ancient Greek astronomers as “the place where the sun goes to rest.” During winter, the sun barely rises and aurora borealis often light up the sky. From April through August, the sun never sets, but seems to touch the horizon and rise again.

The breakup of sea ice during the summer and mild temperatures ranging from 36-45 Fahrenheit (2-7°C) make August the perfect time for visitors to come explore Thule’s captivating landscape.

The town of Thule is just an hour-long hike from Greenland’s famous ice sheet, home to countless ice canyons, glacial rivers and icebergs in the making. Despite the harsh environment, the landscape here is a haven for wildlife; over 20 species of whale frequent the coastal seas nearby, as well as seal and walrus. More than 50 species of birds make their home on the tundra here, where the occasional polar bear can still be found.

Explore Beyond the World’s Edge

Thule

No expedition to northern Greenland – aka “Ultima Thule” – would be complete without a stop in Qaanaaq, the town formerly named after the mythical place beyond the edge of the world.

A visit to Qaanaaq is a fitting highlight of Quark’s “Greenland’s Far North: Ultimate Thule” 16-day expedition. Here, Quark explorers have the opportunity to hike across glaciers, mingle with Thule’s hospitable Inuit community and enjoy the otherworldly landscape. You may even catch a glimpse of a polar bear or famed narwhal hunt here, at the edge of the world!

Call us to learn more about visiting Thule and other fascinating Greenland destinations.

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Fluffy flowers

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The Arctic cottongrass is the most widespread flowering plant found in the northern hemisphere and Arctic tundra regions. Cotton grass is not actually a type of grass, but rather a plant that flourishes in areas that are too cold for trees.

Fun fact: in Scotland they used them to dress wounds during First World War.

 

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Photo courtesy of our passenger slideshow, 2013 Greenland Explorer Voyage.

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Climate as Culture: Artists near the Arctic Circle

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Greenland and the Canadian Arctic, while geographically far removed from the galleries of New York and London, hold a solid place on the international arts scene. Each steeped in thousands of years of Inuit history, they are culturally significant destinations on our Arctic Quest voyage.

The second-largest settlement in Greenland, Sisimiut has managed to maintain their small fishing village vibe with picturesque harbour walkways and a bustling arts community. Houses dating as far back as the settlement of the colony in 1756 stand proud alongside the blue church, inaugurated in 1775.

Tupliak Tupilak from Greenland, photo courtesy of Wikimedia.

Explore the Sisimiut Museum, home to an impressive collection of local trade, industry and shipping artifacts. The museum itself consists of seven red and yellow colonial homes, including the two-story old colonial manager’s residence.

Just steps away, visit the Artist’s Workshop at Uniarsualivimmut, the former Royal Greenlandic Trade warehouse. Here, local artists craft and sell jewellery and decorative items made from walrus or narwhal teeth, as they entertain questions and chat with visitors.

 

Sisumiut A Sisumiut neighbourhood, photo courtesy of Quark passenger

Cruising through the Davis Strait and across the Arctic Ocean lies Kimmirut, a tiny traditional Inuit community on Canada’s Baffin Island. Home to just 425 people, Kimmirut boasts Soper House Gallery, with its fantastic collection of Inuit scrimshaw ivory, serpentine, soapstone and marble creations.

Carvers and jewelers incorporate local stone and semi-precious gems from the surrounding hillsides into their work. The Inuit people here delight visitors with their warm nature and solid sense of family and tradition, a culture that has thrived over 4,000 years in Nunavut.

 

Kimmirut Cruise ship moored in Kimmirut harbour, photo courtesy of Wikimedia

Further into Arctic Quest, we visit Cape Dorset, an internationally renowned hub for Inuit arts and culture. In fact, this is the most prolific artistan community in all of Canada, with 22% of its 1,300+ population employed in the arts.

Experience traditional Inuit culture; here, you can chat with an artist, or observe the carvers working the stone outside their homes. Take notice of the traditional dress of new mothers in Cape Dorset, who wear the amautik with a hooded pouch for carrying their infants.

Stop by the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, home to exquisite stonecut prints, etchings and carvings. Established in 1959, the co-operative is one of two sales outlets for local artisans (the other is in Toronto). It offers workspace and materials to any community member interested in acquiring printmaking skills; the co-operative has launched the career of many now-famous Inuit artists. Among them is celebrated visual artist Kenojuak Ashevak, the first woman involved in the co-operative.

 

Eskimo-Artist-Kenojuak Eskimo Artist Kenojuak, photo courtesy of National Film Board of Canada

In this award-winning 1963 documentary, filmmaker John Feeney explores how an Inuit’s drawings are transferred to stone, printed and sold, showcasing Kenojuak’s work. At eighty years of age, she is still a community resident and now a recipient of the Order of Canada and the National Aboriginal Lifetime Achievement Award.

Visitors to Greenland and the high Arctic in Canada have a rare opportunity to experience life as it might have been thousands of years ago; to witness cultural traditions and artistic techniques passed down through dozens of generations to the warm, welcoming people who call these places their home.

Written by Miranda Miller

 

 

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Arctic Quest: Cultural & Geographical Contrasts from Greenland to Churchill

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Arctic Quest, our most diverse Arctic expedition, is popular among wildlife lovers, adventurers and historians alike. This is a journey of contrasts, where you may find yourself alternately immersed in Inuit culture, in awe of naturally magnificent icy fjords, and even enjoying close encounters with walrus or polar bears.

Your journey begins with an overnight stay in Denmark, before boarding a charter flight to Kangerlussuaq, home to Greenland’s largest commercial airport, where we’ll kick Arctic Quest off with two days of West Greenland exploration. The adventure begins immediately with a Zodiac transfer from the port to Sea Explorer, your home for the duration of the cruise.

Sea Explorer

The sister ship to our Sea Spirit, Sea Explorer is an exercise in contrast itself, as passengers enjoy luxury accommodations onboard even while experiencing some of the most primitive, natural scenery and wildlife on the planet.

You’re safe and secure in this ice-strengthened vessel, with two on-board doctors and an experienced crew to ensure your comfort. Our ship captain and expedition leader are always on the lookout for weather and other factors, to guide you on the safest route, but also that most in line with our goal to share with you the wonders of the Arctic.

The harbour walkways beckon in the small fishing village area of Sisimiut, a northern town in Greenland and home to an eclectic hybrid of traditional whaling history and modern, urban Arctic life.

 

Sisimiut Sisimiut. Photo taken by Quark passenger Fiona.

We head north to Ilulissat, deeper into the Arctic Circle and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. There, you’ll witness one of the earth’s fastest and most active glaciers, Sermeq Kujalleq, and find your adventurous side zodiac cruising and hiking around Ilulissat, the Kalaallisut word for “icebergs.”

On Day Five, we venture into the Davis Strait, heading west towards Canada and your next destination, Baffin Island. Onboard the Sea Explorer, enjoy all-inclusive beverages, wholesome and delicious meals and fantastic views of whales, sea birds and more from the deck.

Before we reach Baffin Island, we’ll stop at Monumental Island (Oomienwa in Inuktitut), a hotspot for polar bear and walrus sightings, in Canada’s Nunavut. Bring your camera on our zodiac cruise around the island – you might just catch a polar bear in search of his next meal!

 

Illulissat Illulissat. Photo taken by Quark passenger Emily.

On Day Ten, leave civilization behind once again as we venture into the second largest bay in the world, en route to the Islands of Hudson. If you’ve craved more exposure to wildlife, this is your chance to explore our landing site options including Zodiac excursions around Walrus Island and hiking at Digges, Coats and Marble Islands.

Nine miles off the Nunavut mainland, Marble Island is an eco-tourist and history buffs’ delight, with a rich legacy of whaling, tragedy and Inuit myth. Polar bears may stop here as they traverse the surrounding waters; walrus, caribou and muskox sightings are possible, as well. British explorer Luke Foxe said of the place in 1631, “The island is all of a white marble.” A geological wonder, the four islands of Marble Island are actually a type of sandstone with massive veins of quartz. Each century, Marble Island continues its rise from Hudson Bay by approximately one meter, as it’s done for the last ten thousand years.

The area is also popular with divers, thanks to its relatively shallow waters and rich marine environment. Beluga whales often play around the ship, while Black Guillemots and Iceland gulls soar the cliffs at Digges Island. Here, you have four days to explore, relax, and enjoy, participating in excursions on foot or by zodiac, as weather permits, guided by our expert expedition guides, who can fill you in on the magic and history of the area.

Our last day on the water takes you to Churchill, the “Polar Bear Capital of the World,” on the west shore of Hudson Bay. On this final day, you’ll set out in search of beluga whales on a zodiac before coming into port and catching your flight back to Toronto for one final overnight.

 

Polar Bear Polar Bear. Photo taken by Quark passenger.

Our next landing, at Akpatok Island, is a birder’s paradise. This uninhabited island spans almost 350 square miles and has International Biological Program status, thanks to its healthy population of Thick-billed Murre, Black Guillemot and Peregrine Falcon. The island, predominantly limestone, is a fantastic habitat for Arctic birds, who nest in the tall cliffs in their quest to avoid their carnivorous island neighbour, the polar bear.

At Akpatok, it is truly untouched and natural in a world now largely synthetic and constructed. Historically it is also widely known as home to many cannibals until the 1900s. At your next landing in the tiny village of Kimmirut, your mind will drift to life as it was hundreds of years ago, as you experience a lifestyle rich in tradition and history among the Inuit people.

Archaeological evidence points to the presence of Dorset people, pre-Inuit Arctic settlers, 2500 years ago. More recently, Kimmirut was uninhabited until the Anglican Church arrived in 1909 and Hudson Bay Company brought a trading post two years later, when the village was known as Lake Harbour. Now, over 90% of the population are Inuit who sustain themselves as crafters and artisans, selling their indigenous artwork and sculptures. Wander the village in search of native Canadian soapstone carvings or ivory scrimshaw etchings.

Day Nine finds you in Cape Dorset, a tiny hamlet recognized as “The Capital of Inuit Art.” The Inuktitut name for this settlement, Kinngait, means “high mountain” and refers to the picturesque hills surrounding it. Here, over 20% of residents are employed in the arts, making it the most artistic community in Canada. Be sure to stop in at the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative for exquisite stonecut prints, etchings, sculpture and more.

Although Inuit people are initially shy and minimal in conversation, they are very warm and welcoming to travelers. Culture and tradition are their way of life and if given the chance they open their homes to visitors, it is proper to ask permission before taking pictures of the people or their homes.

 

Greenland home Quark passengers are invited as guests into an Inuit home.

Nine miles off the Nunavut mainland, Marble Island is an eco-tourist and history buffs’ delight, with a rich legacy of whaling, tragedy and Inuit myth. Polar bears may stop here as they traverse the surrounding waters; walrus, caribou and muskox sightings are possible, as well. British explorer Luke Foxe said of the place in 1631, “The island is all of a white marble.” A geological wonder, the four islands of Marble Island are actually a type of sandstone with massive veins of quartz. Each century, Marble Island continues its rise from Hudson Bay by approximately one meter, as it’s done for the last ten thousand years.

The area is also popular with divers, thanks to its relatively shallow waters and rich marine environment. Beluga whales often play around the ship, while Black Guillemots and Iceland gulls soar the cliffs at Digges Island. Here, you have four days to explore, relax, and enjoy, participating in excursions on foot or by zodiac, as weather permits, guided by our expert expedition guides, who can fill you in on the magic and history of the area.

Our last day on the water takes you to Churchill, the “Polar Bear Capital of the World,” on the west shore of Hudson Bay. On this final day, you’ll set out in search of beluga whales on a zodiac before coming into port and catching your flight back to Toronto for one final overnight.

Want to learn more about Arctic Quest? Why not download the dossier, or contact us – we’re happy to help you out!

Written by Miranda Miller

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Visit Greenland: Interview with Malik Milfeldt

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Malik from Visit Greenland Malik Milfeldt, Senior Consultant, at Visit Greenland

Malik Milfeldt, Senior Consultant, at Visit Greenland, stopped by Quark's offices to chat about culture and travel in Greenland. Below are 5 questions we asked Malik about this beautiful country:

1. What is the symbolism behind the Greenland flag?

The flag of Greenland was designed by local artist (and Greenland native) Thue Christiansen. The flag was adopted in 1985 and features the Danish colors. The white is symbolic of the ice and snow that covers most of the island, and the red is symbolic of the sun shining over the land.

2. What is the most unique feature about Greenland?

I think the most unique feature is the tranquillity. It’s the silence, peacefulness, openness and fresh air that you’ll notice immediately.

 

Whale Whale safaris, photo courtesy of Visit Greenland.

3. What are the top 5 reasons to travel to Greenland?

1) Northern Lights

2) Whale safaris

3) Ice sheet and icebergs

4) Greenlandic culture

5) Dog sledding

 

Northern Lights Northern Lights, photo courtesy of Robert Lee, Quark passenger.

4. What is the biggest misconception about Greenland?

I think the biggest misconception about Greenland is that it’s dark, cold and remote. As you can see by the pictures, in Greenland the sun is very bright and the temperature can vary. Greenland is also very easy to get to by sea or air.

 

Hiking in Greenland Photo courtesy of Dennis Skoldungen, Quark passenger,

5. How many visitors per year does Greenland have? Has it increased?

As Greenland has become a more popular place to visit, the number of visitors has increased. Although we did have our record year in 2010 with 70,000, we average now about 60,000 visitors per year. That number is actually the same amount of inhabitants living in Greenland right now.

Interested in traveling to Greenland? Take a look at Quark's East Greenland Northern Lights Voyage

 

 

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Arctic Quest : Greenland to Churchill

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Our most diverse Arctic expedition aboard our new ship, the Sea Explorer. In addition to wildlife excursions by Zodiac and tundra hikes, you’ll spend time visiting fishing villages and Inuit settlements, taking time to learn about their heritage and culture. A wonderful expedition to a part of the world where polar bears, whales, seals and humans have all learned to co-exist for thousands of years.

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Expedition Summary

Day 1 Copenhagen, Denmark

Day 2 Embarkation Day in Kangerlussuaq

Day 3-4 West Greenland

Day 5 At Sea

Day 6 Monumental Island

Day 7 Akpatok Island

Day 8 Kimmirut

Day 9 Cape Dorset

Day 10-14 Islands of Hudson Bay

Day 15 Disembarkation Day in Churchill

If you're ready to embark on this wonderful quest with Quark, visit Arctic Quest: Greenland to Churchill for more information.

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In the Footsteps of Franklin: Greenland & Canada's High Arctic

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Explore the best of Greenland’s west coast on this 13 day voyage, including one of the fastest and most active glaciers in the world. Crossing into the Canadian waters en route to Resolute, you’ll encounter spectacular limestone bird cliffs and Beechey Island, landing site of the Franklin Expedition.

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Expedition in Brief:

Unique Arctic wildlife – polar bears, walrus, , whales, and massive sea bird colonies

West Greenland and Canada’s High Arctic

Traditional Canadian Inuit and Greenlandic communities

Ilulissat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Beechey Island, Franklin Expedition historic site

Tundra hiking for all fitness levels

Zodiac cruising

Optional kayak adventure option on selected voyages

Ready to follow in Franklin's footsteps with Quark? Visit: In the Footsteps of Franklin: Greenland & Canada’s High Arctic 2014

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Greenland Explorer Part 2: Guest blog from Lynsey Devon

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Whilst on our outing, an exploration on land was in order, so we paddlers left our boats with Dave the zodiac driving guru and ventured on to land to check out the abandoned village. It was a great start to the voyage’s kayaking program with the vixen of a kayak leader, Val Lubrik. Chatting with Val, it was easy to see that she was impassioned about why this is such a fab trip. She said it was the Quark people that make the difference. The staff are passionate, professional and diverse with a strong sense of adventure and fun. They come from all around the world and truly enjoy what they do. Their passion and energy are contagious. Quark Expeditions make the most of every available opportunity. And because they are specialised, in that they reach places that are off the beaten track, all the secret hideaways are known by their experienced crew and Expedition teams. The ships are small but spacious and offer an intimate experience as well as the opportunity for good fun and learning with staff and other guests.

Greenland Explorer

On day three of the original itinerary, we planned a transit of Prins Christian Sund, and the excitement started on our approach, as the first narrow part of the entrance was seemingly blocked by a large iceberg. There was only a narrow gap between the iceberg and a small island holding us from either making it into the sound or having to turn back out into 40km winds to the Denmark Straits. After assessing the current (we were luckily going into the current, and did not have it behind us), soundings, and the composition of the ice, Captain Oleg decided it was safe to proceed. It was an incredible feat of navigation and all of the passengers cheered as we cleared the passage and entered the fjord.

Greenland Explorer

Greenland Explorer

Everything we were able to do far exceeded even my own expectations for this voyage. The passenger energy was high. No one really knew what to expect. The expedition was billed as the Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords – and we got all that as well as the local culture and fascinating wildlife on the same trip. What is most apparent is the size of the natural features with imposing glaciers and deep fjords, nature is still champion in this land and the Greenland Explorer itinerary allows travellers to get to grips with this. But beyond the natural richness of the land, there is also a focus on the history of inhabitants and their culture with visits to settlements of varying sizes throughout the voyage. When visiting these towns and villages, it is the churches and the historical sites that are the focal point, providing a rich cultural experience. The capital of Greenland, Nuuk, has been a settlement since 2200BC. What did we achieve in two weeks:

  • 7 community visits
  • The “Polar Plunge”
  • Furthest North reached was 69’49’N
  • 10 Lectures
  • 47 species of birds and mammals
  • Yes – whales!
  • 8 Different kinds of local cuisine
  • 4 Unsounded bays
  • 9 Kayak Excursions
  • 2,314 NM Travelled 4,300kms
  • 8 Hikes
  • 2,678 Eggs Consumed
  • 2 Captains!
  • Helicopter ride across Ilulissat, UNESCO World Heritage site and the Polar cap
  • 64 different species of wildflowers
  • Crossing the Arctic Circle
  • 2 sets of Northern lights
  • Arctic BBQ

Greenland Explorer

Greenland Explorer

All I can say is get to Greenland, the final frontier of Europe for the most amazing adventure and with Quark Expeditions and you can do it on a small luxury vessel.

Next year I hope to go again to try out: In the Footsteps of Franklin: Greenland & Canada’s High Arctic –Prices start from £3,865 per person for 12 nights (13 days) with three meals a day, one night accommodation pre-and-post-Reykjavik and Toronto, all inclusive beverages, shore landings and on-board lectures, August 24 to September 5, 2014. www.quarkexpeditions.com or call 0808 120 2333

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