Katuaq, the House of Culture in Nuuk
Houses in Nuuk at sunset (10.30 PM!)
Next, a several days trip along the coast with the State Ferry (only passengers and freight/post)
And as you can see, bad weather...
Sisimiut, old whaling town...
...as you can see here
At Aasiaat, transfer to a smaller ferry for Qassianguit
That is what you see when traveling by boat, besides some whales far away (near Qassianguit)...
No own cooking today in Qassianguit...
Flight to Illulisat with a halve day delay, due to the weather
Beware of the dog sledges (Illulisat)!
But in summer, men and dogs are waiting for cooler times...
On the road to the icefjord
And that is what you see when you walk near Illulisat: 40 km of icebergs trapped at a 300 m
deep morene but the icebergs are up to 100 m high above water, that means 900 m
under water! Incredible amounts of ice, cracking, colliding, turning upside down...
The end of the icefjord near Illulisat: icebergs waiting to be pushed into open sea by others behind them or by wind and tides
Iceberg pushed into open sea near the coast of Illulisat
At the end of the organised tour: a last meal with Greenlandic specialities (whale, seal, musk ox,...)
Due to overbooking, we were offered a flight with the "VIP" plane back to Nuuk, together with two Canadians...
The end of the Illulisat ice fjord seen through the window of the "VIP" airplane
Again, spectacular Greenland landscape...
And then a few days rest at the end of one of the side arms of the Nuuk fjord...
...in the middle of nowhere...
Nice, tough walks with in the background, behind a rig, one of the many icefjords...
Back to Nuuk, the first icefields appear in the fjord
Navigating back too Nuuk was not easy between the many icefields in the Nuuk fjord
The flight from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen and other towns takes longer than to the North Pole
Daughter Ann at the edge of the inland ice near Kangerlussuaq
Special customs: at the first schoolday, the children are in national dress, have flowers for the teacher and a cake for the class
The end of the trip: sunset over the ocean
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Last update: 6 August, 2007.
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