East Greenland Expedition: Fonfjord – Exploring a City of Ice
On the morning of August 25, we sailed east through the narrow Fonfjord. There was ice to the left, and ice to the right, as if in a frozen ticker-tape parade. The buildings on either side of the avenue morphed into 2,000-meter granite peaks.
The clouds lay low, hovering around the fresh snow-line on the mountains, lending a distinctly moody atmosphere.
Yet there is life in this primordial landscape – sharp eyes on the bridge this morning spotted a handful of Narwhal – the elusive and nearly mythical unicorn/whale of the Arctic. These are very shy creatures – we saw a few blows and a few glimpses of mottled gray backs, nothing more.
By midday we had arrived off RØde (Red) Island, just where the fjord takes a marked turn to the north. We stopped amidst a fanfare of ice, lowered boats and spent the afternoon hiking and kayaking and Zodiac touring.
This was heart-stopping wilderness.
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