Continuing along, the Amerdloq Fjord provides you with a chance to stretch your legs, by exploring abandoned villages and ancient Thule sites. The nearby town of Sisimiut is an interesting place to visit as there are more dog sleds here than humans.
Evighedsfjorden, meaning Fjord of Eternity is a favored place to take you out on some Zodiac cruises. This long, deep fjord has very few settlements, helping you to appreciate nature in its rawest form. Hiking among the towering mountains, you’ll have plenty of chances to photograph the vegetation and dramatic landscapes of Greenland.
You’ll also visit Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, yet home to fewer than 16,000 people. You’ll have time to wander the streets and see the Hans Egede Church and Hans Egede Statue near the waterfront, named after the missionary who founded the settlement. You’ll also visit the museum to see the famous Greenland Mummies. From Nuuk, pass Cape Farewell and head on to Southern Greenland.
Before your Greenland journey ends, your expedition team aims to visit Tasiilaq and the Ammassalik fjord. It is the largest community in East Greenland, where the inhabitants may put on a cultural show for you and you’ll also have time to take a scenic hike to the Valley of Flowers. Time and weather permitting, you may go on a search for whales in Ammassalik Fjord.
Note: the reverse departure on August 16 is a15 day itinerary including a pre-night in Reykjavik and a post-expedition night in Ottawa.