We arrive at Kangerlussuaq a former American air base, these days an intercontinental airport, where we board the ship
In the Søndre Strømfjord surrounded by towering mountains, we can meet currents of up to 7 knots ( 12 km), thus we may need some time to sail the whole length of 170 km. At the south side of the fjord, the valleys at Safartoq and Angujafortik are much frequented by groups of Musk Oxen. We will land there to observe them from a distance
Deep into Evighedsfjord ( Eternities Fjord) near the glacier fronts of Sermetsiaq and Taterat Sermiat we are surrounded by mountains of nearly 2000 m high. In the mouth of this fjord system we often see Humpback Whales.
East of Hamborgerland we reach the fantastic landscapes of the Sermilinguaq Fjord. The Maniitsoq area has rugged scenery with mountain tops flanked by glaciers reaching down to the sea.
South of Maniitsoq between Alanngua and Atamik, we land in an area which is the base of a large impact crater, caused by a huge meteorite, which hit the earth about 3 milliard years ago. It is the oldest impact structure recorded to date on earth.
We sail some way into Godthåbsfjord and visit some ruins from Vesterbygd ( western settlement) of the Norsemen and see majestatic ice-bergs from the Kangersuneq. The Moravians had a mission in the abandoned Umanaq settlement.
Nuuk (Godthåb - Neu Herrenhut) the capital of Greenland has a population of about 15,000. An excursion should include a visit to the museum which has a remarkable collection of Inuit mummies, dating from the 15th Century, which were found near Uummannaq, further to the north. The Cultural Centre of Nuuk, which each year has an exhibition of the work of a Greenlandic artist, is also worth visiting. The waters to the west of the town are a good place to see Humpback Whale and Blue Whale. Some of our passengers will leave the ship for their home-ward flights, but many will stay for the next voyage