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Walking on the Greenland Ice Cap
Mary Explores the High Arctic!

Thanks to the last minute adjustments that had to be made to our itinerary to accommodate ice conditions, we end up with a free morning to head inland to the Greenland ice cap before boarding the plane home. This is the second largest ice sheet in the world and covers over 80% of the Greenland surface. More than 99% of the freshwater ice in the world is found in the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets.It is awe inspiring to walk across this ice sheet that is thousands of years old. Our guide said that it is predicted that the thinnest parts of the ice sheet will melt in our lifetime, breaking this massive sheet of ice into a separate northern and southern ice cap. Enroute to the ice sheet, we spot musk ox. What a fantastic farewell to this incredible Greenland voyage!
Musk Ox

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