Voyage 7920

Tromsø to Kangerlussuaq

 

 

Day 1 - August 5, 2009 - Tromso, Norway

"To new friendships and the adventure ahead!”...


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Day 2 - August 6, 2009 - Bear Island, Svalbard

Bear Island should actually be called Bird Island...


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Day 3 - August 7, 2009 - Burgerbukta, Hornsund, Svalbard

We were awed by the amazing blue colours of the large icebergs that had been sculpted by the winds into magnificent pieces of artwork...


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Day 4 - August 8, 2009 - Bumsebu And Poolepynten, Svalbard, Norwegian Arctic

The large adult male came into the shallows for a closer look at us before figuring out we were in fact humans...


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Day 5 - August 9, 2009 - Longyearbyen

A huge school of White beaked dolphin were at an upwelling, in a feeding frenzy and when the ship came past, they came over to ride the bow. What a sight!...


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Day 6 - August 10, 2009 - At Sea

En route to tomorrow’s location, the volcanic island Jan Mayen...


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Day 7 - August 11, 2009 - Jan Mayen

Outlet glaciers abound mixed with green mosses; volcanic rocks and red soils make for one of the most picturesque scenes I have ever seen...


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Day 8 - August 12, 2009 - At Sea En Route To Iceland

Karolina, our Head Sommelier, held a Martini Seminar where we learned how to mix a proper martini and tasted some amazing concoctions...


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Day 9 - August 13, 2009 - Akureyri, Iceland

Godafoss Waterfalls -the waterfall of the Gods - steeped in the local Christian history...


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Day 10 - August 14, 2009 - Vigur Island, Iceland

It was time to depart Iceland for Greenland, and we had a fantastic, long sunset...


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Day 11 - August 14, 2009 - At Sea, En Route To Greenland

Fin Whales are the second largest whale after the Blue Whale and here we had these magnificent beasts within a few metres off the side of our ship...


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Day 12 - August 16, 2009 - Skoldungenfjord, Greenland, Denmark

Our remaining journey through the fjord was even more stunning thanks to the continued good weather...


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Day 13 - August 17, 2009 - Cruising Prince Christian Sound

Instantly my head began to turn with identification choices. White-beaked Dolphins? Maybe Atlantic white sided? The dorsal fin is quite tall… KILLER WHALES...


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Day 14 - August 18, 2009 - Qaqortoq, Greenland

The Captain took us close by a large iceberg that loomed out of the mist in a most dramatic and beautiful fashion...


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Day 15 - August 19, 2009 - Nuuk, Greenland

The best part of the museum, without doubt, was the display of the “Greenland mummies”...


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Day 16 - August 20, 2009 - Maniitsoq Town, Greenland

The local people had organised a demonstration of traditional Inuit kayaking...


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