Silversea Luxury Cruises A Cruise Skjoldungen Fjord

The Skjoldungen Fjord system lies on Greenland's southeastern coast, hundred of kilometers from the nearest town. On approaching the coastline, it almost seems impossible that there could be a channel through the saw-toothed mountains, but the fjord stretched fifty kilometres inland, stretching almost as far as the Greenland Ice Sheet itself, terminating at the magnificent Thryms Glacier. View more

Although currently uninhabited, the fjord has been used by Inuit hunting parties for centuries as they followed the seals and the ice along the coast, and graves at the end of the fjord indicate a settlement in the area in the Thirteenth Century. On the western shore, a settlement was established by the Danish Government in 1938 with fifty Inuit from Ammassilik to the northeast, later abandoned during the Second World War. But the scenery is the true reason to visit. The mountains in the area are breathtaking, stretching from sea level to nearly two thousand meters in height. Several of the peaks exhibit peaks more jagged than their flanks, indicating that even when the area was entirely covered in ice, these peaks poked through the glaciers which flowed through the area, carving out the stunning landscape we se today. During the brief Arctic Summer, the tundra comes alive, with tiny pink and white flowers lapping up the meltwater flowing from the small glaciers clinging to shady mountain hollows.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.