Category Archives: Arctic

Visiting Reykjavík Iceland and Grand Circle Sites

This is a retro post from back in 2011, but so many people have been asking for recommendations, I decided I needed to add an entry for Reykjavík in addition to my previous postings about Grundarfjordur and Husavik.  Some people … Continue reading

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Journey to Center of the Earth – Iceland

Iceland may be an island, but there are so many different things to see and do.  You almost need a minimum of a week to see everything. We continued our journey around the northern part of Iceland, and what did … Continue reading

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Last Day in the Greenland Fjords

Today, we went deep into the F0hnfjord to explore the Rhode Island and the numerous (huge) icebergs populated the narrow fjord. We went ashore the explore the (very Red) Rhode Island.  Hence its name.  Almost hike.  Much to see despite … Continue reading

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The Icy Side of Greenland

The eastern side of Greenland is the icy side where it used to always be frozen and full of ice.  The Norse explorers and Vikings only settled on the Green side – the western side of Greenland in the past. … Continue reading

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Hiking and Boating in Greenland

We took the ship deep in the famous Kjeser Franz-Jospeh fjord since all the ice is melting away and it can now be reached in the summer months.  It is famous for the German North Pole expedition in the late … Continue reading

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Polar Bears Know How to Swim!

When we were about 60 miles away from the eastern coast of Greenland…and what did we see? Rare to see them that far out – the captain of the ship almost went ballistic as nobody believed him when he sighted … Continue reading

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Hanging out with the Wahlbergs in Norway

We made a quick stop at Wahlberg0ya which is an island in the Hinlopen Strait.  Since there were no animals on this island, I guess we can only have veggie burgers…. Let’s give a view of some of the flora … Continue reading

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