Tag 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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Husavik Iceland

There is actually sunset in Iceland…and it actually gets dark around midnight. What did we get to see coming into the harbor tonight around 11 PM?  Some humpback whales decided they wanted to go with us to the night club … Continue reading

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Grimsey Island (North Of Iceland)

We did not want to get locked in the fjords of Greenland with ice bergs, so we headed south towards Iceland so we could do some exploring on the northern part of that island (country) that we had not been … Continue reading

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Running Around the Secret Greenland Outpost

We stopped at a secret village on the eastern side of Greenland known as Ittoqqqortoormiit.  If interested, here are some other postings of our visit to Greenland: The icy side of Greenland Hiking and boating Greenland fjords Polar Bears near … 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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Arctic Circle Birds and Islands

This afternoon we hopped in the zodiacs to go check out the borg of Guillemot birds that live and control Alkjefellet (Auk Mountain) island. The island is full of waterfalls and nests. There is apparently 60,000 of these buggers living … Continue reading

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Arctic Circle – Blue Whales Following Us!

Another day of Arctic Circle sailing on the Le Boreal ice-breaking cruise ship! We left the Norwegian territory and we are now in the middle of the Greenland sea… What did we detect that was following us?  These were blue … Continue reading

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