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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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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Trapped by Arctic Ice!

This evening, we headed around Nordaustland island to explore the twin ice caps Austfonna Vegafonna.  We tried to go through the passage to the west of the island which is normally ice locked. It was a bright and sunny morning…at … Continue reading

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