Greenland - Nuuk to Moniitsoq -
7 nights aboard the S/V Rembrandt van Rijn
April 23 - 30,
2013 - Nuuk Greenland t0 Moniitsoq, Greenland RVR11
Day 1 - If you arrive from Copenhagen or
Keflavik at the Nuuk airport on the scheduled flights (flight not included in the voyage cost) you will be
transferred to the ship, which will depart in the early evening into the interior fjords of
Passengers who have arrived on earlier flights will have time to do some
independent sightseeing. Nuuk (Godthåb), the capital of Greenland has a population of about 16,000 people. The
museum has a collection of Inuit mummies, from the 15th Century, which were found near Uummannaq. The Cultural
Centre of Greenland - Katuak has exhibitions of Greenlandic artists, is also worth visiting. There are historical
buildings from colonial times and bookstores with books about Greenland. The waters to the west of the town are a
good place to see Humpback Whale.
Day 2 – We spend the day in
the fjord system East of Nuuk for a ski mountaineering excursion whilst the non-skiers can enjoy a walk with
snowshoes. A prospect for skiers is the mountain Quingaq at 1616 m a.s.l. Later we will visit a colony
with Kittiwake and will sail to the glacier reaching down to the sea in Kangersuneq. The head of the fjords
may be iced up but we will sail as far into the fjord as possible.
Day 3 – Another day in
fjords east of Nuuk for another ski mountaineering and snowshoe outing. The ski mountaineers may climb up to Mount
Sadlen (1210 m and the snow walkers will enjoy a walk on the lower slopes. In the evening on our way North we
arrive near the settlement of Atangmik.
Day 4 – In Søndre Isortoq at
Ivnnarssuaq in the Maniitsoq area we visit a colony with Kittiwake and Brünnich's Guillemot (if sea ice conditions
allow). We will find a ski and snowshoe tour there or near the Apussuit glacier. The rugged mountains tower from
the sea and the views from this height are great. Later we sail to east of Maniitsoq. Sperm Whale frequently
surface in spring and summer.
Day 5 – The Maniitsoq area
offers rugged scenery and mountain tops are flanked by glaciers reaching down to sea. North facing
slopes become our playground for alpine descent at Kristefjeld (800 m) and at the east side of Hamborgerland.
After a visit to another seabird colony we will spend the night in the fjord of Appamiut
Day 6 - The Northern
slopes of the mountains surrounding Kangerluarsuat will offer us the best snow. The snowshoe walkers opt for
an easy route whilst the ski mountaineers scale higher peaks and pick a downhill run from there. The ship will pick
us up for a scenic evening sail into Evighedsfjord (Eternity Fjord). We will visit a Kittiwake colony at
Taaterat (Kittiwake) and anchor there. Near the mouth of Evighedsfjord Humpback Whale are often
Day 7 – The skiers climb a
100m peak at the interior of Taaterat Glacier. They may even scale the highest mountain top in this area (1444 m).
The snowshoe walkers will in the meantime explore the rugged glacier fronts which come all the way down to sea
level. In the evening we will depart towards Manitsoq and enjoy the time at sea.
Day 8 - We disembark in
Maniitsoq. The town is nestled on an island at the mouth of a fjord surrounded by peaks above 2000 m.
The port of Maniitsoq is ice free from late spring to early winter. We board the charter plane from Maniitsoq to
Kangerdlussuak, and onward scheduled flight to Copenhagen (flights not included in the voyage
2013 Greenland - Outdoor Adventure
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|Twin Shared Porthole
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