My final excursion in South Greenland was a boat trip out to the Qooroq Ice Fjord to see the calving glacier. Unfortunately, I was the only one going on this particular day, so it was a small, fast boat out, and a rather solitary experience 🙁
On the way across to the glacier, however, we did swing by some of the larger icebergs in the Tunulliarfik Fjord for a closer look. Although I’ve see a lot of icebergs in the past couple of years both in Patagonia and Antarctica, I never get tired of them.
Then it was on to the glacier itself. Apparently, we got a lot closer than what most trips get (having a smaller boat and all), but we were still 6km away!
I had expected to get right up to it like you do with the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina, so I have to admit I was a little disappointed. Thank goodness for zoom lenses!
But, just because I was the only passenger didn’t mean that I missed out on my cocktail with a chunk of million-year-old ice in it. I initially opted for water, but then thought “stuff it” and had a very small sip of the proffered pre-mixed martini. Hmmm… I don’t think I’ll be ordering one of those anytime soon … I admit, most of it got tipped overboard!
Goodbye South Greenland. It has been a lot of fun!
Time: ~1.5 hours (though if you have other people, you get a bigger boat and it can take up to 3.5hrs)
Notes: You don’t really get that close to the glacier. If you have the chance – I’d suggest doing the boat trip to the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentinian Patagonia. It is infinitely more spectacular.
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