The town of Sisimiut with about 5500 inhabitants - with 1 hotel, 1 hostel, 1 restaurant, 3 cafes, 1 harbor, 1 dog sled town, 1 hospital, a few apartments, a few shops, 1 big grocery store and a couple smaller ones, 1 fish/meat cooperative, colorful homes and access to pristine backcountry for hikes and trails in summer and winter sports of snowmobiles and dog sledding races.
Is kayaking between icebergs on your bucket list? 🛶
It was on mine forever, so weather or no weather, we went kayaking last night. No midnight sun for us, but it was still amazing. I had quite a few 'pinch me or I think I'm dreaming' moments here already and I'm loving it. Despite the uncertainty with our further travel plans at the moment (see stories)...
A massive iceberg which has run aground at the mouth of the Fjord. Inside the Ilulissat Fjord it gets as deep as 900m while at the mouth it is 200m, so large icebergs will sit at the mouth until they melt enough continue into the open ocean.
This photo was taken on my recent air safari with @airzafari
Workshop Announcement – Silent Arctic!
In just over a month, we embark on the journey of a life-time, sailing through the incredible Scoresby Sound fjord in East Greenland – the largest fjord in the world. There are a couple of spots available for this epic adventure, for 7 nights and 8 days onboard the famous Ópal electric schooner. We have a chance to encounter polar bears, humpbacks, musk-oxe and most of all, an endless stream of otherworldly icebergs that will change your definition of beauty. It’s an expedition that I am truly proud of and hopefully Greenland will change you forever – just like it did to me. Apply now by visiting the link in my bio, and join me, @joe_shutter and a group adventure-hungry explorers!
Dates: Aug. 28th to Sep. 4th
Today we are posting a series of photos from a small village on Disko island called Qeqertaarsup. We only spent a day here but the backdrop was incredible. Very relaxed atmosphere and a cosmopolitan cafe/bar that you might expect to see in Copenhagen.
Deserted towns are not uncommon in Greenland, pure isolation and difficulty getting healthcare and education are real issues.
Just inside the Arctic Circle, this village is very isolated but the municipality were taking very forward thinking steps to try and retain the young population to make it future proof.
Arriving on the day of the annual music festival and meeting old friends along the way we had a really good time here!
A humpback whale breaches the surface as it is feeding. Here you can clearly seen the bumps on its mouth which are used to sense tiny changes in water current, so they can tell which way shrimp and small fish are moving.
That feeling when you've entered the Arctic Circle, still above the clouds in a small prop plane and the icy sea starts to show itself.
Today I decided to spend at least one night each week sleeping outside in the coming year. 🏕️ Beginning: this week. More about the how's and why's later! 🌿🐕 A big thanks to Silje Ryvold - on Instagram as @femtitonetter - for the idea and inspiration!! 😇 🙌