Sunday, October 2, 2016

Prinz Christian Sund Greenland

We entered Greenland 30 August, 2016 from the east following our visit to Iceland.

The view below is at the point where we left the Atlantic ocean to enter the narrow channel known by locals as Ikerasassuaq (the long channel) and to others as Prinz Christian Sund.

Cruising along the channel we see the southern tip of the Greenland Ice Cap.

Close to the point where we head south is the only settlement, Aappilattoq.

After a few minutes, the locals came to greet us in small boats. Adults and children waved at picture-taking cruisers waving from their balconies.

Here's a video clip from my YouTube channel.

At the end of the day we were moving toward our first port of call, Qaqortoq.

Tips and notes

If you travel by ship and enter from the east, the village is on the starboard side.

Whale watching: Some see whales at the point where the channels and ocean meet. We did not seen any here but on the next day, we saw a whale surface whilst having dinner.

The mountains by the channel rise to 1,700 metres.

Prinz Christian Sund is 58 km long and 350 metres wide at its narrow point.

Greenland is the world's largest island.
Capital: Nuuk
Time Zone GMT - 3 hours
Danish connection: A Danish possession since 1536 and independent since 1979.
Population: About 56 million and about 90% Inuit
Language: Greenlandic
Currency: Danish Krone (DKK)
Credit cards: widely accepted

Links to more

Greenland country site


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