Friday, 3 July 2009


Kangerlussuaq the town, has the same name as Kangerlussuaq the fjord, upon which it is situated. The name is almost as long as the 185km long fjord.
Our plane touched down at 15:30 at the former American military base built during WWII and which was known as Bluie West Eight. Now the base belongs to Denmark and is a fairly busy international airport.
After a short 15 minute bus ride we arrived at the head of the fjord where the MS Fram lay at anchor. After a quick introduction to donning life jackets and Polar Cirkle boat procedures, we were whisked to the ship.
At 20:30 we had a compulsory safety drill which was followed by an introduction to the Captain and other officers of the ship and the Expediton Team.
It was a long day for us but sailing out Kangerlussuaq Fjord on calm seas was a spectacular way to end our day and to begin our journey in Greenland.