The morning started like the evening ended, again fog but above the thin layer of clouds you could see the sunshine. And when we approached the harbor of Paamiut the sun shined. It was exciting to get off the ship after three sea days. The colorful houses and the beautiful church right in the middle of the old town looked beautiful and invited us inside for visits. We enjoyed the view from a little tower on the hill, admired the church, which is built in the style of a Norwegian stab church.
The people of Paamiut had only been given notice one day ahead of our visit to the. So with that in mind it was amazing how much they were able to arrange for our stay in the town. All the shops or places of interest had gotten a little paper sign stating what could be seen inside, in Danish, English, Greenlandic and German. In the community house some of the women in town had put up small tables showing their skills in how to make products and clothes from sealskin and pearls. The town choir had a beautiful concert in the church and most of them had put on their national costumes.
Everywhere in town we were greeted by smiling faces and as much as we enjoyed our visit in town we also were a spectacle for the people of Paamiut as they do not normally receive visits by cruise ships. We were the first and probably the last ship this summer to visit Paamiut.
MV FRAM is the most modern expedition cruise vessel belonging to the Hurtigrutenfleet, roaming the polar waters and taking people to remote places where only few people go. In order to give you the chance to travel with us, even if only on your screen, we created this blog. Here you can see what we have seen and read what we have done. And - maybe - you will be onboard with us one day.
The expedition team consists of lecturers from various fields and backgrounds: ornithologists, mammalogists, historians, and geologists, ready to tackle all your questions. Together with the crew onboard we make your time on board REALLY worthwhile!