In Ilulissat there is something for everyone. Restaurants, gift shops, cafés, helicopter excursions to the glacier Sermeq Kujalleq, boat trips to Kangia (Ice Fjord) and hikes to Sermermiut.
Despite the rain that fell off and on for most of the day it seemed like almost everyone saw the Ice Fjord in one way or another. The only thing the rain and low lying clouds truly put a damper on were the helicopter trips to see the head of the Fjord but everything else went as scheduled.
The views at Sermermiut were spectacular. A river of ice stretched as far as the eye could see. Sermec Kujalleq glaciar moves 19 metres a day which produces 35 cubic kilometres of ice/year. Witnessing all of the ice at Sermermiut it seemed as if the glaciar had been working overtime. It is really an awe inspiring sight whether it is from the sea or from the banks of the fjord. Many people managed to do both.
By 19:30 we were all back aboard the Fram. As we lifted the anchor and began our journey further south towards Itilleq the clouds began to part and the sun shone once again.
In the evening at 22:00 we were entertained by the crew show. We have many talented people working on board. There was Philipino folk dancing, many songs (mostly ballads) and Fram’s version of the Chippendales - The Sex Ball Dancers!
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!