Tuesday, 2 July 2013

What Is Your Dream Destination?

Fram Approaches Sisimiut
Our first full day in Greenland!  Our first day of landings and excursions.  Today is the day when our vacation really begins in ernest.   We had the opportunity today to see how our dreams of Greenland matched with reality.  How often does the average person get to do that?  For many, this is a trip of a lifetime, some people have dreamed about venturing to the Arctic and exploring Greenland for many years and now here they are.  How exciting that must be for them!
Hike up Palasip QaQaa Mountain

Craftsman at the Sismiut Craft Workshop

The more you put into a vacation the more you get out of it but we try to facilitate the Greenland discovery and experience as best we are able and we try to make it as easy for you as possible.   We have assembled a selection of the very best things for you to do while touring Greenland on board Fram. 
Take today in Sismiut for example.  We have arranged an extraordinary guided hike to the top of Palassip Qaqaa mountain.  The views from the summit are breathtaking.  There is an historic hike to Tele Island where you can learn about the millenniums of occupation of Inuit in this area.  If you are a gourmet, or gourmand, or both, there is a delightful luncheon available featuring Greenlandic foods:  shrimp, Halibut, Arctic Char, Salmon, Amassat, Muskox, Caribou, Seal, Whale, all served with a variety of salads and vegetables.  There is a terrific boat trip and guided tour of the Ghost town of Assaqutat.

We always provide you with a team of onboard experts with a wide range expertise.  Here in Greenland we also have a policy of employing Greenlanders whenever possible.  Two of our current Expedition Team members are in fact Greenlandic.  We, The Expedition Team, are at your disposal.  If you have a question about whales, or seals, or birds, all you have to do is ask us.  We will enjoy spending our time with you answering your questions.  If you have questions regarding the geology, or history, or wildflowers of Greenland, we have team members to help you.  If you want to know about Greenlandic culture; what's it like to grow up in Greenland or perhaps you would like to know about Greenlandic art or music, we definitely have team members to answer your questions.

The tiny commitment you have to make to get the most from every day of your holiday is simply to come and talk to us.  Come to our lectures.  Come to our briefings. None of us are shy. 
Greenland Kayak Demonstration at Pier side Sisimiut