Day 6 15.09.2015
We started the day early in the small town Ittoqqortoormiit that has only 450 inhabitants. Ittoqqortoormiit is situated on the eastcoast of Greenland at the longest fjord system of the world. The closest neighbouring town in Greenland is Tasiilaq, about 800 km to the south-west. Iceland is the closest neighbouring country, about 500 km south-east. A truly isolated community.
We were walking freely around in town, visited the church, the museum and outdoor museum and a lady named Maalia posed with her own eastern greenlandic national costume. For those that like dogs, musher Sven Arqe was showing his selddogteam including eight puppies. At exactly 11:00 the weather station released their weather balloon. The meteorological data from the balloons here is very important for weather forecasts in Europe.
The new sea ice is forming...
A drying polar bear skin
Some of Svens dogs
Dog musher Sven Arqe
The weatherballoon on its mission
Our cook has fun delivering some fresh fruit and vegetables to the settlement
Our expedition team on this trip