Wednesday, 17 September 2014

08.09.14 Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresbysund) DAY 5

Finally we came to Greenland, and the crossing could not be smoother, and we were met by icebergs, sun and the biggest fjord in the world. 
In north east Greenland there is no harbors, which means we have to do “wet landings.” 
Scoresbysund is also a settlement, the second biggest in east Greenland and the Greenlandic name is Ittoqqortoormiit. 

This is the village where Martin on the expedition team lived for 9 years, working as a professional hunter. 

Now there is about 450 people living there. They were expecting us and had prepared an “open town” for us. We could visit the church, museum, local grocery store, buy souvenirs and meet some of the local dogs. 
It was very interesting to 

see how people live this far north, isolated from the rest of the world. 

The sun was shining from a blue sky, almost no wind, but nothing to ruin our day! A Great first day in Greenland!