The Greenland ice sheet is a vast body of ice that covers approximately 80 percent of Greenland. This ice sheet creates huge glaciers, which are pushed towards the coast by the force of gravity. In Southern Greenland some of these glaciers end in fjords, where they produce icebergs of all conceivable shapes and colours ranging from white to green and turquoise.
The sound of ice
From Qassiarsuk we sail to the underwater moraine at the mouth of the Qooroq Icefjord, where many of the icebergs run aground. The glacier transports about 200,000 tons of ice a day into the fjord. We sail into the fjord and zigzag between the stranded icebergs. We stop the motor and drift quietly with the current. The absolute silence is only disturbed by the sound of the icebergs, as they break free from the glacier and crash into the fjord.
On the rocks
As we drift around in the fjord, we will also gather ice. This ice will be used in the cocktail served later on. Adding to this unique experience are mini explosions, as thousand-year-old air bubbles escape in the glass. Take your time to enjoy the awesome vista of thousands of icebergs, sheer cliff faces and the enormous glacier before we return to Qassiarsuk.