Sondre Stromfjord is the Danish
name for the place the Inuit call Kangerlussuaq which translates
as "The long fjord", Kangerlussuaq also being the name of the
town and airport (an ex airbase) at the end of the fjord.
I was looking forwards to
traveling down this fjord ever since I had traced our journey on
Google Earth before we set off. One of the longest fjords in the
world at about 160 km (100 miles) long, though less than 3 km
(1.9 miles) wide for most of its length, reaching a widest point
of about 5 km (3 miles) with cliffs on each side several hundred
meters high all adds up to some very spectacular scenery.
Air temp: +24º C Latitude: 66º
29' N Longitude: 52º 10' W
These are pictures
from a cruise to the High Arctic in August 2010, from Resolute
Bay Canada to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland.
Pictures copyright Paul Ward.
Pentax digital equipment.