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Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland

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Being a little ahead of schedule, the crew takes the opportunity to make a few useful, but enjoyable, stops. Names like ‘Arfertuassuk’ or ‘Nugssuaq’ are unpronounceable at first but we have no choice, the map is full of them! So we become apprentices in Greenlandic. And believe me, it’s worth it. All crew members attempt to pronounce the same word, and we all say it differently!

Each stop we make reveals a different face of this incredible country: Qeqertarsuaq (formerly Godhavn) is primarily a landlocked harbour well south of Disko Island. Arriving at night, we’re struck by the tranquility of this place. The people live to the rhythm of humpback whales and icebergs coming from the Jakobhavn glacier and rejoining the sea.

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