Greenland 2017: Part I: early summer in Eternity Fjord

It has been a very long time since I’ve been blogging here – luckily not because I’ve just been at home doing nothing 😉

Last year I spent my first full summer season guiding in Greenland. Together with Sofie Vanmaele, I chartered a 90ft sailing vessel, which sailed across the Atlantic in may. From the early june until late september, we explored the entire West Coast from Cape Farewell all the way up to the fjords near Uummanaaq – a stretch of coastline of approximately 1500km. 9 groups of friends and family came over to join us while hiking and packrafting through some of the most sensational backcountry on earth – the yacht offered a luxurious base camp and allowed us to visit places which are virtually inaccessible by any other means of transport. It was a fantastic opportunity to finally show them around in those remote areas I love and admire so deeply, without leaving real traces behind.

In the coming weeks, I will finally share some pictures from this long and intense adventure. The first series is from our first leg from Nuuk to Sisimiut in early june on the onset of summer. We spent most time in the fjordlands near Maniitsoq, notably the astounding Eternity Fjord which I had already visited during my 2016 solo expedition. Enjoy!

All pictures ©Willem Vandoorne, unless stated otherwise.

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