The Northwest Passage Trip Log (21 Aug - 13 Sep 2017) - Thursday, Aug 24

Thursday, August 24
January 2018

As we headed toward Evighedsfjord or Eternity Fjord, we enjoyed a special evening display of a brilliant Aurora Borealis. Following a post-breakfast introduction and briefing by Cruise Director Suzana Machado D’oliveira and Expedition Leader Aaron Russ, we headed for our first zodiac tours to view the Eternity Fjord’s spectacular tidewater glaciers from the Maniitsoq ice sheet. Some of the cliffs in this region exceed 2,000 metres (6,600 feet) in height and add to the dramatic background of the zodiac tour. In the afternoon we explored scenic Evighedsfjord with a landing and hike on the tundra, surrounded by some of the highest mountains in Western Greenland. In the evening, it was time to enjoy Captain Erwin Le Rouzic’s welcome aboard cocktail party and dinner, a great ending to the first sailing day of our expedition.

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