The Greenland ice sheet is a vast body of ice that covers approximately 80% of Greenland. This enormous ice sheet creates huge glaciers, which under the influence of the force of gravity are forced out towards the coasts. In Southern Greenland some of these glaciers end in fjords, where they produce icebergs in all kinds of different shapes. The colours of the iceberg ranges 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 on the moraine at the mouth of the Qooroq Fjord. The glacier transports about 200,000 tons of ice a day into the fjord. Many icebergs run aground on the moraine, and 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 disturbed by the sound of the icebergs, as they break free from the glacier and fall rolling and crashing into the fjord.
On the rocks
As we drift around in the fjord we will also gather ice to be used in the cocktail served later on. It's one thing to drink refreshments with ice from a glacier, but you will also experience mini explosions as thousand-year-old air bubbles escape in the glass. Take your time to enjoy the breathtaking view of thousands of icebergs, sheer cliff faces and the enormous glacier before we return to Qassiarsuk.