The Inland Ice
is very cool
The icebergs that we saw on our trip
came from the large mass of floating ice along the eastern coast,
clearly visible from space.The icebergs move southwards and pass
Cape Farewell, the very southernmost point of Greenland. They
often float far up into the fjords of South Greenland. We saw
hundreds of icebergs on Tunuliarfik fjord and millions of them
along the eastern coast. They were all spectacular. But the Greenland
Ice Cap, also known as the Inland Ice is more amazing in it's
size and appearance than you can imagine. It's one of the great
natural wonders of the world. And also a little scary because
it's obviously not a place that's fit for human habitation.
I got a real bird's eye view on Geo
Adventure 2004 because it took a total of four jet flights over
Greenland to complete the entire trip. I had to cross the south
tip of Greenland on the way to and from Iceland - that's two
times. But we also flew round-trip from Reykjavik, Iceland to
Narsarsuak, Greenland - that's another two trips over the Ice.
The view from the jet was far superior to these satellite pictures
because we were much lower.