Greenland, no-go

The unattainable prize

Update: July 16, 2017

A geyser in Iceland

Our expectations were high, but they were dashed when the news from North Sailing came to us late Sunday afternoon. There is too much ice and bad weather blocking our sail to Greenland. It is therefore, not safe for us to sail for Greenland as we had hoped and planned. This put Greenland, once again, out of our reach. On Friday, July 19, 2013 Julia and I attempted to land at Qaqortoq, on the southwest of Greenland. But then, as now, ice-flows stopped us from landing on this allusive island.

We are disappointed, that is certain, but we are impressed with the North Sailing team’s prioritization of safety over adventure.

Leaving the USA

This leaves us in Iceland for an extended stay, which is quite an opportunity as Iceland is a vast wonderland just waiting to be explored. Back in 2013 we visited Isafjordur, Akureyri, and Seydisfjordur, which are in the northwest, north, and northeast of this volcanic, glaser-covered, river strewn place. We plan to explore hinterland of Iceland this time around and I’m sure we’ll enjoy our time here, but Greenland will forever call to us.

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