Schooner Opal in Scoresbysund
The schooner Opal has been cruising around Scoresbysund, the largest fjord in the world, on the northeast coast of Greenland for the last six weeks, exploring the natural wonders of the area. Opal takes a group of passengers, up to twelve people, on a week-long expedition around Scoresbysund and has every single trip been extremely successful.
This unique expedition offers passengers and crew the opportunity of exploring the nature at its very best. The adventure starts by visiting the small village Ittoqqortoormiit and enjoying a lovely dinner with the local people before heading into the fjord. The explorers go on land at several locations and explore the nature by foot. Sightings of a musk ox or an arctic hare are not uncommon when hiking in the area and seals, narwhales and even polar bears have been spotted while sailing around the fjord. Living on a traditional two-mast schooner and sailing in between majestic mountains, glaciers, and icebergs in the untouched nature is certainly an amazing experience.
Our passengers have been very happy with the expedition and several of them have sent us a review of their experience.
“Many thanks to North Sailing for offering an unparalleled experience of sailing amongst the glaciers and icebergs of Greenland’s east coast. Aside from the untouched and unimagined beauty of this part of the world, the experience aboard the Opal was unforgettable.” – see full review here.
Stefan Michalowsky sent us an e-mail after participating in the expedition:
“Dear North Sailing,
Thank you so much again for you professional and hospitable guidance. It was fantastic to see you enthusiasm to show us the great arctic nature. This journey through Scoresbysund was and is very special.”
Following are some great photos from the expedition, which Mr. Michalowsky was kind enough to share with us:
Discussions below the deck
Explorers enjoying the extraordinary landscape of Scoresbysund
Where in the world are we now?
A beautiful iceberg mirrors in the calm sea
A happy explorer enjoying a fantastic view over the fjord
Two musk oxen
Schooner Opal awaits for the hikers
Boatsman Eiríkur discussing with enthusiastic passengers
A majestic iceberg twinkles in the moonlight