Greenland: Blomsterbugten – Hiking

One of the selling points of this expedition to Greenland was the ability to have long 6hr/15km hikes, perhaps where no human has every walked on pristine East Greenland wilderness. The first such hike was at Blomsterbugten. The hike involved a steep climb up the ridge from the landing spot on the beach and a panoramic view of the Noa So (Lake) from the top – rugged and desolate with low hanging clouds partially obscuring the mountain tops. The hike continued deeper inland along the ridge with stunning array of the Arctic wildflowers – wintergreens, harebells, and even much rarer and seldom seen species like the carnivorous butterworts and gentians. A couple rare birds as well, like a red-throated diver and the long-tailed skua.