Greenland: Kaiser Franz Joseph Fjord – Midnight Sun

Finally, mainland Greenland is sight as we approached the mouth of the massive Franz Joseph Fjord. It is one of the largest fjords in Greenland, 100km almost straight east to west and then another 92km of various deep inland tributaries. As we approached the fjord, it appeared quite clogged with ice, from small pieces to some giant icebergs. As we continued to slowly sail into the fjord – baby steps and crawling speed while pushing aside the iceberg – the sun kept going lower and lower. But is still above the Arctic circle, and the sun never sets! At its lowers around 2am and hidden behind the mountains, the ocean and icebergs got tinted in red and orange hues – spectacular scenery of the midnight sun.