Ammassalik Island


Already during our approach we saw wide fields of drifting ice near the Greenland coast, quite the typical look of the Arctic.


A shot taken from the helicopter, from a good old Huey used to ferry passengers between Kulusuq Island and Tasiilaq in a ten minutes hop. More expensive than the boat trip, but more reliable, and way faster.
Ice Iceberg


The bight of Tasiilaq during low tide, leaving ice lying all around among the stones on the beach.

Kong Oskars Havn


The small harbor and pier of Tasiilaq, mainly used for private boats. And for bringing in supplies.


A wrecked fishing vessel, a popular object for photographers who see it right after arrival on Ammasalik, because it's not far from the heliport.
Tasiilaq Harbor Wreck


Tasiilaq bight at night, or what is called "night" near the Polar Circle in July.


The town of Tasiilaq seen from the north, with the mountain Qaqqartivakajik (679 m) in the background, partly obscured by clouds.
Night Tasiilaq


This lake is still completely covered with ice in July, its elevation being just 168 m, yet a hundred meters up or down already make a difference in Eastern Greenland.


A river in the same soft evening light as the lake on the left side. Not frozen, but struggling to find its way through thick snow.
Frozen Lake River


The entrance to the Sermilik Icefjord, with many huge bergs slowly drifting toward the ocean.

Sermilik Fjord during Day

At Night

The same perspective during what is called night. This panoramic shot from a tripod made my fingers freeze.

Sermilik Fjord at Night


The river disappears underneath the snow before rushing down into the Sermilik Fjord.


This bight is actually the mouth of a stream of meltwater from the Mittivakat glacier, a dirty and icy cold nuisance to wade through.
River and Snowfield On Sermilik


Ice, which came to rest on the shore after having been left there by the high tide. On the left side is a chunk at the Sermilik Icefjord, and on the right another one showing similar erosion at the Tasiilaq bight.

Ice Ice


At the edge of the Mittivakat Glacier in murky weather. The snow is still thawing, the line between snowfields and glacier is not well defined.


The island hosts mountains of up to slightly over 1000 m elevation. Here is one of them.
Mittivakkat Glacier Mountain


Despite the cold climate, some flowers stand their ground during the short summer.

Flower Flower


From a mountaintop we have a wide view through a river valley till the Sermilik Icefjord. There are many snowfields left in early July.

Scenic View


The weather in Greenland tends to be stable in summer. What is really pleasant is the absence of wind. Others may have made other experiences, but as for me, it was always no more than a very slight breeze.

Mirror Mirror


We camped on the northern shore of Qorlortoq lake in uncomfortable overcast and rainy weather. Nevertheless, what photographs!

Qorlortoq Lake

Qorlortoq Lake

Qorlortoq Lake Qorlortoq Lake


From the campground in Tasiilaq, even with the local garbage dump behind us, one could stand, watch, and photograph for long time.

From Campground From Campground


The whole of the bight of Tasiilaq or, it's other name, Kong Oskars Havn, seen from opposite the entrance. The ice enters the bight with the tide. The settlement of Tasiilaq is on the right. The white shade outside on the open sea indicates more ice, and sure enough, two days later the entrance to the bight became completely blocked.

Kong Oskars Havn