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Prince Christian Sound

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The Greenland Ice Sheet covers nearly 80 percent of Greenland’s surface, feeding glaciers from one end of the island to the other. As ships make their way through Prince Christian Sound, passengers can catch sight of the ice sheet on the northern...
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Grinding glaciers shaped much of the terrain seen around Prince Christian Sound, including the fjord itself, as they flowed in super-slow motion over the granite substrate, literally carving the solid rock with the patient forces of pressure and...
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Where there are glaciers, there are also icebergs, and Prince Christian Sound is an ideal spot for berg-watching as they bob around the fjord like massive ice cubes in a lazy river. Icebergs come in all shapes and sizes, and their colors can range...
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Cruising through Prince Christian Sound, passengers only see one sign of human habitation against the stark landscape: the tiny Inuit village called Aappilattoq, which means “sea anemone” in the local Greenlandic Inuit language. Aappilattoq sits...
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Given that the landscape above water is so forbidding, much of the wildlife you might spot in and around Prince Christian Sound stays close to the nutrient-rich sea. Arctic pinnipeds like blubbery ringed seals and bearded seals can often be seen...