In your opinion, what is the best part of sailing to East Greenland?
Sailing from Svalbard means you can spend a large amount of that time near the pack ice, which is always more interesting than simply crossing the open ocean. There’s a lot more to see this way! Sailing from Iceland gets you there quicker – you only need to sail for one day on the open ocean – and you’ll be going through really good whale-watching waters to boot!
Why do you think people should visit the east coast rather than the west?
There are many advantages that Greenland’s east coast has over the west. It’s more remote and as a result has fewer settlements, fewer residents and fewer tourists. The environmental impact from people is much less pronounced than it is in the west. All this means that your chances of spotting wildlife here will be much better!
What three things are at the top of your packing list when you travel to the Arctic?
Good Gore-Tex gear, good gloves and good binoculars! Staying warm and dry in the Arctic is incredibly important, so make sure you always bring the appropriate gear. Binoculars are always handy; it’s not always possible get as close to wildlife in the Arctic as you’d like, whether it’s a whale surfacing somewhere in the distance or a fox visible for just a few seconds as it pokes its head out of its den. This is when you’ll be thankful you packed your binoculars!