I don’t know who came up with the name Greenland and definitely not what he was thinking, but I don’t know many names that are so misplaced as Greenland. I can think of many colours associated with the island, but green is not one of them. White of course, because of the icecap that covers the interior parts. Or blue, after the many blue icebergs floating around. Or maybe red, because of the bright red colours of the vegetation in autumn. Or maybe orange, as one can see in this picture, because of the spectacular sunsets… As the parts of Greenland that we visited were a bit further south compared to Spitsbergen, the sun did really set when we came there. This was the first sunset in the Scoresby Sund fjord system and the first with the huge icebergs. We spent a long time outside enjoying this spectacular sight in Orangeland.

Sunset in Scoresby Sund


Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.


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