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SPORTS . ADVENTURE

Going Northwest - Greenland by Ship

52' (GER, ENG subs)
From Bremerhaven to Greenland - for Morten Hansen, the captain of the "MS Albatros", this voyage is like a dream come true.

He is following the course of his Norwegian ancestors, the Vikings. But first, they have to cross the stormy Atlantic Ocean, where he has to fight 10 meter high waves. The journey via the Davis Strait takes us along the west coast into Baffin Bay; the closer we get to the west coast, the stranger it becomes: demonic sea monsters, frozen mythical figures and gigantic ice cathedrals rise out of the sea.

And there, rising up out of nowhere: The first Nordic settlements nestle on a narrow peninsula between steep cliffs and rocks, engulfed by Greenland's splendid Nature. You have to imagine what the Viking settlements were like.

Along Greenland's west coast they reach the Polar Circle, joined by shooting stars and polar lights. As they went further along the journey via Davis Strait, their fears of demonic sea monsters, frozen mythical figures and gigantic ice cathedrals rise out of the sea, more than hundred meters high began to grow.

Then they happened upon The “Eqip Sermia” Glacier in the north of Disko Bay. Here the ice sheet calves off a 2.3-kilometer-broad crest directly into the sea. Finally they reach the Ilulissat Icefjord. Only in this place in the northern hemisphere will you see gigantic icebergs like these. Every year, some 35 cubic kilometers of ice break off the jagged edge of the glacier tongue that advances towards the sea 20 meters every day.

In 2004, the ice fjord was declared a world heritage site. The melting icebergs have since been presenting us with a bitter-sweet natural spectacle, under the protection of the United Nations.

 

Original Title: Kurs Nordwest
Year: 2009
Length: 52' (GER, ENG subs)
Resolution: HD
Film by: Reinhard Kungel
Produced by: rk-film

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