The Prince Christian Sound (AKA in Danish as Prins Christian Sund) separates the mainland of Greenland from the islands of the Cape Farewell Archipelago. It is at the southern tip of Greenland and connects the Labrador Sea with the Irminger Sea. It is 60 miles long and very narrow–sometimes only 1600 ft wide. The only settlement along the sound is Aappilattoq with a population of about 150. This long fjord system is mostly surrounded by steep mountains—some reaching over 7,200 ft high. Many of the glaciers go straight into the water where they calve icebergs. However, strong tidal currents often limit the formation of ice.
This is a journey full of breathtaking glaciers and mountains and waterfalls. And the village of Aappilattoq is quite picturesque, also!
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Wow! Can’t wait till 2019!