The day started easy with a sleep-in followed by a late breakfast after last night’s crew show. Fog surrounded National Geographic Explorer as we continued our journey north towards Nuuk. On-board historian Pelin gave an excellent introduction to the Arctic in the morning, followed by a talk from naturalist Shelli about the birds of Greenland. Who would have thought that there are so many of them?

Shortly before noon, the fog finally lifted, and we got great views of the spectacular landscape surrounding the capitol of Greenland. We were picked up by a local bus to take us on a scenic tour through the city. It was quite a contrast from the small villages we had visited in the previous days, and we had to be careful now that we were in a place with cars racing through the streets.

After the bus tour, we visited the National Museum of Greenland. It features a great collection of local artifacts. The highlights, for sure, were the Greenland mummies. We kept exploring the town on our own throughout the afternoon. We were on the hunt for the best pictures, local souvenirs, and exotic tastes before returning to the ship to continue our voyage north.