Greenland

Powerful history

Powerful history

Modern tupilaks bear little resemblance to the originals; in fact, none of the originals exist anymore. Pre-contact, tupilaks were fashioned from perishable materials and released to seek and destroy an enemy. If the enemy had greater power, the plan could backfire, killing the original maker. At that time, tupilaks were powerful, secret objects, never intended…

Changing landscapes

Changing landscapes

Unlike the peaks of mountains, which take centuries to change, icebergs etch new landscapes every day, and they look gorgeous in every circumstance. Fog + birds + ice. The Arctic is teaching me to be ready for anything. ?? #meetthenorth #seabirds #lindbladexpeditions #iceberg #icebergs #fog #greenland #beauty #lifeupnorth #meettheunexpected

For the people

For the people

“I saw where I could change things and make sealskin more commercially viable,” said Ditte Sorknæs, who had been CEO of Great Greenland Furhouse for six months when we took this photograph. “We are well underway, but now my commercial goal has transformed into a more ‘hippyish’ goal; it’s more centered on my employees. Good…

Array of light

Array of light

Proud to be sponsored by @lindbladexp and posting to their gallery all week (photos from many beautiful places await you there!). This photo is from Ilulissat, Greenland just a few weeks ago. There are moments when everything seems to be happening at once. The sun has set, but its glow still warms the sky. Even while…

Passion and patriotism

Passion and patriotism

Post 1 of 2. Immersed in my North American context today and writing from Canada, where decisions south of the border loom as large as ever. I’m thinking about passion and patriotism, which take many forms. Here, Danish guide Kasper Jæger sits outside at his beloved Myggbukta, an old radio station in Northeast Greenland. “For…

Post 2 of 2. Danish guide Kasper Jæger reflects on his dream to be part of the patrol that travels East Greenland by dog team: “I’m very proud of my friends who are able to do this as a patrolman. What they are getting up here is an experience for life. My little part of…

More than fashion

More than fashion

Sealskin. Classic Blue is always popular, “Blue goes really well in the seal,” says Great Greenland’s CEO Ditte Sorknæs, but the Neon Green … well … it’s 30% off. Notice how the skin is dyed so you can still see the spots. “We are quite proud of this,” says Ditte, “to keep the orginal pattern…

Hungry kitty

Hungry kitty

A hungry kitty from our visit to Aasiaat, Greenland. Sorine Petersen prepares seal meat for dinner. We will eat the ribs with French’s mustard, and we will enjoy a thick stew full of meat and rice. If this kitty plays her cards right, she might get a little dish all to herself. Photo @eric_guth #meetthenorth…

On to adventure!

On to adventure!

Meet Greenland’s first Adventure Guides in training. This new program will graduate internationally certified guides and they will be Greenlandic experts in Greenland. They are full of knowledge and energy and headed onto the land for an three day exam. Bon voyage! #meetthenorth #lindbladexpeditions #guiding #adventureguides #greenland #learning #funtogether #arctic #examtime #lovetheworld