There are several ways to see Greenland’s icebergs. Walking any distance away from the country’s few settlements soon takes on marathon proportions, as the snow remains knee deep all year ’round. Another is a boat trip that can get you into the Ilulissat icefjord, close to the action and with a knowledgeable skipper, keep you away from calving action, which could easily swamp your plans (and the boat).
And so it was. Late one evening – remember the sun doesn’t set at this time of year – the skies cleared and with the sun hanging low in the sky, photographic conditions were exactly right.