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We had 2 full days to kill while the NYANG practiced polar operations. On the first day, we borrowed some bikes and explored a bit. Kangerlussuaq is situated at the end of the longest fjord in Greenland. (Kangerlussuaq means “big fjord”, same as the older Danish name for this place, Sondre Stromfjord.). We later went exploring out onto this flood plain, an expedition that was cut short by the local authorities, who explained upon our return that quicksand is a big problem here! Luckily for us, ignorance was bliss. It was beautiful

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