Scoresbysund is both the largest and longest fjord system in the word and is located on the east coast of Greenland. Named in honour of British explorer, William Scoresby, these numerous inlets are often traversed on our Arctic expeditions; providing a startling contrast to Ilulissat and other places on the western side of the country. This part of Greenland is surprisingly lush and because of this there is a lot more plant and animal life in the area. Thanks to the open water in the mouths of the sound and the fertile valley on the land, fauna such as musk oxen, puffins and lemmings all seem to live here quite happily.
The sole inhabited settlement of this region is Ittoqqortoormiit, a relatively new town that came about due to hunting needs. The town of Tasiilaq, further down the coast from Scoresbysund, had grown too big for the hunting opportunities that were available. This led to the establishment of Ittoqqortoormiit in 1925, and hunting has been its main industry ever since.
On your journey, there may well be a chance to take part in a bit of kayaking. Not only is this a great chance to get up close and personal with the fjords, but the kayak is actually a Greenlandic invention and so you will be enjoying this activity in its spiritual home.