Monday, August 16, 2010

Icebergs in Scoresby Sund, East Greenland

PD Photo: Icebergs at Sydkap in Scoresby Sund, East Greenland, photo taken in July, 1970.

Scoresby Sund is the longest fjord in the world, stretching for 350 km (220 miles) and also one of the deepest, over 1,500 meters or 4,900 feet deep. It is located in eastern Greenland opening into Greenland Sea. Milne Land is a large island located in the center of the fjord. Ittoqqortoormiit, with a population of 469 as of 2010, is the only permanent settlement in the region near the mouth of the fjord.

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