At Sea in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Jul 06, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer


After three days of exploring the fabulous Arctic paradise of Svalbard, it was time to head farther south toward the icy coast of East Greenland. Every day we wake up unsure of what the future held. We were at the mercy of the weather and ice gods, and the careful planning and navigation of our expedition team. Plans tended to change as soon as they were made and all we could do was roll with it. This was expedition travel, after all, and anything could happen.

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About the Author

Dagný Ívarsdóttir

Naturalist

Born under the ever-lingering midnight sun in the Arctic and surrounded by exploding geysers, spewing volcanoes, majestic glaciers, and powerful waterfalls—Dagný is a true Icelandic Viking who firmly believes in elves, trolls, and all the other supernatural beings that reside in Iceland’s mystical nature. She is a committed adventure junkie who loves nothing more than spending time in the backcountry, snowboarding, mountain biking, or hiking.

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