GEO magazine readers fascinated by Scoresby Sund photo

Icelandic whale watching company North Sailing offers a unique eight-day arctic sailing trip from Húsavík on the north coast of Iceland to the magnificent fjords of Scoresby Sund on the eastern coast of Greenland. The fjords form a tree-like structure and are named after English explorer William Scoresby, who mapped the fjords in great detail in 1822.

A photo from one of these tours has now been chosen the readers’ photo of the day at GEO magazine in Germany. The photo was taken by captain and expedition leader Heimir Harðarson in 2010 and shows North Sailing’s Schooner Hildur by the glaciers in Scoresby Sound.

“We are very proud that our photo has been selected by the readers of GEO magazine. This tour is a once in a lifetime adventure for many people, where we explore breathtaking areas such as, Ankervig, Fohnfjord, Gaseland, Hekla Havn, Hjornedal, Rodefjord, Harefjord, Rypefjord, Ofjord and Bjorneoer,” says captain Harðarson.

The eight-day arctic sailing trip includes accommodation and meals on board.

Photos by Heimir Harðarson

Örlygur Hnefill

Örlygur Hnefill Örlygsson is the manager of Húsavík Hotels and co-founder of He has worked as a journalist at Fréttablaðið newspaper in Reykjavík and at the Parliament of Iceland, as an assistant to MP for North East Constituency.

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