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A Polar Bear Welcomes Aurora in Greenland

Dines Keeps a sharp eye on the polar bear
Dines Keeps a sharp eye on the polar bear
It's been a week since Aurora left for Greenland and will do three trips there this season. 

The voyage across went very well with fresh breeze off the coast of the Westfjords and Aurora was making steady 10 knots towards the promised land. Closer to Greenland the wind dropped and very little ice made navigating into Kangerdlugssuaq Fjord easy. A lot of seals and whales said hello while the crew dropped the anchor. Dines, our Greenland guide got anxious with water in his mouth! He says its very strange to visit his homeland as a tourist and having to leave his hunting insticts behind. Kangerdlugssuaq Fjord is among the best hunting grounds on the East coast and many seals, few narwhals and polar bears are shot there every year. All according to strict hunting laws. 

On the first day of kayaking to Skaergaard, an abandoned village from the 60's, a young polar bear was spotted running on the ice and up to a small island. The atmosphere in the group got a little bit tense as you can imagine. But Dines said that the bear was not out hunting. So the group just watched this amazing king of the Arctic for a while. The photo is not top quality, since it's sent via satellite phone.

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Welcome to the website for Borea Adventures, Iceland, your number one stop for Arctic adventures in high latitudes. We provide great adventures and expeditions in Iceland, Greenland, East Greenland, Jan Mayen and Svalbard (Spitzbergen), mainly using our spacious yacht, the Aurora. Our philosophy is to make our trips as silent as possible where we minimize the use of motorized power and encourage physical activities, whether sea kayaking, climbing, sailing, walking and hiking, wildlife, ski touring and backcountry skiing for beginners, experts and people of all ages. The North Atlantic is our playground and we offer scheduled trips for individuals and groups as well as customized itineraries and charter for groups. We travel in harmony with the wildlife of the area: Arctic Foxes, Birds, Seals, Whales and Polar Bears. Aurora is a sturdy expedition yacht and was raced four times around the globe as part of the Clipper Round the World yacht race under the ownership of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. She gives us a great opportunity to provide Arctic adventures in areas that are hard to reach otherwise. We call her our floating basecamp. Our name is derived from Greek mythology where Boreas was the god of the north wind. Aurora on the other hand was the Roman rosy-fingered goddess of dawn. Aurora Borealis is a name for the Northern lights which are common in our area. As we humans have proven through the decades, names can be hard to remember. Especially if a bit of alcohol gets passed around the galley too many times! You might spell our name Boreal Adventures, Borial Adventures, Borea Adventrues and Borealis Adventures. Thank you for visiting Borea Adventures.