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Emperor Franz Joseph Fjord

Emperor Franz Joseph Fjord is a fjord located in Greenland's Scoresby Sound, on the island's east coast. It is the longest and deepest fjord in the world, stretching for 160 miles and reaching depths of up to 3,000 feet. This fjord is named after Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, who reigned from 1848 to 1916.

The fjord is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and icebergs, making it a popular tourist destination. The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including seals, whales, and polar bears. The fjord is also home to a number of small settlements, including Ittoqqortoormiit, the northernmost settlement in Greenland.

Emperor Franz Joseph Fjord is an important part of Greenland's history. In the 19th century, the area was used as a base for whaling and sealing operations. During World War II, the fjord was a strategic location for the Allied forces, and a number of battles were fought in the area.

In recent years, Emperor Franz Joseph Fjord has become an important destination for scientific research. Scientists have been studying the area's climate, geology, and wildlife. In addition, the fjord is an important habitat for a number of endangered species, including the narwhal.

Emperor Franz Joseph Fjord is a stunning destination with a rich history. Its unique landscape, wildlife, and historical importance make it a must-see for any visitor to Greenland.

Excursion tips for a day in Emperor Franz Joseph Fjord

As a tourist in Emperor Franz Joseph Fjord in Greenland, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the most popular activities for visitors to take part in:

1. Take a boat tour of the fjord and its stunning scenery.
2. Visit the abandoned village of Itilleq, which is located on the fjord's eastern shore.
3. Go kayaking or canoeing in the fjord's calm waters.
4. Hike up the nearby mountains for stunning views of the fjord and its surroundings.
5. Enjoy some of the local wildlife, such as musk oxen and Arctic foxes.
6. Learn about the local Inuit culture and history at the nearby museum.
7. Spend some time fishing in the fjord's waters.
8. Take a scenic drive along the fjord's shores.
9. Enjoy a picnic on the beach.
10. Visit the nearby Glacier Museum and learn about the area's unique glaciers.

Experience Emperor Franz Joseph Fjord with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Emperor Franz Joseph Fjord. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Emperor Franz Joseph Fjord

Emperor Franz Joseph Fjord in Greenland experiences a subarctic climate, with cold and dry winters and cool and wet summers. In winter (December-March), temperatures average around -10°C and snowfall is common, while in summer (June-September) temperatures range from 4-10°C and rainfall is frequent. Spring (April-May) and autumn (October-November) are transitional periods, with temperatures ranging from -4 to 4°C and occasional snowfall. Overall, the climate in Emperor Franz Joseph Fjord is cold and wet, with temperatures rarely rising above 10°C.

Cruise weather for Emperor Franz Joseph Fjord

Our weather forecast for Emperor Franz Joseph Fjord helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: -7.2 °C
min: -18.7 °C
16.2 m/s
16.9 m/s
52.9 %
24.1 m
72.0 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: -7.8 °C
min: -19.2 °C
14.8 m/s
14.4 m/s
46.3 %
17.4 m
85.8 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: -10.9 °C
min: -20.3 °C
12.6 m/s
12.6 m/s
87.8 %
8.4 m
86.1 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: -7.2 °C
min: -19.6 °C
18.4 m/s
30.6 m/s
66.9 %
21.2 m
78.9 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: -7.3 °C
min: -13.8 °C
20.2 m/s
28.4 m/s
73.9 %
24.1 m
82.7 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: -9.1 °C
min: -17.8 °C
23.8 m/s
42.1 m/s
26.2 %
24.1 m
70.3 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: -5.3 °C
min: -19.1 °C
29.5 m/s
46.4 m/s
57.4 %
21.2 m
78.8 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: -6.9 °C
min: -12.5 °C
25.9 m/s
46.4 m/s
76.8 %
15.1 m
86.5 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: -5.4 °C
min: -12.1 °C
43.9 m/s
67.3 m/s
99.2 %
4.2 m
86.7 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: -5.5 °C
min: -9.8 °C
37.4 m/s
61.9 m/s
81.0 %
14.5 m
83.3 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: -4.4 °C
min: -12.3 °C
37.4 m/s
71.3 m/s
83.9 %
20.9 m
81.5 %
1,008 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: -3.2 °C
min: -14.2 °C
25.2 m/s
46.4 m/s
75.3 %
20.0 m
84.0 %
1,004 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: -5.7 °C
min: -18.7 °C
20.9 m/s
35.6 m/s
26.7 %
24.1 m
85.0 %
1,016 hPa

Cruises to Emperor Franz Joseph Fjord

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Scheduled ship calls in Emperor Franz Joseph Fjord, Greenland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 18th 2024 Sunday, 18th of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 24th 2024 Saturday, 24th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Venture 08:00 am 05:00 pm

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