After successful sampling in the Igaliku Fjord, we headed to Ikersuaq fjord on Monday 24/07 in the evening. However, arriving at the mouth of the fjord, a long stretch of melting glacial ice was blocking our way inside. It was clear that the marine terminating glacier was losing too much ice to enter the fjord. Sampling would have been difficult anyway with all the drifting ice.
Finally we arrived today at the first sampling station although with more than half day of delay. It felt as a rollercoaster since we left Reykjavik heading to the Arctic. After one windy day, the sea state became almost like a mirror, perfect for a transit. The second transit day was therefore used for installation of the labs and discussing the protocols to make sure all teams could collect the samples they need for their research.