After exploring Ersfjord we continued our drive around the coast, stopping on the side of the road to watch a pod of wild Orca whale swim through the fjord. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing at first, but we watched them happily swim for as far as we could see, before driving to the next spot we could pull over at to see them again, until they disappeared from view.
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The water in the fjords was so clear we could see to the bottom and the blue sky reflected making it look a vibrant blue colour. I couldn’t believe we had seen the whales swimming here, so close to us!
Grotfjord beach was an incredible place, pale sands which would look more at home in the Caribbean, surrounded by snow topped mountains. The sea was a jade colour with pinks and purples reflected from the now setting sun.
As we walked along the beach, we found it littered with several large bones and skulls, most likely the remnants of an Orca or seal’s lunch.
Before going, I had thought we could possibly sit on the beach, make a fire and wait until the Northern Lights made an appearance, but it was far too cold to sit still so when the sun started to set, we made our way back.