11 Aug '12, 2pm

The wild Tolkienesque beauty of Greenland’s Tasermiut fjord

The wild Tolkienesque beauty of Greenland’s Tasermiut fjord

Aappilattup Avanna Fjord under a stunning pink sky It is wild, beautiful, ancient and awe-inspiring – and we strongly suggest that you never go there. Unless, that is, you are fully prepared for somewhere as perilous as it is stunning. With its steep granite cliffs, crystal-clear rivers, icebergs and majestic glacial vistas, South Greenland’s Tasermiut Fjord looks like a landscape straight out of a fantasy movie. But, as photographer Vladimir Donkov will tell you, exploring it is definitely no fairytale. “I spent two months trekking in the fjord,” says Donkov of the trip during which he took these incredible photographs, “and it was the hardest of all my trips to the Arctic.” Donkov advises maximum caution for anyone wanting to visit this area. “It’s extremely different from any national park in the USA, Europe or Asia,” he warns.

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