Scenic Cruising King Oscar Fjord
King Oscar Fjord cuts 68 miles (110 km) from the Greenland Sea into the island’s eastern coast, forming the northern border of the Scoresby Land peninsula. It was named by A.G. Nathorst in 1899 for Oscar II, who was king of both Norway and Sweden between 1872 and 1907. It is a major fjord, up to 16 miles in width, with breathtaking shorelines of looming mountains cradling glaciers within their passes. Along with the varied wildlife to be seen, the fjord offers impressive geological panoramas revealed by sparse arctic vegetation on the slopes. Its northern end abuts Ella Ø island, as well as Lyell Land and Scorseby Land. offers dramatic views of the fjord and the Stauning Alps to the southwest.