I mention this a lot in my books, so I thought I’d better write a quick post about it. There are streams in the mountains in Greenland, but kayaking around the coast, the water is often quite silty, and we can’t drink the sea water.
However, the best and freshest water in Greenland is conveniently available everywhere. When kayaking and camping, Jane and I collected lumps of brash ice from calving icebergs and used it for cooking, coffee, hot chocolate, and drinking water. It comes straight from the glaciers, and is (guessing here) millions(ish) of years old.
When thirsty at sea, instead of taking a drink of water, you can scoop up a small lump of ice and pop it on your mouth. Once you get past the outer layer of salt, you “experience” the best water in the world.