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Cultural Sailing Tour | Uummannaq | North Greenland

Cultural Sailing Tour | Uummannaq | North Greenland
Cultural Sailing Tour | Uummannaq | North Greenland
Cultural Sailing Tour | Uummannaq | North Greenland
Cultural Sailing Tour | Uummannaq | North Greenland
Cultural Sailing Tour | Uummannaq | North Greenland
Cultural Sailing Tour | Uummannaq | North Greenland
Cultural Sailing Tour | Uummannaq | North Greenland

Explore several historically and culturally significant sites in the beauty of the Uuummannaq fjord.

On this tour you will travel by boat and go on land at several different locations, as the captain shares his knowledge, and tells stories of the areas and their significance.

You will head out from the port of Uummannaq, towards the Nuussuaq peninsula and the old settlement of Qilakitsoq where you go ashore and explore the area. Qilakitsoq is the site at which the 8, 500 year old, world famous mummies of Greenland were found, here you will travel back in time and learn about the conditions of life 500 years ago. 

After visiting the Qilakitsoq site, you will head onwards to the abandoned settlement of Uummannatsiaq. There you'll enjoy the included lunch sitting amongst the old abandoned houses, creating a chilling atmosphere as the captain tells stories of tragedy and prosperity in the early 1900's. When your belly is satisfied, you will start a short hike up the mountain, where the Greenlandic wildlife thrives. Arctic foxes, hares and various birds are possible sightings if you keep your eyes open. 

After the hike, it's time to continue by boat to the Great Island, which is well known for its rich amounts of berries, and aptly named Paarnat - "The berries" hereafter. Here you'll go and collect some juicy crowberries and the mouth-watering blueberries, which ripen in August and throughout most of September. This will also be accompanied by a good Crowberry Schnaps, a luscious alcoholic drink, that'll warm you up from your toes to your fingertips. 

From here it's time to head back to Uummannaq, where the voyage will take you past several spectacular waterfalls, gushing down from more than a 150 meters. There is always a chance of seeing whales, seals and various seabirds as you sail along the fjord, so look out for bursts of water vapour and small black heads curiously popping above the surface of the water. The full tour takes around 8 hours, which you'll leave with unforgettable memories, so what are you waiting for? Check the availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Oct.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Boat Tour, Wildlife Observation, Settlement Visit
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Danish
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : Flexible.

Pontoon bridge in front of the Hospital
You meet us at the departure location.
Included:
  • Coffee, Tea & Biscuits

  • Lunch

  • Crowberry Schnaps


What to bring:
  • Camera


Good to know:

The air temperature is often very different between ocean and land, so it's a good idea to dress in layers.



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