Hike to Santas' Cabin | Uummannaq | North Greenland
Uummannaq - the city named after the heart-shaped mountain, is also home to Santa Claus' summer residence, about an hours walk from the city to the foot of the mountain lies a traditionally built cabin.
The cabin, built with rocks and turf, was featured as Santa Claus' home, in the popular Danish Christmas tv-show "Nissebanden i Grønland" - which translates to "The elf-gang in Greenland". The show first aired in 1989 and has since then been aired several times and is a bit of a fan-favourite. The Cabin hasn't been changed since the show ended and is therefore filled with props and pictures from the show, making it a popular destination for Danes as it was, for a lot of people, their first impression and connection to Greenland.
The hike itself is fairly flat and do-able for all ages. See availability by clicking "Book Now" and book your tour today.
- 3 hours guided hike
- Local Guide
- Tea and Coffee
What to bring
- Layered clothing. Ideally, you should pack a thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket), and outer layer of windproof clothing (top and bottom). You may not need all of this on any particular day, but you should have it available. You should always bring a windproof jacket, regardless of the weather.
- Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf
- Sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
- Sunglasses, sun screen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Head net and insect repellent (in case of mosquitoes)
- Water bottle
- Day pack
- Dress in layers. You never really know how the weather is going to turn out and it can change pretty quickly, so it is important that you can adjust accordingly.
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