Private Full Day Adventure | Uummannaq | North Greenland
Join this full-day trip for a unique tour of the Uummannaq fjord system and its historical and cultural sites.
The day starts off with a trip to Qilakitsoq, a place where one of Greenland's most significant archaeological findings was found, of the famous Qilakitsoq mummies. The guide will tell you about the discovery of these amazingly well preserved 500-year-old mummies before you move on to the "Desert of Uummannaq".
The Uummannaq Desert gives off an other-worldly vibe, it is like going ashore on another planet. The place is covered with yellow sand and earth and it is littered with billion-year-old rocks. Life seems non-existent on this patch of pure barrenness. The colours are sure to keep you in awe.
After the desert, you continue the sailing along the fjord, where whales, seals and icebergs in all kinds of shapes and sizes, will be in your surroundings.
You will be sailing towards a 1 kilometre tall sheer vertical rockface, thereafter followed by a visit to the settlement of Saattut, with a population of about 229. It is a tiny community, with a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. Here, most are fishermen and hunters, just as it was when the place was first settled upon, but modern life is creeping in and it is very interesting to see the slow mix of this traditional lifestyle with modern amenities.
After Saattut, you will head back towards Uummannaq, having experienced many of the best and most interesting sites of the Uummannaq Fjord.
Please note that the price is for chartering the whole boat for this excursion.To experience the best of Uummanaq fjord in the summer, select your date of travel and click Book Now.
- Tea and Coffee
- Local Guide
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, gloves
- Sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Day Pack
- Camera with extra batteries
- Water bottle
- This tour is a private charter, the price is for chartering the whole boat for this excursion.
Terms of service
Our customers are the foundation of Guide to Greenland so we make great efforts to provide you with the best possible service.
We are located in Greenland and cooperate with everyone involved in the Greenlandic tourism industry. We are therefore perfectly placed to quickly react to changes or new wishes you may have to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.
The earlier you book your trip, the better the prices will be, and the more likely you will be able to book the tour you want for the dates/times you want.
Package tours can be sold out more than half a year in advance (note that Guide to Greenland does not include international flights in packages, except where indicated from Iceland or Denmark). Day trips may sell out closer to your arrival date, but for popular destinations, certain dates/times can also sell out months in advance. We recommend that you secure all of your experiences by booking them well in advance of your trip.
All cancellations must be made via e-mail.
Although Guide to Greenland is committed to ensuring the best protection and service for our customers in the event of a cancellation, we are obliged to charge cancellation fees. This is in accordance with Greenland travel industry business practices. Details can be found in our general cancellation policy
Note: Due to COVID-19, a temporary cancellation policy applies. You can find it in the footer of the website under the "Terms & Conditions".
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