Do you only have a few days to explore the Uummannaq area? Join us and experience all the highlights of the spectacular Uummannaq Fjord on this comprehensive 9-hour sailing adventure.
Along our journey, we will sail close to enormous icebergs and past almost vertical bird cliffs. Some of these incredible rock walls are more than 1,000 metres high and support thousands of birds that nest on tiny natural shelves in the rock. We’ll also keep an eye out for seals and the many whales that visit us during the summer. We always hope to get lucky and have a close encounter with these magnificent marine mammals.
We will go ashore at the “Red Desert” – a lunar landscape that looks like it was coloured by a child with crayons. Its bright yellows and reds are due to high levels of sulphur and iron, and photographers will love the contrast of these colours against the vibrant blue sky.
Our lunch spot has an unbeatable view – the face of one of the Uummannaq Fjord’s many glaciers. We’ll sail as close as is safely possible and enjoy our food appreciating the silence of pristine wilderness punctuated only by sharp cracking sounds as the glacier shifts and melts. This is also usually a great place for spotting wildlife and we’ll often come across fishermen here taking advantage of nature’s bounty.
After lunch, we will visit Ikerasak – one of the 7 small settlements of the Uummannaq Fjord. Here we will join a local family for coffee and snacks at a small kaffemik, before heading out to wander through the brightly coloured houses of the settlement and explore the area.
In the late afternoon on our way back to Uummannaq, we will sail towards the island of Paarnat. The word means “the place with blackberries” in the Greenlandic language so you can probably imagine what we might find here. However, the reason we visit is to hear the roar of the mighty waterfall and watch it cascade down from the top of the island.
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