What to do in Uummannaq
For a small town, Uummannaq has plenty to keep you occupied for a week or more, all set against the backdrop of the famous heart-shaped mountain.
On the island itself, you can visit the museum and associated buildings, visit Greenland’s only stone church, write a letter to Santa Claus and visit his summer residence, or explore the old buildings of the port area. You can find more information about these excursions on our self-guided tours page.
Further afield, your experiences in the Uummannaq Fjord depend on which season you are visiting.
During summer, relax on a sailing trip around the massive icebergs to glaciers, small settlements, and key features of the Fjord such as the yellow desert, Qilakitsoq (where the Greenland mummies were found), and vertical cliffs where thousands of birds nest. Head out on a whale-watching adventure to specifically seek out and observe these massive creatures at play. Or join a trip where you fish and forage for your dinner and then enjoy a typical “Kuisaq” meal out of what you collect.
Winter is the time for dog sledding, ice fishing, and northern lights. You can choose to have just a taste of a hunter’s life on a 6-hour excursion that also includes a meal made from your catch. Or embark on a more intense adventure of 5 days or 7 days where you visit other parts of the Uummannaq Fjord on dogsled, have the best views of the northern lights, and enjoy the hospitality of locals in the settlements.
We look forward to welcoming you and showing you around our stunningly beautiful area.