If you are a photographer or just love nature, fantastic sceneries, birds, wildlife or small communities, then this tour is for you.
On Greenland by Land & Sea, we will sail through many icebergs, big and small ones, and will stop in each one of them. We’ll also explore the Uummannaq fjord, the Ikerasak settlement and Paarnat island.
June – September
- Snacks with coffee or tea
- Guided tour in the Ikerasak Settlement
- Guided tour in Parnaat Island
- Guided tour in Uummannaq Fiord
- Sailing tour through glaciers
- Stop at Sermilik Glacier
- Local guide
- Tranportation during the entire tour from and to Uummannaq
- Garmin inReach Tracker
- VHF Radio
UUMMANNAQ FJORD, BIRD CLIFFS & GLACIERS
The Uummannaq fjord is rich in minerals and has ferrous mountains. One of them is known for looking like a lunar landscape. This mountain is full of colors, mainly red and yellow. On this tour we’ll bring you ashore and you’ll be able to experience the moon landscape on a very close hand.
In the Uummannaq fjord we will also be able to see many bird cliffs (steep cliffs with numerous small shelves which serve as nesting locations for bird colonies) that stand up vertically in the air. Some of them are more than 1,000 meters high!
Among other things, the Uummannaq fjord is also characterized by it’s glaciers. One of them is located at the bottom of the fjord and is called Sermilik, that means “the place with ice”. Here we’ll turn off the engine for us to hear and appreciate the majestic sounds that come from inside the ice sheet.
The glaciers, specially this one, are rich in wildlife because the animals have great chances to find good food (that’s why you will see a lot of fishermen too); if you are lucky, you will be able to spot seals, whales, various bird species and a halibut. Here, while we appreciate nature, we’ll enjoy lunch together.
VISIT TO THE IKERASAK SETTLEMENT & PARNAAT ISLAND
After this, we will head towards one of the nearby settlements, called Ikerasak. Ikerasak means “the area that comes after the fjord” area where you can find more than one island. Here, a local family will be waiting for us, ready with a delicious coffee and snacks. Later on we’ll visit the village and explore its surroundings.
In the late afternoon, we will head towards Paarnat, which means “the place with blackberries”.
In Paarnat you will be able to see the two fishing huts that have been used for many decades and hear the roar of the mighty waterfall that is on top of the island!
After an amazing full day tour, at the end of the day we’ll sail back to Uummannaq.