Uummannaq is one of the most beautiful cities on the west coast of Greenland.
It overlooks Uummannaq Fjord, Storeøen island, huge icebergs, the Nuussuaq peninsula and, not least, the heart-shaped mountain of the island, Uummannaq.
Until summer 2017 there were 7 settlements surrounding the city of Uummannaq, but when an earthquake caused a tsunami, the Self Rule Government determined that 2 of the hardest hit settlements must be abandoned, and the inhabitants were dispersed. Most of them moved to Uummannaq. There are now about 1,300 inhabitants in Uummannaq.
In addition to fabulous nature, you’ll find the cottage of Greenland’s Santa Claus just 2.5 km from the city. It is also in this region where the Qilakitsoq mummies were found. You can now view them at the National Museum in Nuuk.
During summer it can become relatively warm under the endless light of the Midnight Sun.
In winter it’s cold and you can ride on a dog sled.
Dog sledding: Yes (winter)
Midnight sun in the summer: Yes
Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis): Yes, in a dark sky and with suitable atmospheric conditions
For excursions from Uummannaq, please contact Greenland by Topas on +45 7370 9339