Over the coming days, you will discover the immense beauty of west Greenland. In true expeditionary style. We plan to visit the following places.
Sismuit is Greenland's second largest town. Famous for its old blue church with the main gate being made of whale jaws. There are various hiking trails, some of which venture into the mountains which offer spectacular vantage points.
IIulissat, where mountainous icebergs drift from one of the most productive glaciers in the Northern hemisphere and out into Disko Bay. A short distance south of town is the mind-blowing Ilulissat Icefjord, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 and home to one of the most actively calving glaciers in the world, Sermeq Kujalleq. Perhaps enjoy a Zodiac-cruise at the mouth of the fjord and kayak through sea ice and icebergs.
Uummannaq. Surrounded by steep islands, and an endless supply of icebergs from the Qarajaq Glacier, Uummannaq (meaning “heart-like”) is the centrepiece of the archipelago – a great place for hiking, kayaking and Zodiac-cruising to explore the coastline.
Disko Island is a volcanic island much younger than the rest of Greenland. The island rose up from the continental split where Iceland is now located. Rich with marine life, the waters around the island hosts, humpback, fin, minke and bowhead whales – perfect for Zodiac-cruising and encounters with whales.