Why do they call it Greenland? One version goes that it was a name that might have crossed Erik the Red′s mind after he visited Disko Island, the greenest corner of Greenland.

You will see it for yourself when going on a trek along a picturesque route to the waterfalls of the Wind Valley, basalt cliffs, and black beach. The trek continues along the gulf and you will get a good view of gigantic icebergs from there.

Welcome to Kekertarsuak, a port town located on the stunning west coast of Greenland. As you step off the ship and onto the docks, you will be met with breathtaking views of the towering mountains and crystal-clear waters that surround this charming settlement. 

Perhaps you'll take a hike up one of the nearby peaks and witness stunning vistas of the glacier-carved valleys below. Or maybe you'll set out on a kayaking excursion to explore the rugged coastline and spot playful seals and majestic whales. 

 

Kekertarsuak, also known as Disko Island, is a place of many legends among the Inuit people of Greenland. One of the most famous stories associated with Kekertarsuak is the tale of the giant polar bear.

According to the legend, a giant polar bear lived on Kekertarsuak and terrorized the local Inuit communities. The bear was so large that it could easily carry off entire walruses in its jaws. The Inuit people were afraid to hunt in the area for fear of encountering the monster bear.

One day, a young Inuit hunter decided to take on the challenge of hunting the giant polar bear. He set out with his dogs and his spear, determined to kill the bear and end its reign of terror. He searched for days, but he could not find the bear. Just as he was about to give up, he saw a small bird flying overhead.

The bird led the hunter to a cave on the island, where the giant polar bear was sleeping. The hunter crept up to the bear and plunged his spear into its heart. The bear roared and thrashed, but it could not escape the hunter's grasp. Finally, it fell dead at the hunter's feet.

The young Inuit hunter returned to his village a hero, and the legend of the giant polar bear lived on for generations. The story serves as a reminder of the bravery and cunning of the Inuit people, and their ability to conquer even the greatest challenges.

Today, visitors to Kekertarsuak can explore the island's stunning landscapes and learn about the rich history and culture of the Inuit people. The legend of the giant polar bear continues to inspire and captivate visitors, and it is just one of many stories that make Kekertarsuak a truly magical place.

Wylde Swan

  • Sailing countries: Greenland Greenland Iceland Iceland ...and other
  • Max guests: 26
  • Length over all: 62 m

The “Wylde Swan” is a 2-masted topsail schooner, the largest in the world of her type.

Elsi

The two-masted schooner Elsi was built in 1986 by the German shipyard Blumenthaler Werft as a training expedition ship. In 2013, an extensive reconstruction and equipment of the sailboat was carried out for operation in the high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic. Subsequently, the schooner was used in medical humanitarian expeditions to remote corners of the world.

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