Sarkak is a nice town fifty miles away from Kekertarsuak. You can stop here for a night before starting your passage to Uummanaq.

Nowadays, the same as five thousand years ago, dog sledding is an essential part of Greenland tradition. They use dogs not only for moving around in winter, but also for hunting.

Those who live in such small towns like Sarkak are usually involved in breeding or learning to sled the dogs. That is why you will always come across a kennel with a horde of fluffy puppies that you can't but squeeze for a while.

Sarkak, a small coastal village in southern Greenland, is home to a fascinating myth that has been passed down through generations of Inuit storytellers. According to legend, there was once a powerful sea goddess named Arnakua'gsak who resided in the icy waters surrounding Sarkak.

Arnakua'gsak was a mermaid-like creature, with long flowing hair and a shimmering tail, and she was said to have the power to control the tides and the weather. She was worshipped by the people of Sarkak, who believed that she held the fate of their village in her hands.

One day, a group of hunters from the village went out to sea in search of food. They had been at sea for several days when a fierce storm blew in, and the waves began to rise and crash against their small boat. The hunters were tossed about like rag dolls, and they feared for their lives.

Suddenly, they heard a beautiful singing voice coming from the water. They looked over the side of the boat and saw Arnakua'gsak swimming towards them. She smiled at them and asked why they were out in such a dangerous storm.

The hunters explained that they were trying to find food for their village, but that they were now lost and afraid. Arnakua'gsak took pity on them and used her powers to calm the storm and guide the hunters back to Sarkak.

From that day on, the people of Sarkak continued to worship Arnakua'gsak as their protector and savior. They built a shrine in her honor on the shores of the village, where they would leave offerings of food and other gifts to show their gratitude.

To this day, the people of Sarkak believe that Arnakua'gsak watches over their village and protects them from harm. Visitors to the village are often struck by the beauty of the surrounding waters, and it's easy to see why the Inuit people would have been drawn to such a mystical and powerful sea goddess.

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.

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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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