"Sermiligaaq" means "beautiful glacier fjord" from the Greenlandic. The population of the village is about 200 inhabitants, who are mostly hunters and fishermen. Fishing plays important role in a local daily life, all catches are sold to the factory in the nearby village of Kuummiut. As the name suggests, Sermiligaaq is close to several beautiful glaciers, including Knud Rasmussen and Kârale glacier.

Sermiligaaq settlement is home to only around 200 people, but its beauty and uniqueness make it a must-visit destination for adventurous travelers. The village is surrounded by the Sermilik fjord, which is often referred to as the "Arctic Riviera" due to its stunning scenery. Here you can witness the natural phenomenon of calving glaciers and even spot a variety of wildlife, including whales, seals, and polar bears.

One of the most popular activities in Sermiligaaq is hiking, as the village is surrounded by unspoiled nature and stunning trails. You can take a guided hike through the nearby mountains, learn about the local flora and fauna, and take in panoramic views of the fjord and surrounding wilderness.

Another must-see attraction is the nearby hot springs, which provide a warm and relaxing respite from the cold Arctic temperatures. Soak in the geothermal waters and let your worries drift away as you take in the stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

 

Long ago, the people of Sermiligaaq settlement were plagued by a terrible sea monster that roamed the waters around their village. The monster was said to be enormous, with razor-sharp teeth and a body covered in scales that glinted in the sun. The villagers lived in fear of the monster, and many were too scared to venture out to sea to fish.

One day, a brave young man named Kiviak decided that he had had enough of living in fear. He resolved to confront the sea monster and rid the village of its terror once and for all. Kiviak built a small boat and set out to sea, armed with only his harpoon and his courage.

As Kiviak sailed out into the open water, the sea grew rough and the winds picked up. The waves tossed his boat about like a leaf in a storm, and Kiviak feared that he would be dashed against the rocks. But he held fast to his harpoon and his determination, and he pressed on.

Finally, Kiviak spotted the sea monster in the distance. It was even more terrifying than he had imagined, with eyes that glowed like fire and a roar that shook the water around him. But Kiviak did not falter. He pulled back his harpoon and let it fly, and it struck the monster's thick hide with a resounding thud.

The sea monster roared in anger and charged towards Kiviak's boat, but the young man stood his ground. He pulled out his knife and waited for the monster to draw near. As it lunged towards him, Kiviak plunged his knife deep into the monster's eye, and it let out a final, ear-splitting cry before sinking beneath the waves.

Kiviak returned to Sermiligaaq settlement a hero. The villagers cheered him as he sailed into port, and they held a great feast in his honor. From that day on, the people of Sermiligaaq were no longer afraid to venture out to sea, and they caught more fish than they had in years. And though the sea monster was never seen again, Kiviak's bravery lived on in the hearts of his people for generations to come.

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.