Old Inuit village of Tiilerilaaq is located in the Sermilik fjord. It is one of the most exciting and beautiful locations in Greenland. We can watch the gigantic odd-shaped icebergs floating in front of us and even pass by them on Zodiac boats to take some photographs, depending on the tide and according to the ice conditions.

Also Tiilerilaaq is a lovely place to have a walk and buy some souvenirs from local hunters and fishermen: they dry river trout and haddock.

Tiilerilaaq is an ideal location for those who seek adventure and want to experience the ruggedness of the Arctic. The port also serves as a gateway to the magnificent Greenland Ice Sheet, the second-largest ice sheet in the world.

 

In ancient times, there was a small Inuit settlement located in the southeastern part of Greenland. The village was surrounded by tall mountains and the sea. The people of this settlement were skilled hunters and fishermen, and they lived off the bounties of the land and sea.

One day, a group of hunters went out to hunt for food, but they were met with a fierce storm. The winds howled, and the waves rose high, threatening to capsize their boats. As they struggled to stay afloat, they saw a large rock formation emerging from the sea. The hunters managed to steer their boats towards the rocks, and they climbed to the top, grateful for a safe haven.

As they rested on the rocks, they noticed something peculiar. The rocks that had saved them from the storm seemed to glow in the sunlight. The hunters were amazed and decided to investigate the rocks further. As they explored, they found that the rocks were actually made of a rare type of crystal that glimmered like the Northern Lights.

The hunters brought the crystals back to their village, and the people were in awe of their beauty. They decided to name their settlement after the crystals, and thus, Tiilerilaaq was born. The crystal rocks were also used in their spiritual ceremonies, as they believed that they possessed healing powers and brought good luck to their people.

To this day, Tiilerilaaq is still known for its stunning crystal formations, and visitors can marvel at the natural beauty of the rocks that saved the ancient hunters from the storm.

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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