The town is located at the foot of a mountain that resembles a heart by its shape. You can spend almost a whole day on the way to Uummannaq, but it is so much worth it. In addition you′ll see so many wonderful places on your way there. The panoramic view of the fjord from the shore is stunning in its colour, light and texture.

Get lost in the picturesque winding streets and colorful houses that dot the town, and take in the stunning views of the surrounding fjords. Visit the Uummannaq Museum to learn about the fascinating history and culture of the area, including the famous Uummannaq Polar Expeditions.

Experience the thrill of dog-sledding across the frozen tundra or take a boat tour to see the massive icebergs up close. And don't miss the chance to hike to the top of the Uummannaq Mountain for an unforgettable panoramic view of the town and the surrounding wilderness.


Long ago, in the early days of Greenland, there was a great hunter named Qasaluk. He was known throughout the land for his hunting prowess and his kindness to all creatures. One day, as he was out hunting, he came across a beautiful woman who was weeping bitterly. Qasaluk approached her and asked what was wrong.

The woman told Qasaluk that she was a sea goddess and that she was weeping because she had lost her son, who had been taken by a fierce sea monster. Qasaluk was moved by her sadness and offered to help her find her son.

The sea goddess agreed to let Qasaluk help her, and together they set out to find the sea monster. They searched for many days, but finally they found the monster's lair. The sea goddess used her powers to subdue the monster, and together she and Qasaluk rescued her son.

As a reward for his bravery and kindness, the sea goddess gave Qasaluk a great gift. She created a beautiful mountain from the sea, and on top of the mountain she built a grand city for Qasaluk and his people to live in. The city was called Uummannaq, which means "heart-shaped" in the Greenlandic language, and it was named after the mountain that the sea goddess had created.

To this day, the people of Uummannaq remember the story of Qasaluk and the sea goddess, and they honor their city's origins with festivals and celebrations. And if you look closely at the mountain that rises above the city, you can still see the heart shape that inspired its name.

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.


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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