We are offering visitors the opportunity to visit the beautiful and fascinating town of Qeqertarsuaq (formerly known as ‘Godhavn’).
We begin the sail by crossing the beautiful Disko Bay and along the coast of Disko Island. This unusual island rises dramatically from the sea with its basalt cliffs with characteristic flat tops. We’ll sail between the giant icebergs, which look a little less giant here than when we sail around the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord, which in 2004 was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The chances of seeing whales and seals is high. In fact, it’s possible that we’ll even spot the huge Greenlandic whale, which is often seen around Qeqertarsuaq at springtime.
Whilst onboard one of our comfortable and safe boats, you can choose to relax in the heated indoor cabin and enjoy a coffee or tea while soaking in the view through the panoramic windows, or stand on the deck and feel the sun, wind and the fresh Greenlandic air.
Once arriving in Qeqertarsuaq, you will be taken on a walk with a local and experienced guide that has extensive knowledge of the town and its surroundings. You will gaze upon cultural gems and continue through town to the Red River where humpback whales often visit. Along the way, we pass a number of natural phenomena, including a volcanic island. You will get to see one of the hot springs and taste the life-giving water. This particular spring is located at the Arctic Station, which is the world’s most northern research station.
Please note there is a minimum of eight persons required for the activity to go ahead.