Uummannaq Holidays


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Uummannaq Holidays

Uummannaq lies almost at the Top of the World, some 600km north of the Polar Circle, where the midnight sun extends from mid May to mid August. This colourful town is beautifully located on an island in the middle of the Uummannaq Fjord, surrounded by mountains and breathtaking deep blue ice-filled fjords, where from mid July whales can be seen almost daily. There are many artefacts and ruins at Uummannaq that provide irrefutable evidence that hunters and trappers have lived in the area many years ago. One of Greenland's most remarkable archaeological discoveries was made in 1972 at the old winter settlement of Qilakitsoq. A group of well-preserved mummies were found here dating from about 1475. The mummies are a must-see at the excellent Greenland National Museum in Nuuk. The sea continues to be the main industry for the 1,300 or so inhabitants of Uummannaq, as well as the town's seven settlements. Today, fishing for halibut has overtaken hunting as the main industry.

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