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Uummannaq Fjord

Uummannaq Fjord, located in northwestern Greenland, is a spectacularly beautiful fjord surrounded by towering mountains, winding valleys, and vast glaciers. It is one of the longest fjords in the world, measuring about 150 kilometers in length, and is considered one of the most beautiful places in Greenland.

The fjord is located between the Uummannaq and Upernavik Islands, and is bordered by the Greenland Ice Sheet to the north. It is home to a variety of unique wildlife, including musk oxen, polar bears, and various species of whales, seals, and seabirds. The fjord is also home to a number of small villages, including Uummannaq, which is the largest settlement in the region.

Uummannaq Fjord has been an important site in Greenland’s history. In 1721, the Danish explorer Vitus Bering was the first European to explore the fjord. In the early 19th century, the area was used by whalers and fur traders. In the 1950s, the fjord was the site of an important U.S. Air Force base, which was used to monitor the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Today, Uummannaq Fjord is a popular destination for tourists, who come to experience its stunning natural beauty. The fjord is also a popular spot for fishing, kayaking, and other outdoor activities. The area also has a rich cultural heritage, with many local traditions and customs still being practiced in the villages along the fjord.

Excursion tips for a day in Uummannaq Fjord

As a tourist in Uummannaq Fjord in Greenland, there are plenty of activities to enjoy during the day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Go dog sledding - Explore the stunning Arctic landscape on a traditional dog sledding tour.

2. Visit the Uummannaq Polar Institute - Learn about the Arctic environment, climate change, and the local community.

3. Take a boat tour - Enjoy the breathtaking views of the fjord from the water on a boat tour.

4. Go fishing - Cast your line and try to catch some local fish.

5. Hike to the top of Uummannaq Mountain - Enjoy the amazing views of the fjord and the surrounding area.

6. Visit the local museum - Learn about the history and culture of the area.

7. Go whale watching - Look out for some of the local whales and other marine life.

8. Explore the local villages - Visit the nearby villages and get to know the locals.

9. Go kayaking - Paddle through the fjord and explore the stunning landscape.

10. Go ice climbing - Climb the frozen walls of the fjord for an unforgettable experience.

Experience Uummannaq Fjord with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Uummannaq Fjord. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Uummannaq Fjord

Uummannaq Fjord in Greenland experiences cold weather year round, with temperatures rarely rising above freezing. In the winter months, temperatures drop to as low as -20°C and the area is usually covered in snow. In the spring, temperatures start to rise, reaching around -5°C by April. The summer months are the mildest, with temperatures ranging from 0°C to 10°C and the area is often sunny and dry. In the autumn, temperatures start to drop again, and the area is usually cloudy and wet.

Cruise weather for Uummannaq Fjord

Our weather forecast for Uummannaq Fjord helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 4.1 °C
min: 0.2 °C
10.8 m/s
13.7 m/s
93.9 %
12.6 m
81.1 %
996 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 2.6 °C
min: 1.8 °C
8.6 m/s
10.4 m/s
99.7 %
2.7 m
96.7 %
993 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 3.1 °C
min: 0.8 °C
25.6 m/s
33.8 m/s
72.8 %
10.7 m
83.8 %
994 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 2.9 °C
min: -1.9 °C
5.0 m/s
5.8 m/s
78.0 %
22.6 m
76.4 %
998 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 5.7 °C
min: 2.3 °C
7.6 m/s
12.2 m/s
69.6 %
11.5 m
78.8 %
996 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 4.2 °C
min: 2.3 °C
13.3 m/s
16.2 m/s
93.8 %
17.3 m
80.2 %
999 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 2.5 °C
min: 1.1 °C
12.6 m/s
18.7 m/s
85.7 %
5.7 m
90.0 %
1,006 hPa
00:00:00
02:08:16
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 3.7 °C
min: 0.2 °C
10.9 m/s
14.6 m/s
36.8 %
12.0 m
86.6 %
1,005 hPa
03:08:05
01:49:30
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 2.9 °C
min: -0.9 °C
5.8 m/s
6.8 m/s
36.6 %
16.1 m
77.9 %
1,012 hPa
03:26:52
01:35:49
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 4.5 °C
min: -2.2 °C
6.8 m/s
6.0 m/s
6.8 %
24.0 m
74.4 %
1,012 hPa
03:40:26
01:24:24
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 6.0 °C
min: 1.8 °C
10.1 m/s
11.2 m/s
6.1 %
24.1 m
57.3 %
1,010 hPa
03:51:43
01:14:19
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 5.6 °C
min: 2.3 °C
10.1 m/s
11.2 m/s
2.8 %
24.1 m
57.3 %
1,012 hPa
04:01:39
01:05:07
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 5.5 °C
min: 0.2 °C
7.6 m/s
9.0 m/s
1.3 %
22.4 m
59.3 %
1,015 hPa
04:10:40
00:56:35
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 5.2 °C
min: -0.1 °C
7.9 m/s
7.6 m/s
5.6 %
24.1 m
57.7 %
1,018 hPa
04:19:00
00:48:33

Cruises to Uummannaq Fjord

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Scheduled ship calls in Uummannaq Fjord, Greenland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 4th 2024 Sunday, 4th of Aug. 2024 Silver Endeavour 08:30 am 02:00 pm
Aug. 29th 2025 Friday, 29th of Aug. 2025 Silver Endeavour 11:00 am 05:00 pm

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