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Uummannaq is a small town on an island of the same name in western Greenland. It is located on the Uummannaq Fjord, about 20 km north of the Arctic Circle and about 400 km north of the capital Nuuk. Uummannaq is the largest settlement in the Uummannaq Fjord region and has a population of around 1,200 people.

The island of Uummannaq is a popular tourist destination due to its stunning landscapes, wildlife, and cultural heritage. The island is home to a variety of wildlife, such as polar bears, seals, and whales. It is also home to a large population of seabirds, including guillemots and puffins. The island is known for its spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and fjords.

Uummannaq has a long history of human habitation, dating back to the Inuit people who inhabited the area in the 4th century. The island was later colonized by the Danish in the 18th century, and the town of Uummannaq was founded in 1763. In the 19th century, Uummannaq became an important trading post for whaling and fishing vessels.

Today, Uummannaq is a popular destination for tourists who come to experience the town’s unique culture and history. The town is home to a variety of traditional Inuit art and crafts, and visitors can take part in activities such as whale watching, fishing, and dog sledding. The town also hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year, such as the Uummannaq Music Festival and the Uummannaq Sports Festival.

Uummannaq is a unique and beautiful destination in Greenland, offering visitors a chance to experience the culture and history of the Inuit people and to explore the stunning landscapes of the Arctic.

Excursion tips for a day in Uummannaq

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

1. Visit the Uummannaq Fjord, one of the most beautiful fjords in Greenland, and explore the nearby mountains.

2. Take a boat tour to explore the area and get up close to the icebergs and marine life.

3. Visit the Uummannaq Museum to learn about the local culture and history.

4. Go fishing and try your luck at catching some of the local fish.

5. Go kayaking or take a leisurely hike around the area.

6. Visit the local shops and restaurants to sample some of the local cuisine.

7. Relax on the beach and take in the stunning views of the mountains and fjord.

8. Take a helicopter tour to get a bird’s eye view of the area.

9. Visit the local church and take part in a service.

10. Go on a dog sledding tour and explore the area in a unique way.

Experience Uummannaq 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. 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

Uummannaq in Greenland experiences a cold climate throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from -4℃ (25℉) in the summer to -18℃ (0℉) in the winter. The summer months (June to August) are relatively mild and sunny, with temperatures rarely exceeding 10℃ (50℉). The winter months (November to March) are cold and dark, with temperatures rarely exceeding -10℃ (14℉). Spring (April to May) and Autumn (September to October) are transitional months, with temperatures ranging from -2℃ (28℉) to 4℃ (39℉). Precipitation is low throughout the year, with snowfall occurring mainly in the winter months.

Cruise weather for Uummannaq

Our weather forecast for Uummannaq 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: 6.5 °C
min: 3.5 °C
17.6 m/s
23.4 m/s
90.3 %
23.2 m
74.6 %
997 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 3.8 °C
min: 2.9 °C
10.8 m/s
13.3 m/s
99.8 %
4.7 m
96.0 %
993 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 5.5 °C
min: 2.5 °C
36.0 m/s
47.2 m/s
70.8 %
20.3 m
82.4 %
995 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 4.5 °C
min: 1.5 °C
10.4 m/s
10.8 m/s
82.1 %
24.1 m
75.2 %
998 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 7.0 °C
min: 4.5 °C
13.0 m/s
13.3 m/s
74.4 %
19.3 m
74.5 %
997 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 6.6 °C
min: 4.5 °C
18.0 m/s
28.8 m/s
96.3 %
22.6 m
74.6 %
999 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 4.4 °C
min: 2.5 °C
17.6 m/s
22.0 m/s
78.1 %
15.2 m
86.3 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 4.1 °C
min: 2.2 °C
14.5 m/s
19.6 m/s
49.9 %
17.6 m
87.3 %
1,006 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 3.6 °C
min: 2.1 °C
10.4 m/s
10.8 m/s
36.5 %
15.5 m
80.4 %
1,013 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 5.8 °C
min: 2 °C
5.8 m/s
5.6 m/s
6.0 %
23.9 m
73.8 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 6.6 °C
min: 4.3 °C
13.3 m/s
14.8 m/s
6.9 %
24.1 m
56.6 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 7.2 °C
min: 5 °C
14.4 m/s
19.4 m/s
2.9 %
24.1 m
55.9 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 6.2 °C
min: 4.3 °C
13.3 m/s
15.8 m/s
0.3 %
24.1 m
56.9 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 6.1 °C
min: 4.3 °C
10.4 m/s
12.2 m/s
5.7 %
24.1 m
55.0 %
1,018 hPa

Cruises to Uummannaq

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Scheduled ship calls in Uummannaq, Greenland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 7th 2024 Wednesday, 7th of Aug. 2024 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 13th 2024 Tuesday, 13th of Aug. 2024 MS Hamburg 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 25th 2024 Sunday, 25th of Aug. 2024 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 25th 2024 Sunday, 25th of Aug. 2024 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 29th 2024 Thursday, 29th of Aug. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 06:30 am 12:00 pm
Sep. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Venture 08:00 am 12:00 pm
Aug. 20th 2025 Wednesday, 20th of Aug. 2025 Silver Endeavour 07:30 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 22nd 2025 Friday, 22nd of Aug. 2025 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 6th 2025 Saturday, 6th of Sep. 2025 MS Artania 12:00 am 11:59 pm
Aug. 7th 2026 Friday, 7th of Aug. 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am

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