Nature puts on one of its finest displays when mountainous icebergs float from one the most productive glaciers in the world and out into the Disko Bay right next door to this town of 5,000 people.
Upernavik means ‘place of springtime’, inheriting its name because it is the same plentiful hunting ground and important trade area today as it was for Inuit in the past.
Surrounded by steep islands and an endless supply of icebergs Uummannaq is the centerpiece of an archipelago where a characteristic heart-shaped mountain towers over the landscape.
If you’re a nature lover, then Qeqertarsuaq on Disko Island is a place to put onto your bucket list. Because it’s not an understatement to say that the Disko Island is a natural volcanic wonder of Greenland.
A settlement with a population ranging from 90 to 150 residents dependent on the time of the year, this community north-east of Uummannaq is situated 500 kilometres above the Arctic Circle.