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Qeqertarsuaq is an island in Disko Bay that offers great hiking opportunities and unique scenery, surrounded by icebergs and colorful flowers.
One of the main signs in Qeqertarsuaq is the huge red-isch mountains formed by volcanic eruptions for million years ago.
It has also incredible black beach with volcanic origin and basalt columns as a geological nature monument.
Experiences in Qeqertarsuaq
Nature of Qeqetarsuaq
Qeqertarsuaq has a rich flora in summer, most of the flora you can find will be in Qeqertarsuaq. Hot springs gives warmth and give the floras a nice blossom during the summer, one of them is an Angelica flower that get collected in summer by local people.
Whales outside of town
It is easy to see whales in Qeqertarsuaq especially in summer, while walking around town or just watching from the window you can see them and hear the whale blowing.
Museum and History
If you love history, please visit museum and explorer old houses around the town.
You can go hiking by using a hiking map and explore the spectacular nature. Otherwise, you can book a local guide and have a company ang get to know the history.
Summer and Winter in Qeqertarsuaq
In summer there is a lot to do in Qeqertarsuaq, you can take a boat tour to Kuannit and do not miss out to go on whale safari by boat. In winter you will have opportunity to see the magnificent northern light and experience dog sledding.
There is a 3-day trail running race in Qeqertarsuaq every summer, where many people come to Qeqertarsuaq participate. Participant overnight in their own tents during the race. The race is approximately 50 km.
There is also a music festival in Qeqertarsuaq also in summer in two days. Popular Greenlandic musicians come to Qeqertarsuaq and play.
Experiences in Qeqertarsuaq
Welcome to the experiences of the other world. Where else can you find snow, ice, mountains, sea and whales close to green plains with potato fields? Go exploring for new exciting experiences right here.
They came from the north and they came from the south. A past that stretches back 4,500 years leaves traces that continue to live today in culture, sagas, legends and people.
Mountains await as a succession of adventures – both large and small fells that will match your particular skills and equipment.
Greenland has always enticed adventurers with the courage to take on unique challenges. A number of annual events involve the country’s nature and culture in close interaction with the local inhabitants.
Kayaking in Greenland is for experienced rowers who enjoy the silent movement in waters with white mountains as a backdrop.
Do rods, spinners and fish in all shapes and sizes have you hooked? Fishing is a pastime that can be enjoyed at any time of the year by people who love the challenge of rivers and lakes.
Embark, disembark, head ashore, then embark once more! But never miss out on the chance to take a sailing trip through the magnificent landscape that’s sure to sweep you off your feet.
Do you love the thrill of speed? Then a snowmobile is just for you. Hard on the throttle and head off into the hinterland for new adventures
DID YOU KNOW
Qeqertarsuaq is the only volcanic island in Greenland.
Biggest Island in Greenland
Founded in 1773 as a whaling station by whale hunter.
Areal: 8.578 km^2.
Inhabitant: 845 people.
Hotel and accomodation in Qeqertarsuaq
Accommodations for Qeqertarsuaq are listed below.
Hotel Disko Island - Hotel
6 different hotel houses are located in town, close to each other. They are all close to museum and store. Take an opportunity to take guided hiking, sightseeing in Qeqertarsuaq while you stay in town.
Hotel Disko Island - Hostel
Siorarsuit Hostel is located near the black beach – only black beach in Greenland with volcanic rocks. Take an ice swimming and sauna, that the Hotel Disko Island offers in summer period.
Hotel Disko Island- Disko Mountain Lodge
Lodge on the top of the Disko Island in 900 meters height. You can enjoy the peaceful nature and spectacular view from here. It is also close to glacier which is also on top of the Island.
Lodging near the black beach Siorarsuit. Near the nature and huge mountains. It has 2 bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.
Skansen dit Hjem
3 different houses you can rent near the black beach – the only volcanic black beach in Greenland. You can have an opportunity to see whales and big icebergs here.
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