Upernavik

Upernavik is home to the largest bird cliff, Apparsuit, and very unique wildlife. Upernavik’s main industry is fishing. Local settlements are spread across the 450km coastline. The sea is frozen from December to June so the halibut are caught on long lines through the ice. Most anglers travel out to their fishing spots on the ice by snowmobile or dog sled. Tourists can do the same and experience the chance to travel across the ice.

Get in

Several weekly flights are operated from Kangerlussuaq, with a layover in Ilulissat, to Upernavik. Transportation between Upernavik and the surrounding settlements is either by air via helicopter or dog sleds.

Get around

Upernavik is ideal for kayaking or sailing trips along the coast between settlements. The best way to get around the town is by foot, which is easy due to the size.

See

Upernavik harbour
Church of Upernavik

Upernavik is the epitome of traditional Greenlandic hunting culture. This area used to be a spring hunting ground for many Greenlandic people and is a great place to learn more about this traditional way of life.

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