Great kindness and hospitality characterise the people, who live almost 500 km north of the Arctic Circle, where there is midnight sun from mid May to mid August. That means many daylight hours in summer and plenty of opportunities for activities in stunning surroundings
The Qilakitsoq mummies
There are many artefacts and ruins at Uummannaq that provide concrete evidence to show that hunters and trappers have lived in the area for millennia. One of Greenland's most remarkable archaeological discoveries was made in 1972 at the old winter settlement at Qilakitsoq. A group of well-preserved mummies were found here dating from about 1475. The mummies are now exhibited at the Greenland National Museum in Nuuk.
The sea continues to be the principal livelihood for the 1300 or so inhabitants of Uummannaq, as well as the town's seven settlements with a nearly equal number of inhabitants. Today, fishing for halibut has overtaken hunting as the main industry.
Population: 1274 inhabitants in the town and 1037 spread over seven settlements.
Uummannaq Mountain: The 1172 metre high cliff is unparalleled! It reminds you that we are just a tiny drop in the ocean of time and space.