The countless different shapes and forms of icebergs can be found throughout Greenland’s waters. This is also true of South Greenland, although the icebergs are generally a little smaller than those further north. It’s not unusual to see icebergs form beautiful gateways, which are tempting to sail right through.
It’s no surprise that the icebergs are one of Greenland’s most popular attractions. On trips in the Nanortalik area you can get close to the icebergs on foot, in a kayak or by boat.
Nanortalik Tourism has a large variety of customised trips which include encounters with icebergs. A full range of equipment, tents, kayaks and hiking equipment can be hired at Nanortalik Tourism, which also provides expert advice.
Icebergs and the Ice Sheet are characteristic of Greenland – indeed, they’re almost synonymous with the country which is almost 85% covered by thick ice.
The Ice Sheet is a cap of incredible dimensions which at first appears stiff and unyielding, but its rumbling and creaking reveal its changeable and dynamic nature.
On Nanortalik Tourism’s tours you can experience the Ice Sheet from several perspectives: from a kayak, on hikes, on fishing trips, etc.
A full range of equipment, tents, kayaks and hiking equipment can be hired at Nanortalik Tourism, which also provides expert advice.
A popular excursion is to the hot springs that are found on the small uninhabited island of Uunartoq between Alluitsup Paa and Nanortalik. Here there are three naturally heated springs that flow together into a small, dammed pool.
For once, you don’t need warm clothes and sealskin gloves; a bathing costume will suffice, with the water at 37-38 degrees Celsius. Hire a kayak or other equipment from Nanortalik Tourism, head out on your own or go on a guided tour.
In any event it’s quite an experience after a tiring trip by kayak to relax in 38-degree hot water and enjoy the sight of icebergs drifting slowly by.
The chances of catching large trout or salmon are excellent, so be prepared for delicious, nutritious meals. The char is fished in both saltwater and in rivers. It is typically fished at the mouths of rivers or at the boundary between a lake and river.
Generally speaking, char are found where the concentration of food is greatest, the water is deep enough to cover their dorsal fins and where the water is relatively still.
You can be sure of expert guidance at Nanortalik Tourism. They know the good fishing spots and can help with maps, fishing licences, equipment and kit. A full range of equipment, tents, kayaks and hiking equipment can be hired at Nanortalik Tourism.