Voyage Day 2

The old buildings in Qaqortoq town centre in South Greenland
Qaqortoq. Photo by Mads Pihl / Visit Greenland

Qaqortoq to Uunartoq hot springs, by way of Qaqortukulooq/Hvalsey ruins (approx. 65 nm)

Day 2 starts with an art walk and the introduction of the first UNESCO World Heritage Site of the voyage and ends with an idyllic soak in one of the very few natural hot springs in Greenland.

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Wake refreshed to breakfast served on board Nakuak’ to give fuel for a day of discovery.

After breakfast, the Expedition Manager leads a guided walk through the town of Qaqortoq, the largest in South Greenland and fourth-largest in the country. A lot of creative souls come out of Qaqortoq, so the walk is designed to go past the various stone artworks, the Great Greenland Furhouse and other workshops. Guests are also welcome to explore on their own and at their own pace.

10.45 Final check-in on board Nakuak’ to prepare for departure toward Qaqortukulooq / Hvalsey ruins, which are just a short sail in the fjord from Qaqortoq. Last year, Qaqortukulooq was honoured with being granted status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is the first of three UNESCO sites we will visit on the voyage.

Upon arrival at Qaqortukulooq, the Expedition Manager gathers guests for a guided walk around the old Viking church from the 1300s, by far one of the best preserved ruins in the area.

Guests are welcome to spread out and eat their picnic lunch around the ruins and coastline. We only ask that you leave no trace and gather all trash and waste to take back to the ship.

Guests at Hvalsey church ruin in South Greenland
Qaqortukulooq. Photo by Mads Pihl / Visit Greenland

13.30 Final check-in on board Nakuak’ to prepare for departure toward Uunartoq hot springs.

On the way to Uunartoq we sail through a number of close passages where the small Greenlandic islands seem to be just an arm’s length away. After a few hours of being at sea again, the chef will serve dinner underway.

19.45 Arrival to Uunartoq hot springs for anchoring overnight, a wonderfully minimalistic little natural wellness zone. Guests may take the towels provided in their cabins to land; a small guesthouse is located adjacent to the hot spring to stash clothes and belongings. The evening is young and completely open to enjoy the long summer night and the peacefulness of being far from everything.

The entire day from departing Qaqortoq to arriving to Uunartoq hot springs is approximately 9 hours, including the stop for lunch at the Qaqortukulooq Viking ruins.

A family enjoying the Uunartoq hot springs in South Greenland
Uunartoq hot springs. Photo by Mads Pihl / Visit Greenland

Day 2 Route:

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