The island of Disko is large – about 15,000 square kilometres. But there is only one town, Qeqertarsuaq, which has a population of 1,000 so there is plenty of space for everyone. The former name Godhavn, translated into “good harbour”, indicates that in older times it served as a safe harbour. Whale hunting has been part of the history and you still find the whale in the coat of arms. The town was the centre for European whaling in Greenland in the 1700s and 1800s. Qeqertarsuaq is beautifully located with a fantastic view of the glaciers on top of the Basalt Mountains, and the waterfalls splashing down the mountains. The sea just in front of Qeqertarsuaq is a favourite foraging spot for the humpback whales in the summer and we may spot some from the ship as well as from the land during our stay on the island. The colourful Greenlandic houses contrast the huge basalt mountains outside town perfectly. Enjoy an interesting walk with a local guide telling about the town itself, its ancient and recent history and its inhabitants.