According to myth, a piece of your heart remains in Uummannaq forever, summoning you back for the rest of your days after visiting the place. Some say it is the magic of the mountain while others swear it is the chorus of children’s laughter down at the harbour. Whatever the force is, Uummannaq will capture your heart nearly immediately.
A truehearted talk with the locals
“Uummannaq” means “heart-like” and is named after the 1,175 metre heart-shaped mountain that lies behind the town. The town is also known for having 2,000 hours of sunshine a year, and this might be why the inhabitants are so friendly. All through Uummannaq’s streets you can feel the beat of the town as people walk from the shop with groceries, stopping to chat with friends along the way. On sunny summer days, women sell handmade goods down at the harbour while behind them, men come and go on fishing boats heavy with the day’s catch on board. Enjoy a chat with one of the locals like a hunter describing his work or a young resident sharing their dreams and possibilities in Greenland. Learn something about the everyday life in this remote part of Greenland.