Uunartoq, Greenland

Uunartoq (also known as Alluitsup Paa), is a village in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. In the vicinity of the town there are geothermal springs with temperatures between 34 and 38 degrees Celsius. There are drifting icebergs and many whales offshore.

Qerrortuut Inuit ruins of previous settlements from late 18th and early 19th centuries can be found to the west of the village, on the same island. There are also ruins of a nunnery built near the hot springs after Greenland was first introduced to Christianity around 1000 A.D.

Things to See & Do

* Geothermal springs
* Icebergs & whales
* Nunnery ruins
* Inuit ruins
* Dog sledding

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Danish krone (DKK)
Language – Kalaalllisut, Danish
Population – 305 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code + 299

Travel Links – Alluitsup Paa Heliport operates year-round, linking Alluitsup Paa with Narsarsuaq Airport and indirectly with the rest of Greenland and Europe. Air Greenland operates four flight to Nanortalik and Qaqortoq per week.