Ukkusissat

Ukkusissat lies around 50 km from the town of Uummannaq in fantastic scenery.

Facts
  • The settlement have received Visit Greenlands tourism prize
  • The settlement have received the Enterprise Award from Greenlands Home Rule
  • One of Uummannaqs syv bygder
  • Receives many guests every year from the cruise ship M/S Fram
  • Approx. 150 inhabitants

About Ukkusissat

Look forward to a visit to Ukkusissat. In January 2004 the settlement was awarded the Greenland Self-Government’s entrepreneurial prize in recognition of its way of welcoming cruise ship passengers. Even if you’re not a cruise ship passenger, you’re of course welcome to take part in excursions, attend a kaffemik and buy interesting handicrafts.

Ukkusissat lies around 50 km from the town of Uummannaq in fantastic scenery and is one of the area’s seven settlements. The small houses are huddled together immediately adjacent to a steep rock face close to the mountain of the same name, Ukkusissat.

PARADISE FOR GEOLOGY FANS 

The majority of people in the settlement are involved in hunting and fishing. The area is also a paradise for those interested in geology. There are many different minerals and they are often easy to spot. Northeast of Ukkusissat is ‘The Black Angel’ mine near the former mining town of Maarmorilik.

The settlement has a school, church, clinic, shop and waterworks. Children are taught at Atuarfik Pilerfik, which caters for children from 1st to 9th grade. In 2003 the school was named as School of the Year, and in 2011 the pupils in 5th to 7th grade were able to add to this when they won a fiscal prize in recognition of their status as the year’s no-smoking class.

Experiences in Ukkusissat

Ukkusissat lies around 50 km from the town of Uummannaq in fantastic scenery.

Transportation to Ukkusissat

How do I get there?

Transportation by helicopter.

Fly from Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat and go on to Qaarsut with plane. Take the helicopter connection from Qaarsut to Uummannaq and then to Ukkusissat.

How do I get around?

 By foot or by sea with locals.

Dogsleds are a frequent means of transportation during winter and spring.