The winter in Uummannaq is absolutely fantastic, you can experience snow, dog sleds and northern lights. With us, winter extends from November to May. It’s a long season where you have plenty of opportunities to join our trips in the Arctic.
Winter is the time of the year when the dogs start wagging their tails and get excited for the sleds and long walks beyond the frozen Uummannaq Fjord.
Winter is also the time of year when the northern lights dance in the sky, forming a perfect scene.
Visiting Uummannaq during the winter months is a delight for the soul. We can’t wait to welcome you to our winter excursions, and we are looking forward to showing you a world of snow and ice.
A trip to Uummannaq in the winter can offer you experiences in the wild Arctic nature while it shows off its cold sides. In the winter, our city gets covered by a thick layer of snow, putting a damper on our hectic everyday life.
When the snow, frost and darkness take over the city in November, Uummannaq is a great place to experience the wonderful northern lights dancing in the night sky. With Uummannaq Fjord Tours you can go on a Northern Lights Hike or you can take a sleigh ride. Imagine how amazing it would be to ride a dog sled while the northern lights and stars dance over your head. We could also go dog sledding and hiking, both, day and night when the ice lays its frozen mantle over the fjord. In Uummannaq Fjord Tours we can make your dreams come true. When it comes to planning your winter adventure, the only limit will be your imagination.
When you visit Uummannaq in the winter you will have a unique opportunity to follow Lunte’s sleigh trail.
Here in Uummannaq you will also be able to experience the same adventures as the Nissebanden, when in 1989 they were able to help Santa get ready for Christmas. Like Lunte, you can slide over the ice while the dogs happily pull the sled. However, we cannot guarantee that you will have the same beautiful singing voice as Gemyse, sorry about that.
During your sleigh rides you won’t be just a guest, you will be an active part of the ride. In this experience you will become a team with the dogs and our cousin. Our cousin has a lot of experience in dog sledding and he is looking forward to teaching you about his life with the dogs in northern Greenland. We promise that you will have an experience of a lifetime.
Winter is cold and if you see frost you could easily feel overwhelmed, specially with the low temperatures on the thermometer.
Typically, the average temperature during the winter is between -3 degrees and -20 degrees Celsius. Fortunately, the air is dry, which means it doesn’t feel quite as cold. However, REMEMBER TO ALWAYS BRING PRACTICAL WARM CLOTHES AND BOOTS.
Ordinary winter boots aren’t good enough for most people. We recommend that you buy or borrow boots that can go down to at least -40 degrees and preferably down to -73 degrees when in active use. It may sound violent, but it is super annoying to get cold feet on the sleigh ride. When you sit on a dog sled, you have your feet against the wind, which is why they tend to get cold pretty easily.
About outerwear, a regular ski jacket is usually not enough. You need a thick jacket and lined coveralls that can have multiple layers underneath. Layered clothing is convenient in the cold. This way you have the opportunity to regulate the heat during the trip and from one day to another. The temperature might change during your visit in Uummannaq and not all the days are going to be as cold.
Remember to bring, ski underwear, warm sweatpants in different thicknesses, warm and lined mittens, wool inner gloves, a warm hat, warm socks, inner socks, scarf and sunglasses. It may seem a little strange to bring sunglasses, but the sun’s glare in the snow can damage your eyes. It is important that the sunglasses do not touch the skin directly, as it can cause frostbite. However, you can easily fix it by putting some tape on the glasses where they touch the skin.
We recommend wool clothing as it is warm, even if it gets wet with sweat, and is also a great material for regulating body heat.
You will have better experiences if you have proper clothes and boots that keep you warm and you feel comfortable in.
How to get to Greenland
You can flight with two companies to Greenland at the moment.
Air Greenland // Air iceland Connect
Air Greenland from Denmark ” Copenhagen” Or Iceland “Keflavik” Air Greenland
Air Iceland Connect from Iceland “Keflavik” Air iceland Connect.