FEEL BETTER IN THE SOUTH
A trip to South Greenland would not be complete without a dip with your loved one in the natural hot springs of Uunartoq.
You cannot leave without feeling refreshed. Imagine icy crisp air. High mountain peaks. Icebergs floating by the sea. Lush green landscapes. Pure nature.
SET APART FROM CIVILISATION
Set on a small pristine island, the hot springs are positioned a little away from civilisation, about a kilometres walk from the sea edge. There are two pools close to each other, both with water at the balmy temperature of 38 degrees Celsius.
You can find human contact a short sail away at Alluitsup Paa, a settlement with 70 people, but the island itself is uninhabited, and as with most nature in Greenland, grows lushly at its own meandering Arctic pace.
WALKING THE FOOTPATH OF ANCESTORS
Setting afoot the island, you will still have to walk ten minutes amongst the shrubbery and yellow wildflowers to reach the hot springs. There is no developed road, but a trodden path allures that a journey to this special place has been made for many years.
The Vikings and elders of Greenland found this secret gem many years ago, using it as a health spa. Stories are told of how people with health problems would spend a week at the hot springs to be healed.