This image is not photoshopped. If you visit Qeqertarsuaq in summer, you can play football by the iceberg-filled ocean! There are several football fields in Greenland with unbelievable settings like this and the one in Qeqertarsuaq is always an attention stealer. Playing football is also an easy way to get closer to the locals. Read more about football in Greenland here.
Qeqertarsuaq is ideal for whale watchers and hikers, among other nature loving travelers. Sailing and whale watching starts in spring when bowhead whales are still in Disko Bay before heading west. Their seasonal exodus makes room for humpback whales to frolic in the Qeqertarsuaq summer waters spotted with icebergs that drift over from Ilulissat.
By midsummer, the angelica overwhelms Qeqertarsuaq and beckons you to follow the island’s many hiking trails. Gather leaves for an aromatic tea made with the cleanest water straight from the waterfall outside of town. Drinking local angelica tea while admiring the lifelike shapes of volcanic rocks is an experience one can only have in Qeqertarsuaq.
And if you fancy adding a bit of Greenlandic history to an otherwise total nature experience, Qeqertarsuaq Museum holds many stories of when Qeqertarsuaq was the capital of the north. Complete the cultural discovery by visiting Kangerluk inside Disko Fjord to get a taste of what small village life is like on Greenland’s largest island.