Step on board a delightful fishing boat and enjoy the 4-hour trip to the abandoned coal mining town of Skansen. The skipper will tell you about Qeqertarsuaq, whaling traditions and the coal mining which went on several decades ago.
You will be going ashore where you will get to experience the atmosphere of this abandoned settlement.
The place was named after a steep basalt rock nearby, which the Dutch called “de Schans”. Skansen’s Greenlandic name Aamaruutissat means ‘coal’ because this was where the coal was broken.