There are 3 main common areas on the Sarfaq Ittuk ferry.
Café Sarfaq is the social hub of the ship. It is where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served, or you can purchase snacks and drinks throughout the day. You will often find loads of people here talking, playing cards or other games (the ship has several board games available in the café), reading (the café also has newspapers in Danish and Greenlandic), writing, and just hanging out. This is particularly true if the weather is not great, and makes it a fantastic place to meet people during your voyage. Note: you may only consume food and drink purchased on board in the Café.
The aft lounge is much smaller than the Café with booth-like seats where people are usually found engaged in quieter pastimes. It is the perfect reflective space that offers a wonderful view of the area through which you’ve just traveled, and there is even a massage chair if you really want to unwind.
Access to the on-board cinema is also through the aft lounge. The ship has an entertainment system with a small number of movies available, and the plush seats and darkened room are designed to give a real movie experience. However, if you would prefer to watch a different film, or a film at a different time, you can connect your personal device to the entertainment system from the aft common room and Sarfaq Café. You can also access the on-board Wi-Fi (for an extra charge) from these two areas.
The outside decks are a highlight of the ship and offer the very best views of Greenland’s incredible natural beauty. There are benches and deck chairs available for when the weather is fine, but remember to rug up! Even on the calmest day, the breeze generated by the moving ship can be very chilly. And don’t forget the sunscreen. The arctic sun can be quite strong despite the brisk air.
Even if the weather is not sunny, it is worthwhile venturing out onto the decks from time to time for fresh air and to drink in the surroundings. Look for areas behind a bulkhead or other obstacle to escape the worst of the wind.
Note: the outside decks also do double duty as smoking areas.
In addition to these main common areas, for those traveling with children, the ship also offers a small children’s play area down on Deck 2.
You can see a detailed map of the whole ship here.