A myth states that when you visit the Ilulissat and Uummannaq regions, a piece of your heart remains there forever, summoning you back for the rest of your days. And we have to agree. This is a truly sensational wilderness: huge mountains rise straight up from the iceberg-dotted fjords, which teem with humpback whales and seals. Tiny, forgotten Inuit settlements are located in isolated bays with a splendor beyond imagination, and huge crevassed glaciers slide down from Greenland’s ice sheet towards the fjords. It is impossible to adequately describe this unique spot, and the memory of it will haunt you down and make you long to come back.
This area is home to some of the most productive glaciers on earth; they calve incredible numbers of icebergs into the fjords. Some have the size of an entire village, and one never gets tired of marvelling at their endless variety of colors, shapes and texture. During the last ice age, these glaciers carved their way through the coastal mountain ranges, leaving behind a true coastal labyrinth of deep fjords, sea straits and alpine mountains which are a perfect playground for expedition sailing.
This is the northernmost area Puffins visits. It takes until early July until the sea ice breaks up and the fjords become accessible for small sailing yachts. July and early August bring warm and stable weather to this region– sunshine hours are even comparable to the Mediterranean region, and it hardly ever rains. A real arctic desert! What is more, we are accompanied by the golden glow of the midnight sun, so you can enjoy the scenery even longer. On these trips, you will need your alarm clock to go to sleep rather than to wake up.