Upernarvik on the precipitous west coast of Greenland is where the vast Greenland icecap reaches the sea. Upernavik consists of Upernavik Town itself and ten outlying settlements. The largest of these settlements is Kullorsuaq, with a population of 400, and the smallest is Tussaaq, with only one inhabitant registered. Upernavik can be described as a land of contrasts: its 450 km from north to south encompasses huge climatic variations, with an arctic climate in the south and a high arctic climate in the north.
In commercial terms, Kommuneqarfik Upernavik is a mixture of ancient hunter culture and high-tech fishing industry, with traditional dogsleds and modern snow scooters working side by side. On land in the southern district there are musk oxen, reindeer, hares and foxes. Over the sea there is a far richer variety of birdlife: apart from various species of gull there are eider ducks, black guillemots, guillemots, puffins, little auks and occasionally great northern divers.
There are no cruises currently listed for this port of call.