- Encounters with locals
- Sustainable Tourism
Qeqertarsuaq is the largest island in Greenland - in Kalaallisut, Qeqertarsuaq means « big island ». The town (750 inhabitants) is surrounded by basaltic mountains on one side and icebergs on the other. I was very impressed when I arrived by boat from Ilulissat: the town looks tiny when seen at the foot of the mountains.
You must hike along the marked trails to explore the mountains and the valleys, but also the black-sand beaches. From the top of the Lyngmark mountain, the view of the Disko Bay is breathtaking. You can also arrange excursions by boat for bird watching. Don't forget your binoculars. If you have time, visit the small historical folk museum of Qeqertarsuaq. I found it interesting.