Simmer in hot springsUnnartoq, Greenland
There are thousands of hot springs across Greenland, but none quite like Uunartoq. Located in South Greenland, Uunartoq Island is completely uninhabited, making it the perfect spot to reconnect with nature.
Three converging warm streams keep its crystal-clear geothermal pool brimming with steamy water – even when the winter temperature drops below freezing. The stone-dammed pool is a plunge-perfect 37°C year round, thanks to the heat created by friction in layers of the Earth’s crust. Take a boat from the nearby islands of Qaqortoq or Nanortalik and sink into Uunartoq Hot Springs' warm embrace against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and floating icebergs.
Uunartoq is about a one-hour sail from Nanortalik and Qaqortorq.
Greenland Sagalands in Qaqortoq runs half-day tours between June and September for around US$175. Nanortalik Tourist Service also runs tours during the summer months (enquire for current prices).