Uunartoq’s Hot Springs

  • 19 Nov - 25 Nov, 2022
  • Mag The Weekly
  • High Life

Hot springs in Greenland are a common natural phenomenon, but the island of Uunartoq is home to the only place where the springs are warm enough to bathe in. On the uninhabited island between Alluitsup Paa and Nanortalik in South Greenland there are three naturally heated springs which run together to a small stone-dammed pool. Surrounded by mountain peaks and drifting icebergs, you can lie in the warm water and enjoy the almost surrealistically beautiful natural surroundings. It is a great experience for both body and the soul. On the other hand, several of them are considerably warmer than on Disko Island. None of these have been dammed up, and therefore, they are not as well-known as the hot springs in South Greenland.