Oqaatsut & Rodebay
Oqaatsut (kal. cormorants) is a small settlement located approx 30 min by a boat northwards. Expectedly, a beautiful trip between the icebergs is a cherry on top of this frozen cake. There are ~30 people residing in it. It felt very special to be at and do a short exploration; the settlement is tiny, and on one side are the beautiful mountains while on the other are the icebergs literally by the coast.
Behind Oqaatsut lies a small bay called Rodebay. The name is of Dutch origin and means “red bay”. It got its name in the whaling period, when the sea was colored red from the whale blood. The guide said that on the days when the water is clear the whale bones can be spotted on the bottom of it. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains. We came to it in a boat, slowly, and it reminded me heavily of some of the Skellige islands from the Witcher 3: Wild hunt game.
I was spotting Arveprinsen ejland (kal. Alluttoq) since I arrived. It is located near Oqaatsut and the weather was nice enough to keep it visible most of the time while watching it from Ilulissat. At first, I thought that Alluttoq is Disko island/Qeqertarsuaq but I was corrected – Disko island is much larger, it is the largest island in Greenland. Unfortunately, there were no tours to that place, I would honestly love to explore it.