Programme for Greenland Shark Challenge tours
(February to April)

Day 1
Arrival Uummannaq. Transfer to the Hotel Uummannaq. Dinner in the evening and info about the Uummannaq district.
 
Day 2
Preparation day. Briefing about the Greenlandic Shark Challenge adventure and a guided town tour in the town of Uummannaq.
 
Day 3
The Greenland Shark Challenge adventure starts after the morning buffet at Uummannaq Hotel and ends late afternoon. You will be transported by local fishermen/hunters to different fishing grounds in the area by dogsled/snowmobiles.
 
Day 4
The Greenland Shark Challenge continue.
 
Day 5
The Greenland Shark Challenge adventure continue
 
Day 6
The last day of the Greenland Shark Challenge. Prize dinner in the evening at the hotel for this weeks shark anglers.
 
Day 7
Spare day in case of bad ice fishing weather during the challenge. Time for relaxation, a dog sledge tour to a settlement in the area or halibut or redfish icefishing on your own
 
Day 8
Departure in the morning
 
Accommodation
Hotel Uummannaq is a modern, attractively situated with panoramic views across the ice fjord. Accommodation will be in single or double rooms with full board.
 
Angling method
The fishing event takes place in the beautiful arctic winter in March, framed by the stunning arctic nature scenery of Uummannaq. You will be fishing from the ice and on dog sledge or snow mobile skilled local hunters and fishermen will bring you to the hot spots where the sharks reside deep under the ice. On the selected spots the sharks are pre-fed rubby-dubby style well in advance before the arrival of the visiting anglers which undoubtedly will attract sharks to the carefully selected fishing areas.
 
Recommended clothing
The following is recommended as a minimum:
  • Breathable (Gore-Tex-like) wind-tight warm jacket and over trousers with good freedom of movement.
  • A good fleece jacket, warm, light and breathable.
  • Heat-insulating thermal underwear/long johns underneath over trousers.
  • Survival suit, e.g. Helly Hansen, Mustang Survival or alike
  • Sports underclothes, which draw perspiration away from the skin and allow it to evaporate.
  • Warm hat with ear flaps (a good fleece hat can be bought at the hotel).
  • Gloves.
  • Scarf.
  • Strong sunglasses.
  • Strong sun cream, min. factor 20.
  • Footwear with thermal insulation.
  • Warm socks.
Warm and comfortable sealskin suits and greenlandic sealskin-topped boots can be hired at the hotel (these should be reserved in advance). The clothes are not suitable for hauling in the sharks, as the fight may last several hours. Uummannaq is a hunting district and the shops/stores have a sensible range of solid winter clothes, but no fishing equipment is sold.
 
Companions
Companions not sharkangling are welcome too. A special programme will be set up for with dogsledgetours, visits to settlements, visit to Santa Claus Cottage, guided city tour, museums visit and other exiting activities.
 
Currency/mobile telephones
There are no banks in Uummannaq. Your Visa card, "Dankort" card or Eurocard can be used in the town. GSM telephones can be used.
 
Price for the adventure
The price is approx 2.000 EURO pr. person and includes

  • 7 nights in Hotel Uummannaq incl. full accommodation
  • 5 shark challenge fishing days on the Uummannaq Fjord System
  • Transfers and transport in Uummannaq during the challenge

    Not included:

  • Insurances
  • Flights domestic and international
  • Angling gear

    Angling adventures on your own with a local fisherman/hunter
    If you are interested in arranging your own individual shark angling/icefishing tour to Uummannaq - please contact for further info. Angling from the ice is possible from February to mid of April (the icesituation can vary from year to year).Pricelevel: approx the same as for participation in the sharkhchallenge week
     

     
    Organiser:
     
    Hotel Uummannaq
    P.O. Box 202
    DK-3961 Uummannaq
    Greenland
    Tel. +299 95 15 18
    Fax +299 95 12 62

     

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