This island community means 'heel', and is named for the heel of rock that juts out of the water off the shore of Kimmirut. Huge tidal waves rising often 11 m (36 ft.) in height come crashing as the water rises and falls along the sheer rock face of the rock heel, creating a spectacular sight for visitors.
Known as the place of waterfalls, water is definitely a highlight here. Whitewater rapids, calm rivers and lakes can all be found in the vicinity, as the river falls 600 m (1969 ft) from the highlands to the sea. Local outfitters can arrange for tour guides to escort you on your water adventures, or you can explore the local waters alone, with the help of maps available at the local outfitters.
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