Disko Bay is a bay on the western coast of Greenland. The bay constitutes a wide southeastern inlet of Baffin Bay.
Disko Bay has been an important location for centuries. Its coastline was first encountered by Europeans when Erik the Red started a settlement in 985 AD on the more habitable western coast of Greenland. Their interest in this bay was due to its rich resources: walruses for ivory, seals for their pelts, and whales for a variety of materials. From Wikipedia