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Cruises to Greenland

Melville Bay, Greenland. Picture by en.wikipedia.org

Greenland Ports of Call


Aappilattoq

Aappilattoq Island (old spelling: Augpilagtoq) is an uninhabited island in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. It is one of two islands of the same name in the Upernavik Archipelago..

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Aasiaat

Aasiaat is situated in a charming archipelago area in the southern corner of the Disco Bay, well-protected by a vast number of islands. From here tourists can watch icebergs quietly passing by on the ..

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Alluitsoq

Alluitsoq (Old Spelling: Agdluitsok) is the name of a former settlement in southern Greenland, located on the Alluitsoq or Lichtenau Fjord near Cape Farewell. It is about 7 kilometers from Ammassivik ..

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Ammassalik

Ammassalik Island (Danish: Ammassalik Ø) is an island in the Sermersooq municipality in southeastern Greenland, with an area of 772 km2 (298.1 sq mi)...

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Brattahlid

Brattahlíð, often anglicised as Brattahlid, was Erik the Red's estate in the Eastern Settlement Viking colony he established in south-western Greenland toward the end of the 10th century. Th..

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Cape Farewell

Cape Farewell (known in Danish as Kap Farvel and in Greenlandic as Uummannarsuaq) is a headland on the southern shore of Egger Island, Greenland. Located at 59° 46? 23? N 43° 55? 21? W, it is the sout..

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Cape York

Cape York is one of the most unusual Yorks – a place where in 1818 polar explorer Captain John Ross found a group of Eskimos who were so isolated they believed themselves to be the only people in the ..

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Fjord Knud Rasmussen

The Knud Rasmussen Glacier is located in the far northwest of Greenland, to the north of the Thule Air Base. It is one of four large glaciers which feeds the Wolstenholme Fjord (sometimes referred to ..

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Hvalsey

Hvalsey church ruin is the best-preserved ruin in Greenland from the Norse period. It is a farm, which has been habited since the beginning of landnam – the beginning of the Norse period. A cousin to ..

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Igaliku

Igaliku is a small village located in the south of Greenland, in a region with good possibilities for agriculture. It is one of the oldest towns of the country. It was an important religious center in..

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Ilulissat

Icebergs are called 'Ilulissat' in Greenlandic, and it comes as no surprise to anyone who has been here that this is the town's name. Ilulissat is beautifully situated at the mouth of the 40-kilometre..

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Itilleq

Itilleq (old spelling: Itivdleq) is a settlement in the Qeqqata municipality in central-western Greenland. It is located on a small island around 1 km from the mainland, 45 km south of Sisimiut and 2 ..

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Ittoqqortoormiit

Ittoqqortoormiit (East Greenlandic) or Illoqortormiut (West Greenlandic) (Inuit pronunciation: [itːoqːɔʁtɔːʁmiːt]), formerly known as Scoresbysund, is a settlem..

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Kangaamiut

Kangaamiut, formerly known as Gammel Sukkertoppen, is a settlement with a population of 353 (2013) in the Qeqqata municipality in central-western Greenland...

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Kangaatsiaq

Kangaatsiaq (old spelling: Kangâtsiaq) is a town located at the southern end of the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland. The town received town status as recently as 1986, though as a se..

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Kangerlussuaq

Kangerlussuaq is located at the head of the fjord with the same well-chosen name meaning 'the long fjord'. The fjord is actually 160 km in length. Kangerlussuaq is a former US airbase, Bluie West 8 bu..

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Maniitsoq

Maniitsoq, formerly Sukkertoppen, is a town in western Greenland located in the Qeqqata municipality. With 2,670 inhabitants as of 2013, it is the sixth-largest town in Greenland...

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Melville Bay

Melville Bay is a large bay off the coast of northwestern Greenland. Located to the north of the Upernavik Archipelago, it opens to the south-west into Baffin Bay. Its Kalaallisut name, Qimusseriarsua..

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Nanortalik

Nanortalik is close to the southwestern tip of Greenland at the mouth of several fjords, south of Qaqortoq. Sites of interest include the colonial quarter of the town amid the surrounding fjord and mo..

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Narsaq

Narsaq or Narssaq is a town in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. The name Narsaq is Kalaallisut for «Plain», referring to the beautiful shore of Tunulliarfik Fjord where the town is loc..

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Narsarsuaq

Narsarsuaq is a settlement in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. It had 158 inhabitants in 2010. There is a thriving tourism industry in and around Narsarsuaq, whose attractions include ..

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Nuuk

Nuuk was founded by the unfailingly optimistic Hans Egede - the Danish missionary with soul-conversions on his agenda - who promptly named the settlement Good Hope (GodthAA?b). The naming turned out t..

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Paamiut

The town of Paamiut is located at the mouth of the Kuannersooq Fjord and the town's name also means 'inhabitants at the mouth'. The town was built in 1742, and the very characteristic wooden church da..

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Prince Christian Sound

The Prince Christian Sound (Greenlandic: Ikerassuaq; Danish:Prins Christian Sund) is a sound which separates the mainland of Greenland with the Sangmissoq (Christian IV Island) and other islands of th..

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Qaqortoq

Qaqortoq, sitting at the tip of the peninsula in the south of Greenland, is a clean pleasant harbor town built on the site of Hans Egede's search for the lost colonists. Although only boasting 3500 pe..

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Qassiarsuk

Qassiarsuk is a settlement in the Kujalleq municipality, in southern Greenland. Its population was 89 in 2010. Brattahlíð is located by Tunulliarfik Fjord (Skovfjorden in Danish), and it ..

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Qeqertarsuaq

The town of Qeqertarsuaq is located on the southern tip of the island of the same name. Qeqertarsuaq means 'large island' and is by far the largest of the islands along the Greenland coast. The town w..

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Qilaqitsoq

Qilakitsoq is an archaeological site on Nuussuaq Peninsula, on the shore of Uummannaq Fjord in northwestern Greenland. Formally a settlement, it is famous for the discovery of eight mummified bodies i..

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Saqqaq

Saqqaq (old spelling: Sarqaq) is a settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland. Founded in 1755 as Solsiden, Saqqaq had 188 inhabitants in 2010. The village's Kalaallisut name is a ..

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Savissivik

Savissivik (West Greenlandic; old spelling: Savigsivik) or Havighivik (Polar Eskimo) (IATA: SVR) is a settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northern Greenland. Located on the northern shores of..

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Scoresbysund

Scoresbysund, the Danish name, was founded with 70 colonists who came with Ejnar Mikkelsen by ship in 1925 from Ammassalik. Today, the municipality, about the size of Great Britain, has less than 700 ..

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Sermilik

Sermilik Station is a glaciology research station on Ammassalik Island, dedicated to the research of the nearby the Mittivakkat Glacier. The station is located approximately at 65°41′N 37°55R..

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Siorapaluk

Siorapaluk (West Greenlandic) or Hiurapaluk (Polar Eskimo) (IATA: SRK) is a settlement in the Qaanaaq area of the Qaasuitsup municipality in northern Greenland. It is one of the world's northernmost i..

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Sisimiut

Sisimiut is centrally located on the west coast of Greenland a short distance to the north of the Arctic Circle. The town exhibits a charming mixture of old and new buildings. It is a bustling and bea..

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Skjoldungen

The abandoned settlement of Skjoldungen is located 400 kilometers south to the beautiful Skjoldungen Sound. The population of Skjoldungen moved to Kuummiut in 1965...

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Sondre Stromfjord

Sondre Stromfjord it is the largest fjord and over 72 miles long. Sondre Stromfjord was quite unique and exciting to travel through. Around each bend there is always something different to look at and..

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Tasiilaq

Tasiilaq is the largest town in East Greenland with a population of around 1,700. The town is beautifully situated in a fjord surrounded by high mountains. The town of Tasiiaq is split down the middle..

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Thule

Qaanaaq (roughly pronounced KAH-nahk), formerly Thule, is a town in northwestern Greenland. It was named Thule after a European myth. Qaanaaq has a population of approximately 650 inhabitants. The Thu..

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Upernavik

This town is 800km (496mi) north of the Arctic Circle. The name translates in a rather droll manner as 'the spring place': the average summer temperature hovers around a rather chilly 5°C (45..

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Uummannaq

Uummannaq is situated 590 km north of the Polar Circle at 70° 40'N and 58° 08' W on an island which covers 12 square km, and is dominated by the 1175 m high mountain «Hjertefjeldet», which means «Hear..

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Uunartoq

Alluitsup Paa (old spelling prior to the orthography reform in 1973: Agdluitsup pâ) is a village in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. Alluitsup Paa had 303 residents in 2010. Al..

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