Kangerlussuaq, Greenland Cruise Port

Kangerlussuaq, Greenland is your gateway to many Arctic expedition cruises, and the first among many amazing ports you’ll visit while sailing the northern seas. Kangerlussuaq is located at the end of the Kangerlussuaq Fjord, which is the longest in western Greenland, and also set apart by its surprisingly steep mountains surrounding the mouth of the fjord. This region is home to a diverse group of animals, including musk oxen, caribou and snow hare, which far outnumber the small human population of less than 600. Featured below are a few of the best ways to spend your time when cruising to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland:

  • Hike atop the Greenland Ice Cap, which wasn’t even accessible until a few decades ago, and stare in awe at the mesmerizing sheets of ice. Keep your eyes peeled for reindeer, musk oxen and other furry creatures.
     
  • Visit the Kangerlussuaq Museum located within the city’s airport. This museum features several exhibits following the region’s history from the early Inuit camps to the city’s eventual founding as a US airbase in 1941.
     
  • Make the short trek to Russell Glacier, located about an hour east of Kangerlussuaq, which is slowly, but actively advancing west each year. This popular tourist attraction is not to be missed.
     
  • Go kayaking along the Kangerlussuaq Fjord and the nearby waters to view Greenland just as the original Inuit hunters once did. 

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