Nuuk, Greenland Cruise Port
The cruise port of Nuuk, which was derived from the Kalaallisut word for “cape” is the biggest city and the capital city of Greenland, located at the edge of the Nuup Kangerlua fjord on the Labrador Sea’s Eastern shore. The city is considered to be the country's seat of power, and also the country's main cultural and economic center. Nuuk also serves as the administrative capital of Sermersooq municipality. The city is considered to be the world’s northernmost capital city. The city has a history of habitation that dates back to 2,200 B.C., which is when it was first occupied by the Saqqaq Paleo-Eskimo people. Featured below are some of the experiences, attractions, and activities that visitors could enjoy after cruising to Nuuk, Greenland:
- Art fanatics should try not to miss the opportunity to visit the Nuuk Art Museum, as it is a private museum that has an expansive collection of artifacts made from soapstone, wood, and ivory. In addition, the museum has exhibits of some paintings done by Emmanuel A. Petersen.
- Visitors interested in learning about the city’s history should visit the National Museum of Greenland, which has exhibits and displays that tell of a history that spans over 4,500 years. Some of the exhibits portray history that covers most of the Norse and Inuit culture.
- The city’s surrounding waters offer the unique opportunity to go on a whale-watching tour. The region is known to harbor three different whale species; humpback, fin, and minke whales. They flock in the region’s waters between the months of May and November.
- Adventurers and nature lovers should visit the nearby Sermitsiaq and Lille Malene, which are landmarks that can be found close to the city. There are several hiking trails that lead to their peaks. The reward at the end of the trail is the city’s stunning panoramic views.