Prince Christian Sund, Greenland Cruise Port, 2019 and 2020 Cruises to Prince Christian Sund, Greenland | The Cruise Web
 

Prince Christian Sund, Greenland Cruise Port

Named after Christian VIII of Denmark (who eventually became king), the cruise port of Prince Christian Sund, Greenland is a fjord located near the southernmost tip of Greenland's mainland. The Danish call it Prins Christian Sund while the indigenous people refer to it as Ikerassuaq in Greenlandic. The fjord (or fiord) separates the mainland from Sammisoq, the largest island of the Cape Farewell Archipelago. Prince Christian Sund also connects the Labrador and Irminger Seas and is surrounded by many steep mountains, some of which reach almost 4,000 feet high. The lone settlement in the Sund is Aappilattoq, a village in the Kujalleq municipality and one of Greenland’s most remote places, with fewer than 150 residents. With its gorgeous scenery, it has become a popular place for tourists to experience winter's majesty relatively close up. Listed below are a handful of our favorite experiences when cruising to Prince Christian Sund, Greenland:
 
  • Of course, one of the most exciting things while cruising near a fjord is watching glaciers create icebergs through the process of calving. Since the ocean around Greenland is considered an "iceberg highway," chances are good you'll get plenty of opportunities to take some amazing shots of these otherworldly creations.
     
  • Visit the tiny Inuit village of Aappilattoq, which means “sea anemone” in Greenlandic. While there aren't a lot of activities here per se, the village itself is picturesque, and you might just catch a glimpse of a polar bear or two.
     
  • Whale watching is a popular pastime, with pods of fin and minke whales easy to spot. If you're lucky, you might also spot the more rarely-seen blue whale.
     
  • Experienced kayakers will enjoy the challenge of sea kayaking expeditions, a great way to get even more close to nature. Most of these are fairly challenging and are dependent on weather, but the results are well worth it.
     

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