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Kangerlussuaq Fjord
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Kangerlussuaq Fjord

Kangerlussuaq Fjord is a long, narrow inlet located on the west coast of Greenland. It is the largest fjord in the country, stretching for over 200 kilometers and reaching depths of up to 1500 meters. The fjord is surrounded by mountains and glaciers, and is home to many species of marine life.

Kangerlussuaq Fjord is located in the Qeqertarsuaq municipality of western Greenland, just north of the Arctic Circle. It is bordered by the Greenlandic towns of Sisimiut and Maniitsoq. The fjord is part of the Kangerlussuaq National Park, a protected area that covers over 7,000 square kilometers of land.

Kangerlussuaq Fjord has a long and rich history. In the 11th century, the Norse explorer Eric the Red sailed up the fjord, and it has been used as a trading route for centuries. In the early 20th century, the fjord was used as a port for whaling ships. During World War II, the area was used as an airbase by the United States military.

Today, Kangerlussuaq Fjord is a popular destination for tourists and adventurers. Visitors can explore the area by boat, kayak, or on foot. The fjord is also home to a variety of wildlife, including polar bears, arctic foxes, and seals. The area is also known for its stunning views of the glaciers and mountains, making it a popular spot for photographers.

Excursion tips for a day in Kangerlussuaq Fjord

As a tourist in Kangerlussuaq Fjord in Greenland, there are plenty of activities to enjoy during the day. Here are some of the top activities to do:

1. Take a boat tour around the fjord and take in the stunning views of the mountains, glaciers, and wildlife.

2. Visit the Sisimiut Museum and learn about the history and culture of the area.

3. Go on a guided hike and explore the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

4. Go fishing for Arctic char and enjoy a delicious meal of your catch.

5. Visit the local stores and pick up some souvenirs.

6. Enjoy a traditional Greenlandic meal at a local restaurant.

7. Go whale watching and spot some of the area’s amazing wildlife.

8. Take a scenic flight over the fjord and get a birds-eye view of the area.

9. Visit the nearby town of Kangerlussuaq and explore the local culture.

10. Go kayaking in the fjord and experience the beauty of the area up close.

Experience Kangerlussuaq Fjord with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Kangerlussuaq Fjord. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Kangerlussuaq Fjord

Kangerlussuaq Fjord in Greenland experiences a cold, subarctic climate throughout the year. During the winter months, temperatures are usually close to or below freezing, with snowfall and strong winds. In the spring, temperatures start to rise and snow begins to melt, but temperatures remain cool. Summer temperatures can reach up to 10°C (50°F), but nights are still cool and the sun rarely sets. In the fall, temperatures start to cool off again and snowfall begins to accumulate. Overall, Kangerlussuaq Fjord has a cold climate throughout the year, with temperatures rarely exceeding 10°C (50°F).

Cruise weather for Kangerlussuaq Fjord

Our weather forecast for Kangerlussuaq Fjord helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 12.3 °C
min: 4.2 °C
6.1 m/s
7.9 m/s
13.7 %
18.6 m
54.9 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 13.9 °C
min: 5.7 °C
6.5 m/s
5.8 m/s
59.0 %
19.2 m
51.7 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 13.8 °C
min: 8.2 °C
6.1 m/s
5.8 m/s
55.0 %
16.0 m
58.2 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 14.8 °C
min: 7.7 °C
6.1 m/s
5.8 m/s
21.2 %
16.2 m
54.5 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 14.7 °C
min: 8.5 °C
6.8 m/s
9.0 m/s
39.3 %
16.0 m
52.2 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 14.2 °C
min: 8.8 °C
13.3 m/s
14.4 m/s
54.4 %
16.0 m
53.5 %
1,000 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 13.5 °C
min: 7.3 °C
8.3 m/s
7.9 m/s
56.7 %
15.4 m
53.5 %
999 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 9.9 °C
min: 4.3 °C
6.0 m/s
5.9 m/s
72.6 %
13.1 m
68.3 %
1,002 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 11.5 °C
min: 7.4 °C
7.2 m/s
5.8 m/s
60.6 %
16.1 m
59.0 %
1,000 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 9.1 °C
min: 7 °C
8.6 m/s
12.6 m/s
93.1 %
15.5 m
65.6 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 10.4 °C
min: 6 °C
8.3 m/s
9.0 m/s
84.9 %
14.6 m
58.2 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 12.8 °C
min: 4.9 °C
6.5 m/s
7.2 m/s
16.2 %
11.3 m
59.4 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 13.4 °C
min: 6.8 °C
7.9 m/s
7.2 m/s
46.1 %
18.5 m
43.6 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 8.2 °C
8.6 m/s
9.7 m/s
51.5 %
20.4 m
42.3 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 14.7 °C
min: 7.9 °C
13.0 m/s
13.0 m/s
52.0 %
22.3 m
41.1 %
1,008 hPa

Cruises to Kangerlussuaq Fjord

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Scheduled ship calls in Kangerlussuaq Fjord, Greenland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 11th 2024 Sunday, 11th of Aug. 2024 MS Artania 12:00 am 11:59 pm
Sep. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Sep. 2024 MS Amera 12:00 am 11:59 pm
Sep. 1st 2025 Monday, 1st of Sep. 2025 MS Amera 12:00 am 11:59 pm

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