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Kap York
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Kap York

Kap York is a headland located on the western coast of Greenland. It is situated at the mouth of the Inglefield Bredning fjord, about 60 miles northwest of the capital city of Nuuk. The area has been inhabited since the late 1700s, when the area was first explored by Danish and Norwegian whalers.

Kap York is a small settlement of about 300 people, mostly Inuit. It is an important fishing center, with a large harbor and a fish processing plant. The area is also known for its caribou hunting, and is a popular tourist destination for its spectacular views of the Arctic Ocean.

Kap York is an important historical site, as it was the site of a major battle between the Danish and Norwegian forces in 1806. The battle was part of the Napoleonic Wars, and it was the only time that Danish forces ever fought on Greenland soil. The battle resulted in a decisive victory for the Norwegians, and the settlement of Kap York was destroyed in the conflict.

Kap York is also the site of an abandoned U.S. Air Force base, which was built during the Cold War. The base was used for surveillance of Soviet submarines and other military activities in the area. It was abandoned in the 1990s, and is now a ghost town.

Kap York is a beautiful and interesting place to visit, with its spectacular views of the Arctic Ocean and its rich history. It is a reminder of the past, and a reminder of the importance of preserving the natural environment of the Arctic region.

Excursion tips for a day in Kap York

Kap York in Greenland is a stunning destination for tourists looking to explore the beauty of the Arctic. On a day in Kap York, tourists can experience a variety of activities, including:

1. Tour the Kap York settlement and learn about the history of the area.
2. Take a boat tour to the nearby islands and explore the local wildlife.
3. Visit the Kap York Museum and learn about the region's culture and traditions.
4. Hike to the top of the nearby mountains for stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
5. Go fishing in the nearby fjords and catch Arctic cod and other local species.
6. Take a kayak tour of the area and explore the coastline.
7. Go on a dog sledding tour and experience the Arctic wilderness.
8. Visit the local shops and purchase souvenirs and local crafts.
9. Take a guided tour of the nearby glaciers and icebergs.
10. Enjoy a traditional Greenlandic meal at a local restaurant.

Experience Kap York 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 Kap York. 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 Kap York

Kap York in Greenland experiences a cold climate with temperatures ranging from -6°C in the winter to 6°C in the summer. The winter months are characterised by heavy snowfall and long periods of darkness. Spring and autumn are shorter seasons with temperatures ranging from -2°C to 4°C. In the summer, the days are longer and the temperatures are milder, with temperatures reaching up to 6°C. Precipitation is generally low throughout the year, with the most rainfall occurring in the summer months.

Cruise weather for Kap York

Our weather forecast for Kap York 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. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 1.6 °C
min: 0.8 °C
20.5 m/s
46.1 m/s
98.6 %
12.5 m
95.5 %
1,014 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 0.8 °C
min: -0.6 °C
12.6 m/s
25.2 m/s
93.6 %
11.4 m
97.2 %
1,008 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 0.7 °C
min: -0.1 °C
8.6 m/s
14.8 m/s
87.1 %
2.1 m
97.5 %
1,007 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 0.6 °C
min: 0.1 °C
5.8 m/s
8.3 m/s
100.0 %
0.9 m
99.1 %
1,004 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 0.8 °C
min: 0 °C
10.6 m/s
13.1 m/s
100.0 %
0.5 m
99.1 %
998 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 2.0 °C
min: 0.4 °C
23.8 m/s
46.1 m/s
100.0 %
0.4 m
99.5 %
998 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 1.9 °C
min: 0.6 °C
11.9 m/s
16.9 m/s
77.9 %
1.7 m
98.0 %
1,000 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 1.7 °C
min: -0.2 °C
10.1 m/s
10.1 m/s
3.0 %
22.8 m
89.5 %
1,007 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 2.6 °C
min: -0.9 °C
9.7 m/s
9.7 m/s
25.3 %
24.1 m
84.3 %
1,006 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 2.9 °C
min: -0.1 °C
11.5 m/s
18.4 m/s
37.4 %
24.1 m
87.3 %
1,006 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 2.2 °C
min: 0.3 °C
15.5 m/s
24.8 m/s
5.9 %
24.1 m
87.3 %
1,008 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 2.6 °C
min: 1.1 °C
11.9 m/s
11.5 m/s
9.8 %
24.1 m
82.5 %
1,001 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 2.1 °C
min: 0.9 °C
8.3 m/s
7.9 m/s
0.9 %
24.1 m
83.6 %
1,004 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 1.1 °C
min: 0 °C
17.3 m/s
25.9 m/s
55.8 %
22.8 m
90.0 %
1,014 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00

Cruises to Kap York

Would you like to travel to Kap York on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Kap York.

Scheduled ship calls in Kap York, Greenland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 7th 2024 Wednesday, 7th of Aug. 2024 Silver Endeavour 05:30 am 11:30 am
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 Silver Endeavour 06:00 am 12:00 pm
Aug. 18th 2024 Sunday, 18th of Aug. 2024 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 19th 2024 Monday, 19th of Aug. 2024 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Sep. 2024 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Sep. 2024 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 17th 2026 Friday, 17th of Jul. 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 18th 2026 Saturday, 18th of Jul. 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 19th 2026 Sunday, 19th of Jul. 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 29th 2026 Wednesday, 29th of Jul. 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 30th 2026 Thursday, 30th of Jul. 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 31st 2026 Friday, 31st of Jul. 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am

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