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Melville-Bucht is a large bay located in southeastern Greenland, part of the Sermersooq municipality. The bay is roughly 40 kilometers in length and 25 kilometers in width, and is bordered by the Ammassalik Island and the mainland of Greenland. The bay is connected to the Atlantic Ocean via the Ammassalik Fjord.

The bay is surrounded by steep mountains, glaciers, and fjords, and is home to a variety of wildlife, including seals, whales, and polar bears. The bay also contains numerous small islands, some of which are inhabited by local Inuit communities.

The area is known for its rich history and culture, having been occupied by the Inuit for centuries. During the 18th century, the area was visited by Danish explorer and cartographer Vitus Bering, who documented his journey in the book A Description of the Frozen Sea.

In the 19th century, the area was explored by American whaling ships, and during World War II, the bay was used as a refueling station for Allied aircraft. In recent years, the area has become a popular tourist destination, offering visitors the chance to explore the area’s unique landscape and culture.

Today, Melville-Bucht is an important part of Greenland’s culture and history, and is a popular destination for tourists looking to experience the Arctic wilderness.

Excursion tips for a day in Melville-Bucht

As a tourist in Melville-Bucht, Greenland, there is no shortage of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the best things to do:

1. Visit the Museum of Greenland, which provides a comprehensive overview of Greenland’s history and culture.

2. Take a boat tour of the fjords, glaciers and mountains of the Melville-Bucht area.

3. Hike up the nearby mountain of Napasorsuaq to take in the breathtaking views of the area.

4. Go kayaking or fishing in the fjords for a truly unique experience.

5. Visit the nearby town of Sisimiut, where you can explore the local shops and restaurants.

6. Go on a dog sledding tour to experience the traditional mode of transportation of the Inuit people.

7. Take a boat to the nearby island of Qeqertarsuaq to explore its stunning nature and wildlife.

8. Go whale watching to observe the majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

9. Visit the local hot springs to relax and soak in the natural thermal waters.

10. Take a guided tour of the nearby glaciers and icebergs to learn more about their unique formation.

Experience Melville-Bucht 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 Melville-Bucht. 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 Melville-Bucht

Melville-Bucht in Greenland experiences a maritime subarctic climate throughout the year, with cool summers and very cold winters. In the summer months, temperatures range from 10-15°C, with occasional warm days up to 20°C. Winters are generally very cold, with temperatures ranging from -10 to -20°C and occasional extreme cold days below -20°C. Spring and autumn are relatively mild, with temperatures ranging from 0-10°C. Precipitation is common throughout the year, and snowfall begins in October and continues until April.

Cruise weather for Melville-Bucht

Our weather forecast for Melville-Bucht 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: 2.3 °C
min: 0.3 °C
7.6 m/s
7.2 m/s
97.9 %
24.1 m
84.4 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 2.3 °C
min: 0.5 °C
9.4 m/s
9.0 m/s
97.6 %
24.1 m
87.4 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 1.3 °C
min: 0.6 °C
7.6 m/s
7.2 m/s
99.8 %
22.7 m
97.7 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 1.2 °C
min: 0.7 °C
6.5 m/s
6.5 m/s
99.0 %
3.7 m
99.2 %
1,000 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 0.8 °C
min: 0.1 °C
17.6 m/s
29.2 m/s
100.0 %
6.5 m
98.4 %
997 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 1.2 °C
min: 0.5 °C
13.0 m/s
18.4 m/s
100.0 %
5.1 m
98.0 %
992 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 2.1 °C
min: 0.7 °C
34.2 m/s
54.7 m/s
99.7 %
16.5 m
93.9 %
998 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 0.9 °C
min: 0 °C
22.0 m/s
36.0 m/s
78.6 %
16.9 m
94.0 %
997 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 3.9 °C
min: -2.3 °C
37.1 m/s
54.4 m/s
23.6 %
24.1 m
85.8 %
990 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 1.3 °C
min: -0.4 °C
28.4 m/s
43.4 m/s
93.2 %
7.5 m
97.8 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 0.4 °C
min: -1.2 °C
6.1 m/s
7.2 m/s
50.1 %
15.1 m
93.5 %
1,002 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 1.1 °C
min: -4.3 °C
9.0 m/s
9.0 m/s
3.9 %
24.1 m
83.8 %
1,003 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 1.2 °C
min: -5 °C
27.0 m/s
42.1 m/s
31.3 %
24.1 m
88.0 %
999 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 1.0 °C
min: 0.2 °C
27.4 m/s
46.8 m/s
100.0 %
3.9 m
97.4 %
1,009 hPa

Cruises to Melville-Bucht

Would you like to travel to Melville-Bucht 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 Melville-Bucht.

Scheduled ship calls in Melville-Bucht, Greenland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Sep. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Sep. 2024 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 28th 2025 Monday, 28th of Jul. 2025 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am

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