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Skjoldungen

Skjoldungen is a peninsula located in the southeastern corner of Greenland, approximately 600 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It is a rugged and sparsely populated region, with a total population of just over 2,000 people. The area has been inhabited since the Stone Age and has a long and rich history.

Skjoldungen is named for the ancient Viking settlement of Skjoldunge, which was established in the 10th century. This settlement is believed to have been the first permanent European settlement in Greenland. The settlement was destroyed in the early 13th century by a devastating storm, but the area continued to be inhabited by the Inuit people.

Skjoldungen is an important region for the Inuit people, as it is home to some of the oldest Inuit settlements in Greenland. The area is also home to some of the oldest archaeological sites in the world, including the ruins of the Viking settlement.

The region is also known for its spectacular natural beauty, with stunning mountains, glaciers, and fjords. It is also home to a variety of wildlife, including polar bears, whales, seals, and walruses.

Skjoldungen has also been the site of some important historical events. In 1721, the Danish explorer Vitus Bering became the first European to set foot on the peninsula. In 1818, the first permanent settlement on the peninsula was established by the Danish-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede.

Skjoldungen is an important region for the Inuit people, as it is home to some of the oldest Inuit settlements in Greenland. It is also home to some of the oldest archaeological sites in the world, and is a stunningly beautiful area of natural beauty.

Excursion tips for a day in Skjoldungen

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

1. Take a boat tour around the stunning fjords of Skjoldungen and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

2. Visit the nearby town of Ilulissat and explore its many attractions, such as the Arctic Circle Trail, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Ilulissat Icefjord.

3. Go fishing in the pristine waters of Skjoldungen and catch a variety of fish species.

4. Hike along the trails of Skjoldungen and admire the dramatic landscapes.

5. Enjoy a traditional meal of Greenlandic cuisine in one of the local restaurants.

6. Go whale watching and spot the majestic humpback whales.

7. Visit the nearby town of Qeqertarsuaq and explore its many attractions, such as the Qeqertarsuaq Museum and the Qeqertarsuaq Botanical Garden.

8. Take a scenic flight over Skjoldungen and admire the stunning views of the landscape from the air.

9. Relax on the beach and take in the stunning views of the Arctic Ocean.

10. Explore the local wildlife and spot a variety of species, such as reindeer, muskox, and Arctic foxes.

Experience Skjoldungen 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 Skjoldungen. 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 Skjoldungen

Skjoldungen, Greenland has a subarctic climate with long, cold winters and short, cool summers. During the winter months, temperatures average between -10 and -25 degrees Celsius, while during the summer months, temperatures average between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius. Snowfall is common throughout the winter months, while summertime is often accompanied by rain. Spring and autumn are milder and less extreme than the other seasons, with temperatures averaging between -5 and 5 degrees Celsius.

Cruise weather for Skjoldungen

Our weather forecast for Skjoldungen 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. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 11.1 °C
min: 5.9 °C
10.4 m/s
6.5 m/s
23.9 %
21.7 m
53.1 %
997 hPa
04:38:38
23:04:21
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 11.9 °C
min: 6.9 °C
11.2 m/s
7.6 m/s
85.7 %
21.0 m
53.8 %
1,000 hPa
04:41:33
23:01:25
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 8.1 °C
min: 5.7 °C
10.1 m/s
7.6 m/s
89.9 %
19.8 m
77.0 %
1,002 hPa
04:44:30
22:58:28
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 5.5 °C
min: 2.7 °C
23.0 m/s
24.1 m/s
100.0 %
4.8 m
91.0 %
996 hPa
04:47:27
22:55:29
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 5.5 °C
min: 2.8 °C
22.6 m/s
26.3 m/s
100.0 %
8.9 m
89.0 %
989 hPa
04:50:24
22:52:29
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 6.5 °C
min: 3.7 °C
13.7 m/s
16.6 m/s
98.5 %
10.2 m
88.9 %
998 hPa
04:53:23
22:49:27
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 10.0 °C
min: 3.6 °C
9.0 m/s
10.4 m/s
70.0 %
20.4 m
68.9 %
996 hPa
04:56:21
22:46:23
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 15.6 °C
min: 4.8 °C
15.5 m/s
18.4 m/s
18.7 %
24.1 m
47.7 %
999 hPa
04:59:20
22:43:18
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 17.9 °C
min: 10 °C
15.2 m/s
17.9 m/s
82.7 %
24.1 m
38.5 %
1,003 hPa
05:02:19
22:40:11
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 19.5 °C
min: 11.6 °C
10.1 m/s
10.8 m/s
49.7 %
24.1 m
34.3 %
1,002 hPa
05:05:18
22:37:04
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 12.6 °C
min: 7.8 °C
9.7 m/s
6.5 m/s
39.7 %
21.5 m
57.7 %
1,006 hPa
05:08:17
22:33:55
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 9.4 °C
min: 6.6 °C
9.7 m/s
5.4 m/s
55.4 %
23.8 m
65.3 %
1,013 hPa
05:11:16
22:30:45
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 9.4 °C
min: 7.4 °C
7.9 m/s
10.8 m/s
94.1 %
24.1 m
57.1 %
1,017 hPa
05:14:15
22:27:33

Cruises to Skjoldungen

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Scheduled ship calls in Skjoldungen, Greenland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 13th 2024 Tuesday, 13th of Aug. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 31st 2024 Saturday, 31st of Aug. 2024 Silver Endeavour 08:00 am 03:00 pm
Sep. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Sep. 2024 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Sep. 2024 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Sep. 2024 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Sep. 2024 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Sep. 2024 Silver Endeavour 06:30 am 04:00 pm
May 30th 2025 Friday, 30th of May 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 17th 2025 Thursday, 17th of Jul. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 22nd 2025 Tuesday, 22nd of Jul. 2025 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 22nd 2025 Friday, 22nd of Aug. 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 4th 2025 Thursday, 4th of Sep. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 5th 2025 Friday, 5th of Sep. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 6th 2025 Saturday, 6th of Sep. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 7th 2025 Sunday, 7th of Sep. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 7th 2025 Sunday, 7th of Sep. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 10:30 am 02:30 pm
Sep. 8th 2025 Monday, 8th of Sep. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 9th 2025 Tuesday, 9th of Sep. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 10th 2025 Wednesday, 10th of Sep. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 11th 2025 Thursday, 11th of Sep. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 18th 2025 Thursday, 18th of Sep. 2025 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 4th 2026 Saturday, 4th of Jul. 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 5th 2026 Sunday, 5th of Jul. 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 6th 2026 Monday, 6th of Jul. 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 7th 2026 Tuesday, 7th of Jul. 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am

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