Maniitsoq, Greenland

Maniitsoq is a town in West Greenland. The name is Western Greenlandic and means "place of rugged terrain". Deep, narrow fjords and some of the highest mountains in West Greenland are typical for the area. Maniitsoq is also surrounded by an impressive archipelago.

In the area around Maniitsoq you can go angling in the summer, take a hike or a sailing trip to the glacier-filled Evighedsfjord. The area around Maniitsoq is ideal for kayaking and both alpine and cross-country skiing on the extensive mountainous and glacial areas north and east of Maniitsoq.

Things to See & Do

* Hiking
* Skiing
* Evighedsfjord
* Kayaking
* Angling

General information

Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency - Danish krone (DKK)
Language – Greenlandic
Land Area – 79,500 km²
Population – 3,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 299

Port Location – The port is located within walking distance of the town centre of Maniitsoq.

Transport Links – Air Greenland flies to Maniitsoq via the international airport in Kangerlussuaq. In addition, there are several flights a week from Maniitsoq to Nuuk and Sisimiut, and the municipality’s three settlements are regular ports of call for combined freight/passenger ships. Arctic Umiaq Line's passenger ship, which sails along Greenland’s west coast, also often calls at Maniitsoq.

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