Maniitsoq (fka Sukkertopen) is a fishing port located on Greenland's central western coast. The town has a population of around 2,670 people (2013 census), making it the 6th-largest town in Greenland. Maniitsoq is a port of call for Arctic Umiaq ferry.
- As its name suggests (literally translated as "rugged place"), the area features tall Jagged mountains and deep narrow fjords. An extraordinary landmark is the glacier-filled Evighedsfjord (translated "Fjord of Eternity") with its 6500 ft (2 km) high mountains.
- Archaeological finds indicate that this area has been settled for over 4000 years. The modern town of Maniitsoq was established in 1782 (as Nye-Sukkertoppen) by Danish colonists. In the 19th century, the town served as a major trading post for trade in reindeer hides.
- Isortoq Fjord is located to the east of Maniitsoq town (approx 10 km / 6,2 ml away). It empties into the Davis Strait. Majorqaq River, one of Greenland's widest, empties into the fjord's head. Isortoq Fjord has length of 45 km (28 ml) and is formed by the Majorqaq River Delta (flowing from the north) and the Isuitsup Kuua estuary (flowing from the east). The Isortoq Fjord flows southwestward, and opens into an inlet of Davis Strait.
- A 100 km (62 ml) wide circular region featuring unusual geological characteristics is believed to be the results of asteroid or comet impact around 3 billion years ago. This unique region is centered 55 km (34 ml) south-east of the town of Maniitsoq. During the 3 billion years that followed the impact, the crater eroded down, and the now exposed features were buried 20-25 km (12-16 ml) below the surface when the event occurred. The erosion processes is the reason why few remaining craters are now visible on the Earth.
Highlights: Dramatic landscapes, Reindeer, Maniitsoq Museum
Maniitsoq cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Maniitsoq Island dock (anchor) at Maniitsoq - port town (and the only settlement) on the southern coast. The island is also served by the Maniitsoq Airport - serving It can serve STOL (short takeoff and landing) aircraft only.
Maniitsoq tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
Port Maniitsoq cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Maniitsoq, Greenland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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