Nanortalik (formerly Nennortalik), is a town situated on Nanortalik Island, municipality of Kujalleq, southern Greenland. In 2013 Nanortalik had 1,340 inhabitants. It is the 10th-largest town in Greenland. The name Nanortalik is translated as "Place Where the Polar Bears Go" or "Place of Polar Bears". It is the southernmost Greenland's town.
Nanortalik Island is located close to the mouth of 70-km long Tasermiut Fjord and measures about 10 kilometers across. The island features 2 minor mountains: Quassik (308 m, 'Ravnefjeldet' in Danish /Raven Mountain in English) and Quaqqarsuasik (559 m, 'Storfjeldet' in Danish).
The main sources of income for area's inhabitants include hunting for hooded seals, crab fishing and fishing from small boats. Since 2004, Nalunaq goldmine situated in Kirkespir Valley, 30 kilometers north of Nanortalik, has proven very successful and is likely to change the structure of town's economy. A plan was launched to build a road between the mine and Nanortalik, so workers could live there. However, the decision took too long, so the company built apartment buildings for the workers. For Greenlanders it was less attractive to live at such a place, so most workers came from other countries.
During the spring months, a lot of Greenlanders hunt among the outer islands for hooded seals, as the pack ice drifts up from the eastern coast on its way to the north. The age-old culture of Inuit lives on in the annual hunting tradition.
There are no factories and large-scale fishing activities because sea ice prevents fishing for a few months per year. Nanortalik Island has little productive trade. Small-scale seal and seabird hunting, fishing, crab fishing and tourism provide most of locally produced revenue. A graphite mine operated 20 km from the town of Nanortalik decades ago. In 1925 the mine was abandoned.
Points of interest include Angissq LORAN-C transmitter and Cape Farewell, Greenland (Greenland's southernmost point).
Highlights: Colonial quarter, fjords & mountains
Port Nanortalik 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 Nanortalik, Greenland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|12 July, 2018|
|ms Rotterdam||07:00||14:00||St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada|
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