Maniitsoq has 2 main supermarkets – Brugseni and Pisiffik – in the centre of town. Smaller versions of these supermarkets can be found in other residential areas.
It is best to bring any outdoor/camping equipment with you as options are limited in Maniitsoq. Try the two supermarkets (don’t forget to look upstairs) for camping gas, dried trekking meals, and basic camping gear. Have a look in Rita Sport if you need an extra layer of clothing.
Souvenir shoppers should head to the Hotel Maniitsoq, which offers a variety of different products, or across the road to the yellow workshop where you may find master carvers creating tupilaks, jewelry, and other items.
Soaring mountains that have yet to be explored, innumerable glaciers, and deep fjords characterise one of the most impressive and wild regions of West Greenland. Mountain lovers and adventure seekers are drawn to the rugged beauty of the Maniitsoq area, which also offers rivers teeming with Arctic Char, vertical cliffs filled with birds, excellent whale watching (including from town), some of the best first-runs in the world for heli-skiers, and boat tours that visit an endless number of remote glaciers hidden in the fjords. Still relatively unknown, you are likely to see few (if any) other people making Maniitsoq a great destination for those looking for new adventures.
Maniitsoq as a town has a lot of character and highlights. Climb to the top of any of the many staircases in Maniitsoq for incredible views over the town and gorgeous photography opportunities.
The main part of Maniitsoq is quite compact and most people simply walk wherever they want to go. However, there is a bus service with a set route that calls past each stop every 20 minutes (more frequently for some stops during peak times), and there are also plenty of taxis. A taxi is also the best way to get from your arrival point into town – the number is +299 52 08 44.
For excursions in the area, the most common way to get around is with a boat (all year). In summer the other option is on foot, and in winter it is possible to travel via snowshoe, ski, or snowmobile.