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Greenland Tours: Coastal Ship - South & West

13 days in the south & west of Greenland incl. 5 days on board Sarfaq Ittuk

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Sarfaq Ittuk cruising in the Disko Bay outside Ilulissat ice fjord in Greenland. Visit Greenland

Arctic Umiaq Line

Arctic Umiaq Line is passenger and freight shipping company also known as AUL. The company runs the ferry Sarfaq Ittuk on Greenland's west coast.
Hotel Heilmann Lyberth frontside in Maniitsoq, Greenland. Photo by Hotel Heilmann Lyberth - Visit Greenland

Hotel Heilmann Lyberth

Hotel Heilmann Lyberth is centrally located. It has 20 rooms each with their own bathroom and TV. Wi-fi is also available.
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Hotel Maniitsoq

Hotel Maniitsoq is a 3-star hotel located across the harbour and offers stunning views of Davis Strait where you will see whales in the summer months.
Nuuk Water Taxi Boat. Photo by Aningaaq R Carlsen

Nuuk Water Taxi

Greenland Water Taxi operates in areas around Nuuk, Maniitsoq, Qasiannguit and Ilulissat. They cater a range of services that you can read more about here. Fiord Adventure Catch'n'eat Whales Photography Groups Film Crews ScienceSupport Shuttle Cargo Delivery VIP Ice Fiord Cruise Deep Sea Fishing.
Old colonial buildings that serves as the local museum today. Photo by Maniitsoq Museum

Maniitsoq Museum

Four old colonial buildings provide the venue for Maniitsoq Museum. These buildings were originally built in the area that is now the center of town.
Maniitsoq Tour Boat sailing in sunny weather in Summer. Photo by Mads pihl - Visit Greenland

Maniitsoq Tour Boat

Maniitsoq Tour Boat is owned by Hotel Heilmann Lyberth. The focal point of the company's adventures is a range of sea safaris.

About Greenland

Two hikers overlooking Nuuk in the midnight sun from the peak of Ukkusissaq - Store Malene in Greenland

The midnight sun

See the warm magical light of the midnight sun north of the Arctic Circle, it makes it possible to go sailing or hiking no matter how late or early it is.
Nuuk Water Taxi stopping at a waterfall. Photo by: Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland

How to travel safely in Greenland

We will go through a number of risky moments that you, as a guest in Greenland, should be particularly aware of, in order that you can have a safe and secure trip.

Destinations

Maniitsoq

Experience both adventurous and relaxing activities such as angling, whale watching and heliskiing, the trademarks of Maniitsoq.

Things To Do

A couple overlooking Tasiusaq sheep farm near Qassiarsuk in South Greenland

Hiking

Follow hiking trails in Greenland to reach mountaintops or traverse long distances. Or forge your own route and stand in no one’s footsteps but your own.
Skiing among remote peaks in East Greenland near Kulusuk

Heliskiing

Greenland is the spiritual home of heliskiing. Mountain upon mountain offers first descents in a landscape where glaciers often flow straight from the ice cap to the coast.
A photographer shooting flowers and plants by the Knud Rasmussen Glacier in East Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Photo tours in Greenland

Photo tours in Greenland add new dimensions to landscapes and culture, wildlife and natural phenomena when the destination is explored through a lens.
A drum dancer performing in Nuuk on the National Day, June 21 in Greenland

Inuit culture in Greenland

The Greenlandic roots are an exciting mix of various immigrating peoples and their ability to adapt to the Arctic challenges on the world’s largest island.
Four women sharing a meal on the rocks near Narsaq in South Greenland

Meeting Greenlanders

Modern Greenland is a diverse, geographically extensive society with an adventurous population.
A museum guest at Tasiilaq Museum in East Greenland testing her kayaking skills on a practice log

Museums

The museums of Greenland are like a modern voyage of discovery through the history of culture and artistic expression.
Kamiks, an Ulo and other souvenirs in Narsaq in South Greenland

Souvenir Shopping

Keep your memories close to your heart as reindeer horn, soapstone and muskox wool turn into souvenirs like symbolic statues, beautiful jewelry and clothing for you to carry home.
The tour boat Puttut among icebergs near Narsarsuaq in South Greenland

Boat Tours

Sailing is a way of life for Greenlanders so if you set out on a boat trip in Greenland you'll open up a world of fjords, whales, and nearby villages.
The reflection of an iceberg in the Disko Bay

Icebergs

Experience colossal icebergs grounded in the Ilulissat Icefjord or find them along Greenland’s coastline like floating sculptures.
Northern Lights over the backcountry near Sisimiut in Destination Arctic Circle in West Greenland

Northern Lights

Northern lights or the Aurora Borealis is one of the great surprises of the Arctic night, and you can experience this multicoloured light show from September to April.
Fly fishing on Erfalik river in Destination Arctic Circle in West Greenland. By Mads Pihl

River fishing in Greenland

Greenland Arctic char fishing is for the discerning connoisseurs who want a wilderness experience in remote mountain valleys with pristine fast-flowing rivers and clear water fishing.
A collection of reindeer antlers outside a house in Qeqertarsuatsiaat south of Nuuk in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Trophy Hunting

Greenland is the place where even the most seasoned trophy hunters will experience a challenge to their hunting instinct and ingenuity.
The Greenland passenger ferry in the sunset near Ilulissat ice fjord. By Mads Pihl

Coastal ferry in Greenland

Meet locals and watch the Greenland coastline change from green hills to steep granite peaks on board Sarfaq Ittuk, the only coastal ferry in Greenland.
Sarfaq Ittuk arriving in Ilulissat in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Sarfaq Ittuk ferry: All you need to know (2020)

Sarfaq Ittuk (Arctic Umiaq Line), is a passenger ship travelling along Greenland’s west coast. Here you can find everything you need to know about the ferry

Articles

A typical view of Kangaamiut - a village in Greenland

A chill summer In Kangaamiut

Summer in Kangaamiut by Evighedsfjorden is attractive in the meeting with the local people and the quiet rhythm of life.
An Eternity of ski touring. Photo by Fredrik Schenholm.

An Eternity of ski touring

Fjords, glaciers and endless ski touring possibilities in Maniitsoq.
Passenger ferry Sarfaq Ittuk in the Disko Bay under dramatic clouds in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

5 Underrated Places to Visit in Greenland

Greenland is by no means swarming with tourists, wherever you go in the country, but there are particular places where tourists congregate, and there’s a ‘beaten track’ to get off, if that’s your thing.
Photo by By Vagn Hansen, Visit Greenland

5 Top Tips for Photographing the Midnight Sun

Don’t miss out on this expert advice from local photographer Vagn Hansen. Here he shares his top tips for getting the best shot of the midnight sun.

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The abandoned settlement of Qoornoq on a late autumn day near Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

Cruise Destinations: West Greenland

Peppered with vibrant communities and the country’s capital, Western Greenland is a journey through landscapes rich in cultural history and natural beauty, and it is the region visited by most cruise travelers in Greenland.
Arctic Weevil also known as Otiorhynchus arcticus_Photo by Oskar Gran

Wildlife in Greenland: Insects and spiders

The Greenlandic insect fauna is relatively few in species. Only about 1200 species of insects, spiders (Arachnids) and other small animals are known. In comparison, about 20 times as many species are recorded in Denmark.
Mountain Night View. Photo by Matthew Littlewood - Visit Greenland

Dive deeper into our world!

We will go through a number of risky moments that you, as a guest in Greenland, should be particularly aware of, in order that you can have a safe and secure trip.

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