Prins Christian Sund is a usual cruising day with most cruise lines and for good reason. This body of water separates the mainland from the Cape Farewell Archipelago. The fjords here seem to rise abruptly from the ocean to soar straight and high to peaks scraping the sky. With huge icebergs calved from the glaciers, there is many an amazing sight: it is a photographer’s dream. For those who have cruised Alaska, be prepared for more magnificent sights than those you’ve seen there if that’s possible – and doesn’t that entice you to this remote island?
Qaqortoq is a port of call on many itineraries. It is southern Greenland’s largest town with colorful buildings and all the amenities. From here you can arrange a trip to hot springs for a dip, a kayak excursion, or a take a tour to an historic Viking site. One such Viking place, Kujataa, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Be sure to purchase a souvenir of your visit. Inuit artwork and carvings are highly prized, or perhaps you would prefer a piece of traditional clothing.
For those that visit by airplane and plan to stay awhile, there is so much more to explore. For the active adventurer try biking, hiking, scuba diving, climbing or bird watching. If visiting in colder weather, there’s also snowshoeing, dog sledding, skiing (including heliskiing), snowmobiling, and ice fishing. You’ll see the hot springs, the Northern Lights, and wildlife such as arctic hare and fox, whales, seals, and more. Take the ferry along the coast to tiny settlements or a guided tour inland. Walk on the 100K-year old ice sheet in Kanqerlussuaq. Because Greenland is such a large land mass, most sparsely inhabited, and with dangerous terrain and wildlife, plus unpredictable weather, it is recommended to purchase guided tours or do your homework beforehand.
Contact your real travel expert if you are contemplating a Greenland visit either by air or by cruise. It may become one of your most memorable of all your travel journeys.