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Kangerlussuaq, Greenland Highlights
"The Gateway to Greenland" is full of scenic terrains and natural wonders.
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Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Situated in western Greenland, Kangerlussuaq is a perfect starting point for your next Arctic cruise! Not only a departure port, Kangerlussuaq is a destination port on several cruise itineraries. Tucked away between natural fjords and ice caps, many refer to this port city as the “gateway to Greenland.” Originally founded during WWII, you can discover many historical roots, as well as natural wonders like glaciers, and even partake in exciting winter sports such as dog sledding and skiing. There are also a few museums, trailheads, lakes, and opportunities to flight see! With so many incredible sites to check out, you might consider spending additional time in Kangerlussuaq before or after your cruise to make the most of your time in the Arctic!

There are a few cruise lines that currently feature cruises from Kangerlussuaq. If you’re looking for a luxury cruise, you’re in luck! Silversea and Crystal Cruises both offer ultra-luxury cruises from Kangerlussuaq. Crystal Endeavor and Silversea’s Silver Cloud Expedition will bring you from Kangerlussuaq to destinations in the Arctic and Alaska. Depending upon which cruise line you book, cruises range in length from 14- to 24-nights. Specialty cruise line Ponant also offers itineraries from Kangerlussuaq onboard their intimate explorer yacht, L’Austral. These itineraries range in length from 7- to 22-nights. Quark Expeditions has a few of their expedition-style ships sailing in this region as well.

A great time to visit Kangerlussuaq is between June and September, when you can take advantage of daylong sunlight from the Midnight Sun phenomenon!

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Destinations for Cruises from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland:

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Luxury Cruise Lines

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On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

Atlas Ocean Voyages
  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 3 (198 Guests)
  • All Inclusive All The Way
  • "Luxe-Adventure" Cruising
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Lindblad Expeditions
  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (28 - 148 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • National Geographic Partnership
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (67 - 264 Guests)
  • Luxurious Private Yachts!
  • Sails to Exotic Destinations!
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Ponant Ponant from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland Huge Onboard Credits!
SeaDream Yacht Club
  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 2 (112 Guests)
  • World-Class Yachts
  • Feature-Filled Staterooms
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Silversea Cruises
  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 13 (100 - 728 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • All-Suite Accommodations
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Silversea Expeditions
  • All-Inclusive
  • All-Suite Accommodations
  • Personalized Butler Service
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Swan Hellenic
  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 3 (152 - 192 Guests)
  • Chic staterooms with unobstructed views
  • Over 70 years of cruise expertise
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Things to do near Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Kangerlussuaq, along with a brief description:

♦ Kangerlussuaq Museum

History lovers simply cannot pass over the opportunity to visit the Kangerlussuaq Museum! The main theme of this museum is aviation and local history, which you can discover through a collection of thought-provoking exhibits. You can learn everything about aviation in Greenland before, during, and after WWII, as well as the history and culture of the area’s first Inuit settlers. Some of the displays include model airplanes, historic photographs, relics, and more. Plus, this museum is located right at the head of Greenland’s airport, so if you are flying in, it can be one of the first activities you do!

♦ Greenland Ice Cap

If you want to check a truly incredible experience off your bucket list, then plan on checking out the Greenland Ice Cap, which is just a few miles away from Kangerlussuaq. This ice cap is one of the largest sheets of ice in the world, which requires a hike to access. There are even a few tours available where you can camp out on the ice sheet overnight, making for a truly unique experience!

♦ Flightseeing

If you’ve never done a flightseeing tour before, Kangerlussuaq is the best place to finally take one! Special tours are available that will take you up in a large-windowed aircraft so you can see everything from fjords, glaciers, lakes, and other beautiful aspects of Greenland’s landscape. Flightseeing is a great way to try something that different from traditional walking and hiking tours, and the views are simply spectacular!

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