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Ittoqqortoormiit Greenland Cruise Port Guide


As ships are moored or anchored in this port, you will be tendered ashore. It is also referred as Scoresby Sound.

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Ittoqqortoormiit is located at Scoresby Sound, which with its ancillary fjords is the largest fjord complex in the world and also the world's longest fjord. The Municipality of Ittoqqortoormiit is around the size of Great Britain and with just 550 citizens, there are more than 420 km2 (162 square miles) for each inhabitant to roam in. Of course, the population lives in the town itself or in one of the two settlements Itterajivit/Cape Hope or Uunartoq/Cape Tobin.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

For many guests, just getting to Ittoqqortoormiit is in itself an adventure, as the town is almost as far as one can get from any other inhabited area in Greenland.

In Greenland there are no roads connecting the towns, so all transport takes place by plane or by ship. The Arctic climate, which at times can be extreme, places great demands on safety during transport, demands which Greenland's transport companies satisfy in full. When travelling over shorter distances outside the towns the local population use their own boats, dogsleds or snowmobiles.

Nearby Places:

Only a few tourists visit this outlying region where the winters are long and the sea frozen for nine months of the year. Those that do come, however, are guaranteed a journey in which they do not run into many other people. The Ittoqqortoormiit area offers trophy hunting, expedition-type trips by sea kayak or dogsled, as well as more comfortable sailing and hiking trips. The fauna in the National Park north of Ittoqqortoormiit is quite unique and consists of numerous species of mammals and birds

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Souvenirs from Greenland are unique, handmade works of art the like of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Each product is shaped and designed by a Greenlandic artist, who manages to follow tradition and custom, whilst at the same time creating unique works incorporating his or her own ideas and skills. As a visitor, you will have plenty of opportunity to find precisely what you are looking for.


Credit cards can be used at many hotels, restaurants and shops, but it is recommended that you bring a small amount of Danish kroner with you to Greenland, as some ATMs may not be in service at the weekend.

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As a visitor to Greenland you will find that you understand absolutely nothing when Greenlandic is spoken – or ‘kalaallisut', as it is called, which actually means ‘the Greenlanders' language'.

Danish is more or less the second language. English less so.

Internet and e-mail – take your laptop with you Hotspots have been established in most major hotels so that you can access the Internet. There are Internet cafés in a number of the bigger towns and at several tourist offices it is also possible to check your web mail.

The mobile phone system in Greenland is GSM 900/1800

Opening Hours and Holidays:

In the major towns supermarkets are typically open on weekdays from 10:00 – 17:30, on Fridays until 18:00 and Saturdays from 09:00 – 13:00. In many towns, however, there are corner shops and grocer's shops that have longer opening hours and which are also open on Sundays.

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