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Nanortalik Greenland Cruise Port Guide


As ships are moored or anchored in this port, you will be tendered ashore, a 500 meter tender ride.

The tender pier is centrally located in Nanortalik, making it a short walk (approximately 5-10 minutes) to the downtown area.

The Nanotalik tourist bureau will set up facilities on the passenger pier and will issue maps of the town.

Choir singing is identifiably synonymous with Nanortalik, and thanks to a handful of groups in town, you have ample opportunity to experience this exclusive Nanortalik tradition.

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Nanortalik is Greenland's most southerly town ( 1700 pop.) and lies in a scenic area consisting of some of Greenland's picturesque fjords, small woodlands and steep mountainsides. The town's name means the "place of polar bears", which refers to the polar bears that occasionally pass by the town in the summer in conjunction with the field ice from the Arctic Ocean. Nanortalik tends to attract globetrotters with a spirit of adventure, but organized excursions are also arranged in the town.

The town's name means the "place of polar bears", which refers to the polar bears that occasionally pass by the town in the summer in conjunction with the field ice from the Arctic Ocean.

Tours Excursions Transportation:


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:

Nanortalik is best known for its natural "skyscrapers", the steep, jagged peaks and sheer cliffs in Tasermiut Fjord, Pamialluk, and the unique Prince Christians Sound. Nanortalik is a Mecca for adventurers who love mountain climbing, rock climbing, hiking and kayaking. However, the town also has more sedate excursions on offer, such as sailing trips to the Sermitsiaq glacier in Tasermiut Fjord, excursions to the hot springs close to Alluitsup Paa, and visits to the Norse ruins at Herjolfsnæs.

Shopping and Food

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.

There is a local internet cafe, power by a satellite antennae.

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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