Nuuk Cruises

Hiking Around Mount Quassussuaq

Greenlandic Specialties Tasting

Fjord Safari by Boat

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Nuuk, on the southwestern coast of Greenland, is the world’s most northerly capital and a genuine arctic jewel. This MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination is known for its colourful houses, unspoiled mountain backdrop, waterfalls, and icebergs.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including: 

• Hiking Around Mount Quassussuaq

• Greenlandic Specialties Tasting

• Fjord Safari by Boat

Mount Quassussuaq, a popular skiing and hiking resort, is an exciting MSC Cruises excursion. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or an outdoor novice, the 440m mountain is an accessible climb for all! Admire torrents and small lakes that flank the footpaths before taking in the astonishing panorama. After conquering the summit, pause for breath in the pure northern air and gaze at the fjords below. 

Take an MSC Cruises excursion to the Inuk Hostels, located in Nuuk’s spectacular outskirts. Visit Greenland’s oldest and largest brewery, founded in 2006, where you’ll learn about brewing beer in a remote part of the world! Gain insight into a unique range of Greenlandic beers which are exclusive to the country. A tasting opportunity makes for a fun afternoon —especially for beer buffs!

The uninhabited island of Sermitsiaq is an exciting MSC Cruises excursion. Here, you’ll glimpse a melting glacier that feeds a waterfall which cascades into the fjord below. Travel to one of three mountainous islands located in the Nuup Kangerlua fjord. Remember to keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready for seals, humpback whales, and seabirds. 

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    Amid Glaciers and Whales
    Amid Glaciers and Whales

    It appears that we have Erik the Red to thank for naming this gigantic island "green land", despite the fact it is actually barren and icy rather than covered with fields.

    A thousand years ago, the first Europeans – Icelandic settlers – believed the Norman leader’s promises and followed him to start settling on Greenland’s coasts. The Inuit people arrived from North America about two hundred years later, adapting much better to its extreme climate than the first settlers. 

    Denmark only took possession of this territory officially in the 18th century, and today the country has its own form of self-government. An MSC cruise will take you to the small village of Ilulissat, which overlooks the bay of Baffin; Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, situated on the west coast, boasting just under twenty thousand inhabitants and the beautiful Katuaq cultural centre; Qaqortoq, situated on the southern tip of the island in front of the beautiful Lake Tasersuaq. During your MSC cruise, you can take an excursion in search of whales or get up close to the faces of the ice-mountains that jut into the sea.