Other places in Greenland
While we’d love for you to stay within the Arctic Circle region and explore it even further, we understand that you might want to travel to a different part of Greenland to see more of the country.
Onward journeys are very easy to arrange from Kangerlussuaq, as it is the primary transportation hub for the country. From here, there are direct flights to the following places.
Located half-way between Sisimiut and Nuuk, Maniitsoq is a hidden gem with jagged peaks that hide impressive glaciers in every valley. It also has some of the best fishing and whale watching in all of Greenland, brilliant turquoise lakes, impressive bird cliffs, and the incredible Eternity Fjord.
Added bonus – you can catch a fast boat transfer to Nuuk after you’ve finished exploring Maniitsoq.
Visit our complete travel guide to Maniitsoq at the Destination Arctic Circle website, check out the local tour providers, or email us for more information about extending your stay in Maniitsoq. We also have a dedicated hiking page for the Arctic Circle Region that includes Maniitsoq.
A town on a small island in Disko Bay where whale watching and sailing are two of the main summer activities. The town also features 21 paintings by famous Danish artist, Per Kirkeby, and large murals on the sides of many buildings.
Another of Greenland’s UNESCO heritage listed areas and home to the massive icebergs of the Ilulissat Icefjord and the new Icefjord Visitor Centre. Hiking, kayaking, whale watching and sailing tours are all available.
The gateway to South Greenland and the jumping off point to explore the third of Greenland’s UNESCO areas that encompasses several Viking and Inuit ruin sites. Another region where hiking, kayaking and sailing are very popular during summer.
The capital of Greenland and its cultural and government centre. It’s a modern city with plenty of restaurants/cafes and shopping (including Greenlandic boutiques) and is home to the National Museum of Greenland, the Katuaq Cultural Centre, the Nuuk Art Museum, the National Theatre, the University and Natural Sciences Institute, and a gorgeous swimming centre that has won designs for its architecture.
Flights from Sisimiut are fewer than from Kangerlussuaq, with direct flights limited to Kangerlussuaq, Aasiaat, Maniitsoq and Nuuk.
Sarfaq Ittuk Passenger Ferry
Another transportation option from Sisimiut is the Sarfaq Ittuk passenger ferry that runs along the west coast of Greenland from Qaqortoq (South Greenland) to Ilulissat (North Greenland) during the summer.
This ferry journey offers an incredible opportunity to relax and watch the Greenlandic coastline glide by from the ocean, and you can choose whether you would like to sail north (key ports: Aasiaat and Ilulissat) or south (key ports: Maniitsoq, Nuuk, Paamiut and Qaqortoq).
If you wish to visit the far north of Greenland or East Greenland, you will have to transit through Ilulissat or Nuuk first.