2024 Essential Greenland

KUJATAA This sub-Arctic farming landscape—the earliest example of agriculture in the Arctic—was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Area in 2017. Featuring archeological sites and agricultural lands, Kujataa is comprised of five areas (Igaliku, Hvalsey, Qassiarsuk, Sissarluttoq and Tasikuluulik) that represent the most comprehensive cultural histories of Norse and Greenlandic farmer-hunters. In honor of the designation, Greenlandic Post issued a stamp in 2018 showcasing the landscape of Kujataa.

of only two settlements in this remote region. This is an ideal place for ship cruising, as the icebergs here come in all shapes and sizes. West Greenland ILULISSAT ICEFJORD North of the Arctic Circle, this ice fjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Recognized as one of the fastest- moving glaciers in the world, the Jakobshavn Glacier (or Sermeq Kujalleq in Greenlandic) located at the head of the icefjord can move as much as 40- 60m per day. More glacial ice is calved into the ocean here than anywhere else in the Arctic. KANGERLUSSUAQ Kangerlussuaq and the Kangerlussuaq Fjord in West Greenland provide a great backdrop of mountainous landscapes at this port of disembarkation.

PRINS CHRISTIAN SUND (IKERASASSUAQ) The massive tidewater glaciers and

dramatically steep cliffs dominating this picturesque fjord system, named after Christian III of Denmark, are one of the many reasons South Greenland has earned the moniker Arctic Patagonia. Aappilattoq, is home to about 100 people and is one

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