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Ilulissat is a beautiful town set on Greenland’s Kangia Fjord, famed for its archaeological finds. The site reveals a sizeable 3500-year-old area, once occupied by the Saqqaq and Dorset tribes. This fascinating MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination offers an array of memorable adventures. See gigantic icebergs, rugged coastlines, and charming rural villages.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Sermermiut Icebergs
• Kangia Icefjord Cruise
• Ilulissat Town and Knud Rasmussen's Museum
Sermermiut is a former Inuit settlement located in the rugged valleys of Disko Bay. This ancient landmark is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ilulissat Icefjord. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll experience Greenland’s atmospheric Arctic landscape — a place where colossal icebergs rise high above the water. Discover the captivating world of the Inuit, a remarkable civilization of hunters who endured the extreme weather of Greenland for centuries.
Immerse yourself in Greenland’s stunningly serene landscapes on an MSC Cruises excursion. First, soak up the atmosphere on a scenic boat cruise to the mouth of Kangia Fjord. Travel through a spectacular sea of icebergs — a truly remarkable sight! Later on, your captain will cut the engines of the boat so you can appreciate the Arctic silence.
Ilulissat, approximately 400km north of the Arctic Circle, is an evocative port town characterised by colourful houses, rocky slopes, and towering icebergs. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll adventure to its atmospheric harbour for a fascinating guided walk. Visit Knud Rasmussen’s Museum, dedicated to the Danish explorer who crossed the Northwest Passage on a dog sled! The museum is home to a bust of the famous pioneer and a comprehensive collection of Inuit artefacts.