Maniitsoq (Sukkertoppen), Greenland
Founded in the late 18th century, the community of Maniitsoq is scattered over an island of rocky hills and humps at the mouth of a fjord in Western Greenland. Its situation is breathtaking, with some of the region’s highest peaks arrayed in the distance. In the 19th century, a Royal Greenland Trading Department post here served the trade in reindeer hides to the European mainland. The population has declined steadily over a long period of several decades, and now stands at under 2,800 souls. The surrounding waters attract minke, humpback and orca whales, which may be watched from local boats. The town is also known to anglers as an excellent place to fish for arctic char. There is a small museum in the town with artifacts and exhibits about the region’s history. One scenic highlight of the area is the dramatic, nearly vertical rock walls and spires of the Eternity Fjord. Your Ventures by Seabourn team will offer excursions exploring the surrounding islands and waters by kayak.