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Prince Christian Sound, Greenland

The Prince Christian Sound (Greenlandic: Ikerasassuaq; Danish: Prins Christian Sund) is a fiord in Southern Greenland. It separates the mainland from Sammisoq (Christian IV Island) and other islands of the Cape Farewell Archipelago near the southernmost tip of Greenland. The name was given in honor of the prince, later King Christian VIII of Denmark.

Geography

The Prince Christian Sound connects the

Labrador Sea

with the

Irminger Sea

. There is only one settlement along this sound, Aappilattoq. It is around 100 km... Read more

Prince Christian Sound, Greenland

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The Prince Christian Sound (Greenlandic: Ikerasassuaq; Danish: Prins Christian Sund) is a fiord in Southern Greenland. It separates the mainland from Sammisoq (Christian IV Island) and other islands of the Cape Farewell Archipelago near the southernmost tip of Greenland. The name was given in honor of the prince, later King Christian VIII of Denmark.

Geography

The Prince Christian Sound connects the

Labrador Sea

with the

Irminger Sea

. There is only one settlement along this sound, Aappilattoq. It is around 100 km (60 miles) long and it is narrow, sometimes only 500 m (1500 ft) wide.

The long fjord system is mostly surrounded by steep mountains reaching over 1200 m height. Many glaciers going straight into its waters calving icebergs. There are often strong tidal currents limiting the formation of ice. It has many offshoots, such as Kangerluk Fjord to the north midway through the fjord, Ikeq Fjord in the south, and in the west Ilua Fjord, Ikerasaq Fjord (Akuliarutsip Imaa), Utoqqarmiut Fjord (Pamialluup Kujatinngua) and the Torsukattak Fjord.

Climate

Prince Christian Sound has a maritime polar climate with low annual temperature swings for its latitude. Summers are way below the tree line requirements, whereas the long winters are comparatively mild for its high latitude.


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What to see in Prince Christian Sound, Greenland


The Prince Christian Sound offers beautiful scenery and several times every summer cruise ships go through this sound, sometimes as large as the Eurodam.

LOCAL TIME

9:43 am
May 30, 2020
America/Godthab

CURRENT WEATHER

3.96 °C / 39.128 °F
light rain
Sun

3.36 °C/38 °F
snow
Mon

5.85 °C/43 °F
scattered clouds
Tue

7.96 °C/46 °F
overcast clouds
Wed

7.46 °C/45 °F
overcast clouds

LOCAL CURRENCY

DKK

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Average: 9.9 (10 votes)

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Greenland. The Prince Christian Sound


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