Maniitsoq lies at the mouth of a fjord world, where Alpine peaks rise two kilometres straight out of the sea and there is an abundance of bird colonies, flanked by enormous glaciers. This is home to some of the harshest landscape on the west coast.
Maniitsoq is a medium sized Greenlandic town, dotted with steps connecting the valleys and streets with the many mountain hillocks and rocky hills, which gave the town its name, "The Uneven Place."
The area is known for the sublime heliskiing and fishing, and Maniitsoq is also the centre for whale watching, kayaking, mini cruising and bird colonies, and all year round it attracts adventure tourists at all levels.
Domestic airport, weekly ferry connections, fast boat route to Nuuk in the summer, convenience shops, continuation school and a museum.