Private Fiord Adventure | Nuuk
Venture deep into the veins of Nuuk fjord system. With in its deep, hides abandoned settlements, ancient inuit ruins and arctic wild life in all sizes. Travel among sky high mountain tins, boisterous waterfalls and ice packed waters. There an endless rain of opportunities in Nuuk fjord, just let the captain know, and he will take you there. You will be in the presence of the humpback whales, seals and the white tailed eagle, while the arctic winds play with your hair. This adventure, will give you a deeper understanding of why the locals adore the surrounding fjord system.
Visit Kangeq, an abandoned whaling village and walk in the ancient footsteps of the inuits, while exploring vanished ages within its grounds. Kangeq provides balm for the soul, as it stands in complete silence with its colorful houses, spreads across the land.
If sailing north of Nuuk, visit the hallmark of the town, Sermitsiaq. Sermitsiaq lets its melting snow, slide down its side, creating a beautiful and majestic waterfall. The boisterous sound, can be heard from a far distance and will enchant you to sail closer. Feel the water pebbles on your cheeks, and take in this unique and rare sight for the eyes. For a more out-of-town adventure, visit Qooqqut with its 6 star restaurant and fish'n'dish. Travel even further and you will find Qoornoq. Chat with locals that resides the abandoned settlement in the summer, visit the newly restored church or explore the ruins of the Paleo-eskimos and the norse settlers.
Sail the neighbouring seas of Nuuk, and let it enchant you to explore more of the unique and significant nature of Greenland!
Nuuk water taxi, strives to fulfill your wishes, and will take you any where in the surrounding fjord system of Nuuk.
This tour is on our boat ”Ice Force One” – a Targa 25.1, specially constructed for the Greenlandic waters, that sometimes can be packed with ice. The boat is designed to withstand the ice and rough weather that sometimes occurs.
Tie your hiking boot and bring your binoculars for this fjord adventure! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.
- Available: May. - Oct.
- Duration: 2 hours
- Activities: Sailing
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English, Danish
The northernmost capital in the world. Expanding in all directions, mixing Greenlandic traditional- and modern culture, Nuuk the capital of Greenland is growing faster than ever and offers every opportunity for the nature- and culture loving guest.
History and background
The capital was founded in 1728 by the Norwegian missionary Hans Egede, and has today of more than 17,000 inhabitants. The center of Greenland lies at the mouth of its very own fjord system, on the mid-west coast of Greenland. The fjord system, is the second largest fjord system in the world, therefore offering piles of adventures all year around, originating from the capital.
Inspiration is to be found in all of Nuuk, as divergence and contrast dominates the town.
Nuuk is titled Colorful Nuuk, as the capital holds colourful houses and modern buildings, from start to end of the six kilometer long town. The colourful buildings are a trademark for the town, as they stand to contrast the environment of rock or white winter snow, creating a spectacular picturesque canvas for the eyes. The town’s infrastructure giving the full vision of the old and new perfectly collaborating.
Food & Culture
Nuuk is the national home of gourmet food, boutiques of all sorts, cultural venues, modern architecture and the leading conductor in Greenland of modern lifestyle, with an extension of traditional culture.
Entertainment is to be found in all of Nuuk, visit the local brewery and taste beer made of Greenlandic commodities, the national museum to explore vanished ages. Seek shelter from the Arctic winds in one of Nuuk's cozy cafés and get the heat with a cup of something good. For culture, visit the cultural venue, Katuaq and experience live traditional drumming or view modern and traditional inspired art. Explore all sites of Nuuk, from the city center to the suburbs, with the local busses that drive all days and connect all areas of the city.
The metropolitan town coincides with the nature that surrounds it. No matter where situated in the smallest capital of the world, there is easy access to the nature. The nature around Nuuk is dominated by rough and rocky landscape. Look to the north and you will see the iconic snow covered mountaintop of Sermitsiaq island from almost everywhere in town. If you look to the west you will see the mountain of Store Malene and just next to it the little sister Lille Malene, in their mother tounge Ukkusissat and Quassussuaq. Looking to the east you will see the smoother landscape of the Nordland, which is guarding Nuuk from the North Atlantic Ocean.
Hikes & Tours
Hiking around Store Malene and Lille Malene, are popular activities for the locals. Hiking to the top of Store Malene is a popular activity in summer and now ice-climbing tours are also available in wintertime. Lille Malene and its surrounding valleys make up a great recreational area for locals both in winter and summer. There different marked trails leading to the top and to some lovely lakes in the summer. In winter children and adults have fun around the two ski lifts on the mountainside.
Explore the wild, vast and wonderful nature of Greenland, when venturing into the Nuuk fjord system. Deep into the veins of fjord you can visit abandoned settlements, go fishing, explore ancient Inuit ruins and retracting glaciers, in the presence of cold arctic winds and wildlife. The city offers a wide range of excursions, regarding guided tours by boat, helicopter or by foot.
Nuuk offers the best opportunity to experience old traditions perfectly entwined with the twenty-first century.
What to see & what to do in Nuuk
- Boat Tours
- National Museum
- Nuuk Art Gallery
- Villages & Settlements
Nuuk is surrounded by a huge fjordsystem, with a lot of hidden gems to be explored. Visit the abandoned settlements and the amazing Nuuk Icefjord.
Pickup time : Flexible
Tea & coffee
What to bring:
Gloves / mittens
Summer season extras
Good to know:
This is a private boat tour, therefore when booking, you book the whole boat tour for yourself and your fellow explorers.
It is possible to bring your own lunch, but save the trouble and order a sandwich or lunch plate, when booking.
The terms and conditions of this tour, can be found in the supplier description.