Grand Fly Fishing Adventure | Nuuk
Come along this mesmerizing fly-fishing adventure, deep into the veins of Nuuk fjord. This is a place dominated by the forces of nature and almost unreachable. You wont meet any existence, except for your fellow explorers and the arctic wildlife, as the place only can be reached by helicopter or yawl at highest tide.
After years of searching for the perfect fly-fishing river in Nuuk fjord, Qussuk adventures have found the one. In this river the trout are both big and strong. The owner of Qussuk adventures and his partner has concluded that this is the best place to fish for trout.
The fish are longer, heavier and there are more of them, than in any river in the fjord! The stretch used to fishing is 4 kilometers long and surrounded by untouched and uninhabited endless miles of arctic tundra. In the long strokes and swings of the river, the trout awaits to bite on the foam flies. The biggest fish caught in the river, was 85 cm long and so wide, that not even the hand of an adult man could reach around. It was approximately 6 kg heavy.
The camp consist of tents with room for 3, but shared by 2. At the campsite, there is a huge tent for joint activities. You will be given a box of food supplies for share with your tent mate, and a trangia set.
Stand by the great river and fly fish, while the arctic winds long to play with your hair, by booking! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.
- Duration: 4 days
- Activities: Hiking, Fishing, Camping
- 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.
Helicopter departure/return Nuuk
Flight to/from Greenland
What to bring:
Fly fishing rod and reel outfit.
Waders, wading boots, and other personal fishing gear.
Rain jacket, fully waterproof.
Clothing, fishing and lodge variety.
Hat, wide-brimmed, for sun and eye protection.
Day pack or fanny pack.
Sunscreen, SPF 20 or higher.
Personal hygiene supplies-toothbrush, shaving kit, etc.
Flash light or head lamp with extra batteries.
Good to know:
There are no bathroom facilities.
Day 1 - Arrival
Your journey sets out from your departure location. Whether you travel to Greenland through Denmark or Iceland, you are promised an enchanting flight over the massive Greenland ice cap. It is a unique sight, to see the ice azure from above and the icecap, will leave you with a diminutive feeling with its size. When landing in Nuuk, you will be waiting for your fellow explorers to arrive. While waiting Vagn Hansen and his fly fishing companion Michael Rosing will take care of you, and if you are lucky you will be given a tour of Nuuk town.
When your fellow explorers arrive, you venture into the Nuuk wilderness by helicopter. An action packed ride, awaits for you and your fellow explorers. Today you will fly to a remote sight, only reachable by yawl at the highest tide and by helicopter. Due to the remoteness of this location, you will hopefully have the whole area for yourselves. Endless miles of elves and arctic tundra, is to be explored the next 4 days.
Arriving at the final destination of the day, you will be assigned to a ''room mate'', whom you will share 3 person tent with, and you will be given a box with food supplies, a trangia and other necessities. Settle in and take advantage of the midnight sun by fishing along the majestic river, for trout!
Day 2 - Fly-fishing
As you camp by the majestic river, holding the largest fish and most scenic landscape, you have the option to enjoy the breathtaking surroundings by hiking the mountain sides or participate in the highly professional art of fly-fishing, that the trip is all about. Follow Vagn and Michael for the best fishing spots along the river and get familiar with your surroundings and the wild life of Greenland. Due to the remoteness of the area, you will be in the presence of wild life in all sizes. The size of untouched arctic tundra stretches endless miles, provides balm for the soul.
You are promised to get a fish on the hook, as the amount of fish in this river are larger than anywhere in the Nuuk fjord. The fish are mainly trout, and they weigh up to 6 kilos. There is also the possibility to fish by yawl in the neighboring seas of the bay. Sit on the yawl and long-line fish, with the humpback whales playing hide and seek between the waves, next to you. Fish for arcadian redfish or cod.
Day 3 - Fly-fishing
Another day of fly-fishing for trout awaits. Venture deeper into the wilderness, along the river. Now that Vagn and Michael have showed you the best trout fly-fishing places, you have the rest of the river for yourself to play. Sit in the area of endless miles of uninhabited land and fly-fish! This will be your last day of complete fly-fishing, so take in the experience and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings, that will emotionally drain you, with its beauty. The only existence in your presence will be your fellow explorers, sky high mountain tins and arctic wild life.
You are promised to get a fish on the hook, as the amount of fish in this river are larger than anywhere in the Nuuk fjord. The fish are mainly trout, and they weigh up to 6 kilos. There is also the possibility to fish by yawl in the neighboring seas of the bay. Sit on the yawl and long-line fish, with the humpback whales playing hide and seek between the waves, next to you.
Day 4 - Fly fishing & return to Nuuk
Get up early, and get the most out of your day of fly fishing.
This will be your last chance to catch trout, before returning to Nuuk.
Stand by the river, while the arctic winds slip through your hair and confront the river peebles. Hopefully you have caught a large batch of trout, you have prepared for your home coming. Pack up camp and await your helicopter.
On the 4th day, you are accommodated by Vagn and Michael for the night, it is included in the price.