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Icefjord Hike and Kapisillit Settlement Visit | Nuuk

Icefjord Hike and Kapisillit Settlement Visit | Nuuk
Icefjord Hike and Kapisillit Settlement Visit | Nuuk
Icefjord Hike and Kapisillit Settlement Visit | Nuuk
Icefjord Hike and Kapisillit Settlement Visit | Nuuk
Icefjord Hike and Kapisillit Settlement Visit | Nuuk
Icefjord Hike and Kapisillit Settlement Visit | Nuuk
Icefjord Hike and Kapisillit Settlement Visit | Nuuk
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Want to experience the remote arctic wilderness on foot, but don’t have the time to hike extensively? Combine a short hike at the furthest reaches of the Kapisillit Fjord with a visit to the last small settlement near Nuuk that still maintains a more traditional way of life on this full-day trip into the Nuuk Fjord system.

Your open boat adventure takes you 2.5 hours from Greenland’s capital into the Kapisillit arm of the Nuuk Fjord. The entire route is lined with the spectacular mountains and provides no shortage of photo opportunities as you make your way into the remote backcountry via the same method of transportation that local hunters use.

At the end of the fjord, your experienced captain will dock the boat and your wilderness guide will lead you on a 45 minute hike to an incredible view of the Nuuk Icefjord.  Unwrap your lunch while enjoying enviable views of icebergs that have recently broken off the nearby glacier and are now starting their way down the fjord towards the open ocean.

But the adventure doesn’t end there.

Before returning to Nuuk, you will visit Kapisillit itself for a rare glimpse into daily life in one of Greenland’s small settlements - the last in the Nuuk Fjord.  

Rug up against the chill arctic air for this multi-activity adventure and reserve your place by selecting your preferred departure date above.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Sep.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Iceberg Views, Boat Tour, Settlement Visit
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Languages: English, Danish
  • Highlights: Nuuk, Kapisillit, Nuuk Fjord
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00.

We typically leave from "Tidevandstrappen" at the industrial port during the winter months and the Colonial Harbour during the summer months.  Please select the appropriate meeting point in your booking. At the harbour - just look for the easily recognizable yellow boat.

  • Life Jackets

  • Survival suits

  • Experienced Guide

  • Kaffemik

  • Lunch (unless purchased with booking)

What to bring:
  • Warm footwear

  • Warm clothing worn in layers including hat, buff/scarf, gloves/mittens

  • Windproof jacket and pants

  • Camera, preferably in a waterproof camera bag

  • Sun lotion

  • Sunglasses

  • Binoculars (optional)

Good to know:

This excursion is by open boat (ie no cabin) so it is very important to dress warmly. If anything, overdress! You can always remove layers.

If you have binoculars, make sure you bring them. You never know what we might find!

You may bring your own food, or you can order a sandwich or lunch plate during the booking process.

If we receive a minimum of 3 paid passages, the trip will go ahead. If we have less than this, the trip will be cancelled and you will receive your money back.

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This has been one of my favorite tours in Nuuk! I had the best guide and captain onboard. Ester is a local guide, experienced on sailing, hunting, hiking and telling stories about Greenland. We had a wonderful day and the weather improved as soon as we left the city behind. The captain sailed around the icebergs and we had a coffee break, then we disembarked and took a hike all the way to the colorful ice fiord. Once we stopped taking pictures, we had a delicious sandwich for lunch, while admiring the icebergs laying on the beach. On our way back, we visited Kapisillit and had enjoyed some of the berries we picked during the hiking. This trip is a must if you are visiting Nuuk!!!
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