Kangeq, abandoned settlement | Nuuk

Kangeq, abandoned settlement | Nuuk
Kangeq, abandoned settlement | Nuuk
Kangeq, abandoned settlement | Nuuk
Kangeq, abandoned settlement | Nuuk
Kangeq, abandoned settlement | Nuuk
Kangeq, abandoned settlement | Nuuk
Kangeq, abandoned settlement | Nuuk
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Step right up to join this tour to the mythical and abandoned town, Kangeq! This tour is for anyone who would like to travel back in time and explore what Greenland was like, before the industrialisation.

An abandoned whaling village stands in complete silence, waiting to be explored with its ruins from ancient migrate waves and its colorful houses from the late colonial period. Kangeq has been inhabited for hundreds of years until 1972. When going ashore the colourful town, you will be met with a balming, yet haunting silence, as the houses lay abandoned. Explore the cores of the buildings, that display the modest and harsh living conditions in 1900.

Walk in a 40-year silence, while exploring traces of vanished ages and Inuit settlements. Be on the lookout for humpback whales, that are famous for residing in the neighbouring seas of the abandoned village. If you are lucky, you’ll meet one of the arctic wild lives, that resides in the town! But Kangeq is not only famous for being abandoned. Neighbouring the town is the Island of Hope. The island of hope was established by the missionary Hans Egede before Egede colonized Nuuk.

This tour is on our boat “Ice Force Two”. This is a small open POCA boat. The boat is specially made for the Greenlandic conditions and is a favourite among local hunters and fishermen.

Tie your hiking boots and bring your camera, for this adventure exploring the ghost town Kangeq! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Oct.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Sailing, Settlement Visit
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Danish
  • Highlights: Nuuk Fjord
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 10:00.

You can choose between the industrial port - “Tidevandstrappen” or the old colonial harbour. You can always look for the easily recognizable yellow boat.

Included:
  • Survival suits

  • Life Jackets

  • Lunch


What to bring:
  • Warm footwear

  • Warm socks

  • Jacket

  • Hat

  • Gloves/Mittens

  • Waterproof camera bag

  • Sun Lotion

  • Sun glasses


Good to know:

This adventure takes place on an open Dinghy. You will be exposed to wind and sea, therefore bring warm clothes. All passengers will also have the option to borrow a survival suit to keep warm.

Order a sandwich in the booking process. It is also possible to bring your own food.



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