Kapisillit Settlement Visit | Nuuk

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Nuuk, Greenland
6 hours
English, Danish
All year

Want to experience Greenlandic culture deep into Nuuk Fjord? Visit 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.

This tour 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.

Deep into the fjord your experienced will make a right turn at Uummannaq Island, and enter the Kapisillit fjord. Traveling a bit further in, and you will arrive in Kapisillit. Your experienced captain will dock the boat and escort you on land.

The settlement of Kapisillit is located approx. 75 kilometers Northeast of Nuuk, and can only be reached by sea or air. Kapisillit is inhabited all-year-round and has a population of fewer than 60 people. Visiting the small settlement is a unique insight into what life is like, far from civilization and the hassle of modern life.

This settlement adventure is yours to create. Chat with a local, visit the newly restored church, pay a visit to the only store in town and enjoy the spectacular surroundings of sky-high mountains, untouched arctic tundra and wildlife. 

Before returning to Nuuk, we will make a quick stop in the abandoned settlement of Qoornoq. The colorful houses are spread across the mountain landscape, offering unique and beautiful scenery.  In the summer, the settlement is used as a recreational area for hunting and summer cottages.

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


Tea & coffee
Heated cabin
Restroom on board


Iceberg Views
Boat Tour
Settlement Visit


Nuuk Fjord

What to bring

Warm, wind- & waterproof outerwear
Warm hat, gloves & neckwarmer
Water & snacks

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Please note, that the route of the tour is dependent on wind and weather conditions, and to ensure the best experience, the scheduled highlights can be altered. This adventure takes place on a closed boat. You will be exposed to wind and sea, so if you want to take a look outside the cabin; bring warm clothes.

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

This tour has a minimum requirement of 2 passengers, and if the minimum requirement is not attained, the tour will be canceled and you will be refunded the paid price.

The terms and conditions of this tour can be found in the supplier description.

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