Fishing For Acadian Redfish | Nuuk
Do you want to do like the locals? Then join on this fishing trip and try to catch your own dinner!
As locals we know the fjord around Nuuk very well and know exactly where to take you for a good catch of "Redfish". We will sail out from Nuuk and into the fjord towards Qooqqut. This place is known as "the Redfish hole" and is the best place to catch exactly this delicious fish.
Fishing is a very important part of the Greenlandic culture and fish plays a big role in the traditional diet. Today many people have their own boat and go out to fish to sustain their families or just for fun. Fishing is a great activity, you both get the excitement when you feel something nibbling your bait. At the same time it is very relaxing as you get to enjoy the surrounding nature, wildlife and feel the fresh arctic wind in your hair. The area around Qooqqut is very beautiful with its grass covered mountains, so the eyes will not get bored from enjoying the view of the landscape.
The Redfish can get quite big and it can get very exciting from the moment you feel it on the hook to you finally have it on-board the boat. You both have to be quick but also careful that you do not loose it again. If we do not catch anything within the first couple of minutes we will sail to another spot to try our luck.
The sailing time makes up around 2,5 hours of the tripe leaving 1,5 hour for fishing. We will sail north from Nuuk passing the beautiful Sermitsiaq island with its iconic mountain tops.
Do not hesitate to join on this fun trip to the fjord when you are in Nuuk. Check the availability in "Choose a Date" above!
- Available: May. - Sep.
- Duration: 4 hours
- Activities: Boat Trip, Fishing, Boat Excursion
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English, Danish, Greenlandic
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
Departure time : Flexible
Iggia - Boat Bridge O, Qassuserfik
What to bring:
Warm and practical clothes
Good to know:
Always remember to wear warm and practical clothes and shoes for the weather, especially when going to sea, where it can be a bit windy. There is no cabin onboard, therefore you will be exposed to wind and water.
If there is less than three bookings, upon departure day, the adventure will be cancelled.
Notice Kang Tourism APS claims the right to cancel tours due to bad weather, technical problems or sickness.