Fjord Affair | Nuuk
Explore the capital from the seaside and its astonishing surrounding fjord system.
This journey begins with sailing out from the marina. You and your fellow explorers will get a great view overlooking the colorful city of Nuuk in front of you and behind you, the Northland to the west. The arctic winds will long to play with your hair, while your curiosity lies on the waters with the sea creatures inhabiting the surrounding seas of the capital.
Traveling north, you will meet the majestic mountain, Sermitsiaq. Nearing the mountain, you will hear a boisterous noise, that will enchant you to explore more. When arriving you will be met with pebbles of water in all directions. The melting snow overlaying the mountain, slides down the side, creating a stunning waterfall. It is a unique and rare sight of the eye! We will stop for a while to enjoy the view of the waterfall.
Further explore the veins of the fjord that can take you to the untouched flat mountainsides of the northland or assist the captain sailing the seas!
Even for the trained eye, it is difficult to spot the arctic sea creatures, therefore the captain and his crew, will be on the watch for whales, seals and seabirds. The ocean will hide the humpback whale, and at first glance you will only be able to see the back of it, but with patience the whale will jump for air and drain you emotionally with its beauty.
Balm your soul with white and blue color nuanced icebergs, whales, waterfalls and allow yourself to get lost in the wild, with this Fjordsafari.
Find your inner explorer and bring your binoculars for this adventurous tour! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.
- Available: May. - Oct.
- Duration: 2 hours
- Activities: Sailing
- 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
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.
Departure time : Flexible
Iggia - Boat Bridge O, Qassuserfik
What to bring:
Summer season extras
Good to know:
This is an open yawl, with no cabin. It is highly recommended to bring warm clotes, as you are exposed to winder and water. The attire of the day, is a rented survival suit included in the price.
If there is less than 4 passengers booking 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.