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Heart of Greenland | The Capital Nuuk

Heart of Greenland | The Capital Nuuk
Heart of Greenland | The Capital Nuuk
Heart of Greenland | The Capital Nuuk
Heart of Greenland | The Capital Nuuk
Heart of Greenland | The Capital Nuuk
Heart of Greenland | The Capital Nuuk
Heart of Greenland | The Capital Nuuk

Fly from Reykjavik Domestic Airport directly to Greenland's capital Nuuk. From the window you will be able to see how massive the mountains and land is compared to the size of the town. Here you will be spending the next three nights, with many different activities planned and of your own choice.

Even though Nuuk is a small capital far north, there are plenty of things to experience for every traveler. You can walk around town, observe the daily life and visit the different museum, to get to know the Greenlandic culture and history.

If you want to get out of town, go for a hike in the surrounding mountains or join a boat trip for the day. There are no roads going out of Nuuk, but in the summer the sea serves as a highway and you will see the locals sail in and out of town. When you have been on a boat tour into the fjord, it is no wonder why the locals enjoy this activity. The nature is amazing, fishing is a popular activity and humpback whales are not strangers to the fjord. Get out of town to experience all of this.

Do not hesitate - pack your bags and join on this adventure to Greenlands capital! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ and book your tour now!


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Aug.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Activities: Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Nuuk, Nuuk Fjord
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 13:00.

Reykjavik Domestic Airport
You meet us at the departure location.
Included:
  • Flights: Reykjavik - Nuuk (roundtrip incl. airport taxes)

  • Tranfers between airport and hotel on arrival/departure

  • Accommodation for 3 nights at Hotel Hans Egede (Nuuk)

  • Breakfast

  • Two dinners at Hotel Hans Egede

  • Optional day tours

  • Personal travel insurance


What to bring:
  • Clothing suitable for the weather. Layers are recommended, so you can regulate according to the temperature.

  • Good shoes or boots for walking

  • Wind- and waterproof outer wear

  • Prescription medicine if needed


Good to know:

Trips to Greenland are always subject to weather conditions. Delays and flight cancellations can happen. Therefore we strongly recommend you to buy a travel insurance in the country of residence that would cover any additional travel expenses, should your flights be delayed or cancelled due to weather.

The tour originates from Iceland and you therefore might have to spend a night in Iceland before and after the trip to Greenland. This is not included in this package.

The summer climate in Greenland is generally mild and dry with average temperatures of 5 – 7° Celsius. However, due to the possibility of sudden weather changes, we recommend bringing warm, waterproof outerwear, thermal layers and good hiking boots and/or rubber boots. It is also ideal to bring mosquito repellent and sunglasses.

In Greenland the currency used is Danish Kroner (DKK), foreign currency is not widely accepted. It is recommended to bring Danish Kroner. In Nuuk credit cards are accepted in most shops and at the hotel. Using credit and debit card, an PIN-code is required.

Please note that the distances in Greenland are big and there are no roads connecting towns and settlements. When you book optional day tours, make sure they are in the Nuuk area and are available on the right days.

NOTICE:

Terms and conditions can be found in the supplier description.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to colorful Nuuk


Heart of Greenland | The Capital Nuuk


When arriving in Nuuk a transfer is arranged to take you from the airport to your accommodation at Hotel Hans Egede, in the heart of Nuuk. Hotel Hans Egede will accommodate you the next three nights.

Take a stroll through the streets of Nuuk! Get a cup of coffee in the famous Katuaq culture house, with it's magnificent structure. Katuaq often displays various exhibitions by local and foreign artists, there might be something interesting to look at. Nuuk is located 240 km from the arctic circle with a size of 690 square km. Nuuk has a population of approximately 16,000 people.

As you walk around town you might see why it goes by the name "Colorful Nuuk", as many of the houses are painted in different colours.

Tonight's dinner will take place in one of Hotel Hans Egede's restaurants. 


Day 2 - Past and present in the capital Nuuk


Heart of Greenland | The Capital Nuuk


On your trip to Nuuk we recommend to visit the National Museum located down by the colonial buildings at the old harbor, with a fantastic view over the fjord. This is only a 5 minutes walk away from the hotel.

The museum was established in 1966 and became Greenland's National Museum and Archives because they in 1991 opened the first archive in Greenland. The National Museum has a unique ethnographical collection. Explore the collection from Ammassalik and Avanersuaq from 1880-1920 in the exhibition Thule culture, new people.

Discover the famous mummies and costumes from Qilakitsoq in northwest Greenland, as well as the world’s oldest and almost complete intact skin boat the Pearyland Umiaq, whose well-preserved remains are estimated to date back to 1470s. In addition Greenland National. Special exhibitions will represent Greenland cultural heritage.

If you are looking for more adventurous options, there are plenty of opportunities to experience the nature and deep fjords around Nuuk on day tours.

As the day goes by and it becomes time for dinner, do not worry - Nuuk has a variety of restaurants and cafés that serve both local and international food.


Day 3 - Explore the city and nature


Heart of Greenland | The Capital Nuuk


In Nuuk there is widely optional activities such as hiking at the around nearby mountainsides and experience the free nature. Please be aware of the weather forecast, the surface of the mountain can easily become slippery.

If you want to get to know all the hidden corners in the city and its history, you can book a guided city walk. 

If you are not into hiking, getting out of town either requires sailing or flying - sailing being a much enjoyed activity by the local population. Join on a boat trip and you will see why most of the local population owns a boat. 

The fjords around Nuuk offer splendid views to mountains where ever you look along with the great chance to see seals and whales playing in the ocean. You can take a boat trip to go fishing, visiting old settlements, see whales or go all the way to the ice fjord. Yes, you can even see icebergs and a glacier in the fjord! See the selection of day tours here on Guide to Greenland.

Tonight you will again have dinner at Hotel Hans Egede, as this is your last night in tow.


Day 4 - Back to Iceland


Heart of Greenland | The Capital Nuuk


Today it is time to get your bags packed as you will be traveling back to Iceland. Your return flight leaves in the afternoon, so if there is some last minute souvenir shopping, that is still missing you will have time to do this before your transfer to the airport. 

As you fly back to Iceland enjoy the beautiful view of the great ice cap!


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