Icefjord Expedition | Nuuk
Come along on this trip deep into the Nuuk fjord and sail between the beautiful icebergs in all different shapes and sizes.
We sail out of the marina in Nuuk and north past the city and beautiful Sermitsiaq island with its tall, iconic mountaintops. The fjordsystem around Nuuk is one of the biggest in the world with veins spreading in all different directions between the mountains, opening up for new beautiful adventures.
On this trip we will sail as deep into the icefjord as possible, trying to get the closest we can to the glacier, Narsap Sermia. From here you also have the unique chance to see the Greenland Icecap, as one of its branches reaches out to the fjord. This is a true must see when you are travelling in Greenland. The Icecap is one of the worlds amazing natural phenomenon and is covering most of Greenland's surface.
Where the glacier comes to sea is where the icebergs are created, as the glacier calves big chunks of ice with the sound of a massive explosion. Lean back and let Kang Tourism take you on this picturesque adventure between the ever-changing ice sculptures in all shades of white and light blue colours.
Do not hesitate to join on this adventure. Icebergs and the icecap are absolute highlights when visiting Greenland. To see the availability and book your trip click on "Choose a Date" above.
- Available: May. - Sep.
- Duration: 6 hours
- Activities: Glacier Watching, Iceberg Watching, 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
Survival-suit & life-vest
What to bring:
Warm and practical clothes
Good to know:
Remember to wear warm, practical clothes and shoes, as you are exposed to winder and water on a boat trip.
If there are less than 3 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.