Ghost Settlement | Kangeq | Nuuk

Come along and visit one of the old abandoned settlements in the Nuuk area.

Kangeq is located on the Nordland, east of Nuuk. The settlement was inhabited until the industrialization in the 1960's where the inhabitants were forced to the capital, Nuuk. Since then the place has been abandoned and resembles a ghost town, where time has stopped. A trip to Kangeq, is a journey taking you back in time.

It takes around 45 minutes to sail from Nuuk to Kangeq. You will have one and a half hour on land to explore the settlement yourself before we sail back.

The sailing in itself is a good experience, as you will see the beautiful landscape from a new angle. You can enjoy the view of the mountains, the seabirds and the fresh arctic wind. You might be lucky to catch a glimpse of a seal, whale or other arctic wildlife as well.

The lands have been inhabited by inuits for 100 of years, as it was a former inuit trading ground. Walk in the footsteps of inuits, while searching for vanished ages in the grounds. History is displayed in the old colorful trite houses, as the cores tell stories of the modest living conditions found in the colonial period. Search for inuit ruins and learn more about Greenland's present, by exploring it's past. Neighbouring the island, is the Island of Hope. The Island of Hope was inhabited by Hans Egede for years, before colonizing Nuuk.

Do not hesitate to join on this new adventure, to see the availability and to book your trip click on "Choose a Date" above.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Sep.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Sight Seeing, Boat Trip, Boat Excursion
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Danish, Greenlandic
  • Highlights: Nuuk, West Greenland, Kangeq, Island Of Hope, Nordlandet
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : Flexible

You meet us at the departure location.
Iggia - Boat Bridge O, Qassuserfik
Included:
  • Professional crew

  • Survival-suit & life-vest

  • Snacks

  • Refresments


What to bring:
  • Warm and practical clothes


Good to know:

Remember to wear warm, practical clothes and shoes, as you are exposed to wind and water on a boat trip.

If there are 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.



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