Sail, Hike & Explore | Kangerluarsunnguaq Skicenter | Nuuk
Get out of the city and experience the mountains and fjords surrounding Nuuk on your own.
Kang Tourism offers to sail you to the start of a new adventure. We start out with a short boat trip of 30 minutes from the city and into the Kobbefjord. From here you start on the approximately 15 kilometers long hike back to Nuuk. This is not a guided tour, so on the hike you will be on your own or with your group. On this tour we only take you to the starting point! You will walk through the beautiful mountain landscape and be able to enjoy the view over the fjord system and surrounding mountain tops. When you go on this trip remember to bring good clothes and footwear for hiking along with food and drinks for the trip. The hike is estimated to take six to eight hours depending on your speed.
With the combination of sailing and hiking this is a tour for you, who adore the Greenlandic Nature. Come along and explore the untouched arctic tundra, in the backdrop of Nuuk City! It is a rare opportunity for outside visitors, to experience the interplay between nature and city. Tie your hiking boots and bring your inner explorer! Do not hesitate to come along, check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.
- Available: May. - Sep.
- Duration: 8 hours
- Activities: Hiking, Sailing
- Difficulty: Moderate
- 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:
Good clothes and footwear for hiking
Good to know:
This trip is not guided, so you should be able to walk in the mountains on your own. Remember to wear good clothes for the weather and hiking boots. Do also bring all the necessary food and drinks for the hike. Before going on a hike like this you should also check a map of the area, so you are familiar with the terrain and furthermore check the weather forecast to see what weather you can expect.
It is a marked route, and the path is often walked on, therefore it is visible.
If there is 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.