Nuuk The Worlds Smallest Capital

This journey takes you to the world’s smallest and most colourful capital – Nuuk!

At the mouth of its own fjord system lies Nuuk, surrounded by endless veins of fjord and spectacular beauty. The urban city life perfectly collaborates with the surrounding nature, therefore you are promised a dream vacation – both for the metropolitan and the outdoor man.

Nuuk is populated by approximately 17500 inhabitants and was established in 1728, by the Norwegian missionary Hans Egede. Clear signs of history and age are visible in Nuuk, and almost every corner holds a piece of history. Furthermore there is a wide range of shopping and dining opportunities to experience and taste! The surrounding fjord system is a wonder of its own. You will find treasures such as abandoned villages, majestic glaciers and humpback whales playing hide and seek between the waves.

With this tour, you are going to explore the very best of Nuuk. You will explore the hidden corners and gems of the capital on a 3 hour guided city walk, visit the mesmerizing icefjord and join an unforgettable dining experience into the deep veins of Nuuks surrounding fjord system.

The itinerary is described below.

Tours for your last day in Nuuk, can be found in the links below:

https://guidetogreenland.com/tour-operator-tours-holidays/nuuk-city-tours/90

https://guidetogreenland.com/tour-operator-tours-holidays/nuuk-water-taxi/70

https://guidetogreenland.com/tour-operator-tours-holidays/kang-tourism-aps/79

http://https://guidetogreenland.com/tour-operator-tours-holidays/qussuk-adventures/77

Bring your taste buds, your inner explorer and your binoculars! Do not hesitate to book this adventurous tour the worlds smallest capital, check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Oct.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Activities: Hiking, Sight Seeing, Cultural Activity, Fishing, Bird watching, Boat Excursion, Glacier Watching, City Walk, Photography, Arctic Wildlife
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Nuuk , West Greenland , Greenland National Museum & Archive , Nuuk Colonial Habour , Greenland Ice Cap , Qooqqut , Nuuk Ice Fjord
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : Evening departure 19:45

You meet us at the departure location.
Reykjavík domestic airport.
Included:
  • Flights Reykjavík - Nuuk - Reykjavík

  • Airport taxes

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation, double room with private facilities including breakfast

  • Airport taxi transfers

  • City walk sightseeing tour

  • Icefjord boat tour including lunch

  • Boat tour to Qooqqut

  • Pre/post nights in Reykjavík not included but can be added upon request.


What to bring:
  • Wind- & waterproof Garments

  • Hats & gloves

  • Credit cards are widely used, but some cash [Danish Kroner] is advisable to have on hand.

  • Camera equipment: Greenland is a photographer’s paradise and you should ensure to have enough memory cards with you.

  • Binoculars: to scout for wildlife.

  • Sweat Transporting Garments

  • 3-layer structured clothing

  • Good walking shoes

  • Shoes for hiking


Good to know:

Flight schedules may change due to unfavorable weather or ice conditions.

The price per person is based on double room with private facilities.

NOTICE: Terms and conditions for this tour, can be found in the supplier description.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival day


Nuuk The Worlds Smallest Capital


You depart with the evening flight from Reykjavik and set out on 2 hour journey to Nuuk. Flying over Greenland, is every trip worth in itself, as flying over the Greenland icecap is the most scenic and beautiful journey imaginable.

Upon arrival in Nuuk, you and your fellow explorers will be transferred to your hotel for a 3 night stay. But the adventure of the day – does not end here. When you have settled in, an educated guide will be waiting for you at Greenland National Museum & Archive for a 3 hour guided city walk. You will learn about the past and the present of the daily life in Nuuk and learn about Greenland's diverse and fascinating culture. After visiting the National Museum, you will venture to the Parliament and City Council where you will discover how the daily life is shaped by the political decisions made here.

When tour is done, it is up to you what you would like to explore. Visit the city center and dine at a restaurant serving Greenlandic commodities.


Day 2 - Icefjord Expedition


Nuuk The Worlds Smallest Capital


Today you will venture deep into the veins of Nuuk fjord on open boat, with the mission of reaching the bottom of Nuup Kangerlua. The bottom of Nuup Kangerlua hides an arctic treasure – the majestic glacier Narsap Sermia. Narsap Sermia is surrounded by massive blue and white nuanced ice azures, that will take your breath away.

You will be travelling under the arctic sky in passages circumscribed by sky high mountains tins, accompanied by humpback whales playing hide and seek between the waves.

Near the Narsap Sermia glacier, you will go a shore and hike for 45 minutes on a rather flat arctic tundra. This is not a strenuous hike and is taken at a slow and easy pace. The oldest person who did this hike in 2012 was 73 years old, so put your mind at ease that you won’t be scaling sheer cliff faces! You will be rewarded by a fantastic view over the ice fiord of Nuuk. Within the fiord you will be able to view the amazing ice floes as far as the eye can see. The view is spectacular, with the white colour against the turquoise sea creating a visual memory you will never forget.

When you have completed your hike, the tour goes to Kapisillit. Kapisillit is a hunting and fishing village, that was established by 2 brothers in the start of the 1900. Since the settlement has endured prosperity and adversity. Here you will spend an hour at a local Greenlandic family and be attending the cultural celebration – Kaffemik. Coffe and home backed cakes are offered at the local home.

You return the same way you came, as the West Greenlandic nature never stops to impress.


Day 3 - Unforgettable dining experience


Nuuk The Worlds Smallest Capital


Today you will depart from Nuuk harbor at 5 PM for an extra ordinary dining experience, deep within the veins of Nuuk fjord.

As you venture into the fjord, you will be provided with marvelous nature, sky high mountain tins and traveling humpback whales.

Perhaps a whale will raise its tail like a friendly greeting or a cheeky seal will survey you curiously from the water or whilst it lounges on the shore.

After an hour of sailing the neighboring seas of Nuuk, you will arrive in Qooqqut Bay. Here you will fish for trout and acadian redfish, in front of a stunning waterfall, with pebbles flying in all directions. Once you and your fellow explorers are done with fishing, you will go a shore the abandoned settlement, that will host you for an evening feast. However, before the fish is delivered to the chef you will need to chop it up in preparation for use. Our guide will show you how to do this and you can take pride in the fact that not only are you eating your own catch but you have learned a valuable preparation skill in the process.

Before your evening feast, take the time to hike the steep mountain sides, explore the norse ruins or pick clams in the orange rays of the arctic midnight sun.

At 20:30 the boat will depart back to Nuuk, with an expected arrival time of 21:30


Day 4 - Free day and departure


Nuuk The Worlds Smallest Capital


Today your adventure ends, with exploring every corner of Nuuk. There is wide range of tour offers in Nuuk, the tours can be found in the link in the main tour description above.

When the evening arrives you and your fellow explorers will be transferred to Nuuk airport and check in for your flight to Iceland, departing at 21:15. Your flight will arrive in Reykjavik domestic airport at 03:35.


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