Snowmobiling On Your Own | Nuuk
Are you seeking a once in a life time experience, when visiting Nuuk? Then this is perfect for you. Get to rent a snowmobile for a day to go explore the arctic terrain on your own. The landscape is waiting for you to explore , in every direction as far as the eye can see.
An optional place to explore is the Paradise valley is one of Nuuk adored wonders. Mountains are waiting to be conquered and not to forget the astonishing view are to be gazed upon by you, you do not have to travel far from the capital, as the city and nature perfectly collaborate. Any direction you choose to go is guaranteed to have breathtaking views over the white terrain.
The landscape around Nuuk is an untouched paradise with only traces of snowmobiles, cross country skiers and if you are lucky, animal tracks. The astonishing landscape is a wonderland for your enjoyment.
Not forgetting the invincibility and thrill of being behind the steering wheel of the snowmobile, that will make you feel the power of your control.
Let the views take your breath away, whilst you cruise across the white sheet of ice and hear the crunching sound of the fresh fallen snow. As you start to understand the vastness of the landscape, the excitement almost overcomes.
Before heading back to the ski lift, do not forget to take breaks, so you can capture memories lasting a lifetime, through the lens.
Snowmobiling allows you to reach almost inaccessible places, as the vehicles easily moves up the steep mountains sides! Pull out your winter clothing and bring your driving skills this adventurous snowmobiling experience.
This is an adventure for you to treasure and enjoy. Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above.
- Available: Nov. - Apr.
- Duration: 3 hours
- Activities: Snowmobile, Sightseeing
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 18 years.
- Languages: English, Danish
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
Departure time : Flexible
Ski lift Sisorarfiit
Gasolin and oil
Helmet and other equipment
What to bring:
Warm clothing and footwear
Mittens and a hat
Good to know:
It is possible to rent a helmet, an avalanche backpack and other necessities in regards to snowmobiling, when arriving at the ski lift.