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Ukkusissat Mountain Hike | Nuuk

Ukkusissat Mountain Hike | Nuuk
Ukkusissat Mountain Hike | Nuuk
Ukkusissat Mountain Hike | Nuuk
Ukkusissat Mountain Hike | Nuuk
Ukkusissat Mountain Hike | Nuuk
Ukkusissat Mountain Hike | Nuuk
Ukkusissat Mountain Hike | Nuuk

Would you like to see Nuuk from the best view possible? Then come along and join us on this guided hike to the mountain Ukkusissat, Store Malene.  Explore the capitals best view from the top of Store Malene!

You and your fellow explorers will be greeted by your guide in the heart of Nuuk. From here an out of town adventure awaits you! Your hike starts from Qinngorput and takes you 742 meters above sea level. We will follow a dirt road, neighbouring a boisterous river to the spectacular lake Cirkus. Lake circus is circumscribed by a crater of mountains, with luscious mountainsides.

A place so spellbinding and enchanting, that not even your imagination can fathom its beauty. We will hike along the shores of the lake and find our way to the marked path, that will take us up the mountaintop. Enroute the guide will tell everything you need to know about arctic wildlife and herbs, and if you are lucky, you will be able to see one of the foxes residing in the area.

From lake Cirkus, you start your ascend towards Ukkusissat. From here it only goes upwards and the hike is not easily conquered.  The mountain is approximately 742 meters high and is a gem, adored by all locals. Ukkusissat means soapstone, and local artist conquers the mountain to find soapstone to carve in.

Once you have conquered the steep mountainside, you will be rewarded with the most astonishing view over Nuuk and the fjords many veins. Nuuk fjord is known for its mythical mountains and blue waters, it is a magical experience to see it from above. On top of the mountain, you will find a field of Cairns, build your own if you’d like. Once you have enjoyed the mesmerizing view of Nuuk, we return to Nuuk the same way we came. We will pass a mountainside, there is covered in snow all year round. Do like the locals, and sledge down the snow!

 Tie your hiking boots and bring your fellow explorers! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Sep.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Hiking
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Languages: English, German, Danish
  • Highlights: Nuuk, Store Malene | Ukkusissat, Ukkusissat
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 08:00. 14:00, 20:00,

Hotel Hans Egede

Hotel Hans Egede is located in the heart of Nuuk, the address is Aqqusinersuaq.

  • English speaking guide

  • Coffee & tea

  • Greenlandic snacks | ammassat | 'skibkiks'

  • Water

What to bring:
  • Good hiking shoes

  • Practical clothing

  • Hat

  • Neckwarmer

  • Gloves

  • Fleece or windproof jacket

  • Food & water

Good to know:

Please dress after the weather conditions, we recommend clothing you easily can move around in, a warm fleece, neckwarmer, and hat.

Please note, that this tour has a minimum requirement of 2 pax. If the requirement is not attained, the tour will be cancelled.

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