5-Day Package | Nuuk In The Winter | West Greenland
Come along this 5-day journey to the capital of Greenland, Nuuk fjord, the settlement Kapisillit, Paradise Valley and Quassussuaq with this winter vacation package! Your Greenland holiday will be fulfilled with this vacation package, as it is a perfect mix of nature and culture.
With this vacation package, you are ensured that you will get to explore the very best of what Nuuk has to offer, in the winter. From conquering mountain tins by snowshoe and helicopter to sailing to the hidden corners of Nuuk fjord, where you will find the small settlement of Kapisillit to conquering Paradise Valley by snowmobile!
Nuuk is the biggest city in Greenland with 18.000 inhabitants and here you’ll meet a fascinating mix of traditional and modern ways of living. In the heart of Nuuk, you’ll find cosy cafées and restaurants which is a mix of Greenlandic and European inspired gastronomy, and in the clothing stores, you will find t-shirts with traditional Inuit patterns and handknitted muskox wool. Surrounding Nuuk is its very own fjord system, which is one of the largest in the world. The fjord offers adventures of abandoned villages, ice fishing and glaciers.
You will be exploring while the short, but bright days dominates the winter landscape. Greenland in the winter shows its uniqueness through northern lights and moonlight illuminating the snow-covered landscape.
We’ve made a package with everything from a cosy home visit to locals to an adventurous ride with a snowmobile in the mountains, a perfect mix that’ll ensure you have the best time while visiting our capital. So go ahead and check out the availability by pressing “Book Now” above, and find a time that suits you!
On your first day, you will be arriving in the world's smallest capital, Nuuk. You will be transferred to your accommodation and once you are settled in - a city tour awaits you. The Nuuk city tour will take you from Malene Bay to the Old Colonial Harbor. If you arrive midday, the tour can be done after lunch.
You’ll start the day with a tour of the National Museum of Greenland!
The National Museum of Greenland holds a large collection of historical artefacts such as umiaqs, kayaks, mummies and other relics from the past.
Lunch will be enjoyed in the cultural centre Katuaq, where you will be served a Greenland tapas - A variety of delicious local specialities. En route to Katuaq, we will pass the Old Colonial Harbor, where you also will have time to explore the local fish and meat market. At the local fish and meat market, you can find everything from arctic char to seal.
The Afternoon can take place in the air! In the afternoon we can arrange an optional helicopter tour to the nearest mountains and the fjord. The optional tour includes transfer to the airport, it will take about an hour (20 min flight).
Today you'll have the rare opportunity to go on a sailing adventure to the fishing and hunting village of Kapisillit.
Your day starts by you hopping on board our boat, that will transfer you to Kapisillit. Sailing Nuuk fjord, is quite special. It is not only one of the largest fjords in the world, but it also holds some of the worlds oldest mountains. The mountains of the fjord, are sky high and circumscribe the veins of water, creating an unbelievable breathtaking landscape.
Once you have arrived at today's first destination, you will go on a guided walk in the charming village and meet the locals. Kapisillit is located at the bottom of the fjord, near the Narsap Sermia Glacier and its surrounding ice fjord. Kapisillit is quite different from Nuuk, as the inhabitants practice a more traditional lifestyle of fishing and hunting.
Once you are done with your guided settlement tour, hop on board - we are setting the sails toward Qoornoq! En route, we will pass Uummannaq island, a heart-shaped island, keep an eye out for caribou, as they are known to occupy the island in the winter. Qoornoq is located near the Nuuk Icefjord, and therefore we will make a quick stop, so you can enjoy your lunch among the huge azures of ice. It may not be possible to get off the boat and explore the village because of ice and snow conditions, but we will get as close as the ice allows.
When returning to Nuuk, we will sail by the frozen waterfall by the iconic Sermitsiaq mountain. The frozen waterfall will rise high above you and will leave you with amazement. The tour starts a 9 o'clock.
The day is yours to create.
You can start your day by going on a guided snowshoe tour in the surrounding hills and Quassussuaq. Conquering the surrounding mountainsides by snowshoe will leave you breathless and you will feel the unforgiven arctic cold on your cheeks. You can also choose to rent skis instead, to go skiing in the hills.
Please note, that these tours are optional.
To wrap the adventure up is a 2-hour included northern lights boat tour. We will be sailing out of Nuuk, to get away from the city lights, so you can enjoy the Aurora Borealis in peace. It is quite magnificent to see the arctic phenomenon, as all colours dance across the star-filled sky.
Before you say goodbye to Nuuk, you are invited to a local Kaffemik. A Kaffemik is a traditional way of celebrating any celebratory event. At the Kaffemik your will be served everything from coffee to raw whale skin, Mattak. While enjoying a good cup of something hot, the locals will tell you about the Greenlandic way of life, both in the past and in the present. Please note, that this is an optional tour.
You will be transferred to the airport afterwards, and it is time to say goodbye!
- Pick up and drop off to the airport
- 4 nights accommodation (in Hostel)
- Boat tour to Kapisillit
- City sightseeing with Tapas in the culture house Katuaq
- Northern lights tour by car (you can pay extra if you want to go on a boat tour)
- Guide on the tours
- Hotel upgrade (Hotel includes breakfast)
- Single traveller supplement
- Flights - could be added on request
- Personal Insurance
- Optional tours
What to bring
|• Outdoor clothing, preferably 3 layers, warm inner layer, insulating middle layer and wind/water proof outer layer
• Beanie and scarf
- The programme is subject to change according to weather.
- The base price is for a double room at Inuk Hostel, you can upgrade to a hotel in the booking process.
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