A day in the life of a Greenlandic Fisherman | Nuuk
Become a fisherman for a day and hop on board, this tour takes you around the surrounding seas of the capital! Greenland is known for its unbelievably stunning nature and vast and rich seas, but Nuuk offers extraordinary opportunities for sailing and fishing.
Greenland's largest income comes from the fishing industry, and on this tour, you will understand why! Even though, the lives of the modern Inuit are dominated by a modern lifestyle, being in nature is still an essential necessity for the Greenlandic people. Fishing is enjoyed by all ages, from small children to the elderly. And we promise you will love it, just as much! You will not only come home with an extraordinary experience, but you will also come home with your freshly caught fish.
The captain knows the surrounding seas of the capital, like the palm of his own hands. So it is on forehand promised, that you will be fishing in the richest waters. Experienced or not, deep fishing is for all. The captain and guide will bring the gear and take care of your freshly caught cod or Acadian redfish.
In between catching fish and sailing, there will be time to enjoy the majestic nature of Nuuk fjord with a hot cup of coffee! During the tour, the guide will tell you all about the fjord and if you are lucky, you might meet one of the many icebergs, calving from the Narsap Sermia Glacier. The icebergs are amazingly beautiful with their white and blue colours - the boat will stop at the most beautiful iceberg, so you can capture it through your camera lens!
The sea doesn’t freeze in the winter and there is enough fish all year round, so this tour is available at any time! Reserve your trip by selecting your preferred date and clicking Book Now.
- Danish & English Speaking Guide
- Closed boat with heated cabin and restroom onboard
- Safety equipment
- Fishing rods and tackle for 2 people
- Tea & Coffee
What to bring
- Layered clothing. Ideally, you should pack a thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket), and outer layer of windproof clothing (top and bottom). You may not need all of this on any particular day, but you should have it available. You should always bring a windproof jacket, regardless of the weather.
- Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf
- Sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Head net and insect repellent (in case of mosquitoes)
- Camera with extra batteries
- Day pack
- Water bottle
- Optional: Binoculars for spotting whales
- This tour requires a minimum of 6 people to run. If we do not have enough people on the day, we will try to reschedule you or cancel the tour and refund your money.
- Children younger than two years can attend the tour for free.
- Make sure you bring warm clothes if you want to spend time out on the deck of the boat. It is always colder on the water, and the wind produced by the boat as we sail can be particularly chilly.