City Walk | Nuuk
Want to quickly get your bearings when you arrive in Nuuk and learn all about the city at the same time? This City Walk is one of your best introductions to Greenland's colorful capital!
First stop is at the Colonial Harbour in the oldest part of Nuuk, your guide will give you an overview of the National History Museum where you will find artefacts from all periods of Greenland’s history. The collection is so large and diverse, it is impossible to cover it all on this tour, so you will want to note the location of the museum for a further visit.
From there, you will stroll past other buildings and statues in the old section of Nuuk, including Hans Egede’s house, the “Mother of the Sea” statue, and the beautiful Annaassisitta Oqaluffia Church. Your guide will explain their role in the history of Nuuk and Greenland before leading the way to the open-air market where freshly caught fish, seal and reindeer are sold.
After exploring the catch of the day and learning a little about the importance of hunting in Greenland, you will head up into the modern center of Nuuk past Greenland’s Parliament building. This area is quite a contrast to where you started in the Colonial Harbour and your guide will take the opportunity to discuss more recent developments in Nuuk and Greenland.
The tour will finish at Katuaq - the cultural centrepiece of the city.
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- Professional guide speaking English/Danish
- 2 hours guided walking tour
Please note: this tour is not available on cruise ship days!
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). For winter, the outer layer should have lots of insulation and be windproof. 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
- Good walking shoes (insulated if it is winter)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Camera with extra batteries
- Day pack
- Water bottle
- This is a walking tour - you must be prepared to walk for about two hours.
- In winter you will likely be walking in snow, so make sure you have appropriate footwear and enough warm clothing for a two-hour period outside.
- This tour requires a minimum of 4 participants to run.
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