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Kangeq, abandoned settlement | Nuuk

Step right up to join this tour to the mythical and abandoned town, Kangeq! This tour is for anyone who would like to travel back in time and explore what Greenland was like, before the industrialisation.An abandoned whaling village stands in complete silence, waiting to be explored with its ruins from ancient migrate waves and its colorful houses from the late colonial period. Kangeq has been inhabited for hundreds of years until 1972. When going ashore the colourful town, you will be met with a balming, yet haunting silence, as the houses lay abandoned. Explore the cores of the buildings, that display the modest and harsh living conditions in 1900.Walk in a 40-year silence, while exploring traces of vanished ages and Inuit settlements. Be on the lookout for humpback whales, that are famous for residing in the neighbouring seas of the abandoned village. If you are lucky, you’ll meet one of the arctic wild lives, that resides in the town! But Kangeq is not only famous for being abandoned. Neighbouring the town is the Island of Hope. The island of hope was established by the missionary Hans Egede before Egede colonized Nuuk.This tour is on our boat “Ice Force Two”. This is a small open POCA boat. The boat is specially made for the Greenlandic conditions and is a favourite among local hunters and fishermen.Tie your hiking boots and bring your camera, for this adventure exploring the ghost town Kangeq! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.
5
3 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
1 hour
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Nuuk city tour by car

Join this tour through the world's smallest capital, Nuuk, and get a sense of how the city evolves. You’ll be driven by car or bus with a professional guide who will tell you about the exciting history behind the colorful capital.Although the capital's inhabitants are just around 18,000,  you’ll see a fascinating cross between the urban and traditional way of life. You can go to the cinema after a nice visit at the café while meeting fishermen or hunters selling the catch of the day in the market.Like the rest of the cities in the Greenlandic coast, Nuuk is located by the coast and is surrounded by breathtaking nature - mountains and the sea play together very well in the hustle and bustle of the city atmosphere.Nuuk is divided into 3 parts. Nuuk is the centre of the city, you’ll find the oldest part of the city, the colonial harbour, where Greenland's colonial period has begun. Here you will not only see the past because you’ll also find different restaurants and cafés with food from Greenlandic to European inspiration.Lots of shops selling interesting souvenirs and local design. You can also find the Cultural House, National Museum as well as the local museum here.The second part is Nuussuaq, a part of Nuuk which sprung up in the 1980s. You’ll be impressed by colourful houses and suburban life in beautiful surroundings. The third and most recent part of Nuuk is Qinngorput, which appeared at the beginning of 2000. It takes about 20 minutes to drive from Nuuk to Qinngorput.The entire city has been in rapid development and it never stops, new buildings are always springing up around the entire city. Come along and get an idea of the conditions of which the modern Inuit live in, here in the capital and hear what your guide has to say, there are a lot of hidden wonders See availability for the tour by pressing "Choose a date" for the tour and book your tour today.
Duration:
1,5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Boat tour to Nuuk Icefjord | Nuuk

Join this tour if you want to experience Greenlands most beautiful sides, of ice and breathtaking nature! Hop on board, this tour will take you to the Narsap Sermia ice fjord. En route you will also visit the small and charming abandoned village, Qoornoq.There are thousands of small and large fjords throughout the Greenlandic coast, but near the capital, you’ll find a truly unique fjord system, which is the second largest fjord system in the world. The fjord system is one of the oldest in the world, and it shows in the form of high and steep mountains. In the fjord you will find two glaciers that calve beautiful icebergs that decorate the amazing nature with their white and blue shades, you will be easily impressed by how they’re sculptured by nature itself! Depending on ice conditions, you might be lucky to see the glacier. The captain will stop the engine so you can enjoy your lunch among the beautiful icebergs while overlooking the most beautiful nature and indescribable silence!In between the many veins of the fjord system, you will be able to find abandoned villages, but there is one that is very special for Greenlanders: Qoornoq. After enjoying a nice lunch, in the Icefjord, we will make a quick stop in Qoornoq. The abandoned village is not completely abandoned yet, there is still life and beauty all year round - and even new houses are built as summer cottages. You will understand why the locals love to come here! Beautiful nature, friendly people and exciting history are to be experienced in Qoornoq.On the way back to Nuuk, the captain will sail you past a marvellous waterfall, which falls from the iconic hallmark of Nuuk: Sermitsiaq.Hop on board and check if there is enough space for pictures on your camera. Check out the booking availability by pressing "Choose a date" above.
Duration:
7 hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Cultural Sailing Tour | Uummannaq | North Greenland

Explore several historically and culturally significant sites in the beauty of the Uuummannaq fjord.On this tour you will travel by boat and go on land at several different locations, as the captain shares his knowledge, and tells stories of the areas and their significance.You will head out from the port of Uummannaq, towards the Nuussuaq peninsula and the old settlement of Qilakitsoq where you go ashore and explore the area. Qilakitsoq is the site at which the 8, 500 year old, world famous mummies of Greenland were found, here you will travel back in time and learn about the conditions of life 500 years ago. After visiting the Qilakitsoq site, you will head onwards to the abandoned settlement of Uummannatsiaq. There you'll enjoy the included lunch sitting amongst the old abandoned houses, creating a chilling atmosphere as the captain tells stories of tragedy and prosperity in the early 1900's. When your belly is satisfied, you will start a short hike up the mountain, where the Greenlandic wildlife thrives. Arctic foxes, hares and various birds are possible sightings if you keep your eyes open. After the hike, it's time to continue by boat to the Great Island, which is well known for its rich amounts of berries, and aptly named Paarnat - "The berries" hereafter. Here you'll go and collect some juicy crowberries and the mouth-watering blueberries, which ripen in August and throughout most of September. This will also be accompanied by a good Crowberry Schnaps, a luscious alcoholic drink, that'll warm you up from your toes to your fingertips. From here it's time to head back to Uummannaq, where the voyage will take you past several spectacular waterfalls, gushing down from more than a 150 meters. There is always a chance of seeing whales, seals and various seabirds as you sail along the fjord, so look out for bursts of water vapour and small black heads curiously popping above the surface of the water. The full tour takes around 8 hours, which you'll leave with unforgettable memories, so what are you waiting for? Check the availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above.
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
2 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Town walk & Drum dance | Uummannaq | North Greenland

Explore the streets of Uummannaq with a local guide, who will give you an introduction to both modern and traditional life in this part of the world - 450 km. north of the Arctic circle. Meet us at the pontoon bridge in front of the hospital, where the guide will be waiting. The guide will give a brief introduction to the tour before we will be headed to the church. From the church, we will walk around the streets of Uummannaq.Uummannaq and the surrounding area has a long and rich history dating back to the first people who lived here a thousand years. In the 1700's it was a whaling town, which brought both merchants and missionaries to the town as well. We will visit some of the old colonial houses, that were used for storage by the whalers.When we have walked for a while, we will find a nice spot to rest our legs and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea along with some cookies. After the rest, we will continue with renewed energy on the last bit of the tour. Along with the historical aspect, the guide will also tell about the modern life - this is not only a walk in Uummannaq town but a walk to the heart of Greenlandic culture. We will end the tour with the guide performing traditional Greenlandic drum dance - something you have to experience! Be prepared, this might not be the last time you visit Uummannaq, because there is an old saying: When you visit Uummannaq you will lose a piece of your heart to the place and this will make you ever longing return.Check availability and book your tour by pressing 'Chose a date' above. 
Duration:
2 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Art, Science and Society | Nuuk

Join on a combined tour of two of Nuuks best and most interesting sites: the beautiful and architecturally interesting buildings of the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and Ilimmarfik, University of Greenland. The tour will focus on the history of science in Greenland and the displayed art and architecture of the two buildings, both decorated by internationally recognized artists Aka Høegh and Anne-Birthe Hove.The tour starts at the architectually interesting building of The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. Being a former Communications Officer at the Institute the guide, Kitte Witting, has great inside knowledge of both the science conducted and history behind the Institute and the exhibition Paasisaqarusuppunga, Science and Society. The exhibition ties the building together and inspires the visitor to explore the architectural landscape while learning about the history of science in Greenland starting with the Danish cleric and Naturalist Otto Fabricius. It displays his outstanding work as a humanist and scientist that was the basis of the world-famous Fauna Groenlandica, published 1790. It also displays the “Plankton Cloud” which creates an impressive view into the otherwise invisible microworld of the sea and the shell of the world´s biggest bivalve, that lived approximately 83 million years ago. The tour continues with a short walk to the neighbouring building Ilimmarfik that houses the University of Greenland and the National Archives, Groenlandica. Ilimmarfik was finished 10 years after the Institute, and is also decorated by Aka Høegh and Anne Birthe Hove and contains artwork of Julie Edel Hardenberg a.o. After the tour, you can buy lunch or have a coffee and cake in the canteen of Ilimmarfik, which offers a spectacular view over the fiord to the landmark of Nuuk, Sermitsiaq Mountain.The tour will take about 1.5 hours. There are plenty of possibilities to sit and rest during the tour while listening to the stories and facts of the buildings, the art and the scientific work of the Natural Institute and the University of Greenland.  See availability and book your tour by clicking 'Choose a date' above and experience a whole other side of Nuuk.
Duration:
1,5 hours
Available:
Nov. - Jun.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
4 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Historical Tours

Experience Greenland's history.

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Historical Tours

Experience Greenland's history.
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Kangeq, abandoned settlement | Nuuk

Step right up to join this tour to the mythical and abandoned town, Kangeq! This tour is for anyone who would like to travel back in time and explore what Greenland was like, before the industrialisation.An abandoned whaling village stands in complete silence, waiting to be explored with its ruins from ancient migrate waves and its colorful houses from the late colonial period. Kangeq has been inhabited for hundreds of years until 1972. When going ashore the colourful town, you will be met with a balming, yet haunting silence, as the houses lay abandoned. Explore the cores of the buildings, that display the modest and harsh living conditions in 1900.Walk in a 40-year silence, while exploring traces of vanished ages and Inuit settlements. Be on the lookout for humpback whales, that are famous for residing in the neighbouring seas of the abandoned village. If you are lucky, you’ll meet one of the arctic wild lives, that resides in the town! But Kangeq is not only famous for being abandoned. Neighbouring the town is the Island of Hope. The island of hope was established by the missionary Hans Egede before Egede colonized Nuuk.This tour is on our boat “Ice Force Two”. This is a small open POCA boat. The boat is specially made for the Greenlandic conditions and is a favourite among local hunters and fishermen.Tie your hiking boots and bring your camera, for this adventure exploring the ghost town Kangeq! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.
5
3 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
1 hour
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Nuuk city tour by car

Join this tour through the world's smallest capital, Nuuk, and get a sense of how the city evolves. You’ll be driven by car or bus with a professional guide who will tell you about the exciting history behind the colorful capital.Although the capital's inhabitants are just around 18,000,  you’ll see a fascinating cross between the urban and traditional way of life. You can go to the cinema after a nice visit at the café while meeting fishermen or hunters selling the catch of the day in the market.Like the rest of the cities in the Greenlandic coast, Nuuk is located by the coast and is surrounded by breathtaking nature - mountains and the sea play together very well in the hustle and bustle of the city atmosphere.Nuuk is divided into 3 parts. Nuuk is the centre of the city, you’ll find the oldest part of the city, the colonial harbour, where Greenland's colonial period has begun. Here you will not only see the past because you’ll also find different restaurants and cafés with food from Greenlandic to European inspiration.Lots of shops selling interesting souvenirs and local design. You can also find the Cultural House, National Museum as well as the local museum here.The second part is Nuussuaq, a part of Nuuk which sprung up in the 1980s. You’ll be impressed by colourful houses and suburban life in beautiful surroundings. The third and most recent part of Nuuk is Qinngorput, which appeared at the beginning of 2000. It takes about 20 minutes to drive from Nuuk to Qinngorput.The entire city has been in rapid development and it never stops, new buildings are always springing up around the entire city. Come along and get an idea of the conditions of which the modern Inuit live in, here in the capital and hear what your guide has to say, there are a lot of hidden wonders See availability for the tour by pressing "Choose a date" for the tour and book your tour today.
Duration:
1,5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Boat tour to Nuuk Icefjord | Nuuk

Join this tour if you want to experience Greenlands most beautiful sides, of ice and breathtaking nature! Hop on board, this tour will take you to the Narsap Sermia ice fjord. En route you will also visit the small and charming abandoned village, Qoornoq.There are thousands of small and large fjords throughout the Greenlandic coast, but near the capital, you’ll find a truly unique fjord system, which is the second largest fjord system in the world. The fjord system is one of the oldest in the world, and it shows in the form of high and steep mountains. In the fjord you will find two glaciers that calve beautiful icebergs that decorate the amazing nature with their white and blue shades, you will be easily impressed by how they’re sculptured by nature itself! Depending on ice conditions, you might be lucky to see the glacier. The captain will stop the engine so you can enjoy your lunch among the beautiful icebergs while overlooking the most beautiful nature and indescribable silence!In between the many veins of the fjord system, you will be able to find abandoned villages, but there is one that is very special for Greenlanders: Qoornoq. After enjoying a nice lunch, in the Icefjord, we will make a quick stop in Qoornoq. The abandoned village is not completely abandoned yet, there is still life and beauty all year round - and even new houses are built as summer cottages. You will understand why the locals love to come here! Beautiful nature, friendly people and exciting history are to be experienced in Qoornoq.On the way back to Nuuk, the captain will sail you past a marvellous waterfall, which falls from the iconic hallmark of Nuuk: Sermitsiaq.Hop on board and check if there is enough space for pictures on your camera. Check out the booking availability by pressing "Choose a date" above.
Duration:
7 hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Cultural Sailing Tour | Uummannaq | North Greenland

Explore several historically and culturally significant sites in the beauty of the Uuummannaq fjord.On this tour you will travel by boat and go on land at several different locations, as the captain shares his knowledge, and tells stories of the areas and their significance.You will head out from the port of Uummannaq, towards the Nuussuaq peninsula and the old settlement of Qilakitsoq where you go ashore and explore the area. Qilakitsoq is the site at which the 8, 500 year old, world famous mummies of Greenland were found, here you will travel back in time and learn about the conditions of life 500 years ago. After visiting the Qilakitsoq site, you will head onwards to the abandoned settlement of Uummannatsiaq. There you'll enjoy the included lunch sitting amongst the old abandoned houses, creating a chilling atmosphere as the captain tells stories of tragedy and prosperity in the early 1900's. When your belly is satisfied, you will start a short hike up the mountain, where the Greenlandic wildlife thrives. Arctic foxes, hares and various birds are possible sightings if you keep your eyes open. After the hike, it's time to continue by boat to the Great Island, which is well known for its rich amounts of berries, and aptly named Paarnat - "The berries" hereafter. Here you'll go and collect some juicy crowberries and the mouth-watering blueberries, which ripen in August and throughout most of September. This will also be accompanied by a good Crowberry Schnaps, a luscious alcoholic drink, that'll warm you up from your toes to your fingertips. From here it's time to head back to Uummannaq, where the voyage will take you past several spectacular waterfalls, gushing down from more than a 150 meters. There is always a chance of seeing whales, seals and various seabirds as you sail along the fjord, so look out for bursts of water vapour and small black heads curiously popping above the surface of the water. The full tour takes around 8 hours, which you'll leave with unforgettable memories, so what are you waiting for? Check the availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above.
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
2 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Town walk & Drum dance | Uummannaq | North Greenland

Explore the streets of Uummannaq with a local guide, who will give you an introduction to both modern and traditional life in this part of the world - 450 km. north of the Arctic circle. Meet us at the pontoon bridge in front of the hospital, where the guide will be waiting. The guide will give a brief introduction to the tour before we will be headed to the church. From the church, we will walk around the streets of Uummannaq.Uummannaq and the surrounding area has a long and rich history dating back to the first people who lived here a thousand years. In the 1700's it was a whaling town, which brought both merchants and missionaries to the town as well. We will visit some of the old colonial houses, that were used for storage by the whalers.When we have walked for a while, we will find a nice spot to rest our legs and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea along with some cookies. After the rest, we will continue with renewed energy on the last bit of the tour. Along with the historical aspect, the guide will also tell about the modern life - this is not only a walk in Uummannaq town but a walk to the heart of Greenlandic culture. We will end the tour with the guide performing traditional Greenlandic drum dance - something you have to experience! Be prepared, this might not be the last time you visit Uummannaq, because there is an old saying: When you visit Uummannaq you will lose a piece of your heart to the place and this will make you ever longing return.Check availability and book your tour by pressing 'Chose a date' above. 
Duration:
2 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
See more

Art, Science and Society | Nuuk

Join on a combined tour of two of Nuuks best and most interesting sites: the beautiful and architecturally interesting buildings of the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and Ilimmarfik, University of Greenland. The tour will focus on the history of science in Greenland and the displayed art and architecture of the two buildings, both decorated by internationally recognized artists Aka Høegh and Anne-Birthe Hove.The tour starts at the architectually interesting building of The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. Being a former Communications Officer at the Institute the guide, Kitte Witting, has great inside knowledge of both the science conducted and history behind the Institute and the exhibition Paasisaqarusuppunga, Science and Society. The exhibition ties the building together and inspires the visitor to explore the architectural landscape while learning about the history of science in Greenland starting with the Danish cleric and Naturalist Otto Fabricius. It displays his outstanding work as a humanist and scientist that was the basis of the world-famous Fauna Groenlandica, published 1790. It also displays the “Plankton Cloud” which creates an impressive view into the otherwise invisible microworld of the sea and the shell of the world´s biggest bivalve, that lived approximately 83 million years ago. The tour continues with a short walk to the neighbouring building Ilimmarfik that houses the University of Greenland and the National Archives, Groenlandica. Ilimmarfik was finished 10 years after the Institute, and is also decorated by Aka Høegh and Anne Birthe Hove and contains artwork of Julie Edel Hardenberg a.o. After the tour, you can buy lunch or have a coffee and cake in the canteen of Ilimmarfik, which offers a spectacular view over the fiord to the landmark of Nuuk, Sermitsiaq Mountain.The tour will take about 1.5 hours. There are plenty of possibilities to sit and rest during the tour while listening to the stories and facts of the buildings, the art and the scientific work of the Natural Institute and the University of Greenland.  See availability and book your tour by clicking 'Choose a date' above and experience a whole other side of Nuuk.
Duration:
1,5 hours
Available:
Nov. - Jun.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
4 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Showing 12 out of 29

Historical Tours

Experience Greenland's history.

5

average

4 reviews

Historical Tours

Experience Greenland's history.
5 average category rating
4 reviews
Compare Prices in Greenland
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Kangeq, abandoned settlement | Nuuk

Step right up to join this tour to the mythical and abandoned town, Kangeq! This tour is for anyone who would like to travel back in time and explore what Greenland was like, before the industrialisation.An abandoned whaling village stands in complete silence, waiting to be explored with its ruins from ancient migrate waves and its colorful houses from the late colonial period. Kangeq has been inhabited for hundreds of years until 1972. When going ashore the colourful town, you will be met with a balming, yet haunting silence, as the houses lay abandoned. Explore the cores of the buildings, that display the modest and harsh living conditions in 1900.Walk in a 40-year silence, while exploring traces of vanished ages and Inuit settlements. Be on the lookout for humpback whales, that are famous for residing in the neighbouring seas of the abandoned village. If you are lucky, you’ll meet one of the arctic wild lives, that resides in the town! But Kangeq is not only famous for being abandoned. Neighbouring the town is the Island of Hope. The island of hope was established by the missionary Hans Egede before Egede colonized Nuuk.This tour is on our boat “Ice Force Two”. This is a small open POCA boat. The boat is specially made for the Greenlandic conditions and is a favourite among local hunters and fishermen.Tie your hiking boots and bring your camera, for this adventure exploring the ghost town Kangeq! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.
5
3 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
1 hour
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Nuuk city tour by car

Join this tour through the world's smallest capital, Nuuk, and get a sense of how the city evolves. You’ll be driven by car or bus with a professional guide who will tell you about the exciting history behind the colorful capital.Although the capital's inhabitants are just around 18,000,  you’ll see a fascinating cross between the urban and traditional way of life. You can go to the cinema after a nice visit at the café while meeting fishermen or hunters selling the catch of the day in the market.Like the rest of the cities in the Greenlandic coast, Nuuk is located by the coast and is surrounded by breathtaking nature - mountains and the sea play together very well in the hustle and bustle of the city atmosphere.Nuuk is divided into 3 parts. Nuuk is the centre of the city, you’ll find the oldest part of the city, the colonial harbour, where Greenland's colonial period has begun. Here you will not only see the past because you’ll also find different restaurants and cafés with food from Greenlandic to European inspiration.Lots of shops selling interesting souvenirs and local design. You can also find the Cultural House, National Museum as well as the local museum here.The second part is Nuussuaq, a part of Nuuk which sprung up in the 1980s. You’ll be impressed by colourful houses and suburban life in beautiful surroundings. The third and most recent part of Nuuk is Qinngorput, which appeared at the beginning of 2000. It takes about 20 minutes to drive from Nuuk to Qinngorput.The entire city has been in rapid development and it never stops, new buildings are always springing up around the entire city. Come along and get an idea of the conditions of which the modern Inuit live in, here in the capital and hear what your guide has to say, there are a lot of hidden wonders See availability for the tour by pressing "Choose a date" for the tour and book your tour today.
Duration:
1,5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
See more

Boat tour to Nuuk Icefjord | Nuuk

Join this tour if you want to experience Greenlands most beautiful sides, of ice and breathtaking nature! Hop on board, this tour will take you to the Narsap Sermia ice fjord. En route you will also visit the small and charming abandoned village, Qoornoq.There are thousands of small and large fjords throughout the Greenlandic coast, but near the capital, you’ll find a truly unique fjord system, which is the second largest fjord system in the world. The fjord system is one of the oldest in the world, and it shows in the form of high and steep mountains. In the fjord you will find two glaciers that calve beautiful icebergs that decorate the amazing nature with their white and blue shades, you will be easily impressed by how they’re sculptured by nature itself! Depending on ice conditions, you might be lucky to see the glacier. The captain will stop the engine so you can enjoy your lunch among the beautiful icebergs while overlooking the most beautiful nature and indescribable silence!In between the many veins of the fjord system, you will be able to find abandoned villages, but there is one that is very special for Greenlanders: Qoornoq. After enjoying a nice lunch, in the Icefjord, we will make a quick stop in Qoornoq. The abandoned village is not completely abandoned yet, there is still life and beauty all year round - and even new houses are built as summer cottages. You will understand why the locals love to come here! Beautiful nature, friendly people and exciting history are to be experienced in Qoornoq.On the way back to Nuuk, the captain will sail you past a marvellous waterfall, which falls from the iconic hallmark of Nuuk: Sermitsiaq.Hop on board and check if there is enough space for pictures on your camera. Check out the booking availability by pressing "Choose a date" above.
Duration:
7 hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Cultural Sailing Tour | Uummannaq | North Greenland

Explore several historically and culturally significant sites in the beauty of the Uuummannaq fjord.On this tour you will travel by boat and go on land at several different locations, as the captain shares his knowledge, and tells stories of the areas and their significance.You will head out from the port of Uummannaq, towards the Nuussuaq peninsula and the old settlement of Qilakitsoq where you go ashore and explore the area. Qilakitsoq is the site at which the 8, 500 year old, world famous mummies of Greenland were found, here you will travel back in time and learn about the conditions of life 500 years ago. After visiting the Qilakitsoq site, you will head onwards to the abandoned settlement of Uummannatsiaq. There you'll enjoy the included lunch sitting amongst the old abandoned houses, creating a chilling atmosphere as the captain tells stories of tragedy and prosperity in the early 1900's. When your belly is satisfied, you will start a short hike up the mountain, where the Greenlandic wildlife thrives. Arctic foxes, hares and various birds are possible sightings if you keep your eyes open. After the hike, it's time to continue by boat to the Great Island, which is well known for its rich amounts of berries, and aptly named Paarnat - "The berries" hereafter. Here you'll go and collect some juicy crowberries and the mouth-watering blueberries, which ripen in August and throughout most of September. This will also be accompanied by a good Crowberry Schnaps, a luscious alcoholic drink, that'll warm you up from your toes to your fingertips. From here it's time to head back to Uummannaq, where the voyage will take you past several spectacular waterfalls, gushing down from more than a 150 meters. There is always a chance of seeing whales, seals and various seabirds as you sail along the fjord, so look out for bursts of water vapour and small black heads curiously popping above the surface of the water. The full tour takes around 8 hours, which you'll leave with unforgettable memories, so what are you waiting for? Check the availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above.
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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2 hours
Available:
All year
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Town walk & Drum dance | Uummannaq | North Greenland

Explore the streets of Uummannaq with a local guide, who will give you an introduction to both modern and traditional life in this part of the world - 450 km. north of the Arctic circle. Meet us at the pontoon bridge in front of the hospital, where the guide will be waiting. The guide will give a brief introduction to the tour before we will be headed to the church. From the church, we will walk around the streets of Uummannaq.Uummannaq and the surrounding area has a long and rich history dating back to the first people who lived here a thousand years. In the 1700's it was a whaling town, which brought both merchants and missionaries to the town as well. We will visit some of the old colonial houses, that were used for storage by the whalers.When we have walked for a while, we will find a nice spot to rest our legs and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea along with some cookies. After the rest, we will continue with renewed energy on the last bit of the tour. Along with the historical aspect, the guide will also tell about the modern life - this is not only a walk in Uummannaq town but a walk to the heart of Greenlandic culture. We will end the tour with the guide performing traditional Greenlandic drum dance - something you have to experience! Be prepared, this might not be the last time you visit Uummannaq, because there is an old saying: When you visit Uummannaq you will lose a piece of your heart to the place and this will make you ever longing return.Check availability and book your tour by pressing 'Chose a date' above. 
Duration:
2 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Art, Science and Society | Nuuk

Join on a combined tour of two of Nuuks best and most interesting sites: the beautiful and architecturally interesting buildings of the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and Ilimmarfik, University of Greenland. The tour will focus on the history of science in Greenland and the displayed art and architecture of the two buildings, both decorated by internationally recognized artists Aka Høegh and Anne-Birthe Hove.The tour starts at the architectually interesting building of The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. Being a former Communications Officer at the Institute the guide, Kitte Witting, has great inside knowledge of both the science conducted and history behind the Institute and the exhibition Paasisaqarusuppunga, Science and Society. The exhibition ties the building together and inspires the visitor to explore the architectural landscape while learning about the history of science in Greenland starting with the Danish cleric and Naturalist Otto Fabricius. It displays his outstanding work as a humanist and scientist that was the basis of the world-famous Fauna Groenlandica, published 1790. It also displays the “Plankton Cloud” which creates an impressive view into the otherwise invisible microworld of the sea and the shell of the world´s biggest bivalve, that lived approximately 83 million years ago. The tour continues with a short walk to the neighbouring building Ilimmarfik that houses the University of Greenland and the National Archives, Groenlandica. Ilimmarfik was finished 10 years after the Institute, and is also decorated by Aka Høegh and Anne Birthe Hove and contains artwork of Julie Edel Hardenberg a.o. After the tour, you can buy lunch or have a coffee and cake in the canteen of Ilimmarfik, which offers a spectacular view over the fiord to the landmark of Nuuk, Sermitsiaq Mountain.The tour will take about 1.5 hours. There are plenty of possibilities to sit and rest during the tour while listening to the stories and facts of the buildings, the art and the scientific work of the Natural Institute and the University of Greenland.  See availability and book your tour by clicking 'Choose a date' above and experience a whole other side of Nuuk.
Duration:
1,5 hours
Available:
Nov. - Jun.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
4 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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