Historical Tours

Experience Greenland's history on a guided city tour and listen to the stories behind buildings and places.
Sail to one of the abandoned ghost villages such as Akulliit, Kangeq or Assaqutaq.
Hear more about Norse ruins, the old cultures, national costume, tupilaks, and much, much more.

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Experience Greenland's history on a guided city tour and listen to the stories behind buildings and places.
Sail to one of the abandoned ghost villages such as Akulliit, Kangeq or Assaqutaq.
Hear more about Norse ruins, the old cultures, national costume, tupilaks, and much, much more.
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Experience the making of Greenlandic National Costumes | Ilulissat

Come visit the local Women’s Association house. Here you will learn about Kalaallisuut and have a first-hand experience of Greenlandic culture and traditions. “Kalaallisuut” means National costumes of Greenland/Inuit and is well worth a visit even if you are not interested in fashion or clothing. In Greenland, the Women’s Association is very well known in every town and they have over 800 members nationally. Every week they meet each other for a cup of coffee and talk about old Greenlandic handcrafts and traditions. It is important to keep and take care of the old traditions because nowadays there are only a few who master the knowledge for making the Kalaallisuut. That is why the Women’s Association is well known, for protecting a special cultural heritage, which they try to pass on to the next generation. You will be transported from the meeting point to the Women's Association’s house; where one or two members waiting for us to arrive. Within the 2 hours, there will be some demonstration of techniques and treatment of the seal skin and the Kalaallisuut. They will show you national costumes for both men and women, and tell stories about the costumes. You will get a chance to touch and feel with your own hands, like the suit, the pearls, and the seal skin. After Greenlandic tradition, coffee will be served and maybe cake to the guests. In the end, we go back to where we started. It is 2 interesting hours if you are visiting Greenland or Ilulissat, not only to experience it but also to learn some of our traditions and culture. It gives a different perspective and supports local initiatives. Come dive deep into our cultural heritage, just click on “choose a date” above and find a day that suits you.

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Explore The Norse Viking Ruins | Private tour | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Jump aboard our ship, and experience, explore and examine the remains of the Norse Vikings with this two-hour boat tour to the Hvalsey church ruins! This tour is perfect for you, who would like to experience the incredible landscapes of South Greenland, and the interesting history of the Norse Vikings.  The luscious landscapes surrounding Qaqortoq are full of interesting historical sites, and on this tour, you will get to experience the remains of a Viking settlement in Greenland.  You will be exploring the area where the Vikings led by Eric The Red, settled when coming to Greenland in the year 985. Eric and his fellow Vikings named the area  Austurbygd, which means the Eastern Settlement. On the same grounds, the first Christian church in the country was built in 1300. Your tour begins at the tourist ponton by Qaqortoq Harbor, here you will be introduced to your captain, who safely will take you through the vast waters of the surrounding fjord. From here a short bot tour into the fjord awaits you! Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of South Greenland, and keep an eye out for the sea creatures, inhabiting the fjord. It is possible to spot seals and whales. The Hvalsey church ruins are said to be the home of an old Inuit legend. The story goes that Austurbygd was the ground for open war between the Norse chief Ungortoq and the Inuit leader K'aissape. According to the legend, the Inuit people led a huge attack on Hvalsey and burned down the Norsemen inside their houses. However, the chief Ungortoq managed to escape with his family but was caught near Cape Farewell after a long pursuit.  At   Austurbygd, you will go ashore and explore the old Norse Viking ruins. Engage yourself in the area's history, examine the 6-meter tall church walls and follow the stone hedge's, surrounding the old churchyard. Hvalsey Church is a standing proof of the Norse Vikings presence in Greenland, and it is said that the Vikings would gather for yearly Christian festivals.  In addition to all the historical sites, you'll get to see, you'll also get to experience the beautiful nature with its bright green, grassy hills in all kinds of different sizes and shapes - some steep and some soft. Safety is important for the crew on the boat "Odin" and they are experienced in sailing in the area as well. Sailing is a nice and easy way to get to some of the top attractions close to the city. You book the trip and the captain will pick you up on one of two spots on the harbor. Book your today,  if you would like to walk in the footsteps of the Norse Viking! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Aug.
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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:
90minutes
Available:
Nov. - Jun.
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The Abandoned Settlement of Kangeq & The Island Of Hope | Nuuk

Come aboard this 3-hour excursion to the abandoned village Kangeq and the Island of Hope ! This excursion should not be missed by those visiting Nuuk, who are eager to learn about Greenlandic history or nature.  Kangeq is a former whaling village, that was abandoned in the 1970s, due to the industrialization of Greenland. Ever since the village has been deserted, and is today a standing proof of the colonial history, where you both can immerse yourself in pre-colonial history and Arctic coastal nature.  Your tour starts by the harbour, from where you will be welcomed aboard our closed cabin boat. From the colonial harbour we will head out Nuuk fjord, and upward the coast. The tour from Nuuk to Kangeq has a duration of 30-45 minutes. En route, there are great chances for seeing humpback whales, auks, seals and icebergs. Once you are out of the fjord, you will sail through a narrow passage and enter a small bay, where the village is hidden. There are several attractions in the small town, that you can explore. Explore the cores of the houses from the colonial period, that display the modest and harsh living conditions of early 1900, search for the ancient Inuit ruins or see the traces of how the once active fishing factory is now used by local fishermen.  Next destination of the day, brings us to sea again. We will set the course towards the Island of hope, where you will be able to see where the colonialist of Greenland first settled. The island of hope was established by the missionary Hans Egede before Nuuk was colonized. Put on a warm hat and bring your camera, for this out-of-fjord adventure to Kangeq and the Island Of Hope! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.
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Ghost Village Boat Cruise | Sisimiut | West Greenland

Come along on an adventure by sea and land, exploring the ghost village of Assaqutaq! Sailing allows you out-of-town adventures and fun is always promised. This tour is for you, who are searching for vanished ages and Greenlandic culture, from inuit ruins to abandoned settlements! Assaqutaq is located approximately 10 kilometers by boat from Sisimiut, by the foot of the southern side of the beautiful Nasaasaq mountain. Assaqutaq is an abandoned settlement, that was left by the last inhabitant in the 1970s. During the 1950s to 1970 a depopulation happened in several Greenlandic settlements, as people were forced to move to the larger towns. Assaqutaq is clear sign, of the industrialization that happened in the colonial period. The settlement comes to life during the summer period, as it is used as a place for summer camps, that the local primary schools hold. Apart from the school children, the local people also enjoy the settlement in the summer, as it is a place for fishing ammassat (capelin fish), which is used as food for the many sled-dogs in Sisimiut and also enjoyed as a snack by the Greenlandic people. When you arrive at the settlement you can only imagine how it would be to live in a place like this. We will go a shore and walk through the haunting silence of the settlement. You will see the old fish factory, that used to be full of life. You will proceed through the settlement to see the place where the summer camp is held, in the charming old church. Close your eyes, and imagine what this place could have been, if it was not for the force moving of the inhabitants. Through the last couple of summers there has been great opportunities for spotting the huge and beautiful humpback whales gliding quietly through the water when sailing to and from Sisimiut, as they come very close to the shores. These huge, peaceful creatures come to the waters around Sisimiut to eat ammassat (capelin fish) in the summer. Furthermore there is also a great opportunity of spotting other marine mammals in the excursion, such as the minke and fin whales. This excursion has a bit to offer for everyone as it is a perfect mixture of hiking, sailing, nature, culture and the opportunity to spot whales. Tie your hiking boots and bring your warmest hat, for this adventure to the ghost town of Assaqutaq! Check the booking availability by pressing '' Choose a date'' above.
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Duration:
3hours
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Jun. - Sep.
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Hike Back in Time | Sisimiut | West Greenland

Come along and travel back in time and experience a place, where people have been living for the last 4.000 years. Sisimiut is Greenlands next biggest city, beautifully located between the ocean and the tall, steep mountains just north of the arctic circle. In the summer you will experience the eternal summer nights, where the sun never sets. This tour takes you to the little island Sallinnguit, which in English is called The Tele Island, as it is where the modern telecommunications installations are located. This little island has been an attractive place through thousands of years first as the settlement for different Inuit cultures as the Saqqaq culture, Dorset culture and the Thule people and today you find the shrimp-peeling factory of Royal Greenland and also historic residential houses from the early industrialized period in Greenland. Sallinnguit is no longer a separate island, it is now connected to the city with a little bridge, as ir has been a central part of the development. This tour will walk you through the area and its history. You will hear the amazing story about the Inuit way of life before the influence of the Europeans. From there you will further hear about the early days of colonization an the history up until today. You will see the ruins from different periods in time and enjoy the view over ancient hunting grounds and the town, where you see the mixture of historical and modern buildings. Tie your hiking boots and bring your walking sticks, for this hike searching for vanished ages! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.

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2hours
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Fjord Safari | Private tour | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Experience and learn the history about the Norse Viking, Erik Thorvaldsson, also known as Erik the Red on this exciting 6-hour fjord safari!  Grab this amazing opportunity, and experience the historical pearls and incredible nature of South Greenland.  You will be cruising the sea of Erik The Red's fjord, visiting his former home and going to a remote settlement. The captain will take you to the settlement Brattahlid. Here you will see a replica of the home of Erik the Red and his wife, Tjodhilde, and Tjodhildes church. Your tour starts by the docks in Qaqortoq Harbor, where you will be introduced to your local captain and professional guide. After being suited with a safety vest, your captain will seat you and your co-travelers in the closed cabin boat. From here, the captain will set the course towards the fjord. Sailing through the fjord is an experience in itself, as the green hills and passing icebergs create unforgettable sceneries.  In Qassiarsuk, you will go ashore and explore, examine and experience what the small settlement, has to offer. Go on a historic visit in the open-air museum, and check out Tjodhildes church. In addition to learning about the Norse Vikings in Greenland, the guide will tell you about sheep farming in Greenland, and even what role, Greenland had in world war II. Qassiarsuk is definitely worth the visit, as it is one of the most charming farm settlements of South Greenland.  You will return to Qaqortoq, and on the way back,  you might be lucky to see a whale, playing hide and seek between the waves. Travel back in time with us and experience Greenland as it was back in the year 985! Check availability by choosing a date above.  

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6hours
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May. - Aug.
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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.

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90minutes
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Private Full Day Adventure | Uummannaq | North Greenland

Join this full day adventure for a unique glimpse of the nature of the Uummannaq fjord system and its historical and cultural sites. The day starts off with a trip to Qilakitsoq, the place of the most significant find of the famous Qilakitsoq mummies, the guide will tell you about the discovery of these amazingly well preserved 500 year old mummies before you move on to the "Desert of Uummannaq". This place has the vibe of landing on a different planet, it is littered with billion year old rocks and life seems non-existant on this patch of pure barrennes. The colours are sure to keep you in awe. After the desert, you continue the sailing along the fjord, where whales, seals and icebergs in all kinds of shapes and sizes, will be in your surroundings. You will be sailing towards a 1 kilometer tall sheer vertical rockface, thereafter followed by a visit to the settlement of Saattut, with a population of about 229 it is a tiny community, with a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. Here, most are fishermen and hunters, just as it was when the place was first settled upon, but modern life is creeping in and it is very interesting to see the slow mix of this traditional lifestyle with modern amenities. After Saattut, you will head back towards Uummannaq, having experienced many of the best and most interesting sites of the Uummannaq Fjord. Please note that the price is for chartering the whole boat for this excursion. This will include one to six passengers. When booking you will register one person and following choose how many extra passengers are on the trip. It is important for the Captain to know how many people you will be on the trip and that you fill in the names on the passenger list.

Duration:
8hours
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Jun. - Oct.
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2hours
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Grand Sightseeing Adventure | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Experience every aspect of Kangerlussuaq on this adventure taking place on land, sea and mountain tops. This tour is for you who would like to experience the very best of Kangerlussuaq’s specialties – this is an adventure for every explorer! You will from the ocean experience Kangerlussuaq fjord, traveling further out to experience the desert-like climate. This is a place sore for the eyes with the smell of the sea salt and fresh breezes. With only the noise of water splashing and birds flying above, makes this a truly amazing experience to soothe all your senses. You will be traveling out Kangerlussuaq fjord, where you will be able to see its massive magnificence. You and your fellow explorers will be continuing to Kelly Ville, a small settlement approximately 12 kilometers from the airport. Kelly Ville is also known as Sondrestrom Upper Atmospheric Research Facility. The research facility is run by the. International Center for Geospace studies and was constructed in 1983, with the American remains from the second World War. After you are done exploring Kelly Ville, the adventure will be followed with a drive to the top of Tacan Mountain, located south of Kangerlussuaq. Here you can enjoy a beautiful outlook over the landscape with a view to the saltwater lake, where the sun reflects perfectly across the water surface. Your journey continues to the Blackridge Mountain known for its many bird species nesting. After a short stop at the Blackridge, we will head down to the great Lake Ferguson. The lake used to be the source for freshwater to the airbase and town but has since been damaged when the Watson River flooded over in 2012. 1900 acres’ surface area is hard to miss and is definitely worth a visit. The tour can be combined with other destinations and can be chosen in the booking process. Join this trip back in time, all you have to do is put on your hiking boots and bring along your camera. Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.

Duration:
2.5hours
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City tour and hike to the flower valley | Tasiilaq | East Greenland

Join a city walk and Flower Valley hike to get the ultimate day tour with an experienced and knowledgeable guide who will answer all the question you might have. The cultural tour will start just across from the local Workshop Stunk, down the hill from the hotel. We will head into the workshop where we will be greeted by smiling and friendly locals who will astonish you with their handmade crafts, and will happily answer any questions you might have, and your guide will translate. Many locals in Tasiilaq do not speak English very well, but that does not mean they aren’t eager to tell you stories of all kinds and tell you all about Greenland. The East Coast is well known for its very talented local artists in the handicraft area. The tour will continue downhill towards the small grocery store and post office, where we might be able to take a look inside, before heading to the museum. The museum has many historical treasures and a very interesting background, that you will be able to hear about. The many objects displayed in the building, are from the whole East coast. The museum was build in 1903 and was the local church until the town grew larger and therefore too small for all the locals. The walk will continue enroute to the hospital and the church. When at the church we will be able to walk up to one of the canes situated just above the church grounds, a view overlooking the town and nearby area. You will hear about the famous men who were part of the founding of Tasiilaq. Before we head into the Flower Valley, we will stop at the tourist office Skæven, which is also a souvenir shop. A cozy little house with a white picket fence out front, and beautifully decorated interior. The souvenir shop displays handicrafts from jewelry, household items to wall decorations all made by the gifted locals. The Flower Valley is situated just behind the cemetery, and as we pass the graveyeard where you will see the many white crosses neatly decorated with plastic flowers. As we follow the path leading us further in the beautiful terrain surrounded by mountains, hilltops and lakes. Our destination will be the twin waterfall, a breathtaking sight and therapeutic sound. A place that will soothe and enchant any traveler coming across this outstanding place. Enjoy the quietness and paradise-like area, before heading back to town. Join this great adventure and bring your walking sticks and hiking boots. Check the booking availability by pressing “Choose a date” above and book your trip!

Duration:
4.5hours
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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Historical Tours

Experience Greenland's history on a guided city tour and listen to the stories behind buildings and places.
Sail to one of the abandoned ghost villages such as Akulliit, Kangeq or Assaqutaq.
Hear more about Norse ruins, the old cultures, national costume, tupilaks, and much, much more.

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Experience Greenland's history on a guided city tour and listen to the stories behind buildings and places.
Sail to one of the abandoned ghost villages such as Akulliit, Kangeq or Assaqutaq.
Hear more about Norse ruins, the old cultures, national costume, tupilaks, and much, much more.
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Experience the making of Greenlandic National Costumes | Ilulissat

Come visit the local Women’s Association house. Here you will learn about Kalaallisuut and have a first-hand experience of Greenlandic culture and traditions. “Kalaallisuut” means National costumes of Greenland/Inuit and is well worth a visit even if you are not interested in fashion or clothing. In Greenland, the Women’s Association is very well known in every town and they have over 800 members nationally. Every week they meet each other for a cup of coffee and talk about old Greenlandic handcrafts and traditions. It is important to keep and take care of the old traditions because nowadays there are only a few who master the knowledge for making the Kalaallisuut. That is why the Women’s Association is well known, for protecting a special cultural heritage, which they try to pass on to the next generation. You will be transported from the meeting point to the Women's Association’s house; where one or two members waiting for us to arrive. Within the 2 hours, there will be some demonstration of techniques and treatment of the seal skin and the Kalaallisuut. They will show you national costumes for both men and women, and tell stories about the costumes. You will get a chance to touch and feel with your own hands, like the suit, the pearls, and the seal skin. After Greenlandic tradition, coffee will be served and maybe cake to the guests. In the end, we go back to where we started. It is 2 interesting hours if you are visiting Greenland or Ilulissat, not only to experience it but also to learn some of our traditions and culture. It gives a different perspective and supports local initiatives. Come dive deep into our cultural heritage, just click on “choose a date” above and find a day that suits you.

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2hours
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Explore The Norse Viking Ruins | Private tour | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Jump aboard our ship, and experience, explore and examine the remains of the Norse Vikings with this two-hour boat tour to the Hvalsey church ruins! This tour is perfect for you, who would like to experience the incredible landscapes of South Greenland, and the interesting history of the Norse Vikings.  The luscious landscapes surrounding Qaqortoq are full of interesting historical sites, and on this tour, you will get to experience the remains of a Viking settlement in Greenland.  You will be exploring the area where the Vikings led by Eric The Red, settled when coming to Greenland in the year 985. Eric and his fellow Vikings named the area  Austurbygd, which means the Eastern Settlement. On the same grounds, the first Christian church in the country was built in 1300. Your tour begins at the tourist ponton by Qaqortoq Harbor, here you will be introduced to your captain, who safely will take you through the vast waters of the surrounding fjord. From here a short bot tour into the fjord awaits you! Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of South Greenland, and keep an eye out for the sea creatures, inhabiting the fjord. It is possible to spot seals and whales. The Hvalsey church ruins are said to be the home of an old Inuit legend. The story goes that Austurbygd was the ground for open war between the Norse chief Ungortoq and the Inuit leader K'aissape. According to the legend, the Inuit people led a huge attack on Hvalsey and burned down the Norsemen inside their houses. However, the chief Ungortoq managed to escape with his family but was caught near Cape Farewell after a long pursuit.  At   Austurbygd, you will go ashore and explore the old Norse Viking ruins. Engage yourself in the area's history, examine the 6-meter tall church walls and follow the stone hedge's, surrounding the old churchyard. Hvalsey Church is a standing proof of the Norse Vikings presence in Greenland, and it is said that the Vikings would gather for yearly Christian festivals.  In addition to all the historical sites, you'll get to see, you'll also get to experience the beautiful nature with its bright green, grassy hills in all kinds of different sizes and shapes - some steep and some soft. Safety is important for the crew on the boat "Odin" and they are experienced in sailing in the area as well. Sailing is a nice and easy way to get to some of the top attractions close to the city. You book the trip and the captain will pick you up on one of two spots on the harbor. Book your today,  if you would like to walk in the footsteps of the Norse Viking! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
2hours
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May. - Aug.
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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:
90minutes
Available:
Nov. - Jun.
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The Abandoned Settlement of Kangeq & The Island Of Hope | Nuuk

Come aboard this 3-hour excursion to the abandoned village Kangeq and the Island of Hope ! This excursion should not be missed by those visiting Nuuk, who are eager to learn about Greenlandic history or nature.  Kangeq is a former whaling village, that was abandoned in the 1970s, due to the industrialization of Greenland. Ever since the village has been deserted, and is today a standing proof of the colonial history, where you both can immerse yourself in pre-colonial history and Arctic coastal nature.  Your tour starts by the harbour, from where you will be welcomed aboard our closed cabin boat. From the colonial harbour we will head out Nuuk fjord, and upward the coast. The tour from Nuuk to Kangeq has a duration of 30-45 minutes. En route, there are great chances for seeing humpback whales, auks, seals and icebergs. Once you are out of the fjord, you will sail through a narrow passage and enter a small bay, where the village is hidden. There are several attractions in the small town, that you can explore. Explore the cores of the houses from the colonial period, that display the modest and harsh living conditions of early 1900, search for the ancient Inuit ruins or see the traces of how the once active fishing factory is now used by local fishermen.  Next destination of the day, brings us to sea again. We will set the course towards the Island of hope, where you will be able to see where the colonialist of Greenland first settled. The island of hope was established by the missionary Hans Egede before Nuuk was colonized. Put on a warm hat and bring your camera, for this out-of-fjord adventure to Kangeq and the Island Of Hope! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.
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3hours
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Apr. - Oct.
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3hours
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Ghost Village Boat Cruise | Sisimiut | West Greenland

Come along on an adventure by sea and land, exploring the ghost village of Assaqutaq! Sailing allows you out-of-town adventures and fun is always promised. This tour is for you, who are searching for vanished ages and Greenlandic culture, from inuit ruins to abandoned settlements! Assaqutaq is located approximately 10 kilometers by boat from Sisimiut, by the foot of the southern side of the beautiful Nasaasaq mountain. Assaqutaq is an abandoned settlement, that was left by the last inhabitant in the 1970s. During the 1950s to 1970 a depopulation happened in several Greenlandic settlements, as people were forced to move to the larger towns. Assaqutaq is clear sign, of the industrialization that happened in the colonial period. The settlement comes to life during the summer period, as it is used as a place for summer camps, that the local primary schools hold. Apart from the school children, the local people also enjoy the settlement in the summer, as it is a place for fishing ammassat (capelin fish), which is used as food for the many sled-dogs in Sisimiut and also enjoyed as a snack by the Greenlandic people. When you arrive at the settlement you can only imagine how it would be to live in a place like this. We will go a shore and walk through the haunting silence of the settlement. You will see the old fish factory, that used to be full of life. You will proceed through the settlement to see the place where the summer camp is held, in the charming old church. Close your eyes, and imagine what this place could have been, if it was not for the force moving of the inhabitants. Through the last couple of summers there has been great opportunities for spotting the huge and beautiful humpback whales gliding quietly through the water when sailing to and from Sisimiut, as they come very close to the shores. These huge, peaceful creatures come to the waters around Sisimiut to eat ammassat (capelin fish) in the summer. Furthermore there is also a great opportunity of spotting other marine mammals in the excursion, such as the minke and fin whales. This excursion has a bit to offer for everyone as it is a perfect mixture of hiking, sailing, nature, culture and the opportunity to spot whales. Tie your hiking boots and bring your warmest hat, for this adventure to the ghost town of Assaqutaq! Check the booking availability by pressing '' Choose a date'' above.
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Hike Back in Time | Sisimiut | West Greenland

Come along and travel back in time and experience a place, where people have been living for the last 4.000 years. Sisimiut is Greenlands next biggest city, beautifully located between the ocean and the tall, steep mountains just north of the arctic circle. In the summer you will experience the eternal summer nights, where the sun never sets. This tour takes you to the little island Sallinnguit, which in English is called The Tele Island, as it is where the modern telecommunications installations are located. This little island has been an attractive place through thousands of years first as the settlement for different Inuit cultures as the Saqqaq culture, Dorset culture and the Thule people and today you find the shrimp-peeling factory of Royal Greenland and also historic residential houses from the early industrialized period in Greenland. Sallinnguit is no longer a separate island, it is now connected to the city with a little bridge, as ir has been a central part of the development. This tour will walk you through the area and its history. You will hear the amazing story about the Inuit way of life before the influence of the Europeans. From there you will further hear about the early days of colonization an the history up until today. You will see the ruins from different periods in time and enjoy the view over ancient hunting grounds and the town, where you see the mixture of historical and modern buildings. Tie your hiking boots and bring your walking sticks, for this hike searching for vanished ages! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.

Duration:
2hours
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All year
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Fjord Safari | Private tour | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Experience and learn the history about the Norse Viking, Erik Thorvaldsson, also known as Erik the Red on this exciting 6-hour fjord safari!  Grab this amazing opportunity, and experience the historical pearls and incredible nature of South Greenland.  You will be cruising the sea of Erik The Red's fjord, visiting his former home and going to a remote settlement. The captain will take you to the settlement Brattahlid. Here you will see a replica of the home of Erik the Red and his wife, Tjodhilde, and Tjodhildes church. Your tour starts by the docks in Qaqortoq Harbor, where you will be introduced to your local captain and professional guide. After being suited with a safety vest, your captain will seat you and your co-travelers in the closed cabin boat. From here, the captain will set the course towards the fjord. Sailing through the fjord is an experience in itself, as the green hills and passing icebergs create unforgettable sceneries.  In Qassiarsuk, you will go ashore and explore, examine and experience what the small settlement, has to offer. Go on a historic visit in the open-air museum, and check out Tjodhildes church. In addition to learning about the Norse Vikings in Greenland, the guide will tell you about sheep farming in Greenland, and even what role, Greenland had in world war II. Qassiarsuk is definitely worth the visit, as it is one of the most charming farm settlements of South Greenland.  You will return to Qaqortoq, and on the way back,  you might be lucky to see a whale, playing hide and seek between the waves. Travel back in time with us and experience Greenland as it was back in the year 985! Check availability by choosing a date above.  

Duration:
6hours
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May. - Aug.
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Duration:
60minutes
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60minutes
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60minutes
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Jul. - Aug.
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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:
90minutes
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Duration:
3hours
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Jun. - Oct.
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Duration:
2hours
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2hours
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Duration:
60minutes
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Duration:
2hours
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Duration:
4hours
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Jun. - Oct.
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Duration:
2hours
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Private Full Day Adventure | Uummannaq | North Greenland

Join this full day adventure for a unique glimpse of the nature of the Uummannaq fjord system and its historical and cultural sites. The day starts off with a trip to Qilakitsoq, the place of the most significant find of the famous Qilakitsoq mummies, the guide will tell you about the discovery of these amazingly well preserved 500 year old mummies before you move on to the "Desert of Uummannaq". This place has the vibe of landing on a different planet, it is littered with billion year old rocks and life seems non-existant on this patch of pure barrennes. The colours are sure to keep you in awe. After the desert, you continue the sailing along the fjord, where whales, seals and icebergs in all kinds of shapes and sizes, will be in your surroundings. You will be sailing towards a 1 kilometer tall sheer vertical rockface, thereafter followed by a visit to the settlement of Saattut, with a population of about 229 it is a tiny community, with a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. Here, most are fishermen and hunters, just as it was when the place was first settled upon, but modern life is creeping in and it is very interesting to see the slow mix of this traditional lifestyle with modern amenities. After Saattut, you will head back towards Uummannaq, having experienced many of the best and most interesting sites of the Uummannaq Fjord. Please note that the price is for chartering the whole boat for this excursion. This will include one to six passengers. When booking you will register one person and following choose how many extra passengers are on the trip. It is important for the Captain to know how many people you will be on the trip and that you fill in the names on the passenger list.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
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Duration:
2hours
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Jun. - Oct.
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Grand Sightseeing Adventure | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Experience every aspect of Kangerlussuaq on this adventure taking place on land, sea and mountain tops. This tour is for you who would like to experience the very best of Kangerlussuaq’s specialties – this is an adventure for every explorer! You will from the ocean experience Kangerlussuaq fjord, traveling further out to experience the desert-like climate. This is a place sore for the eyes with the smell of the sea salt and fresh breezes. With only the noise of water splashing and birds flying above, makes this a truly amazing experience to soothe all your senses. You will be traveling out Kangerlussuaq fjord, where you will be able to see its massive magnificence. You and your fellow explorers will be continuing to Kelly Ville, a small settlement approximately 12 kilometers from the airport. Kelly Ville is also known as Sondrestrom Upper Atmospheric Research Facility. The research facility is run by the. International Center for Geospace studies and was constructed in 1983, with the American remains from the second World War. After you are done exploring Kelly Ville, the adventure will be followed with a drive to the top of Tacan Mountain, located south of Kangerlussuaq. Here you can enjoy a beautiful outlook over the landscape with a view to the saltwater lake, where the sun reflects perfectly across the water surface. Your journey continues to the Blackridge Mountain known for its many bird species nesting. After a short stop at the Blackridge, we will head down to the great Lake Ferguson. The lake used to be the source for freshwater to the airbase and town but has since been damaged when the Watson River flooded over in 2012. 1900 acres’ surface area is hard to miss and is definitely worth a visit. The tour can be combined with other destinations and can be chosen in the booking process. Join this trip back in time, all you have to do is put on your hiking boots and bring along your camera. Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.

Duration:
2.5hours
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All year
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City tour and hike to the flower valley | Tasiilaq | East Greenland

Join a city walk and Flower Valley hike to get the ultimate day tour with an experienced and knowledgeable guide who will answer all the question you might have. The cultural tour will start just across from the local Workshop Stunk, down the hill from the hotel. We will head into the workshop where we will be greeted by smiling and friendly locals who will astonish you with their handmade crafts, and will happily answer any questions you might have, and your guide will translate. Many locals in Tasiilaq do not speak English very well, but that does not mean they aren’t eager to tell you stories of all kinds and tell you all about Greenland. The East Coast is well known for its very talented local artists in the handicraft area. The tour will continue downhill towards the small grocery store and post office, where we might be able to take a look inside, before heading to the museum. The museum has many historical treasures and a very interesting background, that you will be able to hear about. The many objects displayed in the building, are from the whole East coast. The museum was build in 1903 and was the local church until the town grew larger and therefore too small for all the locals. The walk will continue enroute to the hospital and the church. When at the church we will be able to walk up to one of the canes situated just above the church grounds, a view overlooking the town and nearby area. You will hear about the famous men who were part of the founding of Tasiilaq. Before we head into the Flower Valley, we will stop at the tourist office Skæven, which is also a souvenir shop. A cozy little house with a white picket fence out front, and beautifully decorated interior. The souvenir shop displays handicrafts from jewelry, household items to wall decorations all made by the gifted locals. The Flower Valley is situated just behind the cemetery, and as we pass the graveyeard where you will see the many white crosses neatly decorated with plastic flowers. As we follow the path leading us further in the beautiful terrain surrounded by mountains, hilltops and lakes. Our destination will be the twin waterfall, a breathtaking sight and therapeutic sound. A place that will soothe and enchant any traveler coming across this outstanding place. Enjoy the quietness and paradise-like area, before heading back to town. Join this great adventure and bring your walking sticks and hiking boots. Check the booking availability by pressing “Choose a date” above and book your trip!