Kapisillit Settlement Visit | Nuuk

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Day Tour
October - March
7 hours
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Want to experience Greenlandic culture deep into Nuuk Fjord? Visit the last small settlement near Nuuk that still maintains a more traditional way of life on this full-day trip into the Nuuk Fjord system.

This tour takes you 2.5 hours from Greenland’s capital into the Kapisillit arm of the Nuuk Fjord. The entire route is lined with the spectacular mountains and provides no shortage of photo opportunities as you make your way into the remote backcountry via the same method of transportation that local hunters use.

Deep into the fjord your experience will make a right turn at Uummannaq Island, and enter the Kapisillit fjord. Traveling a bit further in, you will arrive in Kapisillit. Your experienced captain will dock the boat and escort you on land.

The settlement of Kapisillit is located approx. 75 kilometers Northeast of Nuuk, and can only be reached by sea or air. Kapisillit is inhabited all year round and has a population of fewer than 60 people. Visiting the small settlement is a unique insight into what life is like, far from civilization and the hassle of modern life.

This settlement adventure is yours to create. Chat with a local, visit the newly restored church, pay a visit to the only store in town and enjoy the spectacular surroundings of sky-high mountains, untouched arctic tundra, and wildlife. 

Before returning to the harbor, we will make a quick stop 43km outside of Nuuk, an area called Qooqqut. A beautiful valley surrounded by mountains, offering unique and beautiful scenery. Qooqqut used to be a sheep farm in old days. Now the valley is used for a restaurant and lovely cabins. And it's also a great place for fishing and spotting reindeer. 

Rug up against the chill arctic air for this full-day adventure and reserve your place by selecting your date of travel and clicking Book Now.


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4 reviews for Kapisillit Settlement Visit | Nuuk

  1. Gabriela Zendejas Maldonado

    This has been one of my favorite tours in Nuuk! I had the best guide and captain onboard.
    Ester is a local guide, experienced on sailing, hunting, hiking and telling stories about Greenland.
    We had a wonderful day and the weather improved as soon as we left the city behind. The captain sailed around the icebergs and we had a coffee break, then we disembarked and took a hike all the way to the colorful ice fiord. Once we stopped taking pictures, we had a delicious sandwich for lunch, while admiring the icebergs laying on the beach.
    On our way back, we visited Kapisillit and had enjoyed some of the berries we picked during the hiking. This trip is a must if you are visiting Nuuk!!!

  2. Oiyin (verified owner)

    It was an incredible experience of visiting 2 settlements with stunning scenery. It was a worth-taking money and time tour. Highly recommended! The guides are helpful too. I had a great moment with them. It is a must tour although it is freezing during winter 😛

  3. Taila Autele

    Beautiful views sailing through the fjords to get to Kapisillit Settlement! When we got there we were able to explore the town and go inside their church. It was VERY icy though, bring crampons or traction for your boots if you’re coming in winter! The guide told us about the town and answered all questions that we had. Highly recommend!

  4. Rasmus Krøigaard (store manager)

    Probably the best sailing tour around Nuuk if you ask me! We went deep into the amazing fjord to visit the settlement of Kapisillit. Such a cool place and remote place. The sailing tour itself was also one for the books!

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