Northern Lights Tour | Nuuk | West Greenland
Is your dream to see the Northern Lights but you want to do it in relative comfort? Join us on a drive to the darkest sites around Nuuk for the best views of the Aurora Borealis.
Your local guide will meet you at the departure location 15 minutes prior. But make sure you dress for the cold! In order to have an unobstructed panorama of the lights as they dance across the sky, you will want to get out at each of the different stops. The good news is that the warm car is always right there, in case you do get cold while outside admiring nature’s light show.
As you drive through Nuuk, your guide will explain a little about the city and you are encouraged to ask as many questions as you would like. You will also be treated to hot chocolate to help keep you warm as you admire the views.
As with any Northern Lights experience, it is important to remember that the lights are unpredictable and may not appear - despite what forecasts may say. But be assured that your guide will do their utmost to give you the best experience possible and, if you are really unlucky, remember that you can rebook a place on a different night for free.
Rug up for one of nature’s most awesome displays, choose your preferred date and click Book Now.
- English/Danish speaking guide
- Warm car
- Hot chocolate
What to bring
- Warm winter wear. Ideally, you should dress in layers: at least one thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), and insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket). The outer layer must be proper winter gear which typically has lots of insulation and is windproof. Think ski jacket and pants if you come from a warmer climate.
- Warm hat, thick windproof gloves, buff or scarf
- Insulated winter boots
- Camera with extra batteries (the cold drains the batteries faster)
- Water bottle
- Northern lights are never guaranteed. However, if you are unlucky and don't see them, you can reserve a place on a different night for free
- This is not a photographic tour but you are free to take your own photographs during the excursion
Our customers are the foundation of Guide to Greenland so we make great efforts to provide you with the best possible service.
We are located in Greenland and cooperate with everyone involved in the Greenlandic tourism industry. We are therefore perfectly placed to quickly react to changes or new wishes you may have to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.
The earlier you book your trip, the better the prices will be, and the more likely you will be able to book the tour you want for the dates/times you want.
Package tours can be sold out more than half a year in advance (note that Guide to Greenland does not include international flights in packages, except where indicated from Iceland or Denmark). Day trips may sell out closer to your arrival date, but for popular destinations, certain dates/times can also sell out months in advance. We recommend that you secure all of your experiences by booking them well in advance of your trip.
All cancellations must be made via e-mail.
Although Guide to Greenland is committed to ensuring the best protection and service for our customers in the event of a cancellation, we are obliged to charge cancellation fees. This is in accordance with Greenland travel industry business practices. Details can be found in our general cancellation policy
Note: Due to COVID-19, a temporary cancellation policy applies. You can find it in the footer of the website under the “Terms & Conditions”.
19 reviews for Northern Lights Tour | Nuuk | West Greenland
Ana Mestre –
What a great tour this was! My first night in Nuuk and in Greenland was a cloudy one, but our guide Mads still tried every spot in town in the hunt for the stars and hence the Northern Lights. With no luck on our side he promptly offered to drive us the next day free of charge. On the following day there were some breaks in the clouds and there were the lights! It was so awesome! And adding to that the possibility of watching them from inside the heated car drinking hot chocolate made it perfect!
Also I must add that being a solo woman traveler I’ve always felt very safe.
Thank you Mads for going the extra-mile to make sure I saw the Northern Lights on my visit to Greenland and for being super kind!
Mette Petersen –
Jeg havde en fænomenal tur med Guide to Greenland. På grund af vejret, så var guiden kompetent og fleksibel og anbefalede en anden dag end den jeg havde bestilt, så jeg havde mulighed for at opleve dette naturfænomen.
Jeg kan klart anbefale Guide to Greenland. 🙂
Anne Lykke Pedersen –
I am very happy that I booked this trip. The guide, Mads, was very flexible and offered to reschedule twice to get the best chances possible for seeing the aurora.
When we went out he showed us much of the city while we waited for the lights to appear. The car was comfortable and hot and there was hot chokolate for us after we had stood outside and watched in the cold.
We saw the lights from several different places, so the hunt was successful.
Gabriela Zendejas Maldonado –
I had the pleasure to join this tour more than once and every single time has been wonderful! The guide was driving around Nuuk City, and made several stops in different spots so we all could enjoy northern lights with various landscapes. It was cold, but we also had a break with biscuits and hot chocolate. Fabulous trip!
Inesa Matuliauskaitė –
Amazing Northern light tour! Friendly and kind guide, a cozy car ride and delicious hot chocolate!!! Thank you!
Cecilie Krytz –
Jeg vil gerne give Guide to Greenland mine allervarmeste anbefalinger. Vi havde en helt fantastisk oplevelse, hvor vi kørte rundt i alle afkroge af Nuuk, for at jagte nordlyset forleden. Vores guide hentede os, og kørte os rundt i byen i mere end to timer. Vi stoppede ved forskellige lokationer, fik en masse lokale tips og fortællinger om den grønlandske kultur og historie. Til trods for, at vi ikke var så heldige at nordlyset viste sig, havde vi en helt fantastisk tur. Vi ved, at der er tale om et naturfænomen, og at der derfor aldrig er garanti for at se nordlyset, men vores guide forsikrede os, at tage os på endnu en tur (på deres regning), for at lede efter det en anden gang. Vi følte i den grad, at turen oversteg vores forventninger, måske i særdeleshed fordi den endte med at blive anderledes end planlagt, men bestemt ikke mindre værd.
Igen, tusind tak! Vi glæder os til at komme på nordlys-tur en anden gang!
Stephanie Brondt Mašková Pedersen (verified owner) –
Jeg havde en fantastisk oplevelse på Nordlys-turen, som virkelig oversteg alle mine forventninger (som i forvejen var tårnhøje!). Jeg blev hentet ved mit overnatningssted, og så kørte vi rundt til forskellige afkroge af byen, imens mørket faldt mere og mere på. Min guide var Mads, som har en stor viden og kærlighed til både byen, naturen og grønlandsk kultur, og han var virkelig generøs med sin indsigt og refleksioner. Det var meget berigende at få en dybere forståelse for byen, og det var en stor ekstragevinst ved turen, som jeg slet ikke havde regnet med, og som gjorde selve køreturen i sig selv alle pengene værd.
Derudover kender Mads alle de gode steder at spotte nordlyset fra og var meget opmærksom på at gøre min oplevelse speciel, så selvom jeg havde set det første af nordlyset på himmelen og haft en fantastisk oplevelse med det, kørte vi mellem de gode spots lang tid efter, de to timer, som jeg havde betalt for, var løbet ud, fordi det så ud til at bygge op og blive endnu vildere. Og det blev det! Vi endte med at se det smukkeste nordlys bevæge sig på himlen – en virkelig magisk oplevelse!
Derudover fik vi en lækker kakao undervejs, og Mads tog nogle rigtig gode billeder, som jeg til sidst fik over på min telefon. Generelt var det fedt at mærke, at det ikke var en oplevelse baseret på en gentagelse af en fast skabelon – jeg oplevede nærværende samtaler og at dele begejstringen for nordlyset. Guide to Greenland får mine allervarmeste anbefalinger! Det er uden tvivl også en tur, jeg selv vil tage på igen, når jeg næste gang besøger Nuuk.
We were very lucky of booking this tour. The guide was perfect! He drove us through Nuuk and the best places to see the Northen Lights. He was very patient looking for the best spots. We were a couple with a 2 months baby and everything was very good. And he took amazing pics for us! We definitely recommend !!!! Congrats for the wonderful job!
Linda Cruse (verified owner) –
Thank you so much. An experience that exceeded all of my expectations. Mads is a wonderful guide and host, he is informative and kind with a great sense of humour. He is also determined to deliver the most memorable experience. Mads drove us to the darkest spots of Nuuk to get the best sightings possible. We were very lucky and could see the northern lights throughout our whole experience. To witness such a phenomenon is truly breathtaking. The hot chocolate was delicious. A highly recommended tour and a brilliant guide. I will be back.
Linda Cruse (verified owner) –
Thank you so much. An experience that exceeded all of my expectations. A wonderful guide and host, informative and kind with a great sense of humour. The guide is also determined to deliver the most memorable experience, and drove us to the darkest spots of Nuuk to get the best sightings possible. We were very lucky and could see the northern lights throughout our whole experience. To witness such a phenomenon is truly breathtaking. The hot chocolate was delicious. A highly recommended tour and a brilliant guide.
We went on the most amazing nothern light tour. Our guide knew all the cool places and had many good storys about Nuuk. I had my 6 years old daughter on the tour and she had a blast. Big recommendation from us!
Frederikke Nielsen –
Thank you so much for an amazing guided car-trip around Nuuk with multiple spots to watch the incredible Northern Lights. We had a wonderful time with our guide, who was great company and had plenty to tell about Nuuk. We can only recommend others to do the same and book this tour, to truly get a feel of everything Nuuk has to offer and get the most beautiful views of the city and the Northern Lights 🙂
Peter A. Stowell –
The pick-up at the Landing at the end of the cruise for my “Northern Lights Tour” was perfectly timed by the Driver; however, mist and the sky full of clouds denied any chance of seeing the “Lights”. Nevertheless we still went ahead with the two-hour search which was most enjoyable.
To conclude I had a memorable visit to Greenland, so wish to thank you for your help in organizing the two Tours.
Olga R. –
Tak for en rigtig god tur, både Nuuk sightseeing og afslutning med nordlyset!
Turen inspireret mig til at vandre ud rundt omkring Nuuk for at se om jeg kunne få bedre billeder!
Chris Tran (verified owner) –
We booked the northern light tour. It was a 2 hours tour with Mads as our tour guide. Mads drove us around in his SUV. During the tour, Mads drove us around Nuuk and enlightened us with the history and the uniqueness of Nuuk. We drove to multiple super dark spots but unfortunately we didn’t see northern light that night. Nonetheless it was a great experience.
We would highly recommend.
Rasmus Krøigaard –
This tour was good fun. It was a great way to catch some Northern Lights and see a lot of hidden gems in Nuuk! Luckily, we had a green sky during the evening! Moreover, the guide Mads was a super fun guy and he shared a lot of information about the city and Greenland in general. I highly recommend this tour 🙂
Constance V. –
Really enjoyed seeing Nuuk by night and despite a stormy weather, Mads could drive in every spot and we could observe northern lights. A warm drink made it even better. Mads knows a lot about the history of the city and has a great experience of Greenland. I recommend!
Charlotte Persson (verified owner) –
Virkelig god tur.
Vi fik set store dele af Nuuk samtidig med, at vi kørte efter Nordlys.
Vores guide var super sød, og var opsat på, at vi ville få set nordlys og var god til at fortælle om byen, historien og forklaringerne på Nordlys.
Helt klart anbefalelsesværdig, hvis man er i Nuuk!
Ann Marie Cunanan –
A big thanks to Guide to Greenland. While waiting to the lights to appear, the guide took us around town and told us stories about the history and life in Nuuk. Much more admirable is their passion to show the beauty of Greenland and what it can offer to the world. Top notch customer service and best intentions of starting this company! Super glad that at the final hour, despite the moon’s brightness, we were able to get a glimpse of the Norther Lights 🙂 Thank you so much for the wonderful evening of stories and Light hunting!