Nuuk Icefjord Hike | West Greenland
Witness Greenland’s beauty at its most unique by joining this full-day tour to Nuuk Icefjord. This tour is perfect for you who are eager to discover the natural marvels of Greenland’s capital area.
This excursion starts by sailing you through one of the country’s most incredible natural marvels, Nuuk Fjord. While sailing through the fjord, you can take pleasure in the unspoiled scenery of mountains, waterfalls, and wildlife such as whales, seals, and eagles.
After 2,5 hours of sailing, you arrive in Kapisillit Kangerlua, a fjord branch of Nuuk Fjord, where your captain will anchor the boat. From here you will set out on a 45-minute hike on the Arctic tundra lands to reach the Icefjord. The hike is medium difficulty, due to the untrailed and rugged terrain, it is necessary that you are equipped with a pair of hiking boots.
Arriving on-site, you will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the Icefjord and its circumscribing mountain ranges. The icebergs originate from three different glacier branches of the Greenland Ice Sheet, which are not visible from where we will be standing. While gazing over the contrasting scenery of white icebergs and dark nuanced mountains.
After having explored one of the Greenlandic capital’s most sought-after attractions, you return to the boat and sail back to Nuuk. Throughout your tour experience, you will be accompanied by an experienced and knowledgeable Arctic guide, who is eager to share their knowledge with you.
To experience Nuuk Icefjord on this full-day excursion, choose your travel date and press Book Now above.
- Guided hike to the ice fjord (45 min one way)
- English & Danish speaking guide
- Sailing in the closed heated boat (5 hours)
- Bathroom on board
- Coffee & Tea
- Mosquito net (could be necessary for July and August)
- Food/snacks are not included
What to bring
- Mosquito net
- Layered clothing. Ideally, you should pack a thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket), and outer layer of windproof clothing (top and bottom). You may not need all of this on any particular day, but you should have it available. You should always bring a windproof jacket, regardless of the weather.
- Hiking Boots
- Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf, gloves
- Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Head net and insect repellent (in case of mosquitoes)
- Day pack
- Water bottle
- Lunch & snacks
- The hike takes place on uneven terrain, and you therefore must note have any difficulties with hiking.
- Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any allergies.
- Please note that in July and August there could be a lot of mosquitos or flies in nature. We advise to buy and bring a mosquito net.
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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.
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1 995 DKK