Private Qoornoq Island Adventure | Nuuk

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All year
4 hours
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Visit the beautiful Qoornoq Island, on this 4-hour scenic private excursion! This tour is perfect for those who would like to experience the Arctic landscape of Nuuk Fjord and learn about Greenlandic history, from the Norse-Vikings to late colonial history.

Qoornoq is an abandoned fishing village, deep within Nuuk fjord. The inhabitants of the settlement were forcibly removed from the village in 1972,  and today the area is used for recreational purposes. In the settlement, you can experience the modest living conditions of 1900, old drying racks, and archaeological remains of the Norse-Vikings and the Inuit Saqqaq culture. 

By the colonial harbor in Nuuk, you will be welcomed aboard by our experienced captain. Once you have been seated in our closed cabin boat, the captain will set the course north of Nuuk.  On the route, enjoy the fresh breeze on deck and fjord landscapes. If you are lucky you might even be accompanied by the fjords summer visitor:  the humpback whale.

In Qoornoq, the captain will anchor the boat, and bring you ashore. First, you will be exploring the colorful houses on the peninsula, that tell stories about the modest living conditions of the mid-1900. It is also possible to visit the old fishing factory. After having explored the houses, we will head across the island, to gaze upon the vast Qoornoq waterfall.

All year-round, the waterfall is breathtaking - in summer you can enjoy the sight and sound of the running water, and in winter, natures art of icicles. The last attraction of the day brings you to the old Norse-Viking ruins. It is also possible to enjoy the sight of icebergs, as the abandoned settlement is not far from Nuuk Icefjord.

Join this marvellous journey through the complex fjord system around Nuuk. Select your preferred date and click Book Now to reserve your place.


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1 review for Private Qoornoq Island Adventure | Nuuk

  1. Solrun (verified owner)

    A beautiful tour with a very nice and informative guide. We saw an amazing waterfall and eagles, sailed up close to some very big icebergs and walked around an abandoned village. Absolutely recommend this tour!

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