Private Qoornoq Island Adventure | Nuuk
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 harbour 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. En 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 colourful houses on the peninsula, that tells stories of modest living conditions of 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.
- Captain & experienced crew
- 4 hours
- Survival suit
- Life jacket
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
- Sunglasses and sunscreen - snow is very bright and even the winter sun can cause sunburn
- Camera with extra batteries (the cold drains the batteries faster)
- Day pack
- Water bottle
- 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.
- Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf, gloves
- Sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Camera with extra batteries
- Day pack
- Water bottle
- This is a private tour, and the price includes 1 to 6 passengers.
- It is possible to bring your own lunch, but save the trouble and order a sandwich the booking process.
Terms of service
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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.
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.
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5 950 DKK