Ukkusissat Mountain Hike | Nuuk

5.0 / 51 Reviews
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Day Tour
All year
5 hours
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Would you like to see Nuuk from the best view possible? Then come along and join us on this guided hike to the mountain Ukkusissat, Store Malene. Explore the capitals best view from the summit of Store Malene!

We will be meeting at Qinngorput (district of Nuuk) at the end of Uiffak Road.  At the bottom of Ukkusissat awaits an out-of-town adventure! Your hike starts from Qinngorput and takes you 772 meters above sea level. We will follow a dirt road, neighboring a boisterous river to the spectacular lake Cirkus. Lake Cirkus is circumscribed by a crater of mountains, with luscious mountainsides.

A place so spellbinding and enchanting, that not even your imagination can fathom its beauty. We will hike along the shores of the lake and find our way to the marked path, that will take us up the mountaintop. En route, the guide will share some stories so you can better understand and learn about Greenlandic culture. 

From lake Cirkus, you start your ascend towards Ukkusissat. From here it only goes upwards and the hike is not easily conquered. The mountain is approximately 772 meters high and is a gem, adored by all locals. Ukkusissat means soapstone, and local artist conquers the mountain to find soapstone to carve in.

Once you have conquered the steep mountainside, you will be rewarded with the most astonishing view over Nuuk and the fjord systems with many veins. Nuuk fjord is known for its mythical mountains and blue waters, it is a magical experience to see it from above. On top of the mountain, you will find a field of Inuksuk, build your own if you’d like. Once you have enjoyed the mesmerizing view of Nuuk, we return to Nuuk the same way we came. We will pass a mountainside, covered in snow all year round. Do like the locals, and sledge down the snow on a plastic bag or jacket!

On a summer trip you will move faster, so a little detour might be possible for some hidden gems. On a winter trip it will be with snowshoes and crampons, making it a little more adventurous. Be aware that in Spring and Autumn hike conditions could be different but we have professional guides who will decide if it is safe to go on the tour! 

Tie your hiking boots and bring your fellow explorers! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Book Now’ above.



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1 review for Ukkusissat Mountain Hike | Nuuk

  1. Kellie Gonçalves (verified owner)

    This was a fabulous and very fun day out with Thorlak, a wonderful and kind guide. I recommend this trip to anyone who likes a good vertical challenge and is physically fit.

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