Lille Malene for the summer soul! - Guide to Greenland5

Lille Malene for the summer soul!

By
Gabriela Zendejas Maldonado
Verified Local

When you have the opportunity to enjoy nature next to the corner, you just have to do it!

It was Saturday and some of my friends wanted to have some outdoor activities, so we decided to take a short hike in Nuuk.

Group of people and a dog hiking around Lille Malene in the summer
Views from hiking around Lille Malene
Views from hiking around Lille Malene

We started our walk from Qinngorput (getting there by bus is the easiest way) and then around Lille Malene mountain and ended at the airport. 

It was summertime, and we had to wear a mosquito net, just in case we find some mosquitos in our trip, but happily, we did not find that many. Many locals go hiking to the top of this mountain as soon as the summer starts. 

Woman posing for a picture on a hike around Lille Malene
Flowers and Sermitsiaq Mountain
Lake near Lille Malene
Flowers growing near Lille Malene

The weather was perfect and we made 2 stops to have lunch and enjoy the sunny day and the fresh summer breeze. 

One of my friends brought a dog, so it was absolutely funnier to have a friendly leader with us. We found many different flowers, crowberries, and a few blueberries.

Some people come to this mountain just to collect berries in order to pick them on time and freeze them if needed, to make jam, pastry, cakes, or several kinds of desserts.

We also filled our bottles with fresh and sweet water coming from the falls.

Dog running in the grass near Lille Malene
Photoshoot during a hike around Lille Malene
Calm water in the fjord

On your way, you will find the lake which provides water to Nuuk. As soon as you reach the opposite side, you have a marvelous view of Sermitsiaq mountain (1,210 meters high).

When in Nuuk, you have no excuses for not being in good shape.

There were more visitors camping and fishing at the famous spot well known as “Paradise Valley”, and during the winter season there is a nice ski slope close to the airport, so when you go around Lille Malene, you must be ready for an adventure! 

Woman taking a selfie during a hike around Lille Malene
Woman standing on a rock
Calm water in the fjord
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