Greenland’s capital Nuuk is a city of vitality, surrounded by immense nature and filled with vibrant Greenlanders leading fascinating lives of old traditions, modern twists, and diverse influences. Home to gourmet restaurants, fashion boutiques, and the Northern Lights inspired Katuaq Cultural Center, Nuuk is the center of modern Greenland. However, a stroll through the picturesque Old Harbor shows that history and traditions remain strong in this growing city. Nuuk lies in the mouth of the Nuup Kangerlua Fiord – the second largest fiord system in the world. This gives fantastic boating opportunities which will be a central part of the trip.
The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.
Arrival in world’s smallest capital, Nuuk, where your Greenlandic adventure starts. After settling in, at your hotel, we goke on a city sightseeing by car or bus which lasts 1½ hrs. The rest of the day can be spent on exploring the town, eventually with a walk to the charming old part of the city, colonial harbor where you also find the beautiful Cathedral of Greenland.
We start the tour by spending 1 to 1½ hrs. at the National Museum, which houses a large collection of Greenlandic relics, such as mummies, kayaks, umiaks and ceremonial costumes. The museum lies in the old colonial harbor. Walk through the old colonial area to the More modern culture can be experienced. We finish the tour with Greenlandic Tapas in Katuaq, culture house.
In the afternoon we go on at boat tour to Qooqqut for “Fish and Dish”. The tour starts with a one hour journey through the Nuup Kangerlua fiord. We pass mountains with streaming waterfalls, and may spot a seal or a whale along the way. Before going ashore in Qooqqut, we fish for redfish and cod. These are given to the chefs at the restaurant where we have 3 hours to enjoy the fish as well as other delicious courses in the Qooqqut Nuan Restaurant. Arrival in Nuuk around 9 p.m.
Hiking around Quasussuaq. Today you can spend the day to explore the Nature in the Nuuk area. Join a guided hiking tour between the two mountains Quassussuaq and Ukkusissaq (or do the relatively easy hike on your own). This is a weekend favorite for lokals hiking, mountain biking, skiing or snowshoeing, depending on the season. These mountains magnify the perspective that even the expanding capital city can be dwarfed by Greenland’s powerful nature. Beautiful coastal views during the whole hike.
At 8 a.m. we depart on a boat tour to the icefiord.
The tour goes to the bottom of the 80 kilometer long fiord which is reached after around 2,5 hrs. depending on the ice conditions. Here with a great view over the glacier Narsap Sermia, we enjoy our lunch with the only sounds coming from breaking, cracking and dripping ice.
After lunch, the tour goes to the village of Qoornoq, a former fishing and hunting village now used for summer and weekend holidays. Here we spend a little time before heading back to Nuuk, passing a waterfall from the glacier Sermitsiaq along the way. The tour ends in Nuuk 3 p.m.
Today it’s time to say goodbye. Depending on when your departure flight takes off, you may have some time for one optional guided excursion or some last-minute souvenir shopping.
The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.
|Price per person (based on double occupancy)||£870|