Kangeq & Island of Hope

By boat to the edge of Nordlandet/Akia, the strip of land across from Nuuk. Here you find the old settlement of Kangeq, which has been unpopulated since the 1960-ies. Kangeq is the birthplace of the famous artist Aron (1822 – 1869), who painted stories from the traditional myths and legends.There will be approx. 1½ hour stay in the village.

There will be approx. ½ hour stay in the village.

On to the neighbouring Island of Hope, where the priest Hans Egede arrived in 1721 and lived for 7 years. It is still possible to see some ruins from the house. On the islands surroundings Kangeq there are numorous eskimo ruins which tells the story about Kangeq being a central place on the old eskimo trading routes.

There will be good chances of seeing seals and lots of different seabirds and if you are lucky, whales.

  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Min 6. People
  • Season: May – October
  • DKK 850,-  Per Person
  • DKK 425,- Child (2-11 years old) – Infants for free

What to bring: Remember warm clothes, it is cold at the sea. Bring some snacks and soft drinks for the tour.


  • English speaking guide
  • Tea and coffee will be served on board.