City Sightseeing – Kapisillit Boat Tour – City Walk – Greenlandic Tapas
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.
This trip can be combined with other destinations in Greenland e.g. Ilulissat.
Price 4 days: 1.290 Euro (at Hotel Hans Egede), 1.050 Euro (at Inuk Hostel)
Price 5 days: 1.470 Euro (at Hotel Hans Egede), 1.090 Euro (at Inuk Hostel)
Duration: 4 or 5 days and 3 or 4 nights.
Departures: Most days depending on airport of departure.
Season: June – September
Travel by: Air plane
Flight: From Reykjavik or Copenhagen (flights not included)
Accommodation: Hotel Hans Egede (4 star) or Inuk hostels in shared double room
Excursions: City sightseeing, Icefiord boat tour, Boat tour to Qooqqut with “Fish and Dish”, walk in old colonial harbor with visit to National Museum and Greenland Tapas in the culture house Katuaq.
Included: Transfers, accommodation, breakfast every day, tours mentioned above, city sightseeing, boat tour with fish and dish in Qooqqut, guide service, all taxes, 24 hr. emergency service.
Note: Bring good shoes and warm clothes for boat tour.
Want to include flights? See: Prices Including Flights
Day 1 – Welcome to Capital of Greenland
Arrival in world’s smallest capital; Nuuk – where your Greenlandic adventure starts. After settling in at your hotel, we go on a city sightseeing by car for 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. Additional tour: Boat tour to Qooqqut for dinner. The tour starts with a one-hour journey through Nuup Kangerlua fiord. We pass mountains with streaming waterfalls, where we 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 hrs. to enjoy the fish as well as other delicious courses at the Qooqqut Nuan Restaurant. Arrival in Nuuk around 9 p.m. This activity is not included in the package price, but we warmly recommend it.
Day 2 – Historic day in the Capital of Tradition
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.
Day 3 & 4 – Safari in Capital of Adventure and Wildlife
(Activity of choice) Hiking around Quassussuaq.
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 locals 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.
Day 5 – Goodbye Greenland
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. In our Tupilak Shop you get a 10 percent discount on all products; Souvenirs, handicraft and fur products.
Hotel Hans Egede, 4-star hotel
This central Nuuk hotel is less than 6 km from Nuuk Airport. The 5th-floor Skyline Bar offers views over the Nuuk Fiord and Malene Mountains, as well as live piano music every night.
A flat-screen satellite TV, tea/coffee facilities and a private bathroom are found in all Hotel Hans Egede rooms. On-site dining options include a café in the reception, a lunch restaurant, along with 2 dinner restaurants.
Inuk Hostels, cabin/hostel
This hostel is situated with an amazing view to the nuup kangerlua fiord, a little outside of the city center.
Twin rooms with shared facilities.
The hostel has its own café, where you can have your breakfast with the stunning view.
Optional tours (Day 3 and 4)
Hiking around Quassussuaq, 4-5 hours. DKK 1.150,- per pers.
Kaffemik incl. o/w transfer. Duration: 2,5 hours. DKK 300,- per pers.
Kaffe-mik is a special tradition, we held on all festive occasions, such as birthdays or when graduating from completed courses of education.
Golf: DKK 500,- per pers.
Golf package: Greenfee, golf bag/clubs, 6 balls and tees, scorecard, transfer to golf course.
A splendid 9 hole golf course is found in Nuuk wonderfully placed in the nature overlooking several fiords. The course has double tee places at each hole and can be played as an 18 hole course.
Print Out: Nuuk 4 or 5 days package 2019