Kangeq – Abandoned Settlement

Duration: 3 Hours – The tour is set depending on the tide
Number of participants: Minimum 2 people – Maximum 12 people per boat
Season: May – October
Language: English/Danish
Price: DKK 850,- Per Person – DKK 425,- Child (0-11 years old)
Boat type: Targa, 31 – 35 or 37

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.

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 numerous 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.

Here is a map of the fiord: Nuuk Fiord

What to bring: 

Remember warm clothes, hat and gloves, it is cold at the sea. Bring some good waterproof shoes. Bring some lunch or snacks and soft drinks for the tour.


  • English/Danish speaking guide
  • Tea and coffee will be served onboard
  • Covered heated boat/restroom onboard


  • Departure is from the “Nuuk Water Taxi” by the Colonial harbour
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure
  • Transfer is not included
  • On this tour you will be walking approx. 45 minutes on uneven ground.

Book tour now on E-mail: info@tupilak.gl