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 as the fiord doesn´t freeze in winter due to the strong currents. In winter there is snow guarantee in Nuuk and come February the sun starts to get strong again.
Price: 1.840 Euro (at Hotel Hans Egede), 1.620 Euro (at Inuk Hostel)
Duration: 5 days and 4 nights.
Travel by: Start Nuuk – arrival from Iceland
Flight: From Reykjavik or Copenhagen (flights not included)
Accommodation: Hotel Hans Egede (4-star) or Inuk hostels in shared double room.
Excursions: City sightseeing, Kapisillit boat tour, Grand city walk with Tapas in the culture house Katuaq, tour on snowmobile and tour on snowshoes, northern lights tour by legs or boat
Included: Transfers, accommodation, breakfast every day, tours mentioned above, three lunches on tours, guide service, all taxes, 24 hours emergency service.
Day 1 – Welcome to Capital of Greenland
Arrival in world’s smallest capital; Nuuk. After pickup we go on a 1½ hours tour of the city that takes you to outskirts as well as city center and old colonial harbor. After the city tour drop off at the hotel. If you arrive at midday the city tour can be taken after lunch. Drop off at the Hotel Hans Egede or Inuk Hostels.
Day 2 – City walk, Greenlandic tapas and helicopter tour
We start the day by spending 1 to 1½ hrs. We start at the National Museum, where a large collection of Greenlandic relics, such as mummies, kayaks, umiaks and ceremonial costumes are found. After the museum visit we walk through the old colonial harbor area, past the open-air fish and meat market, to the culture house Katuaq. The café serves Greenlandic tapas where you can try a lot of local specialties. In the afternoon it is possible to organize an optional helicopter flight to the nearest mountains and fiords. The tour takes approx. an hour incl. transfer to and from the airport. Flying time 20 minutes.
Day 3 – Boat tour to Kapisillit
At 9AM in the morning we depart on a boat tour to the fishing and hunting settlement of Kapisillit. Here there is an approx. 45-minute stay to walk around and see what winter in a small settlement is all about. After Kapisillit the boat takes you to the settlement of Qoornoq which lies in the mouth of the Ice Fiord. The settlement will be seen from the boat. This time of the year there is too much snow to go ashore. Someplace between Kapisillit and Qoornoq lunch will be taken. Maybe lying in with turned out motors in the middle of all the ice. On the way back, the boat passes close to the frozen waterfall which in summer falls from the glacier Sermitsiaq.
Day 4 – Skidoo tour and snow shoe hike or downhill skiing
Transfer from accommodation to the skiing area for a two-hour tour on skidoo. The tour takes you to some wonderful view points, where there is plenty of time to take in the sights. Lunch is taken at the cafeteria by the skiing lift. In the afternoon the organized tour is on snowshoes, but there is also the possibility of renting a pair of skies for downhill or cross-country adventures. Transfer back to the hotel.
Day 5 – Goodbye Greenland
Today it’s time to say goodbye. The flight leaves from Nuuk at app. 2PM in the afternoon. In the morning at 10AM we have an optional visit to a local family for coffee and cake. Here the hostess will tell you about her life and life in Nuuk and Greenland, in the past and today. There will also be time for some last-minute souvenir shopping. In our Tupilak Shop you will 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.
Day 2 Helicopter tour – 1 hour incl. transfer DKK 1.500,- per pers.
Day 5 Coffee and cake at local family 1½ hours DKK 300,- per pers.
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