Colourful Nuuk - GRL241

Modern and traditional blend together for this unique tour in the beautiful capital of Greenland. When we say colorful, we mean very literally that you will be exposed to the diverse and contrasting colors of the city as well as the indescribable colors of nature, creating a mix of experiences that you don’t want to miss out on. Explore life in the Arctic capital. Feast on the best local foods. Develop a deeper insight of the history of this unique country by visiting the National Museum of Greenland. And if that isn’t enough experience for you, we will also take you out for a boat excursion to see the magnificent Narsap Sermia glacier, a truly unforgettable sight that will be made that much better when the local whales arrive to say hello. Wilderness and culture combined, experience Nuuk with all your senses and set out on a journey that you’ll never want to end.

Photo: Kunuk Brøns
Photo: Kunuk Brøns
Photo: Mads Pihl
Photo: Malik Milfeldt
Photo: Mads Pihl
Photo: Mads Pihl
Photo: Mads Pihl
Photo: Kunuk Brøns

Tour type: Self-guided discovery tour in Nuuk and its surroundings




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Adult: 208000

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What's included: Flights Reykjavik - Nuuk - Reykjavik, boat excursion to icefjord, incl. village visit (also possible in an open boat), accommodation in hotel or hostel/cabin in double occupancy.

Departures: Every Monday from June - September, 4 days version available. Every Thursday from June - September, 5 days version available.

Duration: 4 days

Accommodation: Hotel (4 star) or hostel/cabin

Meeting point: Starts and ends at the domestic airport in Reykjavik

Language: English

Note: Bring good hiking shoes and warm clothes for boat tour (and possible hiking tour).

  • Tour Description

    Highlights of the Tour

    • A mix of modern and Traditional Greenland
    • Icefjord Adventure by Boat
    • Gourmet Food from Greenlandic Ingredients

    Nuuk is a city of diversity and contrasts. Where old colourful wooden houses stand side by side with modern architecture. Where urban life goes hand in hand with outdoor life in the wilderness. Try this unique mix of experiences that Nuuk has to offer; Explore life in this Arctic capital on a city walk. Look out for whales and enjoy the fascinating icebergs on a boat excursion to the Narsap Sermia glacier. Don’t forget to taste the high quality local food at the city’s best restaurants. Stretch your legs with a hike among the backdrop of Nuuk’s iconic peaks or get a deeper insight in to the Greenlandic history and culture by visiting the national museum of Greenland.

    Included: Flights Reykjavik - Nuuk - Reykjavik, boat excursion to icefjord, incl. village visit (also possible in an open boat), accommodation in hotel or hostel/cabin.

    The price furthermore depends on the flight rate available on the date concerned.

    3 day version available every Monday and Thursday and an extension of the trip is possible as well. 

    We will need to verify flight availability on dates selected. So, please indicate your preferred dates below, if you are interested and we'll contact you with verification within 48 hours.

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    *The price depends on the flight rate and accomodation availability on the date concerned.

  • Tour Itinerary

    Day 1: Flight from Reykjavik to Nuuk. Explore the Colourful Nuuk.
    Although Nuuk is home to less than 16,000 residents, Nuuk is the largest town in Greenland and a bustling mix of the modern and traditional. Go for a walk to the charming Colonial Harbor where you also find the beautiful Cathedral of Greenland, make sure to pass by Myggedalen, an area of charming pastel-colored houses scattered along the coast. Stop for a cup of coffee at the Cultural Centre.

    Day 2: Boat tour to the Icefjord (7 hours)*
    The tour starts with a 2 hour journey through the Nuup Kangerlua fjord. The route is flanked with towering mountains, many of which were formed billions of years ago. Reaching our first destination, the mound of the Kangersuneq, we will spend some time to enjoy our lunch and the stunning view of the Narsap Sermia glacier and the icefjord where hundreds of ice floes converge. There will be ample time for photographs. On the way back we will make a stop and take a walk in a small abandoned settlement and we will also pass by a beautiful waterfall before we arrive back in Nuuk.

    Day 3: Activity of choice (cultural/active/adventure focus).
    Nuuk has a great variety of activities to offer. Go for a hike in the beautiful mountains behind Nuuk. Enjoy coastal views of the fjord system and the towering mountain of Sermitsiaq. Pass by small lakes and streams of fresh, drinkable water and try fresh blackberries and angelica on the way. Or go on a guided city sightseeing and learn about the history of Nuuk and the Greenlandic culture and traditions. Other options are joining a Fjord Safari and go look for whales and seals or to go for a unique dining experience in the remote and beautifully located restaurant in the Nuuk Fjord. There is a good chance that you can have your own catch of the day for dinner. These activities are not included in the package price.

    Day 4: Visit the National Museum of Greenland. Flight to Reykjavik
    Spend this morning doing the last souvenir shopping or use the opportunity to pay the Greenland National Museum a visit – the premier institution for Greenlandic history and culture. Get some insight in highlights like the famous Qilakitsoq mummies, the Greenlandic turf home, and the extensive collection of umiaqs (the womens boats) and kayaks.

    Flight back to Reykjavik.


    Option 1: Hostel/cabin - Inuk Hostel (twin rooms, shared facilities)
    Option 2: Hotel - Hotel Hans Egede (4 star hotel)

    * This trip is run in a closed boat (appr. 12 persons). It is also possible to do this trip in a smaller open boat (appr. 6 persons) - for the more adventurous spirits. This trip takes about 9 hours and includes - beside the boat tour into the fjord - an appr. 1.30 hour hike to the icefjord and back to the boat. Then you go to a settlement of hunters and fishermen where you are invited into the home of a local resident for a kaffemik, a traditional Greenlandic social gathering of coffee, cakes and conversation before returning to the boat for the trip back to Nuuk.


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