4 Day Tour City Break Nuuk – Greenland
Nuuk is the capital city of Greenland located south of the Arctic Circle gives you a great experience of urban life of the Inuit culture. Extremely beautiful nature in Nuuk fjord with inspiring natural landscapes.
- Nuuk, capital of Greenland
- Parliament, city hall, national museum
- Boat trip to the stunning fjord Nuup Kangerlua, the fishing village of Kapisillit
- Boat trip to Qooqqut and a delicious dinner in awe-inspiring natural landscapes
Flight from Reykjavík to Nuuk.
Check-in for your flight at Reykjavik domestic airport starts 90 minutes before flight departure
Upon arrival in Nuuk transfer to the hotel where you stay for 3 nights.
Departing in late afternoon from the National Museum on a 3-hour walk you will be able to soak up the past and the present of daily life in Nuuk and learn about Greenland’s diverse and fascinating culture. Stops will be made at the Parliament and City Council where you will discover how the daily life is shaped by the political decisions made here.
Day 2 :
Icefiord boat tour including lunch
Exposed to the awe-inspiring nature around you, the tour begins with an open boat journey to the bottom of the stunning fiord Nuup Kangerlua. During the tour, you will pass beautiful high mountains.
You will be able to see vertical rock walls that display different layers of solidified magma which was sent up from deep within the Earth as our planet morphed into its stunning present-day form.
After approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, you will reach an area near Kapisillit, a small fishing and hunting village. From here there is a hike that will take approximately 45 minutes in a rather flat terrain. This is not a strenuous hike and is taken at a slow and easy pace. On completion of the hike, you will be rewarded with a fantastic view over the ice fiord of Nuuk. Within the fiord, you will be able to view the amazing ice floes as far as the eye can see. The view is spectacular, with the white colour against the turquoise sea creating a visual memory you will never forget.
After the hike to the ice fiord, it is time to return to the boat and travel a short 10-minute journey to the settlement Kapisillit. You will get to spend an hour in a local home where the host will offer you coffee and home-baked cakes, here you will get the chance to meet the locals in their suroundings.
After the stop in Kapisillit, the boat takes you back to Nuuk, with the return journey taking around 2.5 hours.
Tour duration: 8 hrs.
Boat tour to Qooqqut with unforgettable dining.
Departing from Nuuk late afternoon via open boat provides the perfect opportunity to take in the marvellous natural beauty around you. During the boat journey in the Nuuk fjord, you will have the chance to see some spectacular wildlife.
Perhaps a whale will raise its tail like a friendly greeting, or a cheeky seal will survey you curiously from the water or while it lounges on the shore.
After an hour the boat will arrive at Qooqqut where you will have around 2.5 hours to enjoy delicious food in the Qooqqut Nuan restaurant. Situated in an isolated location, the restaurant is surrounded by an awe-inspiring natural landscape as far as the eye can see.
The trip can be combined with an hour of fishing before arriving at the restaurant, and your catch can then be brought to the restaurant where the chef will prepare it as the main course. However, before the fish is delivered to the chef, you will need to chop it up in preparation for use. Our guide will show you how to do this, and you can take pride in the fact that not only are you eating your own catch but you have learned a valuable preparation skill in the process.
After you have savoured a fabulous meal, the boat will depart back to Nuuk in the evening.
Around noon transfer to Nuuk airport and check in for the flight to Iceland, departing early afternoon. Arrival at Reykjavik domestic airport in the evening.
Date and prices
June – September
* Flights Reykjavík – Nuuk – Reykjavík
* Airport taxes
* 3 nights hotel accommodation, double room with private facilities including breakfast
* Airport taxi transfers
* City walk sightseeing tour
* Icefiord boat tour including lunch
* Boat tour to Qooqqut
Good to know
Flight duration: 3 hours 20 minutes.
Note: Departure from Reykjavík domestic airport.
Flight schedules may change due to unfavourable weather or ice conditions.
Pre/post nights in Reykjavík not included and can be added upon request.
The site of the city has a long history of different cultures: first inhabited by the ancient Inuit people known as the Saqqaq culture around 2000 B.C., later by Viking explorers in the 10th century, and shortly after that by Inuit peoples. The Inuit and the Vikings lived together in this area from around 1000 A.D. until around 1500 A.D., when human habitation suddenly stopped, most likely due to change in climate and vegetation.
Outside Nuuk is a major fjord system, which is particularly well-suited to ocean-going attractions. Whale safaris are organised that enable you to get close to the many humpback and minke whales, which from early summer to the onset of autumn frequent the waters just outside the town. In addition, helicopter trips to the ice sheet and Norse ruins are popular combination excursions, as are visits to settlements by boat. Also recommended are visits to the art museum and the city council chamber, which is decorated by large tapestries with motifs from Greenlandic culture and nature.