THE SURREAL SURROUNDING NATURE
For those wanting to venture out in the fjords or mountains after you’ve settled into the city, there are many options. Adrenaline inducing off-piste skiing is available in the winter, midnight sun boat tours in the warmer months, and water based tours offer everything from whale watching and exploring abandoned settlements, to seeing if you can spot the edge of the glacier all year round.
The surrounding nature is surreal and magnificent to experience. Often the scale and vastness of the landscape can be hard to comprehend, offering a glimpse of the respect and connection that Greenlanders feel toward nature.
THE CITY OF THE LOCALS
As much as this city will keep tourists happy, it’s important to remember that this is a working town with a quarter of Greenland’s population living here. It doesn’t exist for tourism, like some other cities might.
Because of this, I felt like I was seeing a culture for how it really is. It’s a city of politicians, hunters, artists, chefs, fishermen and people who live in the moment, whilst not forgetting the past. Nuuk is a superb introduction to Greenland, and the awe-inspiring beauty of its citizens and landscape. It’s a great place to base yourself and see where the journey takes you.