Vertical walls and pristine waters in Tasermiut Fjord make an adventurer’s imagination run wild while city sightseeing bring you down to earth.
UNIQUE IN SOUTH GREENLAND
Nanortalik stands on an island, literally and figuratively. Though it sits deep in South Greenland, whose reputation is as an idyllic paradise with fields of colorful flowers, Nanortalik breaks the mold. Its vertical walls that flank an intricate fjord system hint at a nature more akin to Greenland’s east coast. Add to that the expanse of sea ice just outside the harbor and the cultural migration of East Greenlanders to Nanortalik’s villages, and what you find is that Nanortalik is quite unique for South Greenland.
Like most islands, the journey to Nanortalik is involved, but the welcoming and friendly atmosphere that awaits you in town is worth the trip. As we Greenlanders say, once you have reached Nanortalik, it’s like returning to your childhood home. Come to Nanortalik to explore wild mountains and find the hometown you never knew you had.
STRONG NATURE IN NANORTALIK
From sea to mountain top, Nanortalik is surrounded by powerful nature. To the east stand many ranges of daunting peaks that seem to pierce the sky, and to the west float enormous sheets of sea ice with a collection of Arctic wildlife in tow.
The possibilities to experience nature in Nanortalik are as many as your imagination can handle. For the day hiker, just step out your front door and find the path that leads to panoramic views of Nanortalik from a southern vantage point. Later, challenge your sea legs by taking a boat trip along the Nanortalik coastline spotted with islands.
Did you notice that white line radiating from the horizon? It is not your ordinary icebergs but rather the great sea ice that forms from frozen ocean water and migrates from East Greenland in spring.