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Greenland Tours: Coastal Ship - South & West

13 days in the south & west of Greenland incl. 5 days on board Sarfaq Ittuk

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ABC Charter winter boat tour

Arctic Boat Charter - ABC

Charter boat trips with Arctic Boat Charter in Nuuk is synonymous with safe, comfortable, and high-speed boat trips along Greenland’s coasts.
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Air Zafari

Air Zafari offers sightseeing from the air. All aircraft have large windows next to each seat – which makes it perfect for photography.
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Vandrehuset.com

Vandrehuset.com is located in Nuuk and consists of 3 houses with free access to internet.
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Arctic Guide Fishing

Arctic Guide Fishing runs the charter boat Ameralik. The company is based in Nuuk and organises cabin and camping trips, transport and guided fishing trips.
Sarfaq Ittuk cruising in the Disko Bay outside Ilulissat ice fjord in Greenland

Arctic Umiaq Line

Arctic Umiaq Line is passenger and freight shipping company also known as AUL. The company runs the ferry Sarfaq Ittuk on Greenland's west coast.
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Asimut Tours and Camp

Asimut Tours & Camp offers a wealth of experience when it comes to tours, fishing and hunting.
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Greenland Extreme

Greenland Extreme is a highly specialised adventure Greenlandic travel tour provider with a wide range of backcountry experiences.
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Hotel Apartment in Nuuk

Hotel Apartment in Nuuk is a gorgeous seaside home in the suburb Qinngorput.
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Hotel Centerbo

Hotel Centerbo offers good, cheap accommodation in a central location. It has twelve well-appointed 1-bedroom apartments with everything you need.
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Hotel Hans Egede - HHE

Hotel Hans Egede is a 4-star conference hotel in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. The rooms are of a high standard, each with bathroom and toilet facilities.
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Hotel Nordbo Apartments

Hotel Nordbo Apartments are large, spacious, newly refurbished hotel apartments in the centre of Greenland's capital Nuuk.
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Hotel Nordbo

Hotel Nordbo offers you 25 well equipped apartments varying in size at reasonable costs very close to downtown Nuuk.

Greenland Water Taxi

Greenland Water Taxi is tour boat company that was founded in June 2013. The company organises trips on the water and sails passengers throughout Disko Bay.
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Inuk Hostels

Inuk Hostels is located a stone's throw from the sea with a magnificent view of the Nuuk fjord, and within a reasonable walking distance to downtown Nuuk.
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KangNu Running Race

The KangNu race is a big cross country race which is held in the area of Nuuk.
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Kangerluarsunnguaq Ski Center

Kangerluarsunnguaq Ski Center is a backcountry experience just 20 minutes by boat from Greenland's capital Nuuk.
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Kittat Economusée

Kittat Economusée is a Greenland Traditional Costume Maker located in the old colonial harbour area in Nuuk.
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The National Museum of Greenland

Greenland National Museum in Nuuk has exhibitions that cover all of Greenland’s history during 4.500 years. 
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Nuuk Art Museum

Nuuk Art Museum opened in 2005 in the former Adventist Church at Kissarnerqqortuunnguaq in Nuuk.
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Nuuk Inn and Wellness

Nuuk Inn and Wellness are cozy hotel apartments with all you need in Greenland's capital Nuuk.
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Tupilak Travel

Tupilak Travel offers cheap travel to Greenland, in particular to the country's capital, Nuuk.
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Sydbo

At Sydbo.gl you live in nice apartments of 64 square meters. Each apartment has its own kitchen with everything needed to cook.
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Hotel Seamen's home, Nuuk

This 3-star hotel in the capital of Greenland has 41 rooms including 4 rooms which are disability-friendly.
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Restaurant Sarfalik

Sarfalik is an innovative restaurant combining the best of Greenlandic and global cuisine.
Marc Carreras with tourists on hike in the back-country in Nuuk in Greenland. By Rebecca Gustafsson

Nuuk Adventure

Nuuk Adventure is a mountain guiding services company for individuals and small groups based in Nuuk region (Greenland). Marc Carreras its main guide and owner.
Two men enjoying the sunrise in the Icefjord in Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson, Visit Greenland.

Greenland Escape

Greenland Escape offer high level service to the demanding traveler in Greenland.

Destinations

Nuuk is Greenlands capital and the signature mountain Sermitsiaq always stands large and visible in the background

Nuuk

The heart of a nation. Greenland’s largest city and capital is fueled on fresh air, strong coffee and diverse personalities.

Things To Do

A couple overlooking Tasiusaq sheep farm near Qassiarsuk in South Greenland

Hiking

Follow hiking trails in Greenland to reach mountaintops or traverse long distances. Or forge your own route and stand in no one’s footsteps but your own.
Kayakers mong icebergs near Ilulissat and Oqaatsut in North Greenland

Kayaking

The kayak is a cultural link between the earliest immigrants in Greenland, the common everyday experience by local kayakers and the modern rugged adventure expeditions.
A group of skiers climbing a mountain near Kulusuk on a ski touring trip in East Greenland

Ski Touring

Ski touring in Greenland is an active backcountry experience dominated by silence, grandeur, and first runs from peak to beach.
Skiing among remote peaks in East Greenland near Kulusuk

Heliskiing

Greenland is the spiritual home of heliskiing. Mountain upon mountain offers first descents in a landscape where glaciers often flow straight from the ice cap to the coast.
A photographer shooting flowers and plants by the Knud Rasmussen Glacier in East Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Photo tours in Greenland

Photo tours in Greenland add new dimensions to landscapes and culture, wildlife and natural phenomena when the destination is explored through a lens.
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Greenlandic Gastronomy

In a country with extensive permafrost and just a tiny bit of arable land, Greenlanders get creative with flavors from both land and sea.
A guided walk in Ilulissat in North Greenland

Guided Sightseeing in Greenland

The best way to experience the towns and natural wonders of Greenland is through the eyes of a local guide who lives there.
A drum dancer performing in Nuuk on the National Day, June 21 in Greenland

Inuit culture in Greenland

The Greenlandic roots are an exciting mix of various immigrating peoples and their ability to adapt to the Arctic challenges on the world’s largest island.
Four women sharing a meal on the rocks near Narsaq in South Greenland

Meeting Greenlanders

Modern Greenland is a diverse, geographically extensive society with an adventurous population.
A museum guest at Tasiilaq Museum in East Greenland testing her kayaking skills on a practice log

Museums

The museums of Greenland are like a modern voyage of discovery through the history of culture and artistic expression.
Cast iron figures inspired by norse runes in Qassiarsuk in South Greenland

Vikings in Greenland

The Norsemen inhabited Greenland for more than 400 hundred years and created a tradition of farming which today has become a corner stone of everyday life in Southern Greenland.
Kamiks, an Ulo and other souvenirs in Narsaq in South Greenland

Souvenir Shopping

Keep your memories close to your heart as reindeer horn, soapstone and muskox wool turn into souvenirs like symbolic statues, beautiful jewelry and clothing for you to carry home.
Reindeer in winter colors in Greenland

Arctic Wildlife

Polar bears, humpback whales, musk oxen, walruses, reindeer and sea eagles are just some of the many species that you may experience by land, air and sea around Greenland.
The tour boat Puttut among icebergs near Narsarsuaq in South Greenland

Boat Tours

Sailing is a way of life for Greenlanders so if you set out on a boat trip in Greenland you'll open up a world of fjords, whales, and nearby villages.
Two Air Zafari planes heading towards the Greenland Ice Sheet near Kangerlussuaq Airport

Flightseeing

Experiencing Greenland from the air provides a new perspective of the enormous size of the country, and the conditions for life in the Arctic.
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Icebergs

Experience colossal icebergs grounded in the Ilulissat Icefjord or find them along Greenland’s coastline like floating sculptures.
Northern Lights over the backcountry near Sisimiut in Destination Arctic Circle in West Greenland

Northern Lights

Northern lights or the Aurora Borealis is one of the great surprises of the Arctic night, and you can experience this multicoloured light show from September to April.
A photo tour on the Greenland Ice Sheet near Kangerlussuaq

The Ice Sheet

Tourist flights, boat trips, and the only road to the Greenland Ice Sheet bring one of only two polar ice caps in the world directly to your doorstep.
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Whale Watching

Set sail on a whale watching tour to spot humpback whales, fin whales, and minke whales frolic and feast in Greenland’s waters during their own summer holidays.
Fly fishing on Erfalik river in Destination Arctic Circle in West Greenland. By Mads Pihl

River fishing in Greenland

Greenland Arctic char fishing is for the discerning connoisseurs who want a wilderness experience in remote mountain valleys with pristine fast-flowing rivers and clear water fishing.
A collection of reindeer antlers outside a house in Qeqertarsuatsiaat south of Nuuk in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Trophy Hunting

Greenland is the place where even the most seasoned trophy hunters will experience a challenge to their hunting instinct and ingenuity.
Ponant Cruises L'Austral in early morning light near Ilulissat in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Cruises in Greenland

The sea and seafaring has always been vital to us, and for you as a guest it makes for an optimal way to tour large parts of the country.
The Greenland passenger ferry in the sunset near Ilulissat ice fjord. By Mads Pihl

Coastal ferry in Greenland

Meet locals and watch the Greenland coastline change from green hills to steep granite peaks on board Sarfaq Ittuk, the only coastal ferry in Greenland.

Articles

Sunrise over the mountains in the Nuuk fjord in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

Best thing to do in the summer in Nuuk: The fjords

Close your eyes and breathe in. A fresh wind gently blows in your direction. Want to experience the locals summer favorite? Sail the Nuuk fjord.
A group of snowboarders from Nuuk having fun in the sun while waiting for the Arctic Winter Games in Greenland

Snowboarding in Nuuk

Greenland’s capital Nuuk is big enough to sport a large street culture scene which adds depth and dimension to everyday life.
It's snowing in Nuuk. Photo by Jessie Brinks Evans

What it’s like to visit Nuuk

Nuuk is this tiny Arctic capital where you’ll find age old tradition living amongst World-class modernity. Visit Nuuk and see for yourself.
A winter night view from Qinngorput towards Nuuk in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Christmas Spirit in Nuuk

Spend the holidays in a town that really knows how to do Christmas and New Year’s Eve
Mask dance, A Music Festival in the Fjord. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen.

Qooqqut Music Festival in the Fjord

A story about a weekend getaway to the Qooqqut Music Festival.
The Suloraq towers in Nuuk's suburb Qinngorput nestled below the mountain Ukkusissaq in Greenland

‘On an ‘illoqarfik break’ in Greenland

Greenland consists of five vastly different regions, each with its own main town and it makes good sense to spend at least a couple or four days in the town - an 'illoqarfik' in Greenlandic.
The deckhand Line fishing on a tour with Arctic Boat Charter in the Nuuk fjord in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

What's in my bag - the Greenland edition

Check out the everyday essentials of the hip, powerful and avant-garde in Greenland. This #whatsinmybag - Greenland edition!
A view of the water reservoir lake Outside Greenlands capital Nuuk. By Camilla Hylleberg

Hiking routes in Capital Region, Greenland

In the area around Nuuk you'll find both easy and difficult hiking trails, for example, you can enjoy the view from 2,532-foot-tall "Big Malene".
A winter night view from Qinngorput towards Nuuk in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Nuuk and Reykjavík - a perfect combination for a holiday

Nuuk and Reykjavík sit at the top of the world in the north like two kings on mighty thrones. Enjoy city life among amazing nature environments.
Myggedalen in Nuuk, Greenland, on a winter's night. By Mads Pihl

Nuuk city ligths is a beautiful sight from a hilltop

At three times the size of the second largest town Sisimiut, Nuuk is an important cultural and financial driver for the development of Greenland.
Modern Art - A boy from Nuuk looking at Guido Van Helten's wall art in Greenland

Street art in Colourful Nuuk

Two new large-scale street art paintings have made Nuuk even more colourful, displaying the capital's vibrant and modern culture.
Two Runners Jumping in excitement. By Bo Kristensen

Anna's race against time

This determined woman didn’t let pregnancy or biting temperatures prevent her from fulfilling her dream of running in Greenland.
The old church in Nuuk on a sunny National Day in Greenland, June 21 - 2015. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Nuuk Hot List

5 local suggestions for what to do when you get a free minute in the Arctic metropolis
Tourist taking a photo of Marc Carreras in back-country Nuuk in Greenland. By Rebecca Gustafsson

6 Instagram shots you must get in Nuuk

Like a social media scavenger hunt, these photo suggestions will take you running all around the capital
Photo by Lauren Breedlove

Take me to my happy place

Lauren Breedlove tries cabin life during high summer in Nuuk Fjord
A fly fisherman in low afternoon light on the Erfalik river in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Flying high with fly fishing

The great river of Qussuk is a fly fisherman’s haven
Tele-Post's radome screen with the mountains and sea in the background, in Nuuk. Photo by Filip Gielda

The extreme lengths Greenland goes for internet

A tale of working on remote mountains and being snowed in for days. On being lost to the world - all for the love of staying connected.
Erik Palo Jacobsen, Arctic Boat Charter. Photo by Jonathan Pozniak

Q&A with a Greenlandic sea captain

Captain Erik Palo Jacobsen is a former Merchant Marine from Sisimiut, who has sailed around the world only to realize that his home in Nuuk is where the heart is.
The opening. Photo by Serena Ho

Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival 2017: A Glimpse Into Nordic Musical Collaboration

Music: you might not expect to find it in Greenland, but it’s there. It’s frozen in thousand-year-old glaciers, submerged in the icy water and crystallised in the undulating beauty of the Aurora Borealis dancing through the fabric of the starry night sky.
Two men enjoying the sunrise in the Icefjord in Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson, Visit Greenland.

8 times the light in Greenland was absolutely heavenly

There is no denying that Greenland’s landscapes and light are a photographer’s dream.
A hut for accommodation at Tasiusaq sheep farm in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

9 Unique places you can overnight in Greenland

Pitch a tent in the Arctic tundra or hide away in huts overlooking calving glaciers - the choice is yours!