Tupilak Travel offers cheap travel to Greenland, in particular to the country’s capital, Nuuk. The journey can be combined with overnight accommodation and excursions in the area.
Tupilak Travel’s office also functions as a tourist office, books trips and provides information about what’s available in Greenland’s capital.
The old and the new are inextricably linked. The capital has ice, whales, magnificent scenery, tradition and legends.
Close to the local population
First stop is the animal skin sewing workshop, Kittat, where the guide describes traditional tanning of animal skins, the national costume and embroidering of skins.
In Tupilak Travel’s shop you can find various handicrafts such as masks, figures made of reindeer antler and soapstone, jewellery made of walrus tusk, narwhal tusk, reindeer antler, musk ox horn and polar bear and seal claw.
The captain and the guide keep their eyes peeled for whales, whilst you can enjoy the sight of the colourful houses in the fells.
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A boat trip on Nuuk’s fjord enables you to get a new perspective on the town. The captain and the guide keep their eyes peeled for whales, whilst you can enjoy the sight of the colourful houses in the fells.
Alternatively you can take the trip all the way to Kangeq and the island of Håbets ø. The famous artist Aron lived on Kangeq and it was here he painted his watercolours based on Greenlandic myths and legends.
The Danish missionary Hans Egede arrived in 1721 and lived there for 8 years. The ruins of his old house can still be seen on the island.
Tupilak Travel also has a trip all the way to Kangersuneq/Icefjord, which takes around two hours. The boat sails as close to the glacier as possible and you can enjoy your lunch with a view of the front of the glacier. The majority of trips include a delicious lunch onboard.
Go on a tour of the town and visit Greenland National Museum, attractively situated in the old quarter down towards the fjord.
Take a look at Hans Egede’s House. Walk past the University of Greenland and experience examples of modern architecture in harmony with the surrounding countryside.
The cultural centre at Katuaq with its wave-like facade is also well worth a closer look. This also applies to the art museum, which houses the latest trends in art and handicrafts.
Plan your tour with the guide from Tupilak Travel and get answers to all your questions while exploring Greenland’s capital.
CLOSE TO THE LOCAL POPULATION
Good conversation, coffee and cakes go hand in hand. A good way of experiencing Greenlandic culture and hospitality is to take part in a traditional kaffemik.
Inhabitants in Nuuk are happy to open the door to their home and invite you in for a cup of coffee, tea and homemade cakes.
The tour begins at Tupilak Travel’s office. The first stop is the animal skin sewing workshop, Kittat, where the guide describes traditional tanning of animal skin, the national costume and embroidering of animal skins for around half an hour.
The tour then continues to the house of a local family who are ready with a well-laid table and good stories about everyday life in Nuuk, then and now.
In Tupilak Travel’s shop you can find various handicrafts such as masks, figures made of reindeer antler and soapstone, jewellery made of walrus tusk, narwhal tusk, reindeer antler musk ox horn and polar bear and seal claw.
It’s also possible to explore an exciting range of sealskin products, including furs, jackets, mittens, hats, slippers, wallets, bags, pencil cases, belts, etc. – all in designs that are faithful to Greenlandic culture and history.
Kristine Markussen, an inventive potter, is behind the shop’s range of cups, bowls, oil lamps, pots and many other special items decorated with Greenlandic motifs. The clay used in the ceramic products is from Greenland. Take a look inside and be inspired