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Nuuk

Be amazed by the immense nature in Nuuk, Greenland's capital.

Nuuk is the oldest established city in Greenland and was founded in 1728 by Hans Egede, who was a missionary coming from Norway. His house stills existing today and is used by the Greenland Government to host special honoured guests.

Nuuk is full of experiences not found anywhere else in Greenland. In the winter you have the opportunity to see the amazing Northern Lights or in the summer the Midnight Sun cover the Sky in clear weather. 

The Nuuk Fjord is packed with inlets and islands, and you can have an unforgettable excursion here by boat or kayak.

What to do and see in Nuuk?

Nuuk has gourmet restaurants, fashion and souvenir boutiques, museums, and boat tours just to mention some. It is possible to see mummies in Greenland National Museum and get a good impression of the traditional Inuit culture at the Nuuk Art Museum.

Regarding accommodation, Nuuk offers very good overnight conditions. The hotels have a very good reputation here, and you can be spoiled in many ways during your stay here.


Whale watching in Nuuk fjord

In summer Nuuk fjord is home but a dozen humpbacks year after year, and it is the return of the whales that signals summertime in the Capital Region.

The whales are in the Caribbean Sea in the winter and come to Greenland in the summer to feed in Greenland’s fish-rich waters.

In winter it is only possible to see whales in North Greenland around Disko Bay and Qaanaaq or in Northeast Greenland. Here there are only three different species, the narwhal, the beluga and bowhead whale. 


General Information

Greenland has an arctic climate with average temperatures that do not exceed 10° C (50° F) in the warmest summer months. In the southern part of the country and the innermost parts of the long fjords, the temperature can, however, rise to more than 20° C (68° F) in June, July or August. Nuuk is most popular for visitors from June to August.

Contact the local tourist information which holds a wealth of local knowledge that you should research and listen to before adventure start. Such information combined with your experience should give you an idea of the trip ahead of you and of what you need to do to prepare.

If you are on your own or have any doubts whatsoever, then there are plenty of tours operators that can help arrange a boat trip, hunting, fishing, hiking or kayaking tours on a highly professional level.

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Attractions in Nuuk

Nuuk Art Museum

Nuuk Art Museum

In 2005 the art museum of Nuuk opened in the old Adventist Church of Nuuk. The museum holds the private art collection and handicrafts of the late contractor Svend Junge.

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Greenland National Museum

Greenland National Museum

Greenland National Museum has exhibitions that cover all of Greenland’s history during 4.500 years

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Nuuk Fjord

Nuuk Fjord

If you visit Nuuk one of the highlight can be to explore the fjord.

The intricate water system here is the second largest in the world, and a boat tour out here is very recommended. It is packed with inlets, islands and beautiful waterfalls. The Narsap Sermia glacier flows directly into the fjord filling the headwaters with the sought-after icebergs.

In the summer season you also have the opputunity to discover whales here. The conditions for fishing here is perfect, and it is a perfect way to learn about the life and culture in Greenland.

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Shopping in Nuuk

Shopping in Nuuk

Stroll the pedestrian walkway in the city centre to shop in boutiques, souvenir shops and the Nuuk Center.

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With its five floors, Hotel Hans Egede (HHE) is quite a landmark in the heart of Nuuk. The central location means that you can walk to everything from the hotel. In the morning the taxis are busy, from when the first guests check out long before breakfast starts at 6 and again from noon onwards, when new guests arrive at the 4-star hotel.

Here you can find Nuuk’s largest breakfast buffet along with daily newspapers. Later in the same place, lunch is served for the participants of HHE’s many conferences and later tender grilled steaks at A Hereford Beefstouw, as it is called in th...

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