Arctic Capital

Nuuk, Greenland's charming capital
4 or 5 days
Jun - August
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The smallest and northernmost capital in the world awaits you. This fascinating town of contrasts will offer you a glimpse of old Greenlandic culture and beautiful Arctic nature, whilst providing the convenience of a small, modern city with good restaurants, great shopping and comfort.  Approximately16,000 people live in Nuuk and the town is situated in a beautiful fjord system where in summer whales come in close and can be seen from the shore. Nuuk has plenty to offer, with high quality art and craft work, the Greenland National Museum which houses a wonderful collection of artifacts and exhibits related to Greenland's archaeology, history, art, and handicrafts, and the famous Qilakitsoq mummies. Also not to be missed is the architectural marvel of Katuaq, the new cultural centre which design was inspired by the waves of the northern lights, icebergs and the play of light on ice and snow.

The tour is offered as  a 4 or 5 day package. The itinerary shown below is for the 4 day tour. The 5 day tour has an extra day at leisure in Nuuk. Your tour arrangements include accommodation, airport transfers and guided excursions from Nuuk.

Day 1 Reykjavik - Nuuk: City Tour and Welcome Meeting  
Make your own way to the Reykjavik Domestic Airport for your flight to Nuuk. On arrival in Nuuk, meet your local guide and transfer to your hotel, with a short tour of the city on the way. At the hotel, check in, then your guide will go through the programme for your stay. Welcome dinner tonight at your hotel. 

Day 2 Nuuk: Fjord Safari
The Nuuk Fjord has beautiful scenery and a huge abundance of fish, birds and other wildlife. Today enjoy an exploration by boat of the area between Nuuk and the island of Sermitsiaq, where eagles are known to nest, and hopefully encounter some of this truly unique wildlife, as well as a glimpse into the lives of the local fishermen and hunters who make their living here. Duration approx. 3 hours. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 3 Nuuk: Icefjord Hike and Kapisillit Visit
Start today by sailing 2.5 hours from Nuuk, into the eastern part of the Nuuk Fjord. We then land near the settlement of Kapisillit and hike for approximately 45 minutes, to the plateau overlooking the Icefjord. Next we  visit tiny Kapisillit, the last permanent settlement in the Nuuk Region, and meet one of the local families. Duration approx. 9 hours.

Day 4 Nuuk-Reykjavik
Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the airport for your Air Iceland flight from Nuuk to Reykjavik Domestic Airport. Your tour arrangements end with your arrival at the airport.

Departures 2017:4 days Mondays 5 June to 28 August; 5 days Thursdays  08 June to 24 August

Includes: return economy class flights Reykjavik/Nuuk, airport transfers in Greenland, accommodation with private facilities and daily breakfast at Hotel Hans Egede or similar, city tour upon arrival in Nuuk, welcome meeting with local guide, Fjord Safari and Icefjord Hike with Kapisillit Visit. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

Excludes: additional or optional activities

                                 Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated.

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3409.00
Single AUD$ 3635.00

Includes: return economy class flights Reykjavik/Nuuk, airport transfers in Greenland, accommodation with private facilities and daily breakfast at Hotel Hans Egede, town tour upon arrival in Nuuk, welcome meeting with local guide, Fjord Safari and Icefjord Hike with Kapisillit Visit. Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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