Arctic Capital

Nuuk, Greenland's charming capital
4 or 5 days
Jun - Sep
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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 the summer, the whales come in close and can be seen from the shore. The name Nuuk means Cape in Greenlandic and accurately describes the position of the city at the end of a fjord which ultimately leads into the icy waters of the Labrador Sea.
Though Nuuk was founded by the missionary Hans Egede in 1728, the site has been home to humans for more than 3000 years and today the city is a thriving centre for culture as well as commerce.

Nuuk has plenty to offer, from high quality art and craft work, and the Greenland National Museum which houses a wonderful collection of artifacts and exhibits related to Greenland's archaeology, history, art, and handicrafts, as well as 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. 

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Day 1 Reykjavik - Nuuk
Flight with Air Iceland from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Nuuk. On arrival, meet your local guide and transfer to the hotel for a welcome meeting and information briefing, with a tour of the city en route. 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. Explore by boat in the area between Nuuk and the island of Sermitsiaq, where eagles are known to nest every other year, 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: 3 hours / Minimum 3 persons

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

Day 4: Departure
Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the airport for your Air Iceland flight from Nuuk to Reykjavik Domestic Airport.

Departures:

4 day tour: Mondays from 5 June to 28 August 2017

5 day tour: Thursdays from 08 June to 24 August 2017

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

Excludes: optional activities

On a Partially Guided Tour you are accompanied by a local English speaking guide only whilst you are on an included excursion.

                                 Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated.

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3170.00
Single AUD$ 3380.00

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