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Recommendations on what to experience in Nuuk, straight from the locals! In the section below, you can filter what you want to know, from practical tips to adventures. All recommendations come directly from locals, ensuring you experience the city like a resident. Here you’ll find everything from the best place to get your coffee to hidden gems for hiking in the backcountry.


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Nuuk Nordic Culture Festival

Nuuk Nordic Culture Festival is a week long celebration of arts and culture in all…
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Raining in nuuk

The capital of Greenland is notorious for its changing weather and while a lot of…
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Nightlife in Nuuk

Nuuk is a small metropolitan city with bars that have their individual flavours. Explore Nuuk…
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Nuuk on a budget

Travelling to the capital of Greenland is no small financial feat. Read here how to…
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Top three cafés to sip your coffee in Nuuk

Want, or need a cup of coffee in Nuuk? These are the top three cafes…
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Free Wifi

Wifi in Nuuk isn't widely available. This is the reality, however, there are a few…
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Nuuk Snow Festival

 Photo - Cebastian Rosing - Réne Design Are you looking for fun winter activities for…
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Northern Lights

Space Tourism Guide places Nuuk as number 4 of all places to see northern lights…


With a unique blend of nature, indigenous traditions and modern traits, the capital region offers a wide variety of experiences for the soft, immersive and extreme traveler.

Nuuk is an arctic metropolis, where modern lifestyle merges with cultural heritage. Here you will experience a melting pot shaped by its multicultural inhabitants and surrounding nature.

With easy-access to the backcountry and the second largest fiord system in the world you have the unique opportunity to experience the amazing arctic landscape with water activities, skiing and hiking only minutes away from the city. The possibilities are numerus and can be combined in different ways to accommodate the guest and their dreams of an ultimate Greenland experience.

On behalf of our destination Visit Nuuk have put together a few examples to showcase the opportunities – whether the guest is looking for a full-on nature or a lighter version of the kind. The programs can be combined in different ways to fit all seasons – the below listed programs are examples.

All the programs can be done individually or in groups. For bigger groups the proposed programs will need adjustment. The maximum pax of a boat is 12. The Visit Nuuk Team is ready to assist you in your planning. Please do not hesitate to contact us.


Visual storyteller Oscar Scott Carl
Destination Manager Sara Nissen


A section with Nuuk citizens and their stories. Have you ever wondered why the soda “Faxe Kondi” is considered the most Greenlandic thing by artist Martin Brandt Hansen? Or perhaps you’re eager to embark on a hunting trip for reindeer together with hunter Jan-Erik Pedersen? Visit the site Nuuk Stories page to get your local reading experience
Nuuk is the perfect mix of old traditions and modern living, a place where you can go to cafés, sail to the icefjord and be home for tapas on the same day.
The Nuuk Fjord (Nuup Kangerlua) is one of the largest fjords in the world. Going on a hike is an excellent way of experiencing the beauty and sheer scale of the fjord. Regardless of whether you want to go on a stroll just outside Nuuk city limits, or on a multi-day hiking expedition, there are plenty of options. In this article I have partnered up with Thorlak from the guide company Two Ravens to give you the ins and outs of Hiking in the Nuuk Fjord.
Unlock the secrets of Nuuk with our meticulously designed city map. Available for instant download, this map guides you through the vibrant heart of Greenland, with detailed landmarks and sightseeing spots to make your journey unforgettable. If you love the tactile experience of a physical map, our design is print-friendly, allowing you to bring Nuuk’s streets to life right from your own printer.