A women from Nuuk in Greenland wearing her national costume for the National Day celebrations on June 21
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4 day city trip to Nuuk and its backland

from 730.00 €
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4 day city trip to Nuuk and its backland

from 730.00 €

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Nuuk: Boat Tour Qooqqut Restaurant (Jun-Sep, 5.5h, €135)

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A women from Nuuk in Greenland wearing her national costume for the National Day celebrations on June 21
Equipment list Nuuk Discovery

4 day city trip to Nuuk and its backland

Equipment list Nuuk Discovery

4 day city trip to Nuuk and its backland

Below is an equipment list with items we highly recommend you bring on the journey. To enjoy the trip to the fullest, comfortable and good equipment is essential. So be a bit picky about what you bring on our trip, make sure it is adequate for arctic conditions.

Clothing & Footwear

  • Non-cotton, wool long sleeves and tights (base layer)

    Base layers are designed to keep you warm despite they might be wet from sweating, for example - therefore they must not be cotton but instead a lightweight wool or other fast-drying fiber. Base layers will also keep you warm if, for example, your outer layers are not entirely windproof or waterproof. If there is one thing to stress, it is that having several light layers to choose from, or use in combination with each other, is far more valuable for regulating body temperature than having one or two heavy layers that might make you too cold or too hot, but never just right. It is recommended to bring a selection of long-sleeve shirts and pants for lightweight base layers, so you have a few extras.

  • Wool sweater, fleece or PrimaLoft jacket (mid layer)

    A wool layer is always nice to have as additional warmth. It should not be your heaviest winter sweater, but just something you feel could make you warm and cosy if you had a persistent chill. It is recommended to bring a light- to medium-weight wool sweater or a fleece or prima loft jacket.

  • All-purpose or fleece pants (mid layer)

    When you are on land, and if it’s dry, the waterproof pants (outer layer) layer won’t be necessary, but you’ll need more than a base layer. It is recommended to bring a pair of light, loose breathable pants as a sort of all-purpose pants. Fleece pants can be useful if you easily feel cold. Jeans are strongly discouraged.

  • breathable light jacket (outer layer)

    When you’re on land, and if it’s dry, the waterproof jacket layer won’t be necessary, but you’ll need more than a base layer. It is recommended to bring a light jacket, or even a vest. Lightweight puffy jackets work well.

  • windproof & waterproof jacket and pants (outer layer)

    Whether it’s to protect you from wind and rain on land or from ocean spray while sailing, having good outer layers to protect against the elements will make the difference between a pleasant and unpleasant trip. It is recommended to bring both a windproof/waterproof jacket and a pair of windproof/waterproof rain pants. Gore-Tex is a leading manufacturer of breathable and waterproof layers.

  • warm hat and light (fleece) gloves

    A bit of wind, a mammoth iceberg nearby, and even fog can have more effect on the air temperature than you might imagine, and it can be magnified when sailing or standing a few hundred meters above sea level. Even though it is summer and there is not a single patch of snow to be found, you still need to be prepared with a few of the more ‘wintery’ items. It is recommended to bring a warm hat and gloves. As a light version, a buff to wear around the head or neck is also useful.

  • hiking boots

    Footwear is of the utmost importance in Greenland. It must be comfortable yet supportive, as it is what protects your feet and will keep you going all day long. So bring your favourite hiking boots, that you will likely use across all sailing and hiking activities, on all days. Good hiking boots have high ankles support, are waterproof or water-resistant and are non-skid / have a sole with good traction (good for both rocky terrain and wet boat decks). It is good if they are worn-in as it is not ideal to break in brand new shoes and have blisters on the first day.

  • comfort footwear

    We recommend supportive sneakers/running shoes, that you will use on arrival and departure day, as well as for the evenings.

Other gear

  • 60-80 litre backpack or duffle bag

    It is recommended to pack your gear in a backpack. Many of the towns have simple dirt- or rocky roads which are not exactly ideal for pulling luggage with wheels. If you do not own a backpack, prefer a duffle bag over a hard shell suitcase.

  • 20-30 litre daypack

    For maximum versatility, it is recommended to also bring a small foldable daypack to hold an extra layer or two and your water bottle during short hiking excursions, so that you don’t have to bring everything along.

  • sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, base-cap

    In summer in Greenland, the midnight sun is out 24 hours a day. Couple this never-ending daylight with the fact that there are no trees for shade - as well as with the reflection off the water and nearby icebergs - and you’ve got yourself the equation for some fierce sun exposure. It is recommended to bring sunscreen, lip balm and sunglasses, and, if you like, a hat with a visor.

  • bug repellant, head net & after bite

    The Arctic summer is notorious for small pesky insects like mosquitos and flies. They will not be a problem when sailing, but once we hit land, they’ll surely find us soon enough. Only a light breeze will give natural respite from the bugs. It is recommended to bring bug repellent, after bite and a mosquito head net. Not very fashionable, but oh-so-functional. Please note: it should be possible to purchase bug repellent in the local Pisiffik grocery store, pending product availability, however it will be the strong, chemical, non- environment-friendly stuff. If you prefer a natural-based product, you should bring your own.

  • water bottle

    Make sure you stay hydrated. So it is recommended to bring your own water bottle or CamelBak to fill up with the freshest, cleanest, tastiest water you can find at convenient streams and waterfalls - or at the faucet, if you want to be like the rest of the world.

  • camera/binoculars

    There’s going to be no less than 10,000 amazing things to see and remember - icebergs that look different from every angle, diving whale flukes, flocks of birds gathering around a fishing boat for free giveaways, small colourful houses perched at the edge of the hill and the world and fantastic geological rock formations. It is recommended to bring whatever camera or looking device you wish, whether that’s a smartphone, snazzy camera, or selfie stick.

In case you have any further questions regarding the equipment to bring to the tour please do not hesitate to contact us.

Individual tour

Nuuk Discovery

4 day city trip to Nuuk and its backland

Difficulty level: Easy from 730.00 €

Discover colorful Nuuk - the vibrant Greenlandic capital. The trip starts with a guided city sightseeing tour of Nuuk. This historical insight to the city will give you a better understanding of the conditions and customs of this country. During the tour, there will be plenty of opportunities to stop and take pictures, or take a short walk up to the Hans Egede Statue. On the next day, we will take you to the amazing hinterland of Nuuk. You will sail into the impressive Nuuk Fjord and with a little bit of luck, you might even see whales on your way.

Rough summary

Day 1:

Day at leisure in Nuuk. Night in Nuuk.

Day 2:

Guided sightseeing tour of Nuuk. Night in Nuuk.

Day 3:

Boat tour in Nuuk fjords. Night in Nuuk.

Day 4:

End of the trip in Nuuk.

Prices and dates

Price per person:

Package based on: Double Single
3* hotel 730 1085
4* hotel 820 1145

Dates:

daily departures, June 01, 2019 – September 30, 2019 (available)

Further details

Price includes:

  • 1.5 hour guided sightseeing tour of Nuuk
  • 4 hours boat tour exploring Nuuk Fjord
  • 3 nights in Nuuk

Minimum age:

10 years

Options

A women from Nuuk in Greenland wearing her national costume for the National Day celebrations on June 21

Boat Tour Qooqqut Restaurant

  • Nuuk
  • Jun-Sep
  • 5.5h
  • €135

In the afternoon we take you to beautiful Qooqqut. Qooqut can be reached by sailing for 1 hour into Nuuk Fjord. Arriving at beautiful Qooqqut surrounded by impressive mountain peaks we will go fishing for 20 minutes and take the freshly caught fish to the famous restaurant up here to be cooked. Qooqqut itself used to be a sheep breading station but the old buildings have now been restored and turned into a high quality restaurant. At the restaurant you will enjoy your Greenlandic dinner (not included, choose à la carte) before we take you back to Nuuk by boat, where we should land around 21:00 hours.

Flight connections

Flights to Greenland are not included.
Fly to Nuuk via Reykjavík/Iceland or through Kangerlussuaq via Copenhagen/Denmark.
Return flight from 950 EUR per person can be added to your package.

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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nuuk

The trip begins in Nuuk. You will have this day at leisure to walk around the capital and see how the Greenlanders have adapted their traditions to a modern life.You will spend the first night in Nuuk.

Day 2: Guided city walk of Nuuk

Today your guide will take you on a historical tour through all of the neightborhoods in Nuuk. The tour starts in 'Qinngorput' the newest suburb in Nuuk, where you will hear about everything from architecture to the everyday life of this 16,000 inhabitants town.

From Qinngorput, we go 'back in time’ through the 70’s buildings in the suburb of Nuussuaq, through the 50s apartment buildings in the city center, the colorful typehouses in 'Nuutoqaq' and finally ending the tour in the colonial harbor, where it all started when Hans Egede arrived in the 1700th century. The tour can conveniently end at the National Museum of Nuuk, where you can easily spent a couple of hours. Night in Nuuk.

Day 3: Boat tour into Nuuk Fjord

On the next day, you will discover the amazing nature around Nuuk, perfectly located at the entrance of an impressive fjord system. You will leave Nuuk by boat and head towards this giant fjords. On the way, we will have a great view from the boat of the colourful houses of the capital. Our captain and our guide will be on the lookout for whales, and with a little lucky we might spot some in the fjord. You will spend the night in Nuuk.

Day 4: End of the trip in Nuuk

All adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Greenland Tours does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realise that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.