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Nuuk
Travel Guide

Nuuk featuring a city and snow

Explore this dynamic city, affectionately called "Nuuk York" by locals, and experience Greenlandic fish recipes, vibrant artistic flair and stunning vistas of dramatic mountains.

In Greenland's capital city old traditions blend with modern culture. Take a walk around the Colonial Harbor to appreciate the city’s heritage then discover the Nuuk of today which includes a thriving urban scene, with young BMX riders, diverse cafés and cultural life. Nuuk is a small city, home to just 16,800 people, so many attractions are within easy walking distance of each other.

Begin your exploration in downtown Nuuk, where you'll find shops, restaurants and government buildings. Dine on meals made from the city’s main industry: fish. Try halibut and shrimp, commonly served with angelica, an iconic Greenlandic herb.

Take a tour of the Katuaq Culture Center where the city's main arts and music events are held. Head next door and browse boutiques at the Nuuk Center, the country's first shopping mall.

At Colonial Harbor, hear the adventures of Greenland's first colonial settlers at the Greenland National Museum and admire the compact beauty of Nuuk Cathedral, one of the smallest cathedral’s in the world. At the waterside neighborhood of at Myggedalen, photograph quaint, colorful houses and spectacular water views.

To the north, the Nuussuaq district features heated swimming pools, a shooting club, a golf course and an artist workshop. Visit Ilisimatusarfik, one of the world's smallest universities, and see students studying in a most spectacular setting.

Further afield, visit the district of Qinngorput where there’s convenient access to Ukkusissat mountain. Hike the marked trail to its peak, at 2,591 feet (790 meters), for spectacular views of Nuuk and surrounds. Easier hikes can be found in the picturesque Paradise Valley, which sparkles in the Arctic summer. Try trout fishing or berry picking with a camping trip at Qooqqut.

Bus tours to Kapisillit offer insight into traditional Inuit life. Nearby, take a walk in the peaceful area around Seven Lakes.

Get to Nuuk via a 4-hour flight from Iceland's Reykjavik, which also connects flights from most European capitals. Visit in the winter holiday season and watch a special lighting of the Christmas Tree, one of the closest public Christmas events to Santa's home in the North Pole.

Nuuk City Hostel
Nuuk City Hostel
2 out of 5
Sipisaq Kujalleq, Nuuk
The price is €87 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Situated in Nuuk, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Nuuk Harbour, National Greenland Museum and Archives and Vor Frelsers Kirke. Nuuk Stadium and Hans Egede ...
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Hotel Hans Egede
Hotel Hans Egede
4 out of 5
Aqqusinersuaq 1-3, Nuuk
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €316 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Situated by the sea, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of National Greenland Museum and Archives and Nuuk Stadium. Vor Frelsers Kirke and Hans Egede Statue ...
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"The location and the restaurant in the hotel is great the food so good"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

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Hotel Sømandshjemmet Nuuk
Hotel Sømandshjemmet Nuuk
2.5 out of 5
Marinevej 3, Nuuk, Nuuk
The price is €217 per night from 26 Jun to 26 Jun
Situated in Nuuk, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Nuuk Harbour, National Greenland Museum and Archives and Nuuk Stadium. Vor Frelsers Kirke and Hans Egede ...
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The price is €24 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
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