Long Weekend in Nuuk

5 days in Nuuk

Experience a slice of Greenland on a fantastic long weekend in the colorful capital, Nuuk. Traffic lights, buses, and lots of cars contrast with life in Greenland’s smaller towns and villages, but the stunning scenery and endless horizon automatically put city life into perspective.

In Nuuk, there are experiences for the nature lover, the culturally and historically interested, and for those who love the vibrant life of a capital city.

There is plenty to do in Nuuk all year round. The National Museum and the Nuuk Art Museum are open all year round, and the colonial harbor is always worth a visit. Hunting enthusiasts should travel in September and October, while there are plenty of opportunities for Christmas shopping in the Nuuk Center in November and December. Also, check out the Katuaq Cultural Center website to see if there’s a concert you want to attend.

Please note: This is one of the only tours we offer in all seasons. Therefore, only some things you see in the pictures and the experience categories can be experienced at the same time. For instance, northern lights are seen in autumn and winter, and the whales are here in summer. You are welcome to ask us or read more about the seasons here.

Highlights

  • Discover an Arctic capital
  • Get up close to the famous mummies
  • Feel the modern and traditional culture
  • Use the outdoors according to the season
  • Spot the Northern Lights in autumn and winter

Included in the trip

  • Flight Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq round trip
  • Flight Kangerlussuaq – Nuuk round trip
  • 4 nights at Hotel Express with a private bath and toilet
  • Breakfast every day
  • All flight/transportation taxes and fees known to Greenland Travel at the time of publishing
  • 20 kg checked baggage and 8 kg hand baggage

Not included

  • Other meals
  • Transfer
  • Excursions
  • Travel insurance

Day program

Vildmarksliv
Day 1:
Flight from Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq to Nuuk. Check-in at the accommodation. Possible trip to the Ice Sheet in Kangerlussuaq (extra charge)

Your journey starts in Copenhagen, and here you fly to Kangerlussuaq, where you land at 10.40. Later you change to a smaller plane that will fly you to Nuuk. Your stay in Kangerlussuaq may vary slightly depending on which day you travel. You should check if there is time for a trip to the Ice Sheet, point 660, while you wait (extra charge).

Flight to Nuuk
Once you’ve landed in Nuuk from Kangerlussuaq later in the day, it’s on to the lovely Hotel Express for accommodation. The hotel has been awarded The Green Key environmental certificate. It is located in the heart of Nuuk, allowing you to explore the nearby area on organized tours or on your own.

Keld Ravn
Day 2:
Visit the Cultural Center, the Old Town, and the Colonial Harbor

Nuuk has much to offer you during your five-day stay. For example, you can visit the Katuaq Cultural Center, located right in the middle of Nuuk, alongside great shopping opportunities in the shopping center, Nuuk Center. You can visit the local fish and meat market, Kalaaliaraq, and then walk to the old town and the colonial harbor.

In the evening, you can eat at one of the town’s many restaurants, and remember to keep an eye out for concerts and events in Katuaq.

 

Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Day 3:
Art museum and outdoor activities

During your stay, we can also recommend a visit to Nuuk’s Art Museum. The permanent exhibition includes many paintings by the famous Greenlandic painter Emanuel A. Petersen (1894-1948) ), but there are also exciting and beautiful contemporary art and changing exhibitions. Check the current opening hours, which may vary with the season.

If you’d rather be outdoors, there are plenty of great hiking opportunities around Nuuk.

Jesper Kunuk Egede
Day 4:
Visit the National Museum with its famous mummies

You have the whole day at your disposal again, and we recommend a visit to the National Museum, located in the old colonial harbor.

Here you will find the unique mummies that were found in the Uummannaq area in the 1970s. These mummies are very well-preserved. On Sundays, the National Museum is open free of charge. Check the current opening hours, which may vary with the season.

Vildmarksliv
Day 5:
Return flight from Nuuk via Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen

Five wonderful days are coming to an end, and it’s time for your trip back to Copenhagen.

Please note there is a 4-5 hour stopover in Kangerlussuaq. You can use the time to go sightseeing in the area or go on a tundra safari.

Map

Nuuk

Hotels on this tour

Hotel HHE Express

Hotel HHE Express is located in the heart of Nuuk, in the area called Tuujuk. The Hotel is close to a shopping area and sightseeing options. The Hotel is a sister hotel to Hotel Hans Egede, which is also located in the central part of Nuuk. There is access to wifi in all areas of the hotel, the reception will be open 24 hours a day, and there is a café/coffee shop, where you can sit down and enjoy good food and get something to drink.

Hotel HHE Express

Aqqusinersuaq 16

3900 Nuuk

Excursions (Optional purchases)

Practical information

Flight schedule (local times)

Departure
Through March 21, 2024: Departure from Copenhagen at 9:45 am.
Thereafter departure from Copenhagen at 10:00 am.

Return
Until April 3, 2024: Arrival in Copenhagen at 8:00 pm.
From April 4, 2024: Return home at 8:15 pm.

Except on the following departures: April 18, May 30, July 18, August 8 and 22
Departure from Copenhagen at 11:40 am
Return to Copenhagen at 8:25 pm

Please note that departure times are subject to change by the airline.

Please note

  • There is a stopover in Kangerlussuaq both ways.
  • This trip cannot be extended or changed from the specified travel dates and flight times.

Packing Lists
November to April: find the packing list for your trip here.
May to August: find the packing list for your trip here.
September and October: Find the packing list for your trip here.

Baggage included

20 kilos of checked baggage
8 kilos of cabin baggage (max. dimensions: 55 x 40 x 23 cm).

Travelers with reduced mobility and wheelchair users

We do not recommend this tour for people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users. Greenland Travel’s advice regarding difficulty levels on our excursions is intended for travelers who are not disabled. We are always happy to provide you with information on the suitability of the trip, taking into account the specific needs you may have. Please note that our advice is not based on medical knowledge; ultimately, it is YOUR responsibility to decide if a tour is right for you.

Long Weekend in Nuuk

5 days in Nuuk

In Nuuk, there are opportunities for those interested in nature, those interested in culture and history, and those who love the vibrant life of a capital city.

From
1.150 EUR
per person in double room
Jan - Dec  | 5 days  | 4 nights Travel id: 6006 Departure from Copenhagen Guaranteed departure
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