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GOH4RKV: Nuuk - the Arctic Capital / 4 days
Departures from Reykjavik

Departures from Reykjavik. Approx 16,000 people live in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland - and the northernmost capital in the world. 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. Nuuk has a modern feel with a new shopping mall and good restaurants, but also strong links to old Inuit traditions.


Nuuk is the northernmost as well as the smallest capital in the world – though still the largest and oldest city in Greenland with just over 16,000 inhabitants.

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 visitors: from high quality art and craft work, a shopping centre to 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.

Not to be missed is the architectural marvel of Katuaq, the cultural centre of which the design was inspired by the waves of the northern lights, icebergs and the play of light on ice and snow.


Day 1

Flight with Air Iceland from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Nuuk.

Meet and greet and transfer to the hotel for information meeting. City tour en route.

Optional excursions during your stay.

Included meals: 2-course dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Hans Egede

Day 2 and 3

Breakfast at the hotel.

Days at leisure for optional excursions.

Included meals: Breakfast (and 3-course dinner on Day 3)
Accommodation: Hotel Hans Egede

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport.
Flight with Air Iceland from Nuuk to Reykjavik Domestic Airport.

Included meals: Breakfast

Route map


  • 2019: Guaranteed departures from Reykjavik every Friday from 07JUN-23AUG


  • Return flights from Reykjavik including all taxes.
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation with private facilities and breakfast
  • 2 dinners
  • City tour upon arrival to Nuuk
  • Welcome meeting with our local representative

Not Included

  • Travel insurance

Trip sheet

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