Colourful Culture - explore the Arctic way of life in Greenland
Nuuk means ”the headland” in Greenlandic. The city lies at the edge of a large peninsula - hence the name - at the mouth of the vast fjord system ”Nuup Kangerlua” meaning Nuuk Fjord. The fjord is the second largest in the world and exploring it will leave you breathless.
Nuuk is also the oldest established city in Greenland. It was founded in 1728 by the Danish-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede after he left his first settlement at the nearby ”Island of Hope”. Hans Egede’s house still stands to this day, at the very same spot where he built it, in the idyllic area near the old town in the colonial harbor. The house is now used by the Government of Greenland to host special events and honored guests.