Colourful Nature - your gateway to the untouched wilderness in Greenland
Combine Nuuk with exploring the Nuup Kangerlua fjord system, where you can visit the settlements of Qoornoq, Qooqqut, Kangeq and Kapisillit. Feel the nature through all sorts of activities - the backdrop is ideal for hiking, fishing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, or simply watching the scenery unfold. Meet the wildlife with whales, seals, a vast variety of birds and the occasional arctic fox or reindeer. Experience the midnight sun from June to August or discover the northern lights from August to May. Whatever experience and activity you dream about, you can have it in the colourful nature of Nuuk.
One of the ways to explore the vast and beautiful nature is by strapping on your best shoes and go hiking. There are several hiking routes that start just at the edge of the city, just like you can take guided tours to the top of the local mountains. If you want to combine sailing and hiking, Nuup Kangerlua offers many opportunities by the settlements of Qooqqut, Qoornoq, and Kapisillit.
If you are the adventurous type Nuuk offers several opportunities to explore the nature and get a kick of adrenaline at the same time. If you visit in the winter season you can go off-piste skiing. Or put on snowshoes and go for a walk around the beautiful scenery where it is possible to go ptarmigan hunting.
Go higher and faster by heli-skiing where Greenland offers world-class snow. The certified guides will take you on an amazing trip and the magical views will simply take your breath away. Or maybe take a guided snow mobile trip to The View - a mountain top 740 metres above sea level and with a 360 degree view of mountains, fjords and glaciers.
If you visit in the summer, trips by boat or helicopter are ways to around and explore the fjord. But why not exploit the possibility of enjoying the nature like Greenlanders have done throughout history? By kayaking around the fjord you can feel just how tall the mountains are, how clean the water is, the power of the waterfalls are and how close you can get to whales and seals.
When you reach the end of the roads in Nuuk the only way of getting transported further is to sail or fly. Therefore a trip by boat – whether it is visiting the abandoned settlement of Kangeq, taking a fjord safari, go iceberg hunting or seeing the edge of the ice fjord - it is something to which you should treat yourself.
View the offered boat trips
Fishing and Hunting
Several tour operators offer fishing trips for fish like halibut, bog cod, redfish and of course arctic char - which is one of the most attractive fish to catch - fights and tastes amazingly. With a little more patience it is possible to hook a huge spotted wolf fish, Greenland halibut or even a salmon from the only living population in Greenland.
When you go hunting you have to remember that this is a part of the daily life in Greenland and has been throughout history. The Nuuk area offers trophy hunting for reindeer, seal and bird species like ptarmigan and eider ducks. A typical reindeer hunt is for the fit hunter, since it mostly includes a long hike in rough terrain with backpacks.
There are two ways to get to the hunting or fishing destination - by boat or helicopter.
A permission is required for both fishing and hunting as well as a reindeer license. This can be obtained at the local police station.
Coming to Nuuk by airplane is one thing. Seeing Nuuk from a helicopter is something entirely different. The options for helicopter flights in Nuuk are endless. Whether you are a small group wanting to be on the top of the iconic Sermitsiaq; if you are looking for an unforgettable venue to propose to our partner, if you want the signing of a business contract to be extra special or if you just want to enjoy a view you will never foreget.
If you want to get out heliskiing, the options are infinite.