Nuuk = welcoming, unique & truly stunning
Nuuk - what a great place to visit and explore! It was so different to what I imagined Greenland would be like. I visited Nuuk as part of a business trip but managed to use every spare minute I had to explore different parts of Nuuk. I was so lucky being able to explore Nuuk from above and loved the unique views from the helicopter, chasing the light and sunset. Stunning and something I will always remember and would recommend to any of my friends.
Besides the stunning views and great landscape, Nuuk is also rich in culture and full of people passionate about Nuuk and the Greenlandic culture. It was great chatting to Greenlanders visiting their businesses learning more about the food, culture and stories behind the products they sell. Everyone is so welcoming, helpful and makes you feel like you are part of the community. I also loved exploring Nuuk's Art Museum, learning about Inuit Art and how art has changed over the years in Greenland. The museum and its people are full of stories and are very welcoming. Great exhibitions too!
Being in Nuuk was an amazing experience and I will have to come back to explore Nuuk and surroundings a bit more - maybe next time in the summer
Nuuk- a welcoming, colorful and pioneering city!
I enjoyed everything about my recent trip to Nuuk! It is one of the most beautiful and unique destinations I have ever traveled to- it is a “must-see” for travelers looking for authentic nature experiences, hands-on tours and conversations with locals, and engaging cultural and historical experiences.
From the second we stepped foot in Nuuk, we were greeted with warm hospitality by the hotel staff and tour leaders. I highly recommend the Art Walk at the Nuuk Art Museum. This was a great way to see the historic and artistic landscapes around the city, and the staff at the museum were great guides who were happy to answer any questions we had.
Nuuk has left a permanent impression on me, and I am looking forward to the next chance I have to visit this welcoming, colorful and pioneering city!
A place to be discovered!
Wow - Nuuk was not at all what I expected!
I found Nuuk to be a dynamic cosmopolitan city. Here, you can find nature, culture and history just waiting to be discovered. The art museum was a real treat, with lots of fascinating paintings and artifacts admire. In Nuuk the art even spills into the city, telling the story of Nuuk and Greenland on the streets.
We spent one day cruising the fjords around Nuuk. When we sailed we saw no other people except for a couple of fishermen and a humpback whale! We felt like true explorers heading into the Greenlandic wilderness.
Nuuk is fantastic and I cant wait to go back!
We went to Nuuk in November, and had an awesome 5 day trip. The city is full of the nicest people and we instantly felt welcome. We went on a boat trip, which offered beautiful nature, and we ate whale and reindeer.
What the city lags in temperature it makes up for in warmth in its people.
Greenland was just as beautiful and welcoming as I had imagined. I spend a lot of time with local business owners and entreprenuers and was surprised how progressive the society is.
My only concern is when to share the experience with my kids.
Discovering Greenlandic crafts in Nuuk
From the plane heading to Nuuk, I could see the Greenlandic landscapes and the contrasting colors of the ice meeting the sea, all shades from bright white to deep blue. This surrealist scenery offered me a glimpse on the atmosphere I discovered once landed.
During the two weeks I spent in Nuuk, I had the feeling to be cut off from the rest of the world; the roads lead nowhere, you can only reach another city by flying or sailing. And it was summer, so the sun was always up. I had lost the notion of time.
I am a designer and I was here to get a better understanding of Greenlandic artisanal techniques. I met amazing craftsmen, with incredible skills. Nuuk artisans find their inspiration in nature and mostly work with materials such as stone, wood, soil, skin and bones of hunted animals. They get really creative with the techniques they develop to highlight those restricted materials and create objects much connected to Greenlandic landscape.
Traveling to Nuuk.
We were visiting Nuuk and saw the fantastic scenery round the town – the fjords with the floating icebergs, the mountains in different colours and also the sky during sunset/sunrise. At night we were also lucky to see Northern Light several times.
The food is also worth trying. All types of fish are cheap, tasteful and easy to get, but there were also other possibilities such as reindeer, musk ox meat and we also tried a ‘hot sledge dog’ with French fries and salad.
There are a lot of things about Nuuk I could highlight, but two things in particular is the Art Museum with fine old and new paintings and also the National Museum with the possibility to feel different animal fur, see the very long boat, old handmade toys (incl. a very old polar bear with wheels on), different effects found all over Greenland and of course the mummies.
We had a memorable trip to Greenland – which we will always remember
Journalist in a Winter Wonderland
I went to Nuuk as a journalist covering the Arctic Winter Games. Coming from Alaska I expected Greenland to look similar but was absolutely blown away by the winter wonderland I found there. The landscape was so different, rocky and icy, and the colorful houses added such a bright pop to the community. Everyone in the city was so friendly and welcoming; they were always happy to be a part of my news story. It was so fun to watch different AWG events and hear people cheer on the Greenland athletes. I love how the city is a mix of traditional culture and modern technology. It was awesome to see people outside the hotel selling whole ducks and chunks of seal then go to the mall to do some fabulous shopping! I think everyone left a little piece of their heart in this amazing city.
My Travel story
Nuuk from a tourists perspective is overwhelming and mesmerizing. It's not often that you find a destination captivating both the richness of different cultures and the strength of Mother Nature. The mix of new and old describes this destination very well, hence the slogan 'Colorful Nuuk'. One will find proud Greenlandic traditions managed in new ways by the younger generations, and that in itself is quite invigorating. Personally, I can't wait to return to this Arctic gem, cause there are so many layers to explore! One time here is simply never enough!
It is a Must to Experience Art in Nuuk
You wouldn't think that a small metropolis like Nuuk has much to offer, but I have to say: Nuuk has one of the most interesting art museums I have ever visited. Almost 1000 pieces of art in, paintings and sculptures that manages to show of the history of Greenland from ancient times up until today. Especially the artist Emanuel A. Petersen (1894-1948) is interesting because his pictures portray how the surrounding world viewed and painted Greenland and the Greenlandic people. Greenland is also shown in the many fantastic bone sculptures in which you can meet the Greenlandic spirit world. This mix of classic paintings and authentic cultural art gives food for thought.
Nuuk Art Museum is situated in walking distance from Hotel Hans Egede which a great place to stay. The internet works, gorgeous rooms and not one - but two quality restaurants. Actually on the way from the hotel to the art museum there is this beautiful street art painted on the gables of the 1960's apartment complexes.