Welcome to the official travel guide for the capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, balancing commerce and culture with fresh air and stunning views. Nuuk's embrace of both the traditional and modern can be seen in the city's dynamic cultural life and way of life. The city bursts with local entrepreneurs, nature oriented foods and sustainable activities, that makes this city an ideal destination for eco tourists.

While Nuuk hosts a distinctly urban feel (despite its small size), nature is never far. The iconic mountains of Quassussuaq/Lille Malene and Ukusisaat/Store Malene can be tackled on a hike just outside of downtown. It's not long after departing Nuuk Harbour that the fjord transitions to a true wilderness of snow-capped mountains and barren islands.

 

Colourful Nuuk App

When you arrive in Nuuk you might be a bit overwhelmed about where everything is and how you get there and the lack of internet does not make it easier. But fear not, with the Colourful Nuuk app you have an always updated city map and weather chart on your phone! Also you can find loads of other information like the digital Art Walk that will give you a guided tour around the city to see all the public jewels of art. The app also contains contact information on businesses, emergency numbers, events, travel stories and much more. 

Download the app for IOS and Android.

 

Combine destinations

As cool as we think Nuuk is, we also know that you might want to combine the city with other destinations in Greenland. If this interests you, you can find lots of inspiration at the official Visit Greenland website.

Here you can also find lots of advice on travelling to Greenland like - what to pack, weather, tips & tricks.

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  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Thank you for sharing @rpolaroid you can find this mural on “Blok 5”, which is an interpretation of a photo taken in 1906 by W. Thalbitzer! of a drum dancer from East Greenland 📸 The mural in this specific image was painted by Guido Van Helten🎨 . . . #nuuk #nuukkunstmuseum #traveltogreenland ...
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    Greenland
    Amazing take on the traditional colors of the Greenlandic Nuilarmiut ❤️ thank you for sharing @ohnoproduction . . . #heritage #nuuk #greenland #heart #design #kalallitnunaat #sermersooq #colour #designinspiration #culture #history #culturetrip #heritageday #traveltogreenland #travel #greenlandscape ...
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    Greenland
    Memories from the 60-ies 📸 1st picture is of three members of a soccer club 2nd picture is if of some young men going to practise 3rd picture is of the music union GSM in Itilleq❤️ shot by @nathanbiilmann #nuuk #history #traveltogreenland #greenlandpioneer #historyphotoarchive
  • absolutely amazing shot by @vhdesign_vagnhansen on an adventure with @nuukadventureaps . . . #nuuk #watersports #adventure #adventureanywhere #traveltogreenland
  • Greenland
    Greenland
    Absolutely amazing pictures by @valeria_castiello_btpoh Northern lights, always an unreal sight🎆 and what a pup! #northernlights #auroraborealis #winter #nuuk #sermersooq #visitgreenland #traveltonuuk #greenlandscape #green #dog #wildlife #animals #arctic #kalaallitnunaat #🇬🇱 #snow #nature #light ...
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    Nuuk
    Absolutely stunning photo📸 And an amazing feed by @malikm.willumsen, Malik is consistently uploading amazing pictures of the Greenlandic scenery, thank you for sharing ❤️ . . . #nuuk #greenland #greenlandicpioneer #arctic #kajak #qajaq #visitgreenland #sermersooq #kalaallitnunaat #grønland #heritage ...
  • Nuuk Fjorden
    Nuuk Fjorden
    The sailing season has begun! Explore Nuuk Fjorden and all its wonders 🐳 #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @mascabada 📸 #sailingseason #nuukfjorden #whalewatching #nuuk #visitnuuk #greenland #nuukwatertaxi #guidetogreenland #daysatsea
  • Nuuk
    Nuuk
    Nuuk is filled with wonderful people, here is one of them Aputsiaq, aircraft mechanic for @air_greenland_official - thanks for sharing! #colourfulnuuk #nuuk #airgreenland #airgreenlandofficial #aircrafts #aricraftmechanic #greenland #colourfulpeople
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    Nuuk
    A great way to walk close to the ocean #stairwaytonuuk #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @rose_camil 📸 #stairwaytoheaven #arctictravels #nuuk #visitnuuk #greenland #oceanview
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Kayaking in the late sunset hours down at the colonial harbour 🌅🚣🏻‍♀️ #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @dyrberg_photo 📸 #kayaking #colonialharbournuuk #nuuk #sunsetlovers #greenland #arcticactivities #colourfulpeople #colourfulculture
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Lucky to live in such a beautiful place where you get amazing views on every stroll 🙏 #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @johannelbs 📸 #visitgreenland #arcticliving #3900happiness #nuuk #visitnuuk #greenland #nuukcity #walkswithview #colourfulnature
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    The stormy weather continues in Nuuk 🌬🌬 #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @nunafoto 📸 #stormy #arcticconditions #3900happiness #nuuk #visitnuuk #greenland #weatheringreenland #timelapse #daysathome
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    Nuuk
    Aurora, it's always a pleasure to see you 💚💫 #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @nunafoto 📸 #aurora #northernlights #northernlighttours #nuuktours #nuukadventure #winterwonder

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