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Ice Cap & Things to do in Nuuk, Greenland

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Ice Cap & Things to do in Nuuk, Greenland

In this video I take you to the Greenland Ice Cap and show you the best things to do in Nuuk, Greenland
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It has always been a dream of mine to visit Greenland, see its natural wonders and explore the things to do in Greenland. In September 2018 I finally got the chance and flew to the capital to explore the things to do in Nuuk before going on a tour to the Greenland Ice Cap where I also saw the spectacular Northern Lights.

I chose Nuuk as it is a great base for independent travelers for several tour options, hikes and sights in and around the capital while also offering fairly reasonable prices. You can use this video as a guide for your visit to Greenland and you are free to leave more tips and recommendations for things to do in Nuuk in the comment section below!

All Things to do in Nuuk & Greenland as shown in this episode:
- Old Colonial Harbour of Nuuk
- Myggedalen
- Lille Malene Hike
- Katuaq
- Sarfalik Restaurant at Hotel Hans Egede
- National Museum
- Qooqqut
- Qooqqut Nuan Restaurant
- Qooqqut Catch & Eat
- Kangerlussuaq
- Camp Ice Cap on the Greenland Ice Cap
- Northern Lights

— About my Cooperation with Visit Greenland—
I got partially invited by Visit Greenland to produce this video showcasing things to do in nuuk my travel experience. I was free to create my very own itinerary with all the freedom needed. Nevertheless all opinions, recommendations and views are my own.

Other partners of this trip were Air Greenland (providing air tickets from Denmark), the Hotel Hans Egede (accommodation in Nuuk), Nuuk Water Taxi (tour to Qoqquut) and Albatros Arctic Circle (Ice Cap Tour & Camp).

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Travel Tips For Greenland | How To Spend Your Holiday In Greenland | Visit Nuuk

Globetrotter Steve Hänisch visits Greenland, the world's largest island. He tours the territory's capital, Nuuk, goes fishing and joins up with an expedition to the Greenland ice-sheet.

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48 Hours in Greenland 2019: Inuits, Icebergs and Insane Hikes

48 Hours in Greenland - Icebergs, Colorful Houses and Fjord Adventures

No, Greenland is not for sale, but it is open for business and well worth the trip!

A real dream for any traveler, Greenland is one of the most remote and mysterious countries on Earth. We got lucky enough to visit it in September and were absolutely stunned by this untouched country and its colorful capital Nuuk.
From the vast beauty of its beautiful landscapes to the joys of fishing your own dinner, through the discovery of ancient settlements and the cutest houses in the world, here’s our full guide to 48 Hours in Greenland.

48 Hours in Greenland | Day 1: Downtown Nuuk, Colorful Houses and Big Malene
With a direct Greenland Air flight to Nuuk from Copenhagen or Reykjavik, the Greenlandic capital is an absolute must-do when visiting Scandinavia and Northern Europe.

After our arrival in Nuuk and check-in in the Hotel Hans Egede, we headed off to discover downtown Nuuk and the beautiful colorful houses we saw so many pictures about.

Since Nuuk is small, we did all of downtown Nuuk on foot, from our hotel.

We started off visiting the Nuuk Cathedral, which is a tribute to the Christian influence on the nation, since the Inuits had different beliefs before Denmark settlements. The Cathedral is built in a similar Lutheran style compared to Icelandic churches - really worth the detour!

Right next to the Cathedral, we could visit the Nuuk National Museum and Cultural Center, which taught us a lot about Greenland, since in true Jeff and Anne fashion, we came without knowing much! Greenland has a long history of settlements, from the first Inuit settlers to the Danish in the last two centuries.

Dated to around 1475 AD, the oldest human remains found in Greenland are from Inuit mummies - we saw them in the museum, and warning, they’re quite chilling.

A little over the Museum you will find the famous Kolonihavn area, with its collection of wooden Inuit traditional houses, with an urban landscape filled with an amazing array of bright colors, from deep yellow to bright orange, from neon green to electric blue. What a view!

In the afternoon we attempted the summit of Big Malene, located in the most popular outdoor region of Nuuk, Quassussuaq.

The 2,493-foot-tall (761 m) Store Malene/Big Malene is a solid hike up to the peak, offering a great view of Nuuk, Akia (Nordlandet), Sermitsiaq and the Kangerluarsunnguaq Fjord with its spectacular glaciers.

All hiking trails are marked, the Big Malene being recognizable with its orange markings on the rocks alongside the trail.

You can take this hike with a guide, which we would recommend, however we attempted it on our own, being last minute as usual.

In dry weather, the ascent is pretty straightforward, albeit fairly difficult, but we attempted it with fog and rain and had to stop half way through due to too many slippery rocks. But we will be back, we said!

Since we couldn’t climb all the way up to Big Malene, we decided to go back and hike Lille Malene/Little Malene, around the same spot and offering impressive views of Nuuk, Akia, the surrounding regions and the spectacular sea.

Following this time the green markings on the rocks, we hiked around the lake for a couple hours, this time in dry weather!

Tip: The water in the streams is clean and drinkable! Bring a mug or bottle to scoop the water up with.

These two hikes are really the best outdoors trails to follow if you don’t have a car around Nuuk - accessible via bus number 1 from downtown Nuuk for 16 krones each (about $2.5), stopping in Qinngorput and heading from there. Our hotel had a hiking map of Nuuk which was also very helpful!

We took 2 boat tours during this trip, both with Nuuk Water Taxi in an open boat, with full life suits (did you see our video?).

The first tour was an amazing fishing and eat-your-own-fish boat tour, bringing us an hour boat ride away outside of Nuuk in Qooqqut Nuan to fish our dinner. We both caught fished in less than a minute in 65-meters deep water (brrr) and were brought to the unique restaurant on the island for them to cook it for us. Can’t beat it! The dinner was delicious, complete with soup, steamed and fried fish and rice, potatoes and vegetables.

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NUUK - Travel in Nuuk, Greenland

Adventure, incredible hiking, fishing and boat rides - it doesn’t get much more picturesque than Greenland and nowhere more so than the capital city Nuuk.

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Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, and with about 17,000 residents, it holds almost a quarter of the population of the whole country.

In this episode, Brianna and Macca discover what the city has to offer and go on some epic adventures just outside of it.

There is a lot going on in this big city with a small town feel, from nightlife to concerts and more and more restaurants popping up.

Within minutes in any direction, you can find a gorgeous look out point.

We met up with Anna Nivika, a local food blogger who is really changing the way that Greenlanders use food.

We had to try some for ourselves, and got to experience a traditional Greenlandic BBQ on the beach at Inuk Hostels.

We went on two tours with Touring Greenland that blew us away. First, we visited the abandoned settlement of Kangeq and loved it so much that we planned another.

We went on the most incredible hike amongst mountains, streams and snow, ending up at the edge of a giant waterfall. We were met with a boat that picked us up and took us fishing for our dinner.

Once we had caught it, we visited a restaurant that cooked our fish for us, along with a plethora of other delicious treats.

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Fine dining in Nuuk- Greenland's surprising gastronomy scene

How do you eat local when you live on in the Arctic? In Nuuk, Greenland, Paula Froelich checks out the menu at one of the country's top restaurants on this episode of A Broad Abroad.

Colourful Nuuk in Winter

Nuuk, Greenland’s largest city and capital is fueled on fresh air, strong coffee, and diverse personalities. Nuuk is the stylish arctic metropolis where Greenlanders live fascinating lives of old traditions, modern twists, and diverse influences.

In winter, Nuuk offers some of the most stunning views with its contrasting architecture of colorful houses and contemporary architecture against the icebergs that gently float by in the Nuuk fjord, one of Greenland's most beautiful fjords.

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Could You Live Here? (Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland)

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Today I arrived in one of the world's most remote villages, way out here on the rugged North Eastern shores of Greenland. It's called Ittoqqortoormiit (say that 5 times fast) and it's a fascinating place that feels like I'm on the moon!

Very few outsiders have ever visited this village because it's so remote, and I'm lucky to be one of them on board this Hurtigruten expedition!

Ittoqqortoormiit has a population of around 350 and the nearest town is thousands of kilometers away. The locals are called inuits (same ethnic group as eskimos), and they survive from hunting and eating polar bears, walrus, seals and whales.

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What To Do in Ilulissat, Greenland I Icefjord, Hotel Arctic etc.

What to do in Ilulissat, Greenland. Visiting the Icefjord, Hotel Arctic, hiking and really displaying things to do in Ilulissat, Greenland.

Ilulissat is the third largest town in Greenland and is the place to go if you are a tourist and seek out icebergs, fine dining and beautiful hotels. Did I forget to mention the icebergs!?

Ilulissat is one of my favorite towns in Greenland, as the icebergs are simply amazing and dining is the best in Greenland.

Follow along in this video, where I will show you what to do, where to stay and the beautiful landscape.

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Magic Northern Lights in Spring | Visit Greenland

Watch the magical northern lights in spring dance a different performance every night. Filmed in Kangerlussuaq, North Greenland, this northern lights time lapse takes you on a journey of the aurora borealis along the Arctic Circle in Greenland.

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Activities in Greenland by Month -

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WHAT TO SEE IN Nuuk, capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the capital and largest city of Greenland.
Nuuk est la capitale et la plus grande ville du Groenland.
Nuuk es la capital y la ciudad más grande de Groenlandia.
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How to get to Greenland

Interested in how to get to Greenland? In this video, we talk about the basics of international travel to Greenland and how to get to Greenland.

Commercial airlines are the only way to get to Greenland unless you arrive on a cruise ship. There are 4 cities worldwide with direct flights to Greenland which are Copenhagen, plus three cities in Iceland (Reykjavik, Keflavik and Akureyri). Direct flights to Greenland from Iceland take around 2-3 hours, while the flight from Copenhagen to Greenland takes around 4 hours. The two airlines that currently fly to Greenland are the local airline Air Greenland and Air Iceland.

There are no direct connections from North America to Greenland at this point. However, daily connections from Canada and the US allow for an easy one-connection trip to Greenland.

All five regions in Greenland have at least one international airport with Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ) being the biggest transportation hub in Greenland. There are also many domestic airports that connect the other towns and settlements and make it easy to get around in Greenland.

Find out more on how to get to Greenland on our website:


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This video was created as part of our foundational introduction series about why travelers dream of Greenland, what to do in Greenland, how to get to Greenland, what to pack, FAQs.

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Nuuk - the largest city of Greenland [HD]

Nuuk, The tip, is the capital and largest city of Greenland, and the seat of government for the Sermersooq municipality. It has a population of 15,469, making it one of the smallest capital cities in the world by population.

48 Hours in Greenland 2018: Inuits, Icebergs and Insane Hikes

An expat couple currently traveling the world came by Nuuk, Greenland. See what they got up to in two days.

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A real dream for any traveler, Greenland is one of the most remote and mysterious countries on Earth. We got lucky enough to visit it in September and were absolutely stunned by this untouched country and its colorful capital Nuuk.
From the vast beauty of its beautiful landscapes to the joys of fishing your own dinner, through the discovery of ancient settlements and the cutest houses in the world, here’s our full guide to 48 Hours in Greenland.

48 Hours in Greenland | Day 1: Downtown Nuuk, Colorful Houses and Big Malene
With a direct Greenland Air flight to Nuuk from Copenhagen or Reykjavik, the Greenlandic capital is an absolute must-do when visiting Scandinavia and Northern Europe.

After our arrival in Nuuk and check-in in the Hotel Hans Egede, we headed off to discover downtown Nuuk and the beautiful colorful houses we saw so many pictures about.

Since Nuuk is small, we did all of downtown Nuuk on foot, from our hotel.

We started off visiting the Nuuk Cathedral, which is a tribute to the Christian influence on the nation since the Inuits had different beliefs before Denmark settlements. The Cathedral is built in a similar Lutheran style compared to Icelandic churches - really worth the detour!

Right next to the Cathedral, we could visit the Nuuk National Museum and Cultural Center, which taught us a lot about Greenland, since, in true Jeff and Anne fashion, we came without knowing much! Greenland has a long history of settlements, from the first Inuit settlers to the Danish in the last two centuries.

Dated to around 1475 AD, the oldest human remains found in Greenland are from Inuit mummies - we saw them in the museum, and warning, they’re quite chilling.

A little over the Museum you will find the famous Kolonihavn area, with its collection of wooden Inuit traditional houses, with an urban landscape filled with an amazing array of bright colors, from deep yellow to bright orange, from neon green to electric blue. What a view!

In the afternoon we attempted the summit of Big Malene, located in the most popular outdoor region of Nuuk, Quassussuaq.

The 2,493-foot-tall (761 m) Store Malene/Big Malene is a solid hike up to the peak, offering a great view of Nuuk, Akia (Nordlandet), Sermitsiaq and the Kangerluarsunnguaq Fjord with its spectacular glaciers.

All hiking trails are marked, the Big Malene being recognizable with its orange markings on the rocks alongside the trail.

You can take this hike with a guide, which we would recommend, however we attempted it on our own, being last minute as usual.

In dry weather, the ascent is pretty straightforward, albeit fairly difficult, but we attempted it with fog and rain and had to stop half way through due to too many slippery rocks. But we will be back, we said!

Since we couldn’t climb all the way up to Big Malene, we decided to go back and hike Lille Malene/Little Malene, around the same spot and offering impressive views of Nuuk, Akia, the surrounding regions and the spectacular sea.

Following this time the green markings on the rocks, we hiked around the lake for a couple hours, this time in dry weather!

Tip: The water in the streams is clean and drinkable! Bring a mug or bottle to scoop the water up with.

These two hikes are really the best outdoors trails to follow if you don’t have a car around Nuuk - accessible via bus number 1 from downtown Nuuk for 16 krones each (about $2.5), stopping in Qinngorput and heading from there. Our hotel had a hiking map of Nuuk which was also very helpful!

We took 2 boat tours during this trip, both with Nuuk Water Taxi in an open boat, with full life suits (did you see our video?).

The first tour was an amazing fishing and eat-your-own-fish boat tour, bringing us an hour boat ride away outside of Nuuk in Qooqqut Nuan to fish our dinner. We both caught fished in less than a minute in 65-meters deep water (brrr) and were brought to the unique restaurant on the island for them to cook it for us. Can’t beat it! The dinner was delicious, complete with soup, steamed and fried fish and rice, potatoes and vegetables.

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4K drone footage of Nuuk, Greenland (2nd video)

Drone video footage of the amazing nature in Nuuk, Greenland.
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In this travel vlog I cover going from Iceland to Greenland, Flying over Greenland, Day 1 of my Greenland tour, eating Whale meat and yet another Drone Crash. I broke my drone camera last year so to me a drone broken means a chance to fix a broken drone, actually! I will do a Greenland video in Hindi soon and until then in this Greenland vlog, you can also check out the hostel where I stayed and more. Also this is Greenland in 4k! So sit back and enjoy the land of ice and snow with Punjabi Wanderer! P.S. the latest news about Greenland Ice Melting is not just disheartening but alarming too. I'd like to request you all to stand up for Climate Change. Climate Change is Real!


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Nuuk Fjord in Winter

Nuuk Fjord is the largest fjord system in western Greenland, and here you will find the settlement of Kapisillit with a population of 69 inhabitants. Kapisillit means 'the place with salmons' as there is a river where the salmon swim upstream in the fall. There is also an abandoned settlement called Qoornoq in Nuuk Fjord, where some people from Nuuk spend their summer and using the houses as huts. You can experience Nuuk Fjord in a boat tour with Tupilak Travel.

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Gastropub meets Greenland

Updated description: Please note, that the gastropub, Kalaaliaraq, is now permanently closed.

Meet Inunnguaq Hegelund, the master chef at Kalaaliaraq, who talks about his mantra on using local food. Kalaaliaraq is a gastropub, a kind of high-end street kitchen located in the heart of Nuuk, Greenland. Kalaaliaraq serves mostly traditional Greenlandic dishes, such as seal soup and dried fish, but also some fusion food like musk ox meatballs and scallop terrine. Hegelund wants to change the restaurant scene in Greenland, where it mostly consists of fusion food and everything from steakhouses to cuisines from Thailand, the Philippines and Italy. Let's eat Greenlandic food in Greenland!

Video: Arina Kleist & Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen, Visit Greenland

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Polar Plunge in Nuuk, Greenland | Nuuk |DMWunderlust

Drew Michael jumps in the icy cold water in Greenland and eats some snow crab!

360º Skiing in Greenland, Nuuk

Experience skiing in Greenland going down a slope near Nuuk with a 360 degree view! See more about #colourfulNuuk
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Filmed & Edited by: Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen - Visit Greenland
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Summer in Greenland

The summer in Greenland is a short burst of excitement. As the sea ice breaks into little pieces, the fjords are decorated with magnificent floating icebergs and the mountains are revealed to show their true shapes and colours.

Summer in Greenland is a great time to try outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, sailing, or kayaking and to observe the Greenlandic wildlife that comes out to play in the warmer months.

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