Matthew Littlewood - Visit Greenland


Nuuk is the capital of Greenland and is the largest and oldest town.

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland and is the largest and oldest town. Nuuk is a busy place which has the appearance of lots happening compared to the quieter towns of Greenland. It was established by the Danish missionary, Hans Egede in 1728. It has a university, a cathedral and the National museum.

Nuuk is full of experiences not found anywhere else in Greenland. Marvel at mummies in the Greenland National Museum. Try a tasting flight of local craft beers at Greenland’s largest microbrewery. Learn about urban arctic living and the move toward Greenlandic independence with a city and parliament tour. Evaluate new and old expressions of Inuit culture at the Nuuk Art Museum. Play collegiate at Greenland University and see students preparing as Greenland’s future leaders.

Nuuk has an international airport with year-round direct flights from Iceland, via Air Greenland and Air Iceland. Air Greenland operates domestic flights from Nuuk to every region of the country.

The Arctic Umiaq Line coastal ferry docks in Nuuk twice weekly, once headed south and once headed north.

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