Nuuk Tourist Places to Visit in Nuuk, Greenland, America

Nuuk Tourist Places to Visit in Nuuk, Greenland, America

Nuuk is the city and the capital of Greenland located at the mouth of Nuup Kangerlua River. Nuuk is the largest city, cultural and economic center in the country and all the major government offices are located in the city and cover an area of 690 square kilometers (265 square miles) and positioned at an altitude of 5 meters (16 feet) above the sea level. Nuuk developed during the 1970s and 1980s in trade, business, shipping, fishing, education, energy, healthcare and tourism and the nearest cities to Nuuk are Iqaluit and St. John’s in Canada and Reykjavik in Iceland. Coordinates of Nuuk are 64.1667° N, 51.7500° W.


History of Nuuk:

Nuuk was inhabited around 2200 BC by Paleo-Eskimo populace of Saqqaq Culture and for a long period of time and it was occupied by Dorset Culture people as well. in the year 1728, the region was established as the Godt-Haab by the royal Governor Claus Paarss Egede’s and Hans Egede’s established the colony in the mainland and majority of all the native populaces including Egede’s wife killed in the year 1733 and 1743 due to the smallpox and Hans Egede returned to Denmark in the year 1736. Poul, son of Hans Egede carried out the Egede’s work, where Godthaab was the home of government activities for Danish colony of South Greenland and Qeqertarsuaq became the capital of North Greenland. Moravian missionaries established the Moravian Brethren Mission House in the year 1747. After the Second World War, Nuuk emerged as one of the prominent cities in Greenland.


Places to Visit in Nuuk:

Nuuk Art Museum:

Nuuk Art Museum is located less than kilometer distance from Nuuk and a private museum which showcase some of the expansive collection of soap stone, ivory and wood carving. Entry fee is DKK 50 and open from Monday to Friday.


Katuaq Culture Center:

Katuaq Culture Center is situated at the distance of 1 kilometer and center is used for huge meetings and conventions and there is also café and restaurants on the site.


Greenland National Museum:

Greenland National Museum is sited at the distance of 1.5 kilometer form middle of the city. National Museum displays the Greenlandic history which includes Inuit and a Norse culture is more than 4,500 years old and entry fee is $5 per person.


Things to do in Nuuk:

  • Cruises
  • Sailing
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Whale Watching


Weather in Nuuk:

Nuuk has subarctic climate and during the summer average temperature is 5-10° Celsius and during winter it is as low as -30° Celsius with snow fall and best time to visit Nuuk is from May to September.


How to Reach Nuuk?

Nuuk is served by Nuuk International Airport situated at the distance of 3 kilometers from center of the city and prominent airport in the country which caters with domestic and international flights to cities like Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, Kulusuk, Maniitsoq, Narsarsuaq, Nerlerit Inaat, Paamiut, Sisimiut and international flights to Iqaluit and Reykjavik.

Nuuk Harbour is the major and largest harbor in the country which caters with ferries weekly to and from western Coast of the Greenland and ferries is operated by Arctic Umiaq Line.

There are many buses and cars operating in the city, which has became the major mode of transportations and has well developed road.


Where to Stay in Nuuk?

Nuuk is the capital and attracts tourists throughout the year and there is accommodation as per the needs of the tourists and there are hotels from budget to luxury in the city and individual apartments as well with facilities like kitchen, free internet, laundry facilities, TVs, Wifi, bathroom and single and double room as well and cost from DKK 1000 to DKK 4000 and above per day. Some of the hotels in Nuuk are listed here below:

  • Hotel Hans Egede
  • Budget & Comfort Hotel
  • Hotel Nordbo Apartments
  • Hotel Centerbo
  • Hotel Seamen’s Home
  • Hotel Paarnat – Kapisillit
  • Apartment Rental in Nuuk

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