About Nuuk

Green verdant mountains blanketed with colourful wildflowers. Awe-inspiring fjords with sheer rock faces. Hot steaming springs and crystal clear skies. Nuuk (or Gothab) is an outdoor wonderland. Part of the Kingdom of Denmark, it's actually in North America. And lying only 150 miles south of the Arctic Circle it's the world's smallest and most northerly capital city.

Nuuk has a cosmopolitan feel yet is more laid back than other world capitals. Probably due to being in the world's least densely populated country. But you'll find a wealth of historical and cultural attractions here. The National Museum covers 4,500 years of Greenlandic history with a star attraction - the 500-year-old freeze-dried mummies from Qilakitsoq.

Head out of town to witness the spectacular arctic landscape of ice sheet and discover fascinating Norse ruins. Explore Nuuk Fjord, the second largest in the world. It's packed with inlets, islands, waterfalls, icebergs and humpback whales.


Shore excursions in Nuuk