Nuuk the Capital of West Greenland (3 days or more)

Fly from Iceland to Greenland and explore Nuuk, the smallest and northernmost capital in the world.

Type of tour:Greenland
Season:01 June - 28 September
Duration:3 Days/2 Nights
Departure:All days

Nuuk the Capital of West Greenland (3 days or more)

This fascinating town of contrasts will offer you a glimpse of old Greenlandic culture and at the same time show you a modern capital with shopping possibilities, good restaurants and the beautiful Arctic nature just outside town.

Approx 16.000 people live in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.  The town is situated in a beautiful fjord system where, in the summer, the whales come in close and can be seen from the shore.

Nuuk has it all - a new shopping mall and good restaurants, whilst at the same time you can go to the harbour and see how the Greenlandic hunters still bring in seal and reindeer to be sold at the local market.

During your stay in Nuuk, you have several options on whale watching or boat trips to small settlements or abandoned locations.  We also offer a visit to a Greenlandic family or a hike around the mountain Lille Malene.



  • 3 or 4 nights Hotel Hans Egede, including breakfast
  • Return flights Reykjavik-Nuuk (airport tax included)
  • Transfer to/from hotel in Nuuk



Day 1: Fly to Nuuk from Reykjavik

Air Iceland flight from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Nuuk (please note that you need to take care of your own transfer to the domestic airport, but it is easy to take a taxi).  The flight is about 3 hours and the time difference is 2 hours.

Meet and greet and transfer to the hotel for information meeting. City tour en route.


Day 2: Free day

Free day for optional excursions.

Times and dates of each excursion varies from day to day, so they can only be confirmed upon request.

  • Atamik boat tour.  A sail to a typical Greenlandic settlement. The 250 inhabitants make a living from hunting or fishing (8 hours)
  • Boat trip to Kaangeq. A sail to one of the many abandoned settlements from the 1960´s (4-5 hours)
  • Hike around Lille Malene.  The hike is moderate in difficulty and 4 km long (3-4 hours)

Day 3: Return to Reykjavik

The hotel will advise about exact pick-up time for the transfer to the airport, followed by a flight from Nuuk to Reykjavik.

Possibility to extend your stay upon request.


Price per person EUR

Valid 20 June - 20 August 2017


Nuuk 3 day tour Duration DBL SGL TRP
Hotel Hans Egede 3 Days/2 Nights 1600 1915 1520
Hotel Hans Egede Polar Class room 3 Days/2 Nights 1715 2100 1595

Additional nights per person per night:

Extra night w/facilities, per person Duration DBL SGL TRP
Hotel Hans Egede Standard room 1 night 175 280 145
Hotel Hans Egede Polar Class room 1 night 215 345 175

Airport tax (01.05.16): Round trip Greenland EUR 152 adult and EUR 141 child.


Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.


Budget self-drive holiday

By selecting a budget self-drive holiday you'll lower your costs considerably as you'll be staying in accommodation with shared facilities.
These are a combination of basic hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds and some rooms have washbasins. Showers and WC are shared facilities. The first night in all budget self-drives with Iceland Travel include a accommodation with private facilities in the town of Hveragerdi.

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Economy self-drive holiday

Our economy self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a worry free spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Comfort self-drive holiday

Our comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Superior self-drive holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 84 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 48 EUR in Category Comfort and 63 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.