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Nuuk is the largest city and capital of Greenland, located in the southwestern corner of the island on the Nuup Kangerlua fjord. It is the country’s center of culture and industry and home to over 15,000 people. Nuuk is a picturesque city with a mix of traditional and modern architecture. The city is surrounded by mountains and is close to the Greenland Ice Sheet, making it a popular tourist destination.

Nuuk was founded in 1728 by the Danish-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede. He established the first trading post in the area, which was used as a base for whaling and trading activities. The city has since become an important hub for the Greenlandic economy and culture.

Nuuk has a rich cultural history, with many museums and galleries dedicated to the history and culture of Greenland. The Greenland National Museum is a popular attraction, featuring artifacts from all over the country. The Nuuk Art Museum showcases contemporary art from Greenland and the Arctic region.

Nuuk is also home to a number of important historical sites, including the Hans Egede Monument, the old Danish Fort, and the Greenlandic Parliament. The city is also home to the University of Greenland, which offers a range of degree programs in a variety of disciplines.

Nuuk is a vibrant city with a unique culture and history. It is a great place to explore and experience the culture and history of Greenland.

Excursion tips for a day in Nuuk

Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, is a great destination for tourists looking for a unique and exciting experience. Here are some of the activities you can do in Nuuk on a day:

1. Visit the Greenland National Museum and Archives to learn about the history and culture of the region.
2. Explore the city’s unique architecture, such as the colorful old colonial buildings and the modern Nuuk Cathedral.
3. Take a boat tour of the city’s harbor and fjord.
4. Visit the Nuuk Art Museum to see works by local and international artists.
5. Take a hike in the nearby mountains and enjoy the stunning views.
6. Visit the Greenlandic Handicrafts Centre to see traditional crafts and artworks.
7. Spend the day at the Nuuk Water Park and have fun in the water slides and pools.
8. Go whale watching and see the majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
9. Visit the Greenlandic National Library and browse the books and manuscripts.
10. Explore the city’s many shops and restaurants and sample the local cuisine.

Experience Nuuk with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Nuuk . Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Nuuk

Nuuk has a subarctic climate, with average temperatures ranging from -7°C in winter to 8°C in summer. Summers are short and cool, with long days, and winters are long and cold with short days. Spring and autumn are mild and wet, with temperatures ranging from -1°C to 4°C. The region receives large amounts of snow and rain throughout the year, with the most rainfall occurring in the autumn. The climate in Nuuk is relatively mild compared to other areas of Greenland, but can still be quite extreme at times.

Cruise weather for Nuuk

Our weather forecast for Nuuk helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 4.8 °C
min: 3.3 °C
18.7 m/s
19.8 m/s
95.1 %
23.5 m
88.9 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 7.4 °C
min: 3.8 °C
19.1 m/s
21.2 m/s
25.5 %
24.1 m
80.4 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 8.9 °C
min: 4.3 °C
21.6 m/s
23.8 m/s
5.4 %
24.1 m
75.2 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 9.6 °C
min: 4.5 °C
12.6 m/s
13.0 m/s
4.8 %
24.1 m
77.8 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 7.7 °C
min: 4.7 °C
10.1 m/s
10.1 m/s
52.4 %
24.1 m
78.3 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 7.4 °C
min: 6.1 °C
20.9 m/s
25.9 m/s
100.0 %
17.3 m
88.7 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 6.9 °C
min: 5 °C
34.2 m/s
56.9 m/s
100.0 %
8.1 m
94.1 %
1,000 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 5.2 °C
min: 4.3 °C
18.7 m/s
24.4 m/s
95.3 %
18.7 m
94.4 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 7.1 °C
min: 4.2 °C
27.0 m/s
33.1 m/s
22.3 %
24.1 m
86.8 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 5.9 °C
min: 3.3 °C
13.6 m/s
15.1 m/s
59.1 %
18.8 m
91.5 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 4.5 °C
min: 3.5 °C
15.1 m/s
22.0 m/s
91.7 %
24.1 m
90.9 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 5.7 °C
min: 4.2 °C
18.0 m/s
25.6 m/s
95.6 %
24.0 m
88.0 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 7.8 °C
min: 4.4 °C
20.9 m/s
23.8 m/s
69.1 %
22.4 m
86.5 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 6.7 °C
min: 4 °C
19.1 m/s
26.6 m/s
86.3 %
21.9 m
88.2 %
1,017 hPa

Cruises to Nuuk

Would you like to travel to Nuuk on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Nuuk .

Scheduled ship calls in Nuuk , Greenland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 18th 2024 Thursday, 18th of Jul. 2024 Costa Favolosa 07:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 19th 2024 Friday, 19th of Jul. 2024 Costa Favolosa 12:00 am 12:00 pm
Jul. 20th 2024 Saturday, 20th of Jul. 2024 MS Insignia 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 21st 2024 Sunday, 21st of Jul. 2024 MS Sirena 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 Silver Endeavour 06:30 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 31st 2024 Wednesday, 31st of Jul. 2024 Silver Endeavour 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 4th 2024 Sunday, 4th of Aug. 2024 MS Hamburg 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 12th 2024 Monday, 12th of Aug. 2024 MS Artania 12:00 am 11:59 pm
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 MS Marina 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 MSC Poesia 06:00 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 16th 2024 Friday, 16th of Aug. 2024 Seven Seas Navigator 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 16th 2024 Friday, 16th of Aug. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 18th 2024 Sunday, 18th of Aug. 2024 Emerald Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 20th 2024 Tuesday, 20th of Aug. 2024 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 MS Hamburg 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 25th 2024 Sunday, 25th of Aug. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 07:00 am 10:00 pm
Aug. 31st 2024 Saturday, 31st of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Sep. 2024 MS Amera 12:00 am 11:59 pm
Sep. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Sep. 2024 MS Nautica 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Sep. 2024 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Venture 07:00 am 11:00 pm
Sep. 30th 2024 Monday, 30th of Sep. 2024 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 5th 2025 Saturday, 5th of Apr. 2025 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 17th 2025 Thursday, 17th of Apr. 2025 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 07:00 am 06:00 pm
May 17th 2025 Saturday, 17th of May 2025 Silver Dawn 01:30 pm 12:00 am
May 18th 2025 Sunday, 18th of May 2025 Silver Dawn 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Jul. 2025 Costa Favolosa 07:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Jul. 5th 2025 Saturday, 5th of Jul. 2025 Costa Favolosa 12:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jul. 7th 2025 Monday, 7th of Jul. 2025 MSC Poesia 06:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 14th 2025 Monday, 14th of Jul. 2025 Silver Endeavour 07:00 am 09:00 pm
Jul. 17th 2025 Thursday, 17th of Jul. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 18th 2025 Friday, 18th of Jul. 2025 MS Marina 07:00 am 02:00 pm
Jul. 21st 2025 Monday, 21st of Jul. 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 26th 2025 Saturday, 26th of Jul. 2025 Island Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 27th 2025 Sunday, 27th of Jul. 2025 Azamara Quest 07:30 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 3rd 2025 Sunday, 3rd of Aug. 2025 Seabourn Venture 07:00 am 11:00 pm
Aug. 7th 2025 Thursday, 7th of Aug. 2025 Seven Seas Navigator 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 9th 2025 Saturday, 9th of Aug. 2025 Silver Endeavour 06:30 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 13th 2025 Wednesday, 13th of Aug. 2025 Island Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2025 Friday, 15th of Aug. 2025 Azamara Quest 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2025 Friday, 15th of Aug. 2025 MS Sirena 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 16th 2025 Saturday, 16th of Aug. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 16th 2025 Saturday, 16th of Aug. 2025 MS Insignia 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 24th 2025 Sunday, 24th of Aug. 2025 Silver Endeavour 06:30 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 25th 2025 Monday, 25th of Aug. 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 3rd 2025 Wednesday, 3rd of Sep. 2025 MS Insignia 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 20th 2025 Saturday, 20th of Sep. 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am

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