Greenland’s capital, Nuuk is one of the smallest capitals in the world, but it’s filled with unique experiences for families. It’s surrounded by immense, spectacular nature and filled with vibrant colors, local history and culture, and delicious, unique foods. Check out these five family-friendly items to add to your Nuuk Bucket List.
Nuuk Bucket List for Families
Number One – Katuaq Culture Centre
Katuaq Culture Centre’s building echoes the form and movement of the nearby fjord, icebergs, and the northern lights. Since its opening in 1997, the building has been the venue for a wide range of diverse activities and exhibitions aimed at both the local population and visitors from outside the country. It’s divided into a TV studio, a café, and a multi-purpose auditorium. At the café, CaféTuaq, you can try local meat like Musk Ox and reindeer. Kids will enjoy the experience of trying something new while in a familiar form like a Musk Ox hot dog or a reindeer hamburger. The cafe is a meeting point for many, ranging from local families to tourists, artists, and musicians who perform or exhibit in Katuaq.
Number Two – Nuuk Art MuseumThe Nuuk Art Museum includes historic art as well as carvings in soapstone, bone, wood, and tooth. It houses a children’s exhibit and they provide an art search activity for children where they become immersed in the art while searching for visuals provided for them in a pamphlet. There are other games and activities focused on incorporating children in the museum environment to make the experience more meaningful for the entire family.
Number Three – Art Walk Nuuk Art museum created an art walk around the city between Nuuk Art Museum and the colonial harbor. Your whole family will enjoy searching for redfish, icebears, seals, Greenlandic legends, and myths in the form of art. Children feel like discovers while searching for unique art pieces and learning about the local culture.
Number Four – Back to NatureSailing with Vandrehuset.com, you can spend a day at a lovely summer hut in the fjord Kangerluarsunnguaq. Enjoy a walk in nature, take in the beautiful landscape, or perhaps try fishing with your bare hands. Kids can use their energy to explore a new environment.
Number Five – Board Sarfaq IttukSarfaq Ittuk sails along the west of Greenland. Unlike other Arctic cruises that are designed especially for tourists, Sarfaq Ittuk usually carries more local passengers than travelers. Smaller than most cruisers, you will see places only accessible by boat. With a kid’s play room and family-friendly entertaining areas as well as a communal cafe, you’re sure to make friends that feel like family on Sarfaq Ittuk. You have every chance to engage in conversation and hear stories you won’t find anywhere else.
Sarfaq Ittuk can also take you to Greenland’s Qooqqut Festival. The Qooqqut Festival is truly a remarkable experience for families. Regardless of age, gender, language, or culture, there is something new and unique for everyone at the festival.
Your Nuuk bucket list could simple include roaming the streets and interacting with locals and tourists as you discover Colourful Nuuk or check off all the items above for a more interactive adventure. Nuuk may be a tiny capital but your options for family experiences are plentiful.