DAILY TRAVEL INSPIRATION: Nuuk

While technically part of Denmark, Greenland has been pushing for more independence since the 1970s and there is now a clear Greenlandic culture, language and lifestyle. Visiting the largest island in the world might not be easy, but it’s certainly worthwhile.

To see the wild beauty of the island for yourself, head out on a tour. An easy self-guided option is the boardwalk around Ilulissat Icefjord. Here you can see (and hear) huge icebergs calving off the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier. To further explore the glaciers and fjords book on to a boat tour leaving from Nanortalik. Many of the fjords are very remote and blocked by ice floes so can only be reached safely with an experienced guide. 

In the capital Nuuk head to the Greenland National Museum to learn more about the island’s history and culture. The star exhibit is a collection of mummified remains found at Qilakitsoq. Despite being around 600 years old, it’s still possible to see the stitching on their clothes and ceremonial tattoos on their skin.

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Read more on Nuuk below with flight options, current weather, maps, and activities to try while you are there.

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