8 days in Greenland Itinerary

8 days in Greenland Itinerary

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Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Nuuk
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Ilulissat
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Sisimiut
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Qaqortoq
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Nanortalik
— 1 night
Drive:  15 h 45 min
End: Reykjavik

1
night
Nuuk

Nuuk ©
Home to a quarter of the nation's population, Nuuk represents the nation's cultural and economic center and holds the title as the world's smallest and northernmost capital.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Greenland National Museum and Archives and then admire the masterpieces at Nuuk Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and design of University of Greenland, contemplate the long history of Hans Egedes hus, have some family-friendly fun at Greenland Simulation Center, thenexplore the striking landscape at Evigheds Fjords, thenmake a trip to Qornok, and finally don't miss a visit to Nuuk Cathedral.

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Reykjavik, Iceland to Nuuk is an approximately 6-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Nuuk due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in October, with highs in Nuuk at 2°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Ilulissat.

Things to do in Nuuk

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Evigheds Fjords
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Greenland National Museum and Archives ©
Greenland National Museum and Archives
Nuuk Cathedral ©
Nuuk Cathedral
Nuuk Art Museum ©
Nuuk Art Museum

2
nights
Ilulissat

Ilulissat ©
Ilulissat, formerly Jakobshavn or Jacobshaven, is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 350km north of the Arctic Circle. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Jakobshavn Glacier, thenexamine the collection at Ilulissat Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at Ilulissat Icefjord. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Ilulissat Art Museum and then stroll through Eqip Sermia Glacier.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ilulissat trip planner.

You can fly from Nuuk to Ilulissat in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nuuk in October; daily highs in Ilulissat reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sisimiut.

Things to do in Ilulissat

Parks Nature Museums
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Ilulissat Icefjord ©
Ilulissat Icefjord
Ilulissat Museum ©
Ilulissat Museum
Jakobshavn Glacier ©
Jakobshavn Glacier

1
night
Sisimiut

Sisimiut ©
The nation's second city, Sisimut represents a cultural melting pot in which Inuit, Saqqaq, Dorset, Thule, and Danish cultures seamlessly blend.
On the 21st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Sisimiut Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sisimiut attractions planner.

You can fly from Ilulissat to Sisimiut in 3.5 hours. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Qaqortoq.

Things to do in Sisimiut

Museums
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Sisimiut Museum ©
Sisimiut Museum

1
night
Qaqortoq

Qaqortoq ©
Qaqortoq, formerly Julianehåb, is a town in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland, located near Cape Thorvaldsen. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Hvalsey Church Ruins and then examine the collection at Qaqortoq Museum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Qaqortoq journey planner.

You can fly from Sisimiut to Qaqortoq in 6 hours. In October in Qaqortoq, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nanortalik.

Things to do in Qaqortoq

Museums Historic Sites
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Qaqortoq Museum ©
Qaqortoq Museum
Hvalsey Church Ruins ©
Hvalsey Church Ruins

1
night
Nanortalik

Nanortalik ©
Nanortalik, formerly Nennortalik, is a town in Nanortalik Island, Kujalleq municipality, southern Greenland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Nanortalik Open Air Museum and then don't miss a visit to Cape Farewell.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nanortalik journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Qaqortoq to Nanortalik. In October in Nanortalik, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nanortalik

Museums
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Nanortalik Open Air Museum ©
Nanortalik Open Air Museum
Cape Farewell ©
Cape Farewell

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