8 days in Greenland Itinerary

8 days in Greenland Itinerary

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8 days in Greenland Itinerary

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 + Fly:  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 explore the world behind art at Nuuk Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and design of University of Greenland, contemplate the long history of Hans Egedes hus, get your game on at Greenland Simulation Center, then take in the dramatic natural features at Evigheds Fjords, then make a trip to Qornok, and finally make a trip to Nuuk Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nuuk trip itinerary planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Nuuk is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Reykjavik to Nuuk, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Reykjavik in October: high temperatures in Nuuk hover around 2°C and lows are around -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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Nuuk Art Museum ©
Nuuk Art Museum
Nuuk Cathedral ©
Nuuk Cathedral

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. On the 19th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Jakobshavn Glacier, examine the collection at Ilulissat Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at Ilulissat Icefjord. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Ilulissat Art Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Eqip Sermia Glacier.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ilulissat trip planning site .

You can fly from Nuuk to Ilulissat in 2 hours. Traveling from Nuuk in October, things will get little chillier in Ilulissat: highs are around 0°C and lows about -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
Eqip Sermia Glacier ©
Eqip Sermia Glacier
Ilulissat Museum ©
Ilulissat Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): examine the collection at Sisimiut Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sisimiut trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Ilulissat to Sisimiut in 2.5 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. On the 22nd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Hvalsey Church Ruins and then examine the collection at Qaqortoq Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Qaqortoq day trip planning website .

Getting from Sisimiut to Qaqortoq by flight takes about 4.5 hours. October in Qaqortoq sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can 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 make a trip to Cape Farewell.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nanortalik itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Qaqortoq to Nanortalik. October in Nanortalik sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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