8 days in Greenland Itinerary

8 days in Greenland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Nuuk
— 1 night
Fly
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Ilulissat
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Sisimiut
— 1 night
Fly
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Qaqortoq
— 1 night
Drive
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Nanortalik
— 1 night
Drive

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Nuuk

— 1 night
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): explore the galleries of 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, then contemplate the long history of Hans Egedes hus, then admire all the interesting features of Qornok, and finally explore and take pictures at Nuuk Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nuuk trip planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Nuuk is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to West Greenland Standard Time (WGT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in October; daily highs in Nuuk reach 2°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Ilulissat.

Things to do in Nuuk

Museums · Historic Sites
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Ilulissat

— 2 nights
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): stroll through Jakobshavn Glacier, then browse the exhibits of Ilulissat Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings 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 3.5 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 catch the flight to Sisimiut.

Things to do in Ilulissat

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
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Sisimiut

— 1 night
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), explore the galleries of 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 fly to Qaqortoq.

Things to do in Sisimiut

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:
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Qaqortoq

— 1 night
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 browse the exhibits of 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 5 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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Nanortalik

— 1 night
Nanortalik, formerly Nennortalik, is a town in Nanortalik Island, Kujalleq municipality, southern Greenland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): browse the exhibits of Nanortalik Open Air Museum and then admire all the interesting features of 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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Greenland travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · Museums · Art Museums
An autonomous Danish territory, Greenland combines the power of Mother Nature with some of the most stunning scenery in the world. A trip to Greenland takes you to the planet's largest non-continental island, with the sparsest population in the world. Don't let that stop you from choosing a holiday in Greenland, the perfect chance to discover small towns and photogenic villages known for their colorful wooden cottages. The improving tourist network includes many hotels and hostels, as well as a slew of tour operators providing exiting outdoor activities.