4 days
Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate

Discovering Greenland

Our Discover Greenland small group tours  lets travellers experience one of the world's most picturesque lands. Greenland is the largest island in the world, with the vast majority of its landmass lying above the Arctic Circle.  Few places are quite so difficult to reach. Discover Greenland is a short tour. We have been at great pains to ensure that our travellers get to experience this breathtaking island.

On this short tour, travellers receive the most comprehensive overview of this vast landmass, an autonomous region of Denmark. To maximise the learning experience and to Discover Greenland’s history and culture, the tour includes a visit to the astonishingly picturesque capital of Nuuk. From there, we experience amazing views from a fjord adventure of Nuup Kangerlua (Godthaab Fjord); a full day of beautiful nature, fascinating stories and delicious food in one of the worlds most remote restaurants. The next day we will explore and learn about the capital Nuuk, with it's colonial harbour. This tour is perfect as an introduction to Nuuk and will help you understand more of the people and the history of Nu-uk and Greenland.

We visit during the summer months and can thus experience the burst of seasonal flora that caused the early voyagers to name it Greenland.

For more details about how you might like to Discover Greenland’s history and culture the please  click the ‘Top 5’ or ‘Itinerary’ buttons above! If you’re keen to experience this tour, please call or send an email. Or, to book, simply fill in the form on the right hand side of this page.

There is also the possibility of adding an additional Extension to Iceland on to this tour. This article shares with you a commentary about Iceland as destination

About Odyssey

For Odyssey Travellers this not for profit organisation offers more than 150 small group tours and Summer school programs every year for you to enjoy. Typically our groups are 12 people, with a age range of early 50's to late 80's and early 90's. They are limited by their passion to learn as they travel. Financial surpluses are applied each year to fund scholarships each year to University students across Australia & New Zealand. Applications for the scholarships open each year in October and close in January.


Tour Notes
  • Group size limited to 18.
  • Itineraries may change if flight schedules, site availability, and other inclusions have to be amended prior to departure.

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Guided fjord boating trip in Nuup Kangerlua— see icebergs and waterfalls where you can drink the water and maybe even see a whale or two.
Catch your own dinner; throw a line which will sink to 100 meters depth and hope to catch a cod or redfish, which will later be prepared by a chef and served as 3 course gourmet experience.
Encounter people who live and work in the Northern Hemisphere’s starkest and least-populated land mass
Guided day-tour in a coach of Greenland’s Capital, Nuuk, learn about it’s history and people.
Visit the National Museum of Greenland.

Overview: Overview: We take the evening Air Iceland flight from Reykjavik (domestic airport) to Nuuk. From here, we will be picked up and transferred to our accommodation in Nuuk Our standard rooms will be of smaller sizes, but comfortable and clean. We enjoy a late dinner at a nearby restaurant.


Accommodation: Hotel Seamans Home or similar

Overview: Overview: We enjoy breakfast in the hotel.  We are picked up for a guided boating trip in Nuup Kangerlua, where you can see icebergs and waterfalls and maybe even see a whale or two. There is the possibility of visiting the abandoned settlement of Qoornoq where people can stretch their legs and look at the old abandoned buildings. We then head via the opening of the Icefjord and past a mythical cliff called Pisissarfik and past a small island, where a stone has been marked by both the Inuit and viking culture.
15:30 Arrival Timmiannguit
We throw lines to catch our own dinner. The lines will sink to around 100 meters depth, where we will be catching cod or redfish.
16:30 Arrival Qooqqut Nuan
The freshly caught fish will be handed over to the chefs of Qooqqut Nuan, who will prepare the fish and serve it in a 3 course gourmet experience.
18:30 Departure from Qooqqut Nuan


Accommodation: Hotel Seamans Home or similar

Overview: Overview: After breakfast, you will be taken on a little bus with an English and Danish speaking guide. The tour will visit the modern part of Nuuk, Qinngorput, as well as the old colonial harbour. In between we will go back through history, starting in the modern suburb of Qinngor-put going through Nuussuaq and the 1970’s roug-houses and apartments, then going through the older but also modern downtown, the Herenhut history, hospital and finally the old colonial harbour with Hans Egede’s house.
This tour is perfect as an introduction to Nuuk and will help you understand more of the people and the history of Nu-uk and Greenland. Nuuk was the first place of the modern colonization.

We will stop for a light lunch, before continuing on foot to the National Museum of Greenland.


Accommodation: Hotel Seamans Home or similar

Overview: Overview: After breakfast at our hotel, you have acouple of hours to pack or explore Nuuk. We transfer to the airport for our early afternoon flight back to Reykjavik. You arrive back in Reykjavik at 7:30pm, and Odyssey is happy to assit with arranging an airport hotel if you decide to fly out the next day.


What’s included in our Tour

  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners.
  • Services of a Tour Leader for the duration of tour.
  • Transport in comfortable and modern coaches.
  • Activities as per advertised in the itinerary.
  • Service charges and gratuities.
  • 3 nights of hotel accommodation in Nuuk
  • Reykjavik – Nuuk return flights, taxes, and airport transfers in Nuuk

What’s not included in our Tour

  • Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls and laundry.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance.
  • International airfares and departure taxes.
Discover Greenland’s history and culture
Ilulissat West Greenland ice fjords
Discover Greenland’s history and culture

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