Nuuk Cathedral, Nuuk

4.4
#5 of 15 in Things to do in Nuuk
Learn about historical local architecture at Nuuk Cathedral, which seems to have incorporated elements from each period. Initially built in 1849, the church began as a simple wood and soapstone Lutheran structure. During subsequent decades, it was paneled with red and white wood, and a wooden tower was added in the 1920s. Attend mass or simply walk around and enjoy the quiet, peaceful atmosphere. A visit to Nuuk Cathedral represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Nuuk holiday tool to plot your vacation.
Create an itinerary including Nuuk Cathedral
map
Nuuk Cathedral Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
32 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I've been to worship twice on visit to Nuuk. A time for Christmas, where the children wore torches in and sang and once a summer. It seems very visited by locals. The one time there was a christening, and great to see family when wearing the beautiful national costumes and watching "home" out of them. Lots of laughter and informality around the kids. As a "guest" in the Church, you feel welcome, the friendly welcome, and a local urged me to take a picture during christening and told me a little about the family relationships around the event. Great to be able to sing along to hymns, played and Sung slowly, in order to get it to fit with the very long Greenlandic Word. To go out of the Church and view out to sea is quite large ...
    View original
  • When you hear the word cathedral, images of majestic soaring arches, marble, buttresses and grandeur come to mind. This cathedral is so quaint, capturing the essence of Greenland. The red wooden panel...  more »
  • The church stands on the most beautiful point of Nuuk, but still near the Center. In fact you can meet all the capital in one day and walk. I was lucky that the second time I spent in front of the Church, there was a gentleman who allowed my entry. I managed to take some pictures and enjoyed the beautiful Cathedral of Nuuk. Worth the visit. On the side, on a hill, stands the statue of Hans Egede. It is worth climbing the Hill if it is not slippery and if you have a little breath.
    View original
Places to stay near Nuuk Cathedral

Plan your trip to Nuuk

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Nuuk Cathedral by other users

6 days in Greenland BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Nuuk BY A USER FROM GREENLAND May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Greenland BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Greenland SEE PLAN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Greenland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Greenland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Greenland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Greenland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Greenland BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 47 days in Greenland BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Greenland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Greenland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA April, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans