8 days in Greenland Itinerary

8 days in Greenland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greenland itinerary planner
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Nuuk
— 1 night
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Ilulissat
— 3 nights
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Qaqortoq
— 1 night
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Narsarsuaq
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 23rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Nuuk Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Greenland National Museum and Archives, then explore the world behind art at Nuuk Art Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Qornok.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nuuk attractions planner.

Belfast, UK to Nuuk is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Belfast to Nuuk, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Belfast in December; daily highs in Nuuk reach -5°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ilulissat.
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Museums
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Ilulissat — 3 nights

Ilulissat, formerly Jakobshavn or Jacobshaven, is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 350km north of the Arctic Circle. Ilulissat is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Ilulissat Icefjord, examine the collection at Ilulissat Museum, admire the masterpieces at Ilulissat Art Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Sermermiut.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ilulissat vacation site.

Fly from Nuuk to Ilulissat in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Nuuk in December, expect Ilulissat to be little chillier, temps between -10°C and -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Qaqortoq.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
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Qaqortoq — 1 night

Qaqortoq, formerly Julianehåb, is a town in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland, located near Cape Thorvaldsen. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hvalsey Church Ruins and then see the interesting displays at Qaqortoq Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Qaqortoq vacation builder app.

Fly from Ilulissat to Qaqortoq in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Ilulissat in December, things will get a bit warmer in Qaqortoq: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Narsarsuaq.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Narsarsuaq — 2 nights

Narsarsuaq is a settlement in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tjodhildes Church and then see the interesting displays at Narsarsuaq Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Narsarsuaq road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Qaqortoq to Narsarsuaq takes 3 hours. Traveling from Qaqortoq in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Narsarsuaq, with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Greenland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Nature & Parks
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.
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