9 days in Greenland Itinerary

9 days in Greenland Itinerary

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Nuuk
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Ilulissat
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Nuuk — 4 nights

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.
Nuuk is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Nuuk Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Nuuk Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Hans Egedes hus, and contemplate the waterfront views at Prince Christian Sound.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nuuk journey planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Nuuk is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Nuuk, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Nuuk hover around -5°C and lows are around -11°C. You'll set off for Ilulissat on the 26th (Mon).
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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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Ilulissat Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Ilulissat Art Museum, explore the striking landscape at Ilulissat Icefjord, and then take in the pleasant sights at Sermermiut.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ilulissat online route planner.

You can fly from Nuuk to Ilulissat in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nuuk in December; daily highs in Ilulissat reach -10°C and lows reach -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow 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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