9 days in Ilulissat & Nuuk Itinerary

9 days in Ilulissat & Nuuk Itinerary

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Ilulissat — 4 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, explore the world behind art at Ilulissat Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Ilulissat Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Sermermiut.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilulissat trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Ilulissat is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Ilulissat due to the time zone difference. In December, Ilulissat is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of -10°C and lows of -16°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Nuuk.
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Nuuk — 3 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: make a trip to Nuuk Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Nuuk Art Museum, examine the collection at Greenland National Museum and Archives, and explore the activities along Prince Christian Sound.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuuk day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Ilulissat to Nuuk in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ilulissat in December; daily highs in Nuuk reach -5°C and lows reach -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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