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Nuuk, Greenland

Nuuk is the capital city of Greenland. It is located at the end of the Nuup Kangerlua fjord on the eastern shore of the Labrador Sea. It is the least populated capital in the world, but a bustling city by Greenlandic standards.

Attractions in the town include the Katuaq culture centre, the Cathedral, the National Museum and the Nuuk Art Museum. Whale watching is a popular activity in Nuuk. Sightings of humpback, minke and fin whales are guaranteed from May to November.

Things to See & Do

* Glaciers and icebergs
* Old colonial town
* Whale watching
* Nuuk Art Museum
* Greenland National Museum

General Information

Cruise Season – May – Oct
Currency – Danish krone (DKK)
Language – Kalaalllisut, Danish
Population – 15,865 approx
Land Area – 690 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code + 299

Travel Links – Nuuk is easily accessible. There are daily flights from Kangerlussuaq and regular flights to other towns in Greenland. There is also service to Reykjavik airport in the summer. From mid-March through October there are flights from Keflavik International Airport in Iceland.

There are also boats schedule to stop in Nuuk from Easter to Christmas. For most of the year, Nuuk is served twice-weekly by coastal ferries of Arctic Umiaq Line which link the communities of the western coast.

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