Nanortalik lies in a scenic area surrounded by steep mountainsides and is Greenland’s tenth-largest and most southerly town with less than 1500 inhabitants. The town’s name means the “place of polar bears”, which refers to the polar bears that used to be seen floating offshore on summer’s ice floes. Nanortalik has an excellent open-air museum that gives a broad picture of the region from Inuit times to today. Part of the exhibition is a summer hunting camp, where Inuit in traditional clothing describe aspects of their ancestor’s customs and lifestyle.
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US$ 10.170 mit
This is a self-exploration opportunity and advanced reservations are not required.
Nanortalik is located on a small island in the southern tip of Greenland, and it is the tenth-largest town in the country. It is most well-known for its towering mountain peaks and vertical walls in Tasermiut Fjord. The name Nanortalik means "Place where the Polar Bears Go".
Landing to Nanortalik and exploring the town on your own. Throughout the town, there will be different shows to attend until 5pm.
Open Air Museum
The Museum with ethnic performance in the Old Harbour will be open from 9am to 5pm.
Nanortalik open-air museum Nanortalik has one of the unique museums in Greenland, displaying items from the old Inuit culture, the Norse settlements in Greenland from 982 AD and the Danish colonial power 1797-1953. You can easily spend 1-2 hours there. At the summer settlement in the museum area, Inuit in traditional clothing will show how they lived in the old days.
Culture Centre Performances
The Greenlandic choir sings in the Culture Centre between 10am and 2pm. The Intuits are famous for their multi-vocal singing. The slow moving psalms and the merry songs allow you to lean back and let your impressions of Greenland mix with the enchanting singing. The singers will be dressed in national costumes.
Choirin Culture Centre
Greenlandic choir sings in the Culture Centre between 10am and 2pm. The intuits are famous for their multi-vocal singing. The slow moving psalms and the merry songs allow you to lean back and let your impressions of Greenland mix with the enchanting singing. The singers are dressed in national costumes.
KAFFE-MIK in Culture Centre
Kaffe-mik (coffee party) is an old tradition where a family invites many guests into their home to celebration festivities and drink coffee or tea and taste the famous Greenlandic cake. You will only visit for 15 to 30 minutes. A Kaffe-mik will be arranged in the Culture Centre.
Greenlandic folk dance will be in the Culture Centre between 10am and 2pm. Here is a unique opportunity to experience the lively and quick moving Greenlandic folk dance. Dutch and Scottish whalers originally inspired the dances. They taught their special seaman dances "the reels" to the Disco Bay Eskimos. Through the centuries, this has developed into the unique folk dance tradition we know today.
Silver Shore Privato is unavailable in Nanortalik, due to the very limited number of qualified guides and no suitable vehicles.
Please Note: This complimentary tour requires moderate amount of walking. Walking at the sites is at each guest's discretion. The town of Nanoratalik does not receive many visitors; the infrastructure and modes of transportation are very limited. We appreciate your understanding and patience.