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Located at the mouth of a fjord on the southwestern coast of Greenland (and south of the Arctic Circle), with a name that translates to 'cape', Nuuk, the vibrant capital of Greenland offers plenty of things to do, and is quietly emerging to become an exciting, diverse, cultural, and modern Arctic capital that's worth exploring for its own sake.
Home to nearly 15,000 residents (of Greenland's total population of just over 56,000), Nuuk is the only official city in Greenland- it's the seat of Parliament, and center of administration, education, healthcare, and economic activities such as fishing and related industries, hunting, and shipbuilding and repair. It's a hotspot of urban life, arts, design, culture, and cuisine, all of which proudly flaunt a strong, defined Greenlandic identity that's rooted in tradition, while simultaneously taking confident strides towards a sustainable future.
While there's no doubt that the greatest adventures on any visit to Greenland lie outside city limits in towns such as Ilulissat, and in the territory of slow-drifting icebergs, frozen lakes on which resilient Greenland sled dogs run, and snow-clad mountains illuminated by moonlight or the faint green waves of the Northern Lights, Nuuk, Greenland's largest city, beckons to slow travelers who are curious- not only about modern everyday life in the Arctic- one of the world's most extreme environments, but also how Greenlandic society and culture are evolving, enriched by global influences.
A few days in Nuuk, Greenland offer the chance to wander the city, with its eclectic architecture of traditional wooden houses, apartment blocks spruced up with street art, and award-winning contemporary buildings, and explore the trails and settlements that lie just beyond, to sail on the waters of Nuuk Fjord to see icebergs, humpback whales and seals, to visit museums that tell of the country's 5000-year old history, to enjoy the cuisine- local and international, traditional and innovative (and find that perhaps the best omelets in the world are to be found here), to see yourself loosening your purse strings, drawn to one-of-a-kind designs in local boutiques, and to listen to fascinating stories of Inuit traditions of names that are passed on from other souls, never to be asked or whispered to strangers, and childhood tales of hunting and fishing, and polar bears wandering around villages.
Explore the Old Colonial Harbour in Nuuk
To get a sense of the city's history, begin at the old colonial harbor in Nuuk, where among the centuries old colorful wooden houses along the water, you'll also find Hans Egede House, the oldest house in Nuuk and former residence of Danish Lutheran missionary Hans Egede, who founded Nuuk in 1728 (also the year the house was built). When he founded the city, he named it Godthab, a name that translates to 'Good Hope' in Danish and was used to refer to the city until 1979 when it officially became Nuuk.
Today, Hans Egede House is used by the government of Greenland for official purposes only. Not far away, a statue of Hans Egede stands on a hill near Nuuk Cathedral, wearing Lutheran robes and staff in hand.
Visit the Lutheran Nuuk Cathedral
The simple but beautiful brick-red wooden exterior of Annaassisitta Oqaluffia, also known as Nuuk Cathedral or Church of Our Saviour, a Lutheran church, rises among the cluster of houses along the coast, and is hard to miss when walking around in the area. Built in 1849, with the tower being added in 1928, the church became the Cathedral of Greenland in 1993.