Top things to do

in Nuuk

Greenland National Museum

The spacious, well-presented Greenland National Museum is based in an extended 1936 warehouse. Its better exhibits include an interesting section on 1950s social change and a geological room emphasising that the wor…
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Hotel Godthåb

This family-atmosphere carvery has an interior of fake shopfronts that segues strangely into a period drawing-room area. Both sections have heavy new beams, happily mismatched pseudo-Victorian prints and photos of t…
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Home Rule Government

The Home Rule Government has an art-decked corridor. Except on Fridays when it's in session, you are free to poke your head into the little parliament chamber, though it's polite to ask first at the parliament secre…
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Restaurant Isikkivik

This good-value eatery is out in Nuussuaq with views across the marina. The dining room may not be lavish, but it's surprisingly pleasant for its odd position above a mini-market. Enter from Salliarnaq (the road beh…
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Kittat

Kittat is a low-key fur workshop that specialises in making traditional style costumes and kammiks. Anyone can peep inside at the small, functional flensing and sewing rooms. The skin-drying racks are outside. Along…
Steak in Nuuk

A Hereford Beefstouw

The Nuuk branch of a relatively upmarket Danish steakhouse chain manages to give some atmosphere to an inherently characterless room by creative use of space breaks, chunky wooden furniture and flickering oil lamps.…
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Katuaq Cultural Centre

The spacious Katuaq Cultural Centre is by far Nuuk's finest piece of modern architecture, a sinuous wooden wave edged in glass. It houses the Greenland Art School, the NAPA Nordic Institute and a reading library as …
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Kristinemut

Wild-west themed with wagon-wheel ceilings, this was Greenland's first pub, made (in) famous in Lawrence Millman's book Last Places. It remains an understandably popular, appealingly raucous place to drink and dance…
Cafe in Nuuk

Café Tuap

This stylishly minimalist gallery-café is within the light-suffused atrium of the Katuaq Cultural Centre. Lunches including reindeer and muskox steak or filled baked potatoes are served until 3pm. Otherwise, co…
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Takuss

Skis and kayaks decorate this brass-railed pub and dance floor. If you order food (basic mains Dkr49 to Dkr79, from 5.30pm to 8pm) you can get two beers for Dkr55. Some reports claim that the very local crowd is agg…