Top things to do in Southwest Greenland

in Paamiut

Paamiut Museum

A circle of five historic stone-and-timber buildings around a turf-ringed former wellhouse constitute Paamiut Museum. The 1839 former governor's residence contains the main museum exhibition hall and tourist office.…
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…
in Nuuk

University Library

The University Library was established in 1747 as the New Herrnhut Mission (House of Moravian Brethren), originally set up by a trio of missionaries who arrived soon after Hans Egede. It's a most attractive red wood…
in Nuuk

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…
in Nuuk

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…
in Sisimiut

Arctic Incoming

Arctic Incoming sells a good selection of local crafts and carvings. It also offers a half-day boat trip to Sarfannquaq and Itilleq (Dr495); a two-hour cultural history excursion to Teleøen (Dkr175); an easy four-ho…
in Nuuk

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…
in Maniitsoq

Maniitsoq Museum

Maniitsoq Museum is housed in a series of picturesque historic buildings constructed in 1874 and originally used to house a bakery, a blacksmith's shop and work sheds. The museum displays artefacts dating from Saqqa…
in Paamiut

Fredenskirche

Fredenskirche, Paamiut's colourful 1909 church, has a Norwegian-style Hansel-and-Gretel façade. Incredibly the church was 'stretched' by 6m in the 1980s: try to spot the added two-window section. To visit the i…
in Kangerlussuaq

Polar Circle Marathon

In October the Polar Circle Marathon takes place in Kangerlussuaq. The course covers a range of challenging terrain, including a section across several glacial tongues. On 8 October 2005 the event will be upgraded t…