Facts about Nuuk, Greenland

  • The name Greenland means “Land of People.”
  • The Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the biggest glacier outside of Antarctica.
  • Greenland has a population of roughly 57,000, about 15,000 of whom live in the capital Nuuk.
  • Sealing, whaling, hunting and fishing are the primary sources of income for inhabitants in Greenland. In recent years, the country’s tourism industry has been expanding as well.


Nuuk Art Museum
Nuuk Art Museum is a national museum in Greenland, located in Nuuk, the capital. The museum contains a notable collection of paintings, watercolors, drawings, graphics, figures in soapstone,

Nuuk Cathedral
Nuuk Cathedral or Church of Our Saviour is a wooden Lutheran cathedral in the Old Nuuk neighborhood of Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. It was established in 1849. The red building with its spire

Ukkusissat Hiking
Ukkusissat or Ukkusissaq is a 772 m mountain in the Sermersooq municipality in southwestern Greenland, located to the southeast of Nuuk Airport, an airport in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.

Nuuk Tourist Office – Whale watching
Nuuk Tourist Office is a landmark in Nuuk, Greenland, built in 1992 to house the headquarters of the new National Tourist Board of Greenland. It was built to not