Tasermiut landscape, Greenland
When you visit Nanortalik, Greenland, outdoor adventure should be the first thing on the menu. Start by checking out Tasermiut Fjord and the ice sheet on a boat trip. If you're lucky, you might even spot some polar bears. Then, either hike Klosterdalen and Quinnguadalen for the unmatched views, or climb the precarious Ketil mountain.
Pool of hot water, Uunartoq, Greenland
Combat the cold Arctic climes with a dip in a warm hot spring. On the small uninhabited island of Uunartoq, between Nanortalik and the nearby town of Alluitsup Paa, you'll find three natural hot springs flowing together into a dammed pool. From the relaxing hot springs, you'll be able to watch icebergs drift by and see the mountains towering in the distance.
In Nanortalik, Greenland, travel is all about the area's rich cultural history, and the Nanortalik Outdoor Museum is the best place to see it. Located in the colonial port area, the open-air museum uses old houses as showrooms. The museum includes copies of turf huts and half-timbered buildings, providing a glimpse into the Inuit and Norse peoples who settled the land.
There's very little local agriculture in the region, but reindeer, musk ox, prawns and halibut are some favourite Greenland delicacies. While there are no restaurants in Nanortalik, you can dine inside the Hotel Kap Farvel, which serves a dish of the day', made up of freshly caught seafood or locally sourced meat.
There are no souvenir shops in Nanortalik, which is yet another reason why a Nanortalik, Greenland holiday is truly unique. However, you can still return home with souvenirs to remember your Nanortalik, Greenland trip. The tourist office has a range of local handcrafted items that capture the spirit of Nanortalik, such as tupilaks, which are charms with protective powers carved from animal parts.
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