Kangeq - Old settlement

A historical tour to an abandoned settlement

User icon Price: 850 DKK/person

Clock icon Duration: 3 hours

Calendar icon Season: All year (but has to be at high tide)

Check icon Free cancellation

Check icon Local captain and guide

Check icon Heated cabin

Check Coffee, tea and hot chocolate

Check Language: English, Danish

Check Toilet on board

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The Greenlandic settlements are sometimes referred to as the backbone of the greenlandic nation. They have a story to tell. A story of the colonial time but also a story of the first cultures to inhabit Greenland.

A short ride takes us to the abandoned settlement of Kangeq. This is a trip through history. The settlement was abandoned in the 60s by order from the capital and now stands as it was left.

This is also the area where Hans Egede lived and worked some of the years he lived in Greenland.

The tour takes appx. 40 minutes from Nuuk, before you set foot in this abandoned place. You will then have appx. 75 minutes in land with your guide, before we head back to Nuuk.

This area was also the place to be for the old inuit cultures, as they used to meet from south and north and exhange gifts, do business and arrange marriages.

We also arrange tours to Kapisillit and Qoornoq if you are into visiting Greenlandic settlements. See our tour overview.


Important Note


When you are going out on an adventure, it is highly recommended to bring both camera and binoculars. It is also advisable to bring warm clothes. On this boat there is heated cabin, but prepare and bring clothes that keep you warm, when you want to sit outside on the front deck. A neck warmer and glowes is always good.

You are allowed to bring your own food.

  • Warm footwear
  • Warms socks
  • Jacket
  • Hat
  • Gloves/Mittens
  • Waterproof camera bag
  • Summer season extras
  • Sun lotion
  • Sun glasses