Qoornoq Island Tour


Qoornoq Island

Visit this old settlement in the beautiful fiord

User icon Price: 1.449 DKK/person

Clock icon Duration: 4-5 hours

Calendar icon Season: All year

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


The Qoornoq Island Tour is a three-in-one

Boat tour in the Nuuk Fiord, old settlement visit, and waterfall.

Qoornoq is called Bjørneøen (Bear Island) but the risk of facing a polar bear these days is very small. The island is called Bjørneøen (Bear Island) because it looks like a bear from above.

This tour will take us to the abandoned settlement of Qoornoq, where you get of the boat and get to explore the area. This old settlement is now used as a summer getaway for local citizens of the Greenlandic capital, Nuuk.

After the walk, we will get back in the boat. Following this, we will continue our tour around the island where the captain will point out the old Norse settlement areas on the island.

Finally, we will end the tour with a stop at the iconic waterfall on the backside of mount Sermitsiaq.

This is the Qoornoq tour. We also have tours to other settlements. Check our overview here.


Note: The tour is set to take 5 hours during winter due to the more challenging conditions with ice & snow


Qoornoq Island

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
  • Sun lotion
  • Sun glasses

Attention points!

  • Cabin boat with seatings for all and heating inside
  • 6 passengers
  • Survival suits
  • All in insurance
  • Life jackets
  • Skilled and professional crew