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During 2018 there are new companies to look out for. Greenland Escape has started a DMC in Nuuk and is off to a strong start with a mini-bus for charter, bikes for rent and accommodation in small apartments. Jesper Øraker who is the man behind the company has a long carrier in Blue Water Shipping and therefore can also help in the cruise sector.

Also the fly fishing and bow-hunting company Qussuk Adventures are starting out strong with an almost fully booked first season. They offer camp trips right by the riverside in the Qussuk area that is famous by locals for holding the biggest Arctic Char in the fjord.

Greenland Waterways is a fairly new company, but they offer something completely new for Nuuk as a destination – sit-on-top kayak, Stand Up Paddleboard and a fjord bus, where you can buy tickets in advance and just hop off and get picked up at your destination in the fjord.

"During 2018 there are new companies to look out for."

Kalaaliaraq started as a pop-up gastro-pub by three-time winner of Greenland’s best chef – Inunnguaq Hegelund.

Gastronomy

New restaurants are giving the established names like Sarfalik and Katuaq a run for its money. Kalaaliaraq started as a pop-up gastro-pub by three-time winner of Greenland’s best chef – Inunnguaq Hegelund. Forget about New Nordic kitchen – here you can enjoy lunch or dinner based on Greenlandic traditions and ingredients re-imagined with an innovative and modern twist.

Qulaani – which means up-stairs – is a modern day steak house of traditional meat times as well as Greenlandic like musk ox and reindeer. You can combine this with street-food inspired starters and desserts with a Greenlandic touch like crab-dogs and halibut risotto.

Destination Development

At the DMO – Colourful Nuuk – they are working hard to strengthen the destination. Based off an 2017-analysis of feedback from more than 70 travel agents, Colourful Nuuk initiated an industry development project for the destination’s companies and public organizations. Through 5 workshops the industry will collaborate on solving challenges, create joint strategies, establish new products and services and shared storytelling.

The workshops are led by local and international specialists from both tourism and other industries and so far the results of the first three workshops are satisfying.

“The project is showing promising results. A large part of the industry is represented and engaging in new collaborations on creating new products and services. For example a Colourful Nuuk City Pass, better and free wifi for tourists, environment commitments and a set of 10 development principles. These will ensure, that Colourful Nuuk develops eco- and heritage conscious tourism that focuses on world-class, transformational experiences”, says Stine Selmer, Destination Manager, Colourful Nuuk.

"Based off an 2017-analysis of feedback from more than 70 travel agents, Colourful Nuuk initiated an industry development project for the destination’s companies and public organizations."

Cruise

Another great contribution to Nuuk is the establishment of a new welcoming center for cruise ships. The harbor authority has worked together with the Municipality of Sermersooq as well as Sermersooq Business Council and Colourful Nuuk to get the center up and running.

It has increased the quality of ISPS solutions, renovated the harbor facilities for boat tours and Colonial Harbour area as well as creating a container-building to house a waiting room, destination information like city maps and a selling place for tours and souvenirs. The center opened in May and is currently free to use by local operators and travel agencies.