3th August Thursday 8 AM 3 PM
ARRIVAL 3th August Thursday 08:00 AM DEPARTURER 3 PM
Landing to Nanortalik and exploring the city on your own.
Throughout the city there will be different shows to attend until 12 Noon
FOLK DANCE, CHOIR – and KAFFE-MIK – Culture House
08:30 AM, 9:45 AM, 10.45 AM
Kaffe-mik (coffee party) is an old tradition where a family invites many guests into their home in case of celebration (weddings, birthdays etc.) to drink coffee or tea and taste the famous Greenlandic cake. The guests stay for 15 to 30 minutes only. We will arrange a kaffe-mik in the Culture House (public toilets inside).
Greenlandic folk dance – Here is a unique opportunity to experience the lively and quick moving Greenlandic folk dance. Dutch and Scottish whalers originally inspired the dances. They taught their special seaman dances “the reels” to the Disco Bay Eskimos. Through the centuries this has developed into the unique folk dance tradition we know today.
CHOIR Greenlandic choir song in the Culture House. The Greenlanders are famous for their multi-vocal singing. The slow moving psalms and the merry songs allow you to lean back and let your impressions of Greenland mix with the enchanting singing. The singers are dressed in national costumes.
OPEN AIR MUSEUM 08:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Summer camp with the appearance of fur-clad Inuit. Display of navigation in kayaks and a sealskin covered freight boat called the Umiaq, a women’s boat.
Nanortalik open-air museum – The open air museum is open all day. Nanortalik has one of the most unique museums in Greenland, displaying items from the old Inuit culture, the Norse settlements in Greenland from 982 AD and the Danish colonial power 1797-1953. You can easily spend 1-2 hours there. At the summer settlement in the museum area Inuit in traditional clothing will show how they lived in the old days.
KAYAK SHOW – In front of the Culture House 10.00 – 11.30 AM
Impressive kayak and Umiaq show Kayak and Umiaq show in the waters In front of the Culture House with goodphoto opportunities from the beach. The Inuit has invented the kayak. Actually, kayak is an old Inuit name, only it is spelled “qajaq” in Greenlandic. The treacherous and harsh waters surrounding Greenland – the world’s largest island – forced the hunters that came across from Canada and Alaska to develop one of their only means of transportation to the upmost accuracy. This is a very special opportunity to experience how the hunters of Greenland by centuries of passing on knowledge has mastered the various techniques; such as the “Eskimo roll” to assure they would survive capsize during a storm.
Departure from the Harbour 1 PM with good views and photo opportunities of the city