National Geographic Explore in NANORTALIK
Thursday, July 2017
Arrival 2 PM – departure 6 PM
Landing to Nanortalik and exploring the city on your own. Throughout the town, there will be different shows to attend until 6:00 PM.
CHOIR 2.30 PM in the old Nanortalik wooden Church Greenlandic choir
Choir song in the old, wooden Nanortalik Church from 1916. The inuits 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 the museum will be open from 1 PM to 5:30 PM
Nanortalik open-air museum Nanortalik has one of the 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, you can watch turf huts, skin tents, kayaks and wife fur boats “Umiaqs”
FOLK DANCE and KAFFE-MIK 4.30 PM in the Culture House
Kaffe-mik 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.
Admission Fee / Tickets Free entrance to all events! Your cruise company has prepaid all shows
DEPARTURE 6:00 from the Harbour with good views and photo opportunities of the
The Museum and church will be open during our visit.
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