Visible from every corner Nuuk’s Ukkusissat mountain is an obvious day hike from Nuuk.
The 772 m high mountain just behind Greenland's capital Nuuk, is a very popular day hike, especially for locals. From the summit, you have an excellent view over the Nuuk peninsula towards the west, a view over Nuuk Fjord towards the north and east, and a view over Kobbe Fjord towards the south. The hike from Nuuk to the summit typically takes a couple of hours, depending on your physical shape and ability.
Beware of underestimating it, especially the traverse. If you are an experienced hiker you can do the traverse, but then I would definitely recommend going from West to East as that way the route is much easier to find.
Updated: May 03, 2021
Safety informationIt regularly attracts hikers not experienced enough and emergency situations have arisen with a fatal accident in 2016. There are some steep sections that you need to be careful with, and you shouldn't do the hike in bad weather conditions and in spring when the snow is melting.
Getting thereYou can either start at the drinking water lake called 'Cirkussøen'. There is a small dirt road going up to it from
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