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Nuuk - The Capital of Greenland

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A great place to understand old and new aspects of Inuit Culture, Nuuk shows both sides. It is the modern centre of Greenland with its city restaurants, fashion shops and as a tourist gateway to all sorts of outdoor adventures. Down on the historic waterfront you get a feeling that the old traditions, history and independence are still very important to the locals, even if they are now city dwellers. There is Greenland National Museum and the Inuit Art Museum here to learn more. 

Although the exact joining location may not be known until much closer to the time, it is likely that Tecla will be somewhere near the harbour - where the ferry comes in on the map below. Make sure you make a note of the boat phone number found in your confirmation for any problems and up to date location on the day. 

You can also track Tecla using the marine tracker. 

How to get here

Air & transfers

Nuuk Airport is an airport serving Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. To reach Nuuk by plane, you can can catch fights from Reykjavik, Iceland for a flight directly to Nuuk. 

Nuuk Airport:

Location: 5 km/3 Miles ENE of Nuuk.
On Foot: It takes less than 60 minutes to walk to Nuuk.
By Taxi: DKK 120 to town. Phone +299 322 222 or 321 818.
By Bus: Bus#3 runs to town every hour. Cost: DKK 15.
Airport tel No: Airport +299 32 71 19 & Air Greenland 343 434.

 

Car rental and taxi services are available to and from the airport. There are more than 10 bus lines to and from the airport. Trip to the Nuuk centre by bus, “Nuup Bussii”, and "skibus shuttles" usually takes about 30 minutes and costs approximately €5.

 

Classic Sailing cannot be held responsible for exact prices- this is just a guide. 

Places to stay, Things to do, Travel companions

Classic Sailing invites to a private facebook group where you can connect with other sailors who have booked with us. If you want to find a travel companion or share ideas on accommodation options before your trip, then posting a request on this is this is a safer option than our public facebook page. (due to data protection laws we cannot pass on contact details for other sailors on your trip directly)

Your travel responsibilities

Passports and Visas***

*** “Classic Sailing cannot cover every possible visa scenario as customers may have dual nationality, or be working or living in a country different from their passport nationality.

To avoid any last-minute stress, we advise you to contact the local embassies of the countries you will be visiting in your country to find out which travel documents you need. Please start early, obtaining a visa can take some time. It is your responsibility to have the right travel documents for all countries you visit during your stay on board.

If you plan to travel onto other destinations please check you have a right to stay in the country too as you may be classed as arriving in a country as ‘yacht sailors in transit’ and not have same rights as a tourist.

Even if you don’t need a visa, please check your passport expiry date is sufficient for country entry requirements.”***

Travel, Health, Vaccinations and Safety

Security for tourists in certain countries, regions or cities can change rapidly. Please check with your own Government Foreign Office for their latest advice for travellers.

UK travellers check under specific destination at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Likewise we suggest you check if there are any recommended or required vaccinations well before departure as some take more than one jab. For UK travellers check out ‘Fit for Travel’ http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations

Travel Insurance

It is compulsory that you have travel insurance to sail on any of our voyages, but you do not have to buy the insurance from us. If you purchase your own please make sure it covers sailing as an activity, and racing if you are racing crew. Most our voyages sail further than 3 miles from the shore so check that you will be covered sailing outside territorial waters.

Classic Sailing recommend Topsail Insurance http://www.classic-sailing.co.uk/travel-insurance They have policies designed for sailing crew on yachts or tall ships, whether you want an annual policy or a single trip. These are suitable for UK based sailors but the page also has links to alternative companies and recommended insurance companies for non UK citizens.

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