Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, where old and new meet in their unique Greenlandic fashion. A short walk from the Colonial harbour with its beautiful old buildings, to the centre, leads to the newly renovated and roof-covered "brættet", where the day's catch of seal, birds and fish are sold. Other attractions in the town include the award-winning culture centre Katuaq, the University of Greenland, the cathedral from 1849, as well as the National Museum, where the city's visitors can spend hours delving into Greenland's history.
The capital Nuuk is surrounded by a wonderful area of fjords - the World's second largest, with plenty of whales. The city is Greenland's oldest, founded in 1728 and is a hectic metropolis with its nearly 16,000 inhabitants. The area reflects the enormous cultural development that Greenland has gone through. Here you meet fishermen, artists, hunters, executives and IT experts, and you can visit restaurants, nightclubs and cafes. The culture is flourishing and wide-ranging; from exhibitions of old and new to experimental theatre and new music. Farther south is Paamiut, which is known for its large number of sea eagles and great hiking terrains.