Nanortalik is South Greenland’s adventure capital, attracting mountaineers, climbers, kayakers and extreme sport enthusiasts from around the world.
Spring time pack ice drifting from East Greenland often carries passengers – polar bears! Despite the bears are rarely seen in Nanortalik, the meaning of the city name is ‘place with polar bears’.
About 1,100 people live here, and like other Greenlandic cities, there is a fish factory, elementary school, church, children's institutions and some supermarkets.
The old town is worth a visit. Only a short walk away, you quickly sense how life was just 50 years ago. See if you can find Knud Rasmussen's face profile.
Dog sledding: No
Midnight sun in the summer: No, but long hours of daylight
Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis): Yes, in a dark sky and with suitable atmospheric conditions