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By Air

Nuuk has an international airport located 4 km (2.5 mi) to the northeast of the town centrum. Built in 1979, it is a focus city for Air Greenland, which is also headquartered in Nuuk,and operates its technical base at the airport.

By Ferries

For most of the year, Nuuk is served twice-weekly by coastal ferries of Arctic Umiaq Line which link the communities of the western coast.

By Road

The main street in Nuuk is Aqqusinersuaq, with a number of shops and the 140-room Hotel Hans Egede.The majority of the 72 buses and 2,570 cars owned in Greenland (as of 2004) operate in Nuuk.Nuup Bussii provides frequent bus services to the outlying districts of Nuussuaq and Qinngorput.

Key places to visit
Katuaq Culture Centre, Nuuk Art Museum, National Museum of Greenland, National Library of Greenland, Greenland Centre for Performing Arts


Places to Visit

Katuaq Culture Centre

Is a cultural centre used for both concerts cinema, exhibitions and conferences.It was designed by schmidt hammer lassen, it was inaugurated on February 15, 1997.Katuaq contains two auditoria, the larger one seating 1,008 people and the smaller one 508.The complex also contains an art school, library, meeting facilities, administrative offices and a cafe.

Nuuk Art Museum

Nuuk Art Museum is the only private art and crafts museum in Greenland.The museum contains a notable collection of paintings, watercolors, drawings and graphics, figures in soapstone, ivory, and wood, with many items collected by the businessman Svend Junge.Of particular note is a collection of over 150 paintings by Emanuel A. Petersen.

National Museum of Greenland

The National Museum of Greenland is located in Nuuk and was one of the first museums established in Greenland, inaugurated in the mid 1960s.The museum is affiliated with the Danish National Museum which has expanded its collections. The museum has many artifacts related to archaeology, history, art, and handicrafts and also has information about ruins, graveyards, buildings etc.

National Library of Greenland

The National Library of Greenland in Nuuk is the largest reference library in the country, devoted to the preservation of national cultural heritage and history.The library holdings are split between the public library in the town centrum, and Ilimmarfik, the campus of the University of Greenland. As of 1 January 2008, there are 83,324 items in the library database at Ilimmarfik.

Greenland Centre for Performing Arts

The Greenland Centre for Performing Arts in Nuuk was opened in 1997, as a joint project between the Greenland Government, the Nuuk Municipal Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers.The centre contains a theatre,an exhibition hall and conference facilities and a cafe.

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