Most people still think of ice and polar bears when they think of Greenland. Nuuk, the capital, only has 16.000 inhabitants, but surprisingly enough has the town could bring an atmosphere as a metropolitan area. That is why the young people in Nuuk like to refer to the town as Nuuk York as an homage to The Big Apple.
Are there similarities between those two cities? Yes, there is definitely an urban lifestyle emerging in Nuuk. There are street and tattoo artists, BMX-bikers and a fashionable mass. They even have skyscrapers In ‘downtown Nuuk’ (with 12 floors). The most visible sign that Nuuk is developing as an urban centre is the buzz around the new street art on the blocks in the centre of Nuuk and, indeed, the paintings look amazing. Nuuk is a colorful combination of beautiful, ugly, and raw elements and surrounded by the looming mountain peak and the extensive fjord system.
So don’t wait anymore and book a flight to Nuuk as an artic alternative of New York!
This vlog can also be seen at BNR.nl/IntoConnection.