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Qaqortoq - Kaffemik


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Take part in a traditional Greenlandic kaffemik, where a local family invites you to an intimate cultural gathering. And a pot of coffee, of course. This is an authentic experience that will give you a window into what life is like for Greenlanders.
  • Experience an authentic kaffemik.

  • Visit a local home.

  • Taste Greenlandic specialties.

  • Learn more about life in Greenland.

Greenlanders use a large kaffemik to celebrate a wide range of events. This could be a child’s first tooth, first steps, first six months, first year, the first day at school, confirmation, etc. They invite family, friends, and neighbors for coffee, tea, and cake. They could easily host as many as 100 visitors in a single day. Instead of going out on occasions like this, Greenlanders celebrate at home. The party is usually prepared days in advance and the table set with fine china and decorative table linens.

While you are enjoying your coffee, you will be shown an example of the Greenlanders’ beautiful national dress. There will also be a demonstration of how the clothing is made and sewn.

*While we're excited to share the unique flavors of this region with you, it’s important to note that allergy awareness and hygiene standards can vary widely across the world. The local community providing food for this tour may not be as familiar with allergy concerns or preparation standards as suppliers in your home country or the expert chefs onboard our ships. As a precaution, we advise anyone with a severe food allergy to contact a member of the onboard Expedition Team before booking this excursion.

Practical information

  • Language: English

  • Walking information: Walk to the host family’s house on a paved road Some houses have five or more stairs to navigate.

  • Included: Coffee, tea, cake, and water

  • Requirements: Windproof and rainproof jacket and good walking shoes

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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