Kaffeemik

Take part in a traditional Greenlandic kaffemik, where a local family serves a large selection of specialty food dishes. And of course, a pot of coffee. This is an authentic experience, which lets you learn more about living like a Greenlander.

  • Experience an authentic kaffemik
  • Visit a local home
  • Taste Greenlandic specialties
  • Learn more about life in Greenland
  • Season

    Summer (Jun - Aug)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    1h30

  • Min. passengers

    10

  • Booking Code

    G-QAQ5

  • From

    $ 58

A kaffemik is a Greenlandic tradition for special occasions like births and birthdays, first days of school and confirmations. 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. With old friends, family from out of town, and brand new friends gathered together, walking into a kaffemik might feel like a mix of a small reunion and the first day of school.

The host offers a huge selection of dishes at a kaffemilk, ranging from homemade cakes and sweets to complete meals of reindeer, seal, whale and muskox meat, fish soup and other specialties. You also always find a fresh pot of coffee. As a guest you take part in an authentic experience and learn more about what it’s like to live like a Greenlander.

Practical information

  • Language: English
  • Walking information: Walk to the host family on paved road. Some houses have 5+ stairs to negotiate. 
  • Included: Coffee, tea, cake and water 
  • Requirements: Wind and rain proof jacket and good walking shoes.   
  • Wheelchair accessible: Not accessible for wheelchairs.

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