Qaqortoq - Kaffemik

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.
  • Season

    Summer (Jun - Aug)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone*

  • Duration


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 65

  • Notices

    Windproof and rainproof jacket and good walking shoes

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.

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.