Qaqortoq - Kaffemik

Take part in a traditional Greenlandic kaffemik, where a local family invites you to an intimate cultural meeting. 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

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

  • Duration

    1h30

  • Booking code

    G-QAQ5

  • From

    49 €

  • Notices

    Wind and rain proof jacket and good walking shoes.

Greenlanders celebrate many events: a child’s first tooth, first steps, first six months, first year, the first day at school, confirmation, etc. with a large kaffemik. They invite family, friends and neighbors for coffee, tea and cake – so they can easily have 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 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: No.