Iqaluit is the capital city of Nunavut, Canada’s newest and largest territory. It is situated on the eastern coast of Baffin Island, which is the fifth-largest island in the world. With a population of just over 7,700 people, Iqaluit is the largest city in Nunavut and serves as the economic and cultural hub of the territory.


Iqaluit is a unique and fascinating destination that offers visitors a glimpse into the rich culture and heritage of the people. The city is known for its stunning natural beauty, with rugged mountains, glaciers, and icebergs providing a spectacular backdrop to the cityscape. Visitors can take in breathtaking views of the Arctic landscape by hiking, skiing, or dog sledding.

Experiences in Iqaluit

One of the top attractions in Iqaluit is the Nunavut Legislative Assembly Building, which is an impressive modern structure that serves as the seat of government for the territory. The building features a unique design inspired by the traditional Inuit snow house, or igloo, and is open to the public for guided tours.


Another must-see destination in Iqaluit is the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, which is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the history and culture of the Inuit people. The museum features a collection of artifacts, art, and photographs that tell the story of the Inuit people from ancient times to the present day.


Visitors to Iqaluit can also experience the vibrant local arts and culture scene. The city is home to numerous art galleries, music festivals, and cultural events that celebrate the traditions and creativity of the people. The Alianait Arts Festival is one of the most popular events in Iqaluit, featuring performances by Inuit musicians, dancers, and artists.

In terms of cuisine, Iqaluit offers visitors a unique taste of traditional Inuit food, such as caribou, seal, and Arctic char. Visitors can also enjoy a range of international cuisines, including Thai, Indian, Lebanese and Italian.


Iqaluit is a destination unlike any other, offering visitors a chance to experience the Inuit people's natural beauty, rich culture, and fascinating history. Come and explore this extraordinary city and make unforgettable memories!


Note that you need a document called an eTA to travel to Canada, which costs $7 (approx. 50 DKK)

Entry rules for Canada

Read about passports and visas for Canada here

You can find information about the eTA-document before travelling to Canada here

Frequently asked questions about the eTA can be found here


Iqaluit is one of the smallest capital cities in Canada, with a population of just over 7,700 people.

Iqaluit is an Inuktitut word meaning "place of many fish"

The city is home to the world's most extensive collection of traditional Inuit art, found at the Nunavut Legislative Assembly Building.

Iqaluit has a thriving music scene and is home to several Inuit musicians who blend traditional Inuit throat singing with contemporary music genres.

Time zone in Iqaluit is Eastern Daylight Time

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