Nuuk Snow Festival

Nuuk Snow Festival

Third weekend in March
In 1994 the town of Nuuk, Greenland, held its first snow-sculpture festival. It has since become an annual event, scheduled for the third weekend in March. It attracts contestants from all over Greenland, as well as from Canada, the United States, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. Festival organizers give each team of sculptors a compressed block of snow. The teams then set to work, transforming the square block into an amazing variety of shapes. Their efforts are displayed in a sculpture park that is illuminated at night, creating beautiful lights and shadows on the sculptures. Prizes for the best sculptures are awarded on the fourth day of the festival.
CONTACTS:
Nuuk Tourism
P.O. Box 199
Nuuk, DK-3900 Greenland
299-32-27-00; fax: 299-32-27-10
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