Godthab is a Danish name of Nuuk which is the capital of Greenland. The word Godthab is a Danish word which means ‘Good Hope’ in English language. The name of the ship which brought Danish settlers to the coast of Greenland was known also known as ‘Good Hope’ or ‘Godthab’. The name Godthab to the city of Nuuk was given by a missionary from Norway in the year 1728 when the city was first founded. The name of the missionary from Norway who named the city Godthab was Hans Egede. The name Godthab of the city of Nuuk was prevalent till the 20th century and was changed officially for the first time in the year 1979 when Greenland achieved its home rule status.
People from around the world who come to visit Greenland make it a point to stay in the city of Godthab at least for once. It is easy to access some of the best gorges and glaciers in vicinity to this city. The latitude of Godthab is 64o20'39"North and longitude of this city is 51o34'West. This city falls in the Arctic Circle and thus has all the characteristics of a North Pole country. This city is the main hub of Greenland travel thus is also a seat to a number of travel agents of this country. Apart from going to other locations in Greenland from Godthab this city can also be ventured around. There is also an international airport near the city of Godthab which can be very convenient for the tourists.