The land of a thousand islands gives nature lovers many ways to discover the southern boundary of Disko Bay.
Small colorful houses greet the eyes whether you arrive to Aasiaat by coastal ferry or propeller plane, but it is the large collection of custom artwork around town and the welcoming townspeople that set the tone for life in Aasiaat. As the educational headquarters of North Greenland, Aasiaat is becoming livelier by the year.
What Aasiaat lacks in vertical height on land it makes up for with a boat full of water adventures. Sailing, whale watching, fishing, and kayaking are some of Greenland’s best and time-honored entertainment, so you have everything to learn from Aasiaat locals, for whom the marine environment is so central to everyday life. Come to Aasiaat to experience Greenlandic culture and its close connection to the nature and sea.
AASIAAT MIDNIGHT SUN MARATHON
If you don’t mind a bit of exercise on your holiday, the summer Aasiaat Midnight Sun Marathon is a challenging, yet breathtaking, alternative to typical city sightseeing.
There is always a Greenlandic twist to events, and in Aasiaat it is that you must run the marathon track a few times, as one is hard-pressed to find 42 kilometres of road up here. The silver lining is that with each loop, you notice something new and extraordinary about Aasiaat and its surrounding terrain.