Aasiaat has two supermarkets – Pisiffik and Pilersuisoq – as well as several smaller kiosks and boutiques. You should bring any camping equipment with you, but there are basic camping equipment in a small shop called Anuni and upstairs in the Pisiffik.
For souvenirs, you should try the Hotel Aasiaat Seamen’s Home and the museum.
Aasiaat – the “land of a thousand islands” and almost as many whales receives fewer human visitors than many of the smaller Disko Bay settlements. This, despite Aasiaat being Greenland’s 5th largest town and home to unexpected galleries of both famous and not-so-famous artworks.
The heart of an archipelago of low-lying islands, what Aasiaat lacks in vertical height, it makes up for with its enormous coastline. Intricate waterways that freeze over during winter shelter both summer and winter whales and become mazes to explore by boat, kayak or dogsled. While Greenlandic sled dogs howl for snow and ice amongst Aasiaat’s vibrantly coloured houses.
Although Aasiaat is quite spread out, you can reach most of the main attractions on foot from the centre. If you want to travel faster, you can also hire bicycles. To get to the airport, you will want to call a taxi to transport you and your gear.
For excursions in the area, the most common way to get around is with a boat and on foot (summer), and on dogsled, ski or snowshoe (winter).