Facts about Kangaatsiaq
- Kangaatsiaq is Greenland’s newest town – designated as such in 1986 (previously it was a settlement)
- Local residents are mostly fishermen and seal hunters. Kangaatsiaq has a fish factory that produces dried fish and shrimp
- Kangaatsiaq means “rather small promontory” in the Greenlandic language.
Kangaatsiaq has one Pilersuisoq supermarket that stocks a little of everything as well as a few smaller kiosks. You should aim to bring all your outdoor equipment with you and you should try the kiosks for souvenirs
Closest ports of entry:
Useful phone numbers:
With no developed tourism infrastructure, Kangaatsiaq is virtually unknown internationally and perfect for those seeking authentic experiences with a more traditional Greenlandic community. You must be prepared to chart your own course and make local friends in order to experience the abundant wildlife and beautiful backcountry that only Kangaatsiaq’s hunters know well. However, the effort will be well rewarded by the resulting unique adventures made possible through these connections.