Facts about Kuummiut
- Kuummiut is home to the only fish factory in East Greenland, due partly to the fact that its harbour is often free of ice during the winter
- The people of East Greenland speak a different dialect to those in other parts of the country, though most can also speak the official language of West Greenlandic
- Like many small settlements in Greenland, some houses in Kuummiut do not have a running water supply. Water must instead be collected from a communal “tap house”.
- Kuummiut means “those that live by the river” in the Greenlandic language. Pronounced “Kuummiit” in East Greenlandic.
Kuummiut has one Pilersuisoq supermarket that stocks a little of everything. You should aim to bring all your outdoor equipment with you.
You are more likely to find souvenirs in Tasiilaq or Kulusuk, but some local craftsmen do offer their creations around town.
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Unplug. Unwind. And leave behind your daily concerns to adopt the slower pace of life in a small, traditional Greenlandic settlement.
Almost unknown internationally, Kuummiut is the perfect destination for those hoping to get well off the beaten track. It is also a paradise for outdoor adventurers and fishers. During winter, metres of perfect, untouched powder create virgin peak-to-sea runs for experienced skiers. While in summer, these same peaks beckon keen trekkers with off-trail valley and mountain hikes culminating in 360-degree panoramic vistas.