Qeqertarsuaq has one Pilersuisoq supermarket that stocks a little of everything (including limited, basic camping supplies), as well as the Amiisoq convenience store.
Souvenirs are often sold near the supermarket in the centre of town, but make sure you take the short walk out to Kuannit Art to discover high-quality, original creations by a local artist.
Qeqertarsuaq is unique in all of Greenland. Featuring black sand beaches littered with small sparkling ice fragments, tall reddish-black mountains that rise precipitously above its colourful buildings, an impossibly lush backcountry in which more than half of Greenland’s plant species are found, and artistically contorted columns of basalt rock, Qeqertarsuaq stands apart in Greenland’s only volcanic region.
Hikers, in particular, are drawn to the unusual geology and colourful landscapes around Qeqertarsuaq, which also offer front-row seats to the enormous icebergs and some of the best whale watching in Disko Bay.
Qeqertarsuaq is a small settlement where you simply walk everywhere or hire a mountain bike if you want to get around more quickly. Both the Disko Island Hotel and Kristian Lyberth accommodations provide transportation for guests to/from the harbour/heliport.
For excursions in the area, the most common way to get around is by boat or on foot during the summer, or with dogsled or snowshoes during the winter.