Tasiilaq has two Pilersuisoq supermarkets – a smaller one near the harbour and a much larger one near the sports hall.
There are several places to buy high-quality souvenirs in Tasiilaq. If you are specifically looking for a carving, head to the Stunk Artisan workshop to watch some of Greenland’s best carvers at work. They often have a small number of carvings that you can purchase directly. Otherwise, take your time browsing through the wide range of souvenirs at Navarana shop, or the gift shop at the Hotel Angmagssalik.
It is best to bring all your camping and outdoor gear with you, though you may find some basic, limited supplies in the large Pilsersuisoq. It is also usually possible to hire equipment from the local tour providers.
Trail-free wilderness, waterways known only to locals, and pristine, snow-bound mountains draw outdoor adventurers from around the world to Tasiilaq every year. Accompanied by local hunters with a lifetime of experience or specially trained Arctic wilderness guides, you do not need to worry about guessing the stability of the ice or encountering a passing polar bear as you explore the vast and rugged landscape of East Greenland.
But these uncharted landscapes are not the only highlights of this remote Arctic town that remains steeped in ancient Inuit traditions. Here, hunting and dog sledding are a way of life and it is one of a handful of places in Greenland where you can still see Inuit drum dances performed.
For the most part you can walk around Tasiilaq on foot. However, the city is known for its hilly layout, so it is guaranteed that you will have splendid views, but also sore feet. You can therefore call a taxi (see helpful numbers) or you can arrange a transfer by car (in summer) or snowmobile (in winter) if you have booked a tour with a provider.
If you have booked a stay at Hotel Kulusuk, Hotel Ammassalik or The Red House transportation from the airport/heliport is included in your stay. Contact them ahead of time with the time of your arrival.