There is totally dark and extremely cold in the winter, from early spring till late summer there are midnight sun. The Fiord is full of narwhales, seals and other animals in the summer, there are ice fishing after Halibuts and Greenland Cods, which are favourite for narwhales, seals and other mammals. Qaanaaq and the settlements are Hunter- and Fishermen society with developments.
Semitsiaq newspaper wrote April 11th 2014 : “ Qaanaaq: A Fishery town is born” where the article was about Halibuts are in development and are growing.
The Fishermen landed 70 tons Halibuts already in 2014 and more Halibuts are coming. Qaanaaq, the settlements and Dundas have experienced remarkable events at time, as well as Robert E. Peary, Matthew Henson and several Inuits achieved their goal to the North Pole, Knud Rasmussen and Peter Freuchen have travelled around Inuit’s Countries, Inuits was forced to move to Qaanaaq and many more.
Qaanaaq’s is placed at the coordinates 77¤ 28’01” North and 69¤ 13’ 44” East, therefore is the Northernmost community.
Experience Qaanaaq’s extremes and experience the totally darkness and the extremely cold weather in the winter, the midnight sun spring – summer, the narwhales’ coming and going, ice fishing, drive dogsledge, the hunters’ kayaks and many more.