Information about Kangaatsiaq

Holding ancient history as a settlement, but not as  Kangaatsiaq city. A place so far from civilisation, not even a true adventurers imagination could reach. Dominated by the forces of nature and reigned with kindness, is the frozen dreamland 200 kilometers north of the polar circle.

Kangaatsiaq Town

Kangaatsiaq was a former settlement, transformed into a town in 1986. Today the town holds around 600 inhabitants, and furthermore 900 in its four settlements Attu, Niaqornaarsuk, Ikerasaarsuk and Iginniarfik. The town inherited its name, meaning "The little mountain in front", due to the small mountains the town is surrounded by.

Balancing modern and ancient culture, is what the town specializes in, combining traditional hunting- and fishing methods, with a modern process at the fish factory.

Located in a beautiful scenery, colorful houses are spread across the resting ground, with sled dogs scattered over town, among the many drying racks.  This is a place far from the stress of civilisation, that provides balm for the soul, with its small amount of citizens and public facilities. Leave your tourist persona at the airport, 200 kilometers away, because in

Kangaatsiaq you only get around with kindness and by befriending the locals. There is only to be found one convenience store, hotels are non existing, and there only is one private accommodation, for outside visitors. Kangaatsiaq is to be explored, as it is a real taste of the daily life on the remote places of the coast.

The only entrance to the remote place, is on an adventurous helicopter journey or a bumpy boat ride. Surrounded by a 150 kilometer long fjord, creates great conditions for adventure in the wild, the vast and wonderful Greenland.

Activities in the area

Kangaatsiaq is 200 kilometers north of the polar circle, therefore the arctic winter is particularly long, holding a dogsled season all the way through spring. It is inevitable not to experience dog sledding, when visiting Kangaatsiaq. It is an outstanding experience, to venture through the wilderness surrounding the town, between mountains in all shapes and sizes. Listen to the rhythmic dog paws running along the winter ice, and see how man and dog suffice each other for survival.

Dive into the fjord either by Kayak or feet in the summer. Raw and untouched arctic tundra is to be explored. Neighbouring the shores of the fjord is where you will find arctic sea creatures, such as harp seals, humpback- and mink whales. Participate in a hunt with the locals, or go on a whale safari when befriending a local.

What to do & what to see in Kangaatsiaq

  • Dog Sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Kayaking
  • Midnight Sun 
  • Polar Night
  • Whale Watching

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