Information about Qeqertarsuaq

Experience the only place in Greenland where dog sledding is possible all year round. A marvelous landscape that will leave you breathless with its spectacular wonders. Get the full arctic experience with the many exciting activities that are found in Qeqertarsuaq.

Qeqertarsuaq town

Qeqertarsuaq was established in 1773 by the whaler Svend Sandgreen. With 850 inhabitants the town is situated on the Disko Island. Before other towns on the coast where established, Qeqertarsuaq used to be the capital of north west Greenland.

In the area you will be able to see columnar basalt rocks, that lets us believe volcanoes used to exist. The grounds are unlike any other place, very fertile. Due to the fertility of the lands, it is the only place in Greenland to grow large amounts of Garden Angelica and other herbs.



Qeqertarsuaq area is a place like no other, with its dozens of hiking trails, boat tours and even hot spring bathing. It is the only place in Greenland, where you will be able to dog sled underneath the midnight sun, whilst scouting for whales in the horizon.

For the adrenaline rush loving, kayak into the veins of the surrounding fjord system and explore raw and untouched nature.

Neighbouring the town, is the Lyngmark glacier. The neighbouring glacier create good conditions for all year dog sledding. The Lyngmark glacier, is a challenge for every explorer as it requires hard work to get up on the glacier. If deciding to dogsled, you must be a helper of  the local dog sledder . It is a once in a lifetime experience, giving a great and unique insight to the Greenlandic beauty. Come along and see how man and dog has sufficed each other for survival!

For whale watching enthusiasts the fjord holds numerous whale species, among them the humpback whale, that feeds on large amounts of krill. When venturing into the fjord, let the arctic winds play with your hair in the presence of arctic wildlife.  Explore the veins of the fjord on a local passenger boat and pay a visit to the nearby settlement Kangersluk.

Learn more about Qeqertarsuaq's past and presence, visit to the local museum and learn about the town’s growth, throughout the decades.

This place is a mesmerizing and diverse area for all ages to enjoy. The landscape will amaze  you no matter where you choose to go.

What to see & what to do

  • Dog sledding
  • Fjord adventures
  • Hiking
  • Whale watching
  • Arctic birdlife
  • Lyngmark Glacier
  • Kayaking
  • Snowmobiling

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