Qasigiannguit means "the place with spotted seals". This city with a population of 1,200 is beautifully located in the south eastern part of Disko Bay, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle.
This Arctic setting consists of a stunning mountain landscape to the east towards the ice cap, and to the west lies the mighty Disko Bay.
The winter landscape is best explored by dog sled or snowmobile.
In the summer months there is hiking in the mountains and sailing in Disko Bay.
The primary occupation is still hunting and fishing as it has always been.
At sea, halibut, cod, crab and shrimp are caught.
In the mountains towards the ice cap, there are reindeer and muskoxen.
Qasigiannguit is a lively city with a primary school, secondary school, Royal Greenland fish processing factory and so on.
The city was founded in 1734 when the name was ‘Christianshåb’. The population is currently approx. 1,200 people and a larger number of Greenlandic sled dogs.
A holiday in Qasigiannguit gives the traveller a unique insight into today's Greenland, with authentic experiences in both culture and nature.
You can travel to Qasigiannguit from both Ilulissat and Aasiaat.
Dog sledding: Yes (winter)
Midnight sun in the summer: Yes
Northern Lights: Yes, in a dark sky and with suitable atmospheric conditions
Excursions in and around Qasigiannguit
‘Brættet’ (The Board) Market
The island of Kitsissunnguit located south east of Disko Bay, is a true bird paradise. Additionally, whales and seals are often seen in the area.
Here you will find Greenland's largest Arctic Tern colony with several thousand breeding pairs. You may also see rare species such as Grey Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, Rose Gull and Peregrine Falcon if you’re lucky.