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Paamiut

Paamiut, also known as Frederikshab, is a small town in southwestern Greenland. It is located on the banks of the Paamiut Fjord, about 100 km south of the capital city of Nuuk. The town has a population of 1,922 people, and is the second largest settlement in the Kujalleq Municipality.

The town was founded in 1742 by Danish-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede, who named it Frederikshab after King Frederick V of Denmark. The town was an important trading post in the 18th century, and it was also the site of the first major battle between the Inuit and the Danes in 1808.

The town is situated on a hill overlooking the fjord, and its harbor is one of the largest in Greenland. The town is surrounded by mountains, and the area is known for its beautiful scenery. The town is also home to the Paamiut Museum, which houses artifacts from the area's history, including items from the first contact between the Inuit and the Danish.

The town has a small airport and a ferry service to Nuuk, and there is also a road connecting it to the capital. The town has a small harbour, and the main industry in the area is fishing. There are also several small businesses in the town, including a fish processing plant, a bakery, and a grocery store.

Paamiut is an important historical site, and it is also a popular tourist destination. The town has a long history of trading, and it is home to some of the oldest buildings in Greenland. The town is also home to the Paamiut Cultural Centre, which houses a collection of Inuit artifacts and hosts cultural events.

Excursion tips for a day in Paamiut

As a tourist in Paamiut, Greenland, there are plenty of activities to fill your day. Here are just a few of the many possibilities:

1. Visit the Paamiut Museum to learn more about the history and culture of the area.

2. Take a scenic boat tour of the nearby fjords and admire the stunning landscape.

3. Go fishing in the local waters, where you can catch a variety of fish species.

4. Explore the nearby nature trails, where you can take in the beauty of the local flora and fauna.

5. Visit the local art galleries to appreciate the diverse artwork of the area.

6. Enjoy a traditional Greenlandic meal at one of the local restaurants.

7. Head to the beach and take a dip in the icy waters.

8. Go on a whale-watching tour and witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

9. Take a day trip to nearby Nuuk and explore the city’s attractions.

10. Visit the local shops and markets to pick up some souvenirs for your friends and family back home.

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The climate in Paamiut

Paamiut in Greenland has a cold climate year-round, but the temperature varies significantly between the four seasons. In winter, temperatures average around -10°C, with occasional snowfall and strong winds. Spring is the coldest season, with temperatures typically ranging from -5°C to 5°C. Summer brings the warmest temperatures, with average highs of 10°C and lows of around -3°C. In autumn, temperatures tend to range from -5°C to 5°C. Overall, Paamiut experiences cold temperatures throughout the year, with the warmest temperatures occurring in the summer months.

Cruise weather for Paamiut

Our weather forecast for Paamiut helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 5.0 °C
min: 3.9 °C
29.2 m/s
33.8 m/s
61.4 %
18.7 m
91.9 %
1,002 hPa
05:25:03
23:23:34
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 5.5 °C
min: 4.5 °C
26.6 m/s
41.4 m/s
75.8 %
17.8 m
93.9 %
1,003 hPa
05:27:38
23:20:58
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 4.7 °C
min: 4.1 °C
25.6 m/s
40.3 m/s
96.3 %
12.6 m
93.8 %
1,002 hPa
05:30:16
23:18:20
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 5.1 °C
min: 4.1 °C
49.3 m/s
63.7 m/s
98.6 %
12.8 m
93.2 %
994 hPa
05:32:54
23:15:39
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 4.3 °C
min: 3.5 °C
23.4 m/s
28.1 m/s
92.3 %
21.2 m
93.1 %
995 hPa
05:35:33
23:12:57
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 4.1 °C
min: 3.5 °C
38.2 m/s
43.6 m/s
89.4 %
21.3 m
94.8 %
1,000 hPa
05:38:12
23:10:13
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 5.0 °C
min: 3.8 °C
32.3 m/s
39.2 m/s
28.2 %
24.1 m
88.8 %
1,007 hPa
05:40:53
23:07:27
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 5.2 °C
min: 4.3 °C
28.4 m/s
47.2 m/s
36.8 %
24.1 m
84.4 %
1,004 hPa
05:43:34
23:04:39
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 7.1 °C
min: 4.8 °C
25.2 m/s
39.6 m/s
34.5 %
24.1 m
80.7 %
1,007 hPa
05:46:15
23:01:50
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 5.8 °C
min: 4.7 °C
14.8 m/s
16.9 m/s
5.2 %
24.1 m
85.7 %
1,014 hPa
05:48:57
22:58:59
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 7.0 °C
min: 5.2 °C
12.6 m/s
13.0 m/s
82.6 %
24.1 m
81.2 %
1,015 hPa
05:51:39
22:56:06
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 6.4 °C
min: 5.6 °C
10.9 m/s
11.2 m/s
83.7 %
18.3 m
89.6 %
1,010 hPa
05:54:22
22:53:13
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 5.9 °C
min: 5 °C
17.6 m/s
27.0 m/s
94.5 %
0.1 m
99.3 %
1,003 hPa
05:57:04
22:50:17

Cruises to Paamiut

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Scheduled ship calls in Paamiut, Greenland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 MS Zuiderdam 10:00 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 MS Hamburg 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 14th 2024 Wednesday, 14th of Aug. 2024 MS Marina 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 Seven Seas Navigator 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 23rd 2024 Friday, 23rd of Aug. 2024 MS Hamburg 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 30th 2024 Friday, 30th of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Sep. 2024 MS Nautica 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Sep. 2024 MS Artania 12:00 am 11:59 pm
May 26th 2025 Monday, 26th of May 2025 MS Volendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 26th 2025 Thursday, 26th of Jun. 2025 Norwegian Star 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 13th 2025 Sunday, 13th of Jul. 2025 Silver Endeavour 11:00 am 06:30 pm
Jul. 17th 2025 Thursday, 17th of Jul. 2025 MS Marina 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 20th 2025 Sunday, 20th of Jul. 2025 Norwegian Star 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 22nd 2025 Tuesday, 22nd of Jul. 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 25th 2025 Friday, 25th of Jul. 2025 Island Princess 07:00 am 02:00 pm
Jul. 26th 2025 Saturday, 26th of Jul. 2025 Azamara Quest 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 26th 2025 Saturday, 26th of Jul. 2025 MS Zuiderdam 10:00 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 5th 2025 Tuesday, 5th of Aug. 2025 MS Marina 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2025 Wednesday, 6th of Aug. 2025 Seven Seas Navigator 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 12th 2025 Tuesday, 12th of Aug. 2025 Island Princess 07:00 am 02:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2025 Friday, 15th of Aug. 2025 Norwegian Star 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 16th 2025 Saturday, 16th of Aug. 2025 Azamara Quest 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 16th 2025 Saturday, 16th of Aug. 2025 MS Sirena 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2025 Sunday, 17th of Aug. 2025 MS Insignia 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 27th 2025 Wednesday, 27th of Aug. 2025 Norwegian Star 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 2nd 2025 Tuesday, 2nd of Sep. 2025 MS Insignia 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 11th 2025 Thursday, 11th of Sep. 2025 MS Artania 12:00 am 11:59 pm

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