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Qasigiannguit is a small town located in western Greenland, on a peninsula just south of the Arctic Circle. The town has a population of about 1,500 people and is the administrative center of the municipality of Qaasuitsup. The town is located on the shores of Disko Bay, which is renowned for its spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife.

The town was founded in 1771 by the Danish-Norwegian explorer and missionary Hans Egede, who was the first European to settle in Greenland. It was the first permanent settlement in Greenland and was the first place to be named a city in the country.

Qasigiannguit is home to many historical sites, including the Hans Egede Church, which was built in 1776 and is the oldest church in Greenland. The church is still in use today and is a popular tourist attraction. Other important historical sites include the Qasigiannguit Museum, which houses a variety of artifacts from the town's history, and the Qasigiannguit Cultural Center, which is dedicated to preserving and promoting Greenlandic culture.

Qasigiannguit is also home to a variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, whale watching, and kayaking. The town is known for its vibrant nightlife, with many bars, restaurants, and clubs.

Qasigiannguit is a unique and beautiful town with a rich history and culture. It is an ideal destination for those looking to explore the Arctic and experience the unique culture of Greenland.

Excursion tips for a day in Qasigiannguit

As a tourist in Qasigiannguit, Greenland, you can experience the culture, nature, and history of this beautiful region. Here is a list of possible activities to enjoy on a day in Qasigiannguit:

1. Visit the local market and explore the traditional handicrafts, food, and other local goods.
2. Take a boat tour to explore the stunning fjords and glaciers.
3. Go kayaking or fishing and enjoy the stunning views.
4. Hike up the mountains and take in the breathtaking views.
5. Visit the nearby Inuit villages and learn about their culture and history.
6. Enjoy some of the local cuisine, such as seal meat, musk ox, and reindeer.
7. Go on a whale watching tour and observe the whales in their natural habitat.
8. Visit the local museum and learn about the history of the area.
9. Go bird watching and observe some of the local species.
10. Take a boat tour to the nearby islands and explore the unique wildlife.

Experience Qasigiannguit with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Qasigiannguit. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Qasigiannguit

Qasigiannguit in Greenland experiences a subarctic climate with long, cold winters and short, cool summers. During the winter, temperatures can drop to as low as -18°C, while in summer they can reach up to 10°C. Snowfall is common during the winter months, while the summer months are usually dry and sunny. The spring and autumn months are mild and unpredictable, with temperatures ranging from -5°C to 10°C. Overall, Qasigiannguit experiences a cold climate throughout the year, with temperatures rarely reaching above 10°C.

Cruise weather for Qasigiannguit

Our weather forecast for Qasigiannguit 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
May. 30th 2024 May. 30th 2024 max: -1.0 °C
min: -3.8 °C
22.3 m/s
25.2 m/s
59.7 %
16.7 m
84.2 %
1,013 hPa
May. 31st 2024 May. 31st 2024 max: -1.2 °C
min: -9.9 °C
10.1 m/s
12.2 m/s
5.0 %
23.8 m
76.7 %
1,013 hPa
Jun. 1st 2024 Jun. 1st 2024 max: -1.5 °C
min: -10.7 °C
11.9 m/s
10.8 m/s
6.8 %
24.1 m
73.3 %
1,014 hPa
Jun. 2nd 2024 Jun. 2nd 2024 max: 0.0 °C
min: -9.1 °C
11.5 m/s
14.4 m/s
62.0 %
19.3 m
83.2 %
1,024 hPa
Jun. 3rd 2024 Jun. 3rd 2024 max: 0.4 °C
min: -7.8 °C
10.8 m/s
10.1 m/s
13.9 %
24.1 m
76.3 %
1,025 hPa
Jun. 4th 2024 Jun. 4th 2024 max: 1.7 °C
min: -5.8 °C
10.1 m/s
9.0 m/s
86.0 %
17.9 m
83.6 %
1,013 hPa
Jun. 5th 2024 Jun. 5th 2024 max: 0.4 °C
min: -0.2 °C
25.9 m/s
41.0 m/s
98.5 %
0.5 m
97.3 %
1,007 hPa
Jun. 6th 2024 Jun. 6th 2024 max: 0.3 °C
min: -1.5 °C
12.0 m/s
17.2 m/s
60.1 %
14.6 m
93.8 %
1,019 hPa
Jun. 7th 2024 Jun. 7th 2024 max: 0.7 °C
min: -5.2 °C
7.2 m/s
7.6 m/s
13.2 %
21.3 m
91.3 %
1,020 hPa
Jun. 8th 2024 Jun. 8th 2024 max: 1.4 °C
min: -4.2 °C
6.7 m/s
6.6 m/s
2.4 %
24.1 m
81.0 %
1,021 hPa
Jun. 9th 2024 Jun. 9th 2024 max: 3.6 °C
min: -3.3 °C
6.5 m/s
8.6 m/s
39.5 %
24.1 m
75.9 %
1,023 hPa
Jun. 10th 2024 Jun. 10th 2024 max: 4.1 °C
min: 0.4 °C
6.1 m/s
7.6 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
72.5 %
1,019 hPa
Jun. 11th 2024 Jun. 11th 2024 max: 3.1 °C
min: 1.8 °C
9.0 m/s
10.4 m/s
95.9 %
7.7 m
91.9 %
1,019 hPa
Jun. 12th 2024 Jun. 12th 2024 max: 4.8 °C
min: 1.6 °C
11.9 m/s
12.2 m/s
98.4 %
21.4 m
87.0 %
1,015 hPa
Jun. 13th 2024 Jun. 13th 2024 max: 6.9 °C
min: -0.1 °C
32.4 m/s
58.0 m/s
100.0 %
2.4 m
97.5 %
1,004 hPa

Cruises to Qasigiannguit

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Scheduled ship calls in Qasigiannguit, Greenland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 11th 2024 Sunday, 11th of Aug. 2024 MS Hamburg 12:00 am 12:00 am

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