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Tasiilaq, formerly known as Ammassalik, is a town located in southeastern Greenland. It is the largest town in the region and the administrative center of the Sermersooq municipality. The town is situated on the eastern shore of Ammassalik Island and is surrounded by mountains and glaciers.

Tasiilaq has a population of approximately 2,000 people, most of whom are Inuit. The town is a popular destination for tourists, offering a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and kayaking. It is also known for its vibrant arts and crafts scene, and is home to the Ammassalik Museum, which houses artifacts from the area’s Inuit culture.

Tasiilaq has a rich history that dates back to the 18th century. It was first settled by the Inuit in 1770, and the town was officially founded in 1773. In the 19th century, the town was an important trading post between Greenland and Europe. It was also an important hub for whaling and sealing activities.

During World War II, Tasiilaq was occupied by the German military. After the war, the town was rebuilt and its population increased. In the 1970s, it became a popular tourist destination, and today it is one of the most visited towns in Greenland.

Tasiilaq is located in a beautiful and remote region of Greenland, and its unique culture and history make it a fascinating place to explore.

Excursion tips for a day in Tasiilaq

As a tourist in Tasiilaq, Greenland, there is no shortage of activities to do in a day. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Take a guided tour of the town and explore the local culture.
2. Visit the nearby Sermiligaaq Fjord for a chance to see the stunning landscapes.
3. Spend the day kayaking or fishing in the nearby waters.
4. Go on a hiking or camping trip to experience the Arctic wilderness.
5. Visit the Angmagssalik National Park and take in the natural beauty of the area.
6. Take a boat tour to see the icebergs and glaciers in the area.
7. Visit the local museum to learn more about the history and culture of Tasiilaq.
8. Go on a dog sledding tour and experience the unique Arctic environment.
9. Try some traditional Greenlandic dishes in one of the local restaurants.
10. Go whale watching and spot some of the majestic marine mammals in the area.

Experience Tasiilaq 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 Tasiilaq. 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 Tasiilaq

Tasiilaq in Greenland experiences a polar climate with long, cold winters and short, cool summers. In the winter, temperatures average around -10°C and can drop to -30°C or lower. The summer months are milder, with temperatures usually ranging from 0°C to 10°C. Snowfall is common throughout the year, with the heaviest snowfalls occurring from October to April. During the summer months, the days are long, with up to 20 hours of daylight, and the nights are short, with only a few hours of darkness. The weather is usually fairly calm, with strong winds occurring mainly in the winter months.

Cruise weather for Tasiilaq

Our weather forecast for Tasiilaq 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. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 3.0 °C
min: 1.6 °C
37.8 m/s
72.0 m/s
99.9 %
3.8 m
96.0 %
1,004 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 3.9 °C
min: 2.5 °C
14.0 m/s
27.4 m/s
97.1 %
12.7 m
93.0 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 6.0 °C
min: 3.5 °C
14.8 m/s
17.6 m/s
70.3 %
19.2 m
89.3 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 5.5 °C
min: 4.2 °C
11.9 m/s
12.6 m/s
8.2 %
19.2 m
80.4 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 4.9 °C
min: 0.7 °C
9.7 m/s
10.8 m/s
55.5 %
16.9 m
79.0 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 3.4 °C
min: 0.2 °C
11.2 m/s
13.3 m/s
85.2 %
3.9 m
88.1 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 3.3 °C
min: 2 °C
20.9 m/s
34.2 m/s
100.0 %
7.4 m
96.8 %
1,002 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 3.3 °C
min: 1.7 °C
11.5 m/s
16.6 m/s
96.8 %
2.1 m
97.0 %
1,000 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 2.4 °C
min: 1.3 °C
9.4 m/s
15.1 m/s
90.4 %
1.5 m
96.3 %
998 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 4.2 °C
min: 2.1 °C
19.8 m/s
38.9 m/s
98.7 %
14.6 m
89.3 %
999 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 4.3 °C
min: 2.6 °C
11.9 m/s
13.7 m/s
97.4 %
22.3 m
82.2 %
993 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 2.6 °C
min: 1.1 °C
15.8 m/s
22.0 m/s
100.0 %
7.7 m
96.4 %
991 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 3.0 °C
min: 1.5 °C
10.8 m/s
12.6 m/s
82.4 %
11.5 m
91.1 %
996 hPa

Cruises to Tasiilaq

Would you like to travel to Tasiilaq on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Tasiilaq.

Scheduled ship calls in Tasiilaq, Greenland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Sep. 2024 Silver Endeavour 06:30 am 01:00 pm
Sep. 21st 2024 Saturday, 21st of Sep. 2024 Silver Endeavour 06:30 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 23rd 2025 Monday, 23rd of Jun. 2025 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 11th 2025 Monday, 11th of Aug. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 3rd 2025 Wednesday, 3rd of Sep. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 07:30 am 02:00 pm

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