Theme Week Greenland – Tasiilaq

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© flickr.com - Christine Zenino/cc-by-2.0

© flickr.com – Christine Zenino/cc-by-2.0

Tasiilaq, formerly Ammassalik and Angmagssalik, is a town in the Sermersooq municipality in southeastern Greenland. With 1,985 inhabitants as of 2020, it is the most populous community on the eastern coast, and the seventh-largest town in Greenland. The Sermilik Station, dedicated to the research of the nearby Mittivakkat Glacier, is located near the town.

Tasiilaq is located approximately 106 km (66 mi) south of the Arctic Circle, on the southeastern coast of Ammassalik Island, on the shore of a natural harbour in Tasiilaq Fjord, named Kong Oscars Havn by Alfred Gabriel Nathorst in 1883. The fjord is an inlet of the long Ammassalik Fjord emptying into the North Atlantic to the east of the town. The large Sermilik Fjord lies further to the west.

© Helene Brochmann/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Helene Brochmann/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Clemens Stockner/cc-by-sa-4.0 © flickr.com - Chrissy/cc-by-2.0 © flickr.com - Christine Zenino/cc-by-2.0 Tasiilaq harbour © Helene Brochmann/cc-by-sa-4.0 Tasiilaq Heliport © Markatendurancekayak
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Tasiilaq harbour © Helene Brochmann/cc-by-sa-4.0
There are no roads far outside Tasiilaq. The longest is a 3 km (1.9 mi) narrow gravel road to the hydro power plant. Transport to further places is by helicopter or boat. Air Greenland operates helicopter services from Tasiilaq Heliport to neighboring Kulusuk Airport (24 km (15 mi) away), which offers connections to Nuuk, Ittoqqortoormiit via Nerlerit Inaat Airport, and to Iceland. The heliport serves as a local helicopter hub with flights to several villages in the region: Isertoq, Kuummiit, Sermiligaaq, and Tiniteqilaaq. In the summer, the cargo boats of Royal Arctic Line connect Tasiilaq with Kulusuk, providing an ad hoc alternative for the helicopter flights of Air Greenland.

In summer main activities involve: ice cave tours, ice climbing, glacier hikes, boat trips, whale watching and kayaking.

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