Paamiut is in Western Greenland.
Paamiut means "at the mouth of," referring to the location of the town at the mouth of the Kuannersooq fjord.
Paamiut is a fishing town of about 1500 residents making it the 8th largest town in Greenland. The sea is very important, because the town relies on the fishing industry and in the autumn when the icebergs arrive it signals the beginning of the seal hunting season for the local hunters.
There are connections from the airport in Nuuk year around to Paamiut. In the summer, there are also flights from Narsarsuaq’s international airport. Several cruises also sail past Paamiut, but only a few stop at the port.
Paamiut is a small town ideal for getting around on foot. In the winter, it is also possible to navigate the town on skis or by snowmobile.
The town’s museum accommodates archaeological finds from around the area and is based in a former carpenter’s workshop. The wooden churches architecture is so magnificent it is also worth a visit.
Paamiut is a great place to start sailing, as there is a good chance to see whales and icebergs in the sea around the mouth of the fjord.
The Blue Mountains, Naajat in Greenlandic, are within hiking distance from Paamiut. There are also hiking trails to the town’s lookout point and to the nearby ice sheet.