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Alluitsup Paa

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Alluitsup Paa

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Alluitsup Paa is in Southern Greenland.


Alluitsup Paa is situated in southern Greenland. It is in Kujalleq. Along Narsarsuaq it is one of the rarest towns in Greenland for not having a church. In Kalaallisut means "outside of Alluitsoq", an abandoned town.


Alluitsup Paa was founded as a trading post, and was formerly known as Sydprøven. Before 31 December 2008 it was the second largest town in the nanortalik municipality. Before 2009 reform Alluitsup Paa was the Largest town in Greenland without a municipality.

Get in[edit]

There is only way to go in Alluitsup Paa; by Plane. Alluitsup Paa heliport; there are flights four times a week from Nanortalik, Qaqortoq and Narsarsuaq with Air Greenland [1]

Get around[edit]

Alluitsup Paa is small enough to walk around on foot.

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There are some interesting things to do around the area: On the island of Uunartoq there are some hot springs which are from 34 to 38 degrees Celsius while if you sit down in the warm water, you can see drifting icebergs and whales in the water. Qerrortuut are the remains of the previous village always on the same island. Also the remains of a Viking nunnery are on the island, after the Norse converted to Christianity in A.D. 1000. Northern Lights are a must in Greenland.

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Kayaking around the icebergs must give you a feel of being in Narnia or spotting whales passing underneath you. The local hotels offer tourists trips to the nearby sights; the Uunartoq warm springs, the abandoned Amitsoq copper and graphite mine [2] the nearly abandoned village of Alluitsoq (Lichtenau), the nearby quaint settlements of Akuliaruseq and Qarsorsat, and the village of Ammassivik (Sletten). The hiking route along the Vatnahverfi peninsula is among the most popular tourist destinations in Greenland. Operated by Greenland Homerule Government the local Integrated Office in the district employs two people.

Buy[edit][add listing]

There is a Pilersuisoq supermarket offered by the KNI in the center and two smaller kiosks around the town.

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There is also the Pilersuisoq which offers mini pizzas (15 Kr) and hot dogs (10 Kr). Aleqa Kiosk; sell crisps and candles. Hotel Qaannivik; This attractively appointed place has standing candelabra, wood and rattan furniture, and Greenlandic costume designs. You should book in advance for the set lunch (Dkr70 to Dkr95) and filling home-cooked dinner of the day; Location Alluitsup Paa (Sydprøven) , Greenland Address room 6 Telephone +299 619199 Prices dinner Dkr125 Opening hours 7.30-9.30am, noon-1pm, 6-7pm.

Drink[edit][add listing]

There is an internet café.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Qaannivik Hotel [3] Seaside Whale Hostel[4]


The town offers also a post office

Get out[edit]

Hop on a Kayak and go and see the gigantic fjords or go and see the nearby villages. Perhaps you would like to go on the plane and see Nuuk or other cities with air Greenland [5]