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Hikers stop to admire the fjords in Northern Greenland.

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.

Get in[edit]

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.

Get around[edit]

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.

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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 Museum, Orthorsuup Aqqutaa 2, P.O. Box 523, 3940 Paamiut, Greenland, (+299) 68 16 73 (), [1]. Small museum, also houses the local tourist office. The museum is a former craftsman's workshop and salt house.  edit

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Typical sailing ship used between towns in Greenland.


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.

  • Paamiut Sports Center, Anders Petersenip Aqq. B885, 3940 Paamiut, Greenland, (+299) 68 13 52.  edit

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  • Cafe Paamiut, Illoqarfiup Qeqqa B580, 3940 Paamiut, Greenland, (+299) 68 17 79, [2]. Connected to Hotel Ivaana, serves grilled food and thai food. DKK65.  edit

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  • AMTO Hostel, Illoqarfiup Qeqqa 5, 3940 Paamiut, Greenland, (+299) 68 15 75 (), [3]. Within Hotel Ivaana, single beds are rented for DKK 400  edit
  • Hotel Ivaana, Illoqarfiup Qeqqa B580, 3940 Paamiut, Greenland, (+299) 49 85 60 (), [4]. Small family owned hotel with 11 rooms. Some rooms have private bathrooms and access to Wifi. Single room Kr.: 400,- Singleroom w. bath Kr.: 750,- Doubleroom w. bath Kr.: 850,- Double room w. kitchen Kr.: 1195,-.  edit

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