Qaanaaq

Chilly vistas, icebergs and a dash of Inuit heritage.

In Greenland's northernmost town, Qaanaaq, experience dog sledding, sea mammal hunting, and nights under the Northern Lights in a cozy turf house.

Welcome to Qaanaaq, the world's most northern community reachable by scheduled flights. Located in Greenland, this place is true to the Arctic lifestyle in a setting of stunning natural beauty.

Qaanaaq is a small town of approximately 650 locals. The area is characterized by its polar desert climate, with long, cold winters and short, cool summers. You will see locals moving around on dog sledges and hunting sea mammals like seals and walruses. You may also spot the beautiful white fur of polar bears, although they are not often seen in the town itself.

If you enjoy activities like glacier hiking, kayaking, or even camping under the Northern Lights, Qaanaaq is a perfect place. The town offers a great base for exploring the surrounding terrain, with its icebergs, glaciers, and wildlife.

One of the most unique experiences you can have in Qaanaaq is staying in a traditional Greenlandic peat house, called 'turf house'. Some of these have been converted into cozy guesthouses where you can experience a bit of local life.

Average temperatures during the day in Qaanaaq.
July
7°
Aug
6°
Sep
-1°
Oct
-10°
Nov
-17°
Dec
-21°
Jan
-23°
Feb
-24°
Mar
-24°
Apr
-16°
May
-4°
Jun
4°

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