The only settlement on the island is Tasiilaq town, with 1,893 inhabitants. Tasiilaq is one the fastest-growing towns in Greenland, with migrants from the smaller towns and settlements reinforcing the trend. Also Known As: Ammassalik
The pier is only 30 meter. So most likely ships will use their tenders.
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While the town itself is in beautiful, the local area is an outdoor adventurer’s dream, with fantastic kayaking, mountaineering and hiking on the craggy peaks, glaciers and icy waters that surround the town.
Tasiilaq is - besides its spectacular surroundings - well known for its small wooden houses in all the colors of the rainbow and the sled dogs howling that can be heard all over town.
In Greenland there are no roads connecting the towns, so all transport takes place by plane or by ship. The Arctic climate, which at times can be extreme, places great demands on safety during transport, demands which Greenland's transport companies satisfy in full. When traveling over shorter distances outside the towns the local population uses their own boats, dogsleds or snowmobiles.
Souvenirs from Greenland are unique, handmade works of art the like of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Each product is shaped and designed by a Greenlandic artist, who manages to follow tradition and custom, whilst at the same time creating unique works incorporating his or her own ideas and skills. As a visitor, you will have plenty of opportunities to find precisely what you are looking for.
There is a large supermarket in town.
Credit cards can be used at many hotels, restaurants and shops, but it is recommended that you bring a small amount of Danish kroner with you to Greenland, as some ATMs may not be in service at the weekend.
As a visitor to Greenland you will find that you understand absolutely nothing when Greenlandic is spoken – or ‘kalaallisut', as it is called, which actually means ‘the Greenlanders' language'.
Danish is more or less the second language. English less so.
Internet and e-mail – take your laptop with you Hotspots have been established in most major hotels so that you can access the Internet. There are Internet cafés in a number of the bigger towns and at several tourist offices, it is also possible to check your webmail.
The mobile phone system in Greenland is GSM 900/1800
In the major towns supermarkets are typically open on weekdays from 10:00 – 17:30, on Fridays until 18:00 and Saturdays from 09:00 – 13:00. In many towns, however, there are corner shops and grocer's shops that have longer opening hours and which are also open on Sundays.
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