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Paamiut, Greenland
Paamiut, Greenland | © Aline Dassel

Paamiut: tourist information

The town of Paamiut is located at the mouth of the Kuannersooq Fjord and the town's name also means 'inhabitants at the mouth'. The town was built in 1742, and the very characteristic wooden church dates from 1909. The interesting local museum located at the town center is fitted up in 19th -century buildings that include a former carpentry workshop and a salt house. To all appearances, the area has been inhabited since around 1,500 BC. Like the other towns of West Greenland, the sea does not freeze over during winter and the primary occupation for the 2,100 inhabitants in Paamiut and its only settlement of Arsuk is fishing. In spring and summer however, the fishing and other maritime traffic can be obstructed by field ice floating along the east coast of Greenland and continuing up the west coast - but even so the field ice is a fascinating sight. The sea's great importance to the town is also emphasized by the fact that Greenland's maritime-trade training programs are housed here. Perhaps Paamiut ought to have been called 'the land of the white-tailed eagle', because the area has the largest population of white-tailed eagles in Greenland. If visitors choose to sail out on the open sea instead, they are almost certain to see whales in late summer and autumn. The whales will usually be rorquals, fin whales, killer whales or humpbacks.

Location

  • Country: Greenland
  • Capital: Nuuk
  • Government: Denmark
  • State/Region: West Greenland
  • Time Zone: -3 GMT
  • Language: Danish, Greenlandic
  • Latitude: 61.9941150
  • Longitude: -49.6665710
  • Est. Population: 1838
  • Currency: Danish Krone
  • Fire: Phone: 112
  • Police: Phone: 112
  • Ambulance & Rescue: Phone: 112
  • Paamiut, Greenland
    Paamiut, Greenland | © Lu 21AT10
    Paamiut, Greenland
    Paamiut, Greenland | © Aline Dassel

    Paamiut in the News

    Port rating and occupancy

    Port of Paamiut ranks 483th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.

    Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 12.

    The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Paamiut in the next 12 months is 18301.

    According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Paamiut ranks 1131.

    Weather in Paamiut

    Feb 3
    Min/Max temp: -0°F (-18°C) / 9°F (-13°C)
    Snow (light snow), small wind
    Feb 4
    Min/Max temp: -2°F (-19°C) / 28°F (-2°C)
    Snow (snow), strong wind
    Feb 5
    Min/Max temp: 9°F (-13°C) / 19°F (-7°C)
    Snow (light snow), small wind
    Feb 6
    Min/Max temp: 7°F (-14°C) / 16°F (-9°C)
    Snow (snow), small wind
    Feb 7
    Min/Max temp: -6°F (-21°C) / 1°F (-17°C)
    Clouds (few clouds), small wind
    Feb 8
    Min/Max temp: -8°F (-22°C) / 5°F (-15°C)
    Clouds (scattered clouds), small wind
    Feb 9
    Min/Max temp: 7°F (-14°C) / 12°F (-11°C)
    Clouds (scattered clouds), small wind
    Feb 10
    Min/Max temp: 14°F (-10°C) / 18°F (-8°C)
    Snow (snow), small wind

    Current water temperature in Paamiut now is 31°F (-0.3°C)

    Water temperature data provided by seatemperature.net.

    Annual Weather

    Jan
    Min/Max temp: 19°F (-7°C) / 19°F (-7°C)
    Feb
    Min/Max temp: 19°F (-7°C) / 19°F (-7°C)
    Mar
    Min/Max temp: 19°F (-7°C) / 21°F (-6°C)
    Apr
    Min/Max temp: 28°F (-2°C) / 28°F (-2°C)
    May
    Min/Max temp: 34°F (1°C) / 37°F (3°C)
    Jun
    Min/Max temp: 39°F (4°C) / 41°F (5°C)
    Jul
    Min/Max temp: 45°F (7°C) / 46°F (8°C)
    Aug
    Min/Max temp: 45°F (7°C) / 46°F (8°C)
    Sep
    Min/Max temp: 41°F (5°C) / 41°F (5°C)
    Oct
    Min/Max temp: 36°F (2°C) / 36°F (2°C)
    Nov
    Min/Max temp: 28°F (-2°C) / 30°F (-1°C)
    Dec
    Min/Max temp: 25°F (-4°C) / 25°F (-4°C)
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