Niaqornat

Facts
  • Means ’the head-shaped'
  • 'Village at the End of the World' was filmed here
  • Located on the north coast of the Nuussuaq peninsula
  • Approx. 55 inhabitants

About Niaqornat

Niaqornat is located on the north coast of the extensive Nuussuaq peninsula, which separates Disko Bay from Uummannaq Fjord. The population depends on hunting and fishing, and there are numerous different species of animals in the area. In fact there are so many that in 2007 the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources set up a branch in the settlement in order to study the wildlife in the local area, which has a good location close to the edge of the ice and a beautiful view of Uummannaq Bay. Global warming has meant that life in the oceans has changed, and it's a phenomenon that can also be experienced here.

Niaqornat does not have a proper church, but has a school chapel as an extension to the school, in addition to which there's a service building in the settlement with showers and laundry. In order to ensure a stream of revenue to the settlement, the local inhabitants have set up a limited liability company, KNT Aps, which has commenced production in the local fish factory, which had otherwise been closed. At the same time, work is ongoing with regard to boosting tourism in the settlement in a bid to secure extra sources of revenue.

Experiences in Niaqornat

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Transportation to Niaqornat

How do I get there?

Transportation by helicopter

Fly from Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat and go on to Qaarsut with plane. Take the helicopter connection from Qaarsut to Uummannaq and then to Niaqornat

How do I get around?

By foot or by sea with locals.

Dogsleds are a frequent means of transportation during winter and spring.