town in Greenland

Sisimiut [dead link] (Danish: Holsteinsborg) is a town in Western Greenland.

Centre of Sisimiut with the dramatic Palasip Qaqqaa massif in background.

Get inEdit

Sisimiut has an small airport to where Air Greenland operates flights from Kangerlussuaq and Nuuk daily, several times a week also from Ilulissat, Maniitsoq and Aasiaat.

Get aroundEdit

Since the distances are very small, everything is walkable. However, a bus runs a loop through the town every 20 minutes. The airport is reachable by taxi.


  • 1 Taseralik (Cultural center), Postbox 3083, +299 862800. Sisimiut cultural center. It hosts a café, internet café, cinema, theatre/concert hall and conference room. It also has changing art on display, typically by contemporary Greenlandic artists.    
A traditional Greenlandic peat house, reconstructed at the Sisimiut Museum





  • Starlight.
  • Pub Raaja.


Go nextEdit

  • 3 Aasivissuit – Nipisat. Inuit Hunting Ground between Ice and Sea. Traditional hunting grounds, reportedly containing remains of 4,200 years of human history. This region was in 2018 added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as a cultural heritage site.  
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