Shore Excursion Details

WALKING TOUR OF PAAMIUT

Paamiut (Frederikshab), Greenland

WALKING TOUR OF PAAMIUT

DETAILS

  • 11/2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Sightseeing

OVERVIEW

Escorted around town by a local, you’ll be introduced to life in Greenland’s eighth-largest fishing village. Suffice it to say, rush hour is no big challenge in this burg. But living in Paamiut has its rewards for the 1,500-or-so souls who call it home. Their scattered skyline is colorful, their blue-black mountain backdrop is stunning – they even have a handsome stave church, one hotel and a supermarket. The fishing is excellent, the mitten-makers are busy, and the wildlife is contented. Minke and humpback whales swim by in the fjord, while white-tailed sea eagles (Greenlanders call them “Nattoralik”) guard the sky and bring good luck to those who spot them. A stop at a workshop that crafts coats from sealskin will provide a glimpse into the unique local economy – in Greenland, seal meat is a mainstay in the diet and no by-products are wasted.


HIGHLIGHTS
• Stroll the streets of tiny Paamiut with a local who knows its story and residents personally.
• You will have an opportunity to view colonial harbor, museum area (no interior visit included), protected buildings, Church, Culture area, institution area, trade and administration area.
• Be on the lookout for exciting wildlife, from majestic sea eagles in the sky to whales in the fjord.
• Pass by a workshop where sealskin is crafted into mittens and coats in classic Greenland fashion.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour of moderate walking, at times over uneven surfaces and up/down steps. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests, and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina before participating. Tour sequence may vary. There are no official guides in Paamiut. You will be escorted by a representative from the local community whose English might be broken. The local representatives were trained before the season 2022. However, the standard of guiding may differ considerably from that of other European countries. The local workshop is retail store. Ctaft demonstrations cannot be guaranteed. Unfortunately, there is no toilet facility available.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

Activity Level:

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  • 1
    Easy
  • 2
    Moderate
  • 3
    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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