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About Qaanaaq

Qaanaaq, formerly known as Thule, is located in western Greenland. Tourists often book flights to Qaanaaq to experience native Inuit culture and traditional way of life. This remote yet charming coastal town is home to rare narwhal, a whale species with a tusk like a unicorn. Interestingly, the sun doesn’t set here for five months during summer, so you can plan your visit during warm months to catch a glimpse of midnight sun.

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The climate of Qaanaaq can be classified as cold tundra. It experiences long, cold, and harsh winters and warm summers. During summer, the sun never sets for five months. It is a year round destination. During winters, you can enjoy dog sledding and ice skating, while during summers, you can enjoy sailing, kayaking, and hiking. In November and January, the city goes into Polar Darkness; and the month.

Places to Visit in Qaanaaq

Scoresby Sund - Qaanaaq

Scoresby Sund

No trip to Qaanaaq is complete without visiting the world’s largest Fjord Scoresby Sund. It features massive icebergs, steep mountains, and plenty of Arctic wildlife. Reach Ittoqqortoormiit and admire this impressive multi-branched fjord system from the ship. It was once inhabited by the native Thule people in the 1800s.

Ittoqqortoormiit - Qaanaaq


Qaanaaq is home to he most isolated settlement on earth- Ittoqqortoormiit. It is located between the world’s largest national park and the largest fjord. The settlement was founded by Ejnar Mikkelsen in 1925 and a few Inuit settlers. The inhabitants mostly survive by hunting and fishing.

Popular Flight Routes to Qaanaaq

DepartingDestinationDurationBest Price
PituffikQaanaaq02h 40mKr. 3,062
IlulissatQaanaaq00h 40mKr. 5,294
NuukQaanaaq10h 00mKr. 8,092
KangerlussuaqQaanaaq08h 25mKr. 7,084

Popular Airports in Qaanaaq

Qaanaaq Airport (NAQ) serving Qaanaaq, is the only civilian airport north of Upernavik. It is often considered the lifeline of northern Greenland as fresh food and other consumer products transported by air at this airport.

Which is The Cheapest Day to Fly to Qaanaaq?

Air Greenland is the only airline that offers limited and scheduled flights to Qaanaaq. So you may not have the luxury to compare prices and find out the cheapest day to book a flight to Qaanaaq. 

Top Tips to Get Cheap Flights to Qaanaaq

  • Compare Price
    It is  best to compare airfare across multiple airlines and flight booking channels before booking flights to Qaanaaq. However, due to limited flights to Qaanaaq, seats tend to get sold out soon. So instead of comparing airfare, just book when it is available.
  • Round Trip Tickets
    Return tickets are generally less expensive. If you are not planning to stay in Qaanaaq forever and know the date, get yourself a return ticket.
  • Off Season
    In Qaanaaq, the off season is winter, which means you may not even get a flight or ship due to heavy snowfall. 
  • Set Price Alert
    The airfare constantly fluctuates. To get an inexpensive flight ticket that will save some extra bucks, set a price alert.
  • Identify the Cheapest Day and Time
    Generally, during weekdays airlines drop their price and increase during the weekends and holidays. If your travel date is flexible, book a flight to Qaanaaq when the price is cheaper.

Frequently Asked Question

  • What airlines serve Qaanaaq?

    Only Air Greenland offers a few flights to Qaanaaq.

  • Why is it so hard to get to Qaanaaq?

    Qaanaaq is an isolated settlement. There are no regular cruises, ferries, or road transportation to connect Qaanaaq from the rest of the world. The only way to get to Qaanaaq is by taking a flight.

  • What is the largest airport in Qaanaaq?

    Qaanaaq Airport (NAQ) is the largest airport in Qaanaaq.

  • Which language is spoken in Qaanaaq?

    Inuktun is the official language of Qaanaaq.

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