About Aasiaat

- one island among thousands -

250 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle lies Aasiaat on the 62° latitude. During winter the temperature sometimes drop to 35°C below zero although it feels different because of the dry air. Read more below.


Average values


5-15°C above zero


5-10°C below zero


15-30°C below zero


10°C below zero

Click the button to the left for more detailed graphs on the weather in Aasiaat.

The climate of the Greenland and Aasiaat is characterized by long, cold winters and short, cool summers. There is a large amount of variability in climate across the Greenland, but all regions experience extremes of solar radiation in both summer and winter which causes the spectacular phenomenon northern lights. In Aasiaat it is visible from October and until March. Greenland experience autumn and spring although they are short but very dramatic seasons.

The air quality in Greenland is among the best in the world due to it’s geographical position in the high north. Due to the low level of moisture in the air the line of sight is also increased a lot. From Aasiaat you can see the Disko Island which is located 70 kilometers away.

Another interesting fact about the dry air is that temperatures doesn’t affect you in the same way as you might be used to. Minus 10°C in Denmark would feel like 0°C in Greenland.


historical facts

Year 1759

Aasiaat was founded

Year 1763

massive growth

Year 1932

First school opens


3,100 inhabitants

Click the button to the right for more information about the history of Aasiaat

Archaeological projects in the region have suggested human habitation in the region that includes Aasiaat as far back as the 5th millennium BC. The earliest modern settlers dated to around 1200; these were probably subsistence hunters.

Things to do

We specialize in arranging a pleasant A-Z experience for anyone who visits Aasiaat. We can help you to dive into your travel without a care. Your visit should be successful, no matter what you aim for.

Our experiences varies from action packed snowmobile racing to cultural tours around the town. We look very much forward to seeing you here with us.

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