Enjoy a boat trip to Assaqutaq and guided walk through the village. We visit the old fishing factory, small church and take time out to relax in the beautiful surroundings.
In the 1960s and 1970s, several Greenlandic settlements were abandoned for economic reasons and the inhabitants moved to larger communities. Assaqutaq, located about 10 km by boat from Sisimiut, and at the foot of Sisimiut’s famous mountain Kællingehætten, is such a settlement. When the fish factory closed down, the townsfolk were forced to move to Sisimut where there were jobs. Today, Assaqutaq is mostly used as a summer camp for local schools, but for a short period in June it becomes a lively place as Sisimiut´s inhabitants come here to catch the annual run of the migratory Capelin fish species.