How to get to Sermiligaaq A local helicopter, departing from Tasiilaq Heliport, will take you to Sermiligaaq. In the summertime and autumn an alternative could be to take the local vessel M/S Johanna Kristina. Another option could be to charter a boat in advance and being picked up when arriving in Kulusuk.
Means of payment Danish currency. No checks or credit cards except Dankort and Akiliut.
It is possible to get the store open on Sundays. For this service you need to pay an opening fee: 400 DKK.
Language Greenlandic and some Danish is spoken (very little English), however you’ll find the people of Sermiligaaq very accommodating and willing to help you despite the language gab between you. In the summertime Sermiligaaq is frequently visited by mainly kayak tourists, and a few words, signs and gestures will most likely do the work for you. We’ll recommend you to download our phrase book and bring it along.
The hospital in Ammassalik is located in Tasiilaq, however there is a nursing station in the settlement.
Open: Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – Noon
Nurce: Joelsine Uitsatikitseq: Private Phone: 98 55 28
Police The police station in Ammassalik is located in Tasiilaq, but the settlement has two officials with policeman authority.
Matthan Taunajik B 1632 Telefon 98 55 32
Simujoq Taunajik B 1482 Telefon 98 55 27
Accommodation You can stay at the service house. To do bookings please contact Destination East Greenland well in advance. Payment: Cash when “check out”.
The Service House
Opening hours: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Janitor: Thala Nathanielsen Phone: 98 55 25. Language: Greenlandic
Accommodation: Maximum 10 persons. 4 beds and 4 madras. Price: 200 DKK pr. person.
Services: Shower: 10 DKK pr. Person.
4 Washing machines. Price: 30 – 60 DKK.
Service on Sundays. 10 – 11 a.m. Photos allowed. To see the church outside opening hours contact the school headmaster Peter Olsson or Asser Pivat.
Post Office Phone: 98 55 45
Here you’ll find a public phone. Payment only in Danish coins. 1, 5, and 10 DKK
The post office does not have a cash machine, and you cannot change foreign currency so remember to bring enough Danish currency. Please contact Destination East Greenland for advice.
The School and Kindergarten
Headmaster: Peter Olsson. Language: Danish and English
Phone: 98 55 72
School hours 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. You can visit the school in the lunch break
There are 51 pupils from the 1st to the 9th grade. 6 teachers
The Community House
The building is located in the centre of the settlement.
From 4.30 p.m. – 10 p.m. the community house is used as an after school centre. Here you’ll also find a small kiosk, where you can buy sodas and candy.
Person in charge: Nikolaj Maqe. Language: Greenlandic
On Fridays and Saturdays the Community house host the weekly ”Dansemik” where the youth meets to dance and hang out. Open from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Alcohol is not allowed.
Service Station Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - noon. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.