Text: Saime Mathiassen
Destination East Greenland Kuummiut Map
How to get to Kuummiut
A local helicopter, departing from Tasiilaq Heliport, will take you to Kuummiut. 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 at Kulusuk airport.
The convenient store “Pilersuisoq” is offering basic food, clothing, fishing and hunting equipment.
Phone: 98 40 44
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.
Grocer: Otto Umerineq. Phone: 98 41 84
It possible to get the store open on Sundays. For this service you need to pay an opening fee: 500 DKK. Contact the grocer.
You’ll also find a pay phone at the store.
Greenlandic and some Danish (a few people speak some English), however Kuummiut is frequently visit by tourist's and the population will be able to assist you despite the language gab between you.
We recommend you to download our phrase book here.
Means of payment Danish currency. Visa, Mastercard, Dankort, Akiliut and checks are excepted. No cash draw.
Medical Treatment The hospital in Ammassalik is located in Tasiilaq, however there is a nursing station in the settlement.
Open: Monday – Friday: 9 – 12 a.m. Phone: 98 40 11
Nurce: Karoline Kajangmat. Private phone: 98 41 09. Rachel Pivat: 98 40 49
The police station in Ammassalik is located in Tasiilaq, but the settlement has two officials with policeman authority.
Gedion Magdikalat B 205 Telefon 98 40 83
Benjamin Bajare B 1004 Telefon 98 41 58
Phone: 98 40 44
Located in the same building as the convenient store.
Postmaster: Gerda Boassen – speak some English
No cash draw
Phone: 98 40 77
Civil servant: Ella Kristiansen
Open: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ella Kristiansen speaks a little English and you’re welcome to contact her with request and questions.
You can stay at the service house or privately. To do bookings please contact Destination East Greenland well in advance. Payment: Cash when “check out”.
Private Accommoddation See separate page
The Service House - Accommodation Opening hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Janitor: Monika Uitsatikitseq
Phone: 98 40 53
Accommodation: 4 beds. Maximum 8 persons. Price: 200 DKK pr. person.
Services: Shower: 10 DKK pr. Person.
5 Washing machines. Price: 30 – 50 DKK.
1 Dryer: 1 DKK pr. minute
A small kiosk
The Community House
Phone: 98 41 85
Open: Monday – Saturday 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday: Closed.
Person in charge: Jonas Tukula. Language: Greenlandic
Small kiosk: Offers sodas and candy.
On Fridays and Saturdays the Community house host the weekly ”Dansemik” where the youth meets to dance and hang out.
Open for adults: 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Alcohol is not allowed. No smoking.
Kiosk Blue Cross
Manager: Hjalmar Ningavat B.617
Open: Monday – Friday 4– 6 p.m. & 7 – 9 p.m. Weekend: 1 – 6 p.m. & 7 – 9 p.m.
Here you’ll find a small selection off daily goods, cans non-alcoholich beverages, candy and so forth. You can also buy hot coffee and tea.
The Church Service on Sundays. 10 – 11 a.m. The church is not locked during the week, and you’re welcome to have a visit. It’s allowed to take pictures, except when funeral.
Contact: Sabine Uitsatikitseq 98 40 41 or Boas Boassen 98 40 15
The fishing factory Arctic Sea Green Food
Phone 98 40 10
Managing director: Karl Boassen
1-3 employees, depending on the season. The factory process cod, halibut, ammassat and catfish.
Working hours: Monday - Friday 8 - 12 a.m. ,1p.m. – 5 p.m.
The factory is open for tourists during working hours. The managing director and the engineer speaks English.
You can’t buy fish directly from the factory – only in the local convenient store.
Headmaster: Mikkel Boassen. Language: Greenlandic, Danish and a little English
Phone: 98 41 72
School hours: 7.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. To visit the school, contact the headmaster.
There are 84 pupils from the 1st to the 9th grade. 11 Teachers.
At the school you’ll find a small public library: Open: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.
Open House for Children”Amarngivat”
Phone: 98 41 45
Person in charge: Hansigne Kalia
Open: Monday to Friday: 2 – 4 p.m. & 5 –7 p.m.
The house is open for all children and is visited by 40 – 50 children every day. Tourists are welcome.
Service Station Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - noon. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.