Tasiilaq (former Ammassalik and Angmagssalik), is a town located in Sermersooq municipality, southeastern Greenland. With 2,020 inhabitants as of 2013, it is the most populous community found on the eastern coast. Sermilik Station, dedicated to research of nearby Mittivakkat Glacier, is situated close to the town.
The first to reach the eastern part of Greenland were the people of Saqqaq culture. They arrived from the north, via what is currently popular as Independence Fjord and Peary Land, to be surpassed by Dorset culture. In the 15th century Thule migrations passed through the region, finding the uninhabited southeastern coast.
Thanks to back migrations to more densely populated western coast, Greenland's southeastern coast was deserted for another 200 years and the region was not settled until late 18th century, with the village of Tasiilaq surviving as the only constant settlement in the 19th century. Population increased, dispersing over a few villages in the area.
Tasiilaq is situated around 106 km (65.9 miles) south of the Arctic Circle, on Ammassalik Island's southeastern coast, on the shore of natural harbour (named in 1883 Kong Oscars Havn by Alfred Gabriel Nathorst) in Tasiilaq Fjord. The fjord is an inlet of Ammassalik Fjord emptying into North Atlantic to the east. Sermilik Fjord is situated further to the west.
Tasiilaq is among the fastest-growing Greenland towns, with migrants from smaller settlements and towns reinforcing the trend. Along with Nuuk, it is the only town in Sermersooq municipality to exhibit stable growth patterns during the last decades.
Highlights: Tasiilaq, Colourful wooden houses, Arctic flora
Tasiilaq cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Ammassalik Island dock (anchor) at Tasiilaq. The town is located on the island's eastern coast, and is Greenland's 7th largest town.
Port Tasiilaq cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Tasiilaq, Ammassalik Island, Greenland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|19 July, 2018|
|RCGS Resolute||Skjoldungen Island, Greenland|
|30 July, 2018|
|Black Watch||Akureyri, Iceland|
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