Living in the land

Explore the rich history that lives on today and the people that inhabit the vast landscape. The area has great importance to understand Inuit culture and is an important part of the people who live and have lived in the area.

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Soon: Interactive map

An interactive map of our area, Aasivissuit Nipisat, is under development with the help of Ph.D candidate Cecilia Porter from Calgary University and will be accessable December 2023. See an overview of the vast landscape and a preview to the map.

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A Natural Landscape of Culture

Aasivissuit – Nipisat was appointed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2018 and categorized as a cultural site, meaning that the traces of previous cultures and the people living in the landscape was acknowledged as an exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition and a civilisation which is living or has disappeared. Aasivissuit – Nipisat is an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land- and sea-use which is representative of a culture in which human interacts with an environment that has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change.

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World Heritage Site Aasivissuit – Nipisat

A unique living cultural landscape in an arctic setting at the heart of the largest ice-free area in Greenland with Outstanding Universal Value.

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Various research fields have been activated in this area as knowledge pertaining to both nature and humanities can be acquired.

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Land Guide

Explore the rich animal and plant life in the area while learning about how locals use the land in their daily life.

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Plan your visit

There is an array of experiences to be had in Aasivissuit – Nipisat and the surrounding towns.

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Learn different information relating to culture, nature and the people.

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Learn how to spot different monuments in the landscape and how to help us preserve them.

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Vast ranges & stunning wildlife

About the Land

The area contains many of our nation’s most treasured hunting grounds, from the majestic mountain ranges to the vast plaines around Aasivissuit. Learn about the natural resources in the sea, on land and in the sky overhead and everything in between. Discover the hunting traditions of the people that lived in these lands up to 4500 years ago and how Inuit today still use the same hunting grounds and methods. Meet the people who use and protect the land and learn how you can help preserve these treasures for generations to come.

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Viewable bench with accompanying information

At Aajuitsup Tasia, the new bench viewpoint and information point is a great place to enjoy nature and get information about the area’s unique features. Explore nature and learn more about the history of the place at this exciting destination! The bench is part of the Aasivissuit – Nipisat interpretive…
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Aasivissuit – Nipisat pillugu Sisimiut Katersugaasivianni saqqummersitaq nutaaq

On September 14, 2023, Sisimiut Museum held a heartwarming vernissage for their latest exhibition on Aasivissuit – Nipisat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Central Greenland. The exhibition delves into the hunter-gatherer people of the past and depicts their life in an egalitarian society. Saqqummersitsinerup ammarneqarnerani alakkaasut nuannaarsarlutik kalaaliminertuuttut. Pictures…
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A website about cultural heritage

  Foto: Paarnannguaq Jonathansen It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of our new website, This significant step into the digital world is the result of dedication and support from several foundations, including Aage V. Jensen’s Foundation, 15 June Foundation, Augustinus Foundation and Qeqqata Kommunia. Our…
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Feeding generations

Hunting & Fishing

Hunter-gatherer culture is a type of subsistence lifestyle that relies on hunting and fishing animals and foraging for wild vegetation and other nutrients like berries. Until approximately 12,000 years ago, all humans practiced hunting-gathering.

Aasivissuit Nipisat is a living landscape that provides food for locals that either forage and hunt to fill that extra space in the freezer, or hunters and fishers that do it for a living by selling it to local companies.

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Animals and Plants

Discover the different animals that live on the land and in the sea in Aasivissuit – Nipisat. Explore the different edible plants in the vast landscape and get insights into the yearly cycle.

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Takusassaqqilluinnartoq Aasivissuit qulaaniit. Nunarsuarmioqatigiinnut pingaartinneqangaarluni kingornussassanngortinneqarsimasoq Aasivissuit - Nipisat piniarfissuuvoq angisooq. 

Main keyside Aasivissuit from above. Aasivissuit - Nipisat World Heritage is a huge hunting area.

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