Paamiut


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Paamiut

(pä`mēo͞ot'), formerly

Frederikshåb

(frĭth`rĭgzhôp'), town (1996 pop. 2,040), Paamiut dist., SW Greenland; founded in 1792. Fishing, seal hunting, and sheep raising are the main occupations.
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Maiden calls at Alta, Norway, the northernmost town in the world; Paamiut (Frederikshab), Greenland; Igoumenitsa, Greece; and Canakkale, Turkey, enhance select itineraries.
Guests can take a dip in the famous "Blue Lagoon" during a call at Reykjavik, pay a visit to the Rock Carvings at Alta, go on a "seal watch" at Paamiut and look for the seals gathering in the Labrador Sea, or enjoy some local wine and cheese while taking in the stunning vistas from the port citadel at Calvi, Corsica.
Berrimilla continued across the Davis Strait where they passed several polar bears swimming, and into Nuuk and then Paamiut in Greenland, finally sailing across the Atlantic to the UK where Peter Crozier joined the yacht at Falmouth for the Rolex Fastnet Race and the return leg to Australia.
The airport in Paamiut will be more expensive than the one in Qaanaaq, but the two should not be compared, according to Miki Hoegh of the Greenlandic airport authority GLV (Gronlands Lufthavnsvaesen).
It has been estimated that the Paamiut airport will be more expensive than the one in Qaanaaq, but in comparison, it will have an 800-metre tarmac runway and a air traffic control tower.