Kalaalimineerniarfik – The Fish Market

Not an easy word to pronounce, but if you ask simply for “The market,” or brættet (Danish)  you’ll get pointed in the right direction.

Nearly all towns in Greenland have a local kalaalimineerniarfik where the local fishermen and hunters sell their daily catch out in the sea or the wilderness.  Usually located near the harbour, the local markets are  wonderful places to get fresh, Greenlandic ingredients to prepare your own meals.  On any given day, you’ll find rows of cod fillets, seal ribs, whale meat, reindeer meat, grouse and other fish.

Don’t try to bargain because the prices are fair and are established by the local fishing and hunting associations.

In South Greenland, you’ll find market places in Narsaq, Nanortalik, Qaqortoq and Alluitsup Paa.



2 Responses to “Kalaalimineerniarfik – The Fish Market”

  1. Adam Gatt
    September 27, 2018 at 06:02 #

    What is the address of the Nanortalik Fish Market ?

    • September 27, 2018 at 09:10 #

      We don’t have the address, but Nanortalik is a very small town, so it’s just at the harbour

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