Limited area of ​​validity
From January 1st 2019 the Avannaata Municipal Plan 2018-2030 became applicable and has since then been in effect
This means that the Qaasuitsup Municipal Plan 2014-2026 has since January 1st 2019 only been applicable to Kommune Qeqertalik.


Room for living…

As part of the preliminary plan process, a planning strategy – Strategy 2020 – has been prepared. Strategy 2020 describes the overall direction for the municipality’s future development as well as specific and action-oriented efforts. The vision of Strategy 2020 states:

In Qaasuitsup Municipality, there is room for many different people, experiences and development. Respecting our basis for living – the magnificent nature, natural resources and unique culture – we create room for new life, new communities, a sustainable modern development and – not least – each other.

The world’s largest municipality has plenty of room for all of this and, consequently, room for the good life. Qaasuitsup Municipality is an inclusive municipality – both in terms of settings and in terms of values. The vision is a unifying principle for the development of our municipality and the aim for other municipal policies and efforts, including the town plan. Basically, the vision describes what Qaasuitsup Municipality is to live off and prioritise in the future and how to best unite the strengths within the municipality – including physical planning.

Four core values

The vision is based on four values characterising the special qualities of Qaasuitsup Municipality:

  • Solidarity
  • Learning
  • Diversity
  • Hospitality

Solidarity is part of our cultural identity. Through solidarity, we achieve safety and are motivated to assume responsibility.

Solidarity is when:

  • everyone participates actively in our community
  • we are committed and assume responsibility
  • we work together

To be able to utilise the many future possibilities, learning is to be a focal point. Education and knowledge are important keys to ensuring a long-term development of the municipality.

Learning is when:

  • we are open, curious and eager to learn more.
  • we put people’s knowledge to use.
  • we ensure that insight into our culture is handed over from one generation to the next.

The strength of north-western Greenland lies in its diversity – our unique nature, the changes of seasons, natural resources, possibilities for adventures and our living societies. We want to maintain and protect this diversity in the future.

Diversity is when:

  • there is room for differences.
  • life comes in many shapes and sizes.
  • we protect the differences and distinctive characteristics of our municipality.

By focusing on hospitality, we can build on the traditional friendliness, warmth and openness of north-western Greenland. 

Hospitality is when:

  • everyone feels welcome.
  • newcomers are seen as a resource.
  • Qaasuitsup Municipality is an attractive place to live.

The core values are our strengths and with them we must ensure and develop our future municipality. For this purpose the town plan and area administration are key tools.

Avannaata Kommunia · Postboks 1023 · 3952 Ilulissat · Grønland · · E-mail: · Tlf.: +299 70 18 00
Kommune Qeqertalik · Postboks 220 · 3950 Aasiaat · Grønland · · E-mail: · Tlf.: +299 70 19 00
Last edited 2-6-2014