Lying inside the Arctic Circle, Sisimiut is Greenland's second-largest town and has been inhabited by various cultures for around 4,500 years, from the people of the Saqqaq culture who arrived from the Arctic regions of Canada, through to the descendants of the Thule culture who make up the majority of today's population.
The area around Sisimiut is a paradise for nature lovers. In summer you can enjoy flower-filled valleys whilst hiking a wide-variety of trails under the midnight sun, and in winter ski touring during the day brings you up close to nature while at night you may be lucky enough to see the spectacular northern lights.
To really get away from it all, spend time in the remote Erfalik Wilderness Lodge where you can hike in search of caribou, sea eagles, foxes and hares; go fishing for Arctic char; kayak; hone your photography skills or simply relax amidst the silence that only a true wilderness can provide. In the evenings settle in front of the fire and relax with your fellow adventurers.
Fly from Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq to the Sisimiut, Greenland's second largest town. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Hotel Sisimiut, where you will have lunch and a briefing on the time you will spend in Sisimiut and Erfalik Wilderness Resort, making sure you have all the equipment you need for your stay. In the afternoon take a bus tour of the town and visit the museum before returning to the hotel for a two-course dinner. (L,D)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the harbour to board your boat for the 2 hour cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage ice fjord, crossing the Arctic Circle. On arrival at Erfalik settle into the accommodation where you will be introduced to the local area and the activities that you can undertake during your stay, before enjoying lunch. In the afternoon embark on a 1/2 day hike exploring the beautiful and remote back country surrounding the lodge and then return for dinner. In the evening head outside to indulge in s'mores by the bonfire and if the conditions are right enjoy a display of the northern lights. (B,L,D)
Take advantage of days at leisure to partake of the various activities and equipment provided by the lodge, including fishing, hiking, berry picking and unique photography opportunities. Lunch can be taken at the lodge or a packed lunch to take with you on your explorations can be arranged. In the evening return to the lodge for dinner, s'mores, bonfires and northern lights whilst sharing your experiences and pictures with your fellow travellers. (B,L,D)
Continue your time exploring Greenland's hinterland, with its unique landscapes and outdoor activities. Surrounded by serene quiet, enjoy your time as far away from the rat race as you can get. (B,L,D)
After your time spent in the Greenlandic wilderness, leave Erfalik Wilderness Lodge behind and return by boat to Sisimiut, stopping on the way to visit the small settlement of Itilleq. After checking back into the hotel you could choose to go shopping in the town, visit Dog Town, go E-biking or relax in the Arctic Spa before having a farewell dinner at Restaurant Nasaasaaq with traditional Greenlandic coffee. (B,D)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq. (B)