Lying inside the Arctic Circle, Sisimiut is Greenland’s second-largest town and has been inhabited 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 winter the snow-covered mountains and ice-filled fjords are a great area to travel like the locals on a traditional dog-sled. Head into the back country on a snowmobile or for the more energetic head out on cross-country skis or snowshoes. At night head outside to search for the northern lights in some of the clearest skies you will find and a bare mimimum of unnatural light.
Fly from Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq to the town of Sisimiut, Greenland’s second largest town. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Hotel Sisimiut. You will meet your guide and have a briefing on the time you will spend in Sisimiut. There are a variety of optional excursions that you can book and it is recommended that you arrange these before travel to ensure availability. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the town by bus, where you will learn about the history of the town which is home to the country’s northernmost ice-free harbour and grew up around the whaling industry in the 17th century. (D)
Today you could wrap up warm and don some snow shoes or cross-country skis before heading out into the countryside to really get up close with the incredible landscapes of this beautiful country. (B)
Having experienced more traditional methods of exploring Greenland, why not enter the 21st century and experience a snow mobile adventure. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner before heading outside in the hopes of seeing the northern lights. (B,D)
This trip departs Copenhagen on Mondays between 20th January and 30th April 2020.
This tour runs as a 5 day/4 night itinerary departing on a Thursdays for a supplement of £140pp - please ask your Regent Specialist for details.