WE LOVE DOG SLEDDING
The Sled dog is an important part of the Greenlandic culture and has historically been the only means of transportation when the landscape was frozen and covered with snow.
The dog sled ride will take place exactly as the locals do it. We got around 1000 dogs left here in Sisimiut, and they are owned by either full time competitors, who combine hunting and fishing with tourism and freetime or dog sled owners, who owns the dogs as a hobby. Both types of owners plays an incredibly important role in the preservation of the dog sled culture in Greenland.
Which one of the dog sled drivers you will join on the dog sled tour, depends on who is available on the given day. Some drivers are talkative and multilingual, whereas some are more quiet and introvert. But they have in common, that they want you to have a unique experience.
You will, as a passenger, be placed right behind the driver, who sits in front and direct the dogs. This tour goes to the foot of Niujarfik, a natural stop before the big rocks northeast of Sisimiut. Are you on a longer tour you’ll continue up hill, then crossing a lake, before the long ascent to the top of Majoriaq. From here you’ll enjoy a slight increase to Qiterlinnguaq, where the funny UFO shaped hut is placed. The long exciting ascent to the fjord, followed by a nice quite drive along the fjord, is part of the one day tour.
Before heading back, there will be a short break, where there is time to take photos, while the sled driver takes care of the sled dog lines.
Remember to keep distance to the sled when you arrive at the dog sled area.
Before the tour starts, you have to wait for the driver’s signal, before you go and sit on the sled.
When you come back from this tour, and the tour is over, keep the distance from the sled and dogs.
We do not recommend sled tours for anyone with back problems.