Welcome to Sisimiut, located 44 km north of the Arctic Circle. The climate is arctic with temperatures down to –35 degrees Celsius in the winter and up to +20 degrees Celsius in the summer. The town is Greenland’s northernmost town with an ice-free harbour during the winter period and the southernmost with dog sledge riding and genuine Greenlandic Sledgedogs. The municipality has the ideal surroundings for hiking, sailing, mountain biking in the summer and dog sledge, snow scooter rides and skiing in the winter. Anglers will find approx. 35 trout steams and lakes where you may sit in peace and quiet and enjoy the beautiful nature. Hospitality is an important part of the Greenlandic culture. This is, of course, bound up in the historic part of our heritage, where we lived in small and comparatively isolated communities. The guest who came in from other places were more or less the only connections our ancestors had to the outside world and were therefore welcomed by the community. History The earliest signs of human activity in the municipality of Sisimiut are 4,500 years old. They originate from the Saqqaq culture the people of which lived in Greenland for 1,800 years. Subsequently people […]
Dog-sledging Sisimiut is the most southerly town in Greenland in which dog-sledges are driven. As soon as the ice and snow conditions allow and on until the end of April, you can experience its unique scenery from a dog-sledge with authentic Greenlandic dogs straining in front. The town has an extremely attractive area of deep frozen fjords surrounded by alpine mountains. Snowmobiles One of the experiences on offer in the winter is a snowmobile tour in the snow-clad landscape of Greenland. In recent years the snowmobile has become a popular leisure vehicle for a rapid escape from everyday life in the town. After 10 minutes ride you find yourself out in magnificent scenery filled with experiences and adventure. Skiing Sisimiut has plenty of opportunities for skiing. The area offers cross-country skiing, alpine skiing and snowboarding. The town has fine cross-country skiing facilities, its municipal ski centre being responsible for piste preparation as soon as the weather allows. In addition, there is the entire hinterland of Sisimiut right down to Kangerlussuaq (SÃ¸ndre StrÃ¸mfjord), where you can ski through the rugged landscape on your own. Alpine skiing and snowboarding are available from the “Solbakken” ski lift, which is situated 6.5 km outside […]
Hiking tours Summer is the time for hikers and nature-lovers. The flora of the summer – with the most beautiful flowers and plants is a world away from the snow and ice of winter. Red, yellow, blue and white flowers, grass and lichen can be experienced in 24-hour sunshine. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking trips in the environs of the town and to or from Kangerlussuaq. Boat trips Summer is also the time when a lot of boat trips are offered. All the boat trips provide opportunity to watch seals, whales and birds. A pleasant boat trip in one of the region’s fjords is an experience for life. Locally known guides with wide knowledge of Greenlandic history, culture and nature organise trips lasting from a few hours to a whole day. Trips involving overnight stays are also available. A trip to the existing and former settlements in the municipality district can be recommended, as can a combined hiking and boat trip. Fishing The fishing around Sisimiut has a particularly good reputation. Both the world’s largest halibut and the world’s largest catfish are caught in the waters around Sisimiut. The sea fishing offers a great number of different species: […]
How to get to Sisimiut
Air transport Air Greenland is operating Sisimiut. There are daily connections to and from Kangerlussuaq and Nuuk, and several weekly flights to and from Maniitsoq, Aasiaat and Ilulissat. From Kangerlussuaq there are connections to Denmark with Air Greenland. Sea transport Umiaq Arctic Line A/S sailing Sisimiut two times a week during the summer. Land transport In summer there is the opportunity to hike from Kangerlussuaq, and in winter can make the trip with either dog sled or snowmobile. You can visit Arctic Circle Trail website for more informations about the hiking trail.