One day dog sled tour
The Sled dog is an important part of the Greenlandic culture, and has historically been the only means of transportation when the landscape were frozen and covered in snow.
The dog sled ride will go excactly as the way the locals do it. There are approximately 1000 dogs in Sisimut, which are owned by locals who use the dogs for hunting, fishing aswell as tourism, but some just own the dogs as a sparetime activity. 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 owners you will join on a dog sled ride, depends on which one is available on that given day. Some owners are talkative and are multilingual, whereas some are more quiet and introvert. But what both have in common, is, that they want you to have an unique experience.
You will be seated as a passenger right behind the dog sled owner, who sits in the front of the sled to control the dogs. On the tour you drive in a varied and hilly terrain where you truly experience sled dog workability and the driver’s skills.
It is a breathtaking tour with numerous impressions of Greenland at winter times. First you will ascend to the viewpoint of Qiterlinnguaq, with an impressive view over the Kangerluarsuk Tulleq Fiord to the north, and the town and the peak of Nasaasaaq in the south. The tour will then continue down the steep northern slope onto the frozen fiord, and continue to fiord ice to the upper end of the fiord.
We do not recommend any dog sled tours to people with back problems.
Remember to comply with the distance rules. Before the trip keep a good distance with the sled, and when the driver allows you take a seat, you can seat yourself on the sled. When coming back from sled trip, say goodbye to the driver, and then keep a distance to the sled. These are saftety rules, when considered how the dogs can act.