Greenland

hiker taking photograph of the ocean on a snowshoeing trip near sisimiut

Sisimiut Snowshoeing adventure

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a mad, keen hiker 😉 And in the last year I’ve discovered the winter equivalent – snowshoeing! Read more about a relatively short snowshoeing trip I did in February with  Hotel Sisimiut and Tours in my Snowshoing in Sisimiut blog post at Guide to Greenland. For more information about Sisimiut- check out …

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Whale tail on a whale watching trip near Aasiaat

Whale watching in Aasiaat

During Summer, the waters around Greenland are a playground for a large number of whales. Disko Bay, in particular, offers some incredible whale watching experiences, including from the rarely visited town of Aasiaat. Read more about whale watching with the Aasiaat Seamen’s Home at my Whale Safari in Aasiaat blog post at Guide to Greenland. For more information …

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Sisimiut Monster Snowmobile

Having just done my first snowmobile adventure, I discovered that Sisimiut also has monster snowmobiling trips into the backcountry! These are a little more sedate and definitely a lot warmer than the typical snowmobile tour! Read more about this fantastic way to see the marvelous Sisimiut backcountry in comfort with my Monster Snowmobiling in Sisimiut blog post …

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Snowmobilers and their machines at the viewpoint over Sisimiut

Snowmobiling adventure in Sisimiut

Given I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie, I’d always been curious to try snowmobiling. I had my first chance to do so earlier this year when I was up in Sisimiut to learn Greenlandic at KTI’s Oqaatsinik Pikkorissaavik (language school). Read more about my first experience of snowmobiling at my Snowmobiling in Sisimiut blog post at …

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Farm buildings of Upernaviarsuk agricultural station near Qaqortoq

Day trip to Upernaviarsuk – South Greenland

Upernaviarsuk Research Station is an experimental farm and school, and an important component of the Kujataa UNESCO World Heritage-listed areas of South Greenland. They have managed to grow everything from root vegetables to iceberg lettuce to strawberries here, despite the sub-arctic climate. Read more about this Government initiative to expand the range of produce that …

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UNESCO Heritage Listed Hvalsey Church near Qaqortoq - South Greenland

Day trip to Hvalsey Church – South Greenland

The best-preserved Viking (Norse) ruin in Greenland, Hvalsey Church is a must-see for visitors to the southern part of the island. Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of Kujataa (5 areas of South Greenland protected for their evidence of sub-arctic farming practices spanning several centuries), it is a wonderful half-day trip from …

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Huge icebergs in Disko Bay - Sarfaq Ittuk - West Greenland

Sarfaq Ittuk – Day 5 – Sisimiut – Ilulissat

On the final day on board Sarfaq Ittuk, I awoke to the ship pulling into Aasiaat (population = 3164). Greenland’s 5th largest town is located on an archipelago of low islands and is the only place I’ve been in Greenland that doesn’t have a mountain standing over it! Given I would be returning to Aasiaat …

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