Month: August 2021

The view over the first lake at Sassannguit - Sisimiut - Greenland

Foraging and hiking at Sassannguit – Greenland

Hunting and fishing are a very important part of the Greenlandic culture. The skill and ingenuity of the Inuit allowed them to live for thousands of years relying primarily on the skins and meat of the sea and land animals available to them. But they also made use of the limited plant life that grew …

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fly fishing for arctic char at Sassannguit near Sisimiut - Greenland

Arctic Char Fishing at Sassannguit – Greenland

Greenland is one of the best places in the world for Arctic Char fishing. The Arctic Circle region between Sisimiut and Maniitsoq features innumerable pristine rivers in which these prized fish spawn, and July – August is the height of Arctic Char fishing season. I was keen to fill my freezer with these wild trout, …

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Traditional Greenlandic foods at the Hotel Sisimiut buffet

Sassannguit – a traditional Greenlandic experience near Sisimiut

Fishing and hunting are a core part of life for many Greenlanders, who have long known self-sufficiency and how to live off the land thanks to their Inuit ancestors. Traditional practices (including using sled dogs) are still widely embraced, though these are now supplemented by the latest technology and a wide range of food and …

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