Arctic Circle Cruise | Sisimiut | West Greenland
The Arctic Circle is very close to Sisimiut which means that in the summer you will be able to see the midnight sun. With a 24-hour period one can see the midnight sun at the Arctic Circle, and the further north you go the period of daylight becomes distinctively longer.
This is a unique opportunity to cross the Arctic Circle and experience the magnificent snow-covered mountains where eternal snow and glaciers decorate the impressive landscape.
You will be sailing south on the coastline en route towards the Polar Circle where you along the way will be passing a number of abandoned villages, that has been uninhabited during the 60's and 70's. Today, however, they are used as vacation houses.
You will be passing Nipisat Island which in the old days used to be a station of the Danish government to prevent Dutch whale Hunters from hunting illegally, but unfortunately, they had to close it down due to the harsh conditions in the winter. Today, however, the Island is said to be applying for a spot on the UNESCO's World Heritage list.
You will stop right at the spot of the Polar Circle 66°34′ N for a chance to take pictures before heading to calmer waters where you will enjoy your lunch break, with a marvellous view of the surrounding mountains and breathe in the fresh air.
Heading on to Itilleq a colourful small village where you will be able to walk around and experience the area and witness a place where time basically stands still. Go and see the inside of the local church and school and even the famous house of where former Prime Minister Hans Enoksen used to live. The village Itilleq was first located on the map when signed by the Foreign Minister Per Stig Møller from Denmark and later Prime Minister of Greenland Hans Enoksen, signed on may 14th 2003.
Then it is time to head back north, arrival to Sisimiut town around the afternoon.
- Available: Jun. - Aug.
- Duration: 7 hours
- Activities: Sightseeing, Culture, Sailing
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English, Danish
Departure time : 10:00
Arctic Circle certificate
What to bring:
Warm clothing and footwear
Mosquito net/ hat
Good to know:
When traveling in Greenland make sure you are ready for any sorts of weather.