4 hour Dog Sledding Tour | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

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Mitaarfiit Aqq - postbox 1009, Søndre Strømfjord, Grønland
Duration:
4 hours
Difficulty:
Moderate
Languages:
English, Danish
Available:
Feb. - Apr.

Get the ultimate Greenlandic experience and find your inner explorer by going on this amazing sleddog tour into the vast wilderness!

You will quickly learn why this traditional way of transport has existed for so long, and you'll gain new respect for dogs, seeing their importance for the survival of man in the Arctic.

Here in Kangerlussuaq you will get a unique opportunity to venture fast across flat frozen plains, much more comfortable than going up and down hills as you would most other places. The weather here can go far below freezing so we will provide you with the type of outerwear and boots that the experienced mushers prefer to wear. Dog sledding is, no doubt, a classic way to experience Arctic nature, but what the unsuspecting visitor does not know, and what is unique about dog sledding in Greenland, is that a heavy dose of Inuit culture comes along for the ride. Dog sledding helps tell the story of how Greenlanders adapt to the robust environment that surrounds them. Contrary to other Arctic locations, dog sledding in Greenland is a way of life, by choice if not by necessity. Living in and off of the nature is central to Greenlandic identity, and therefore when you are close to the nature, you are also close to the Greenlandic culture.

Included

Extra warm outerwear and boots
Transfer

Activities

Dog Sledding

What to bring

Warm clothing

Good to know

It will take 5 hours to participate in this tour, including briefing and transportation to the departure point. The duration for the dogsledding is 4 hours.

One sled is shared by three.

On the sled, it is important not to hold the sides of the sled, but instead hold the ropes in the middle.

You should never approach the dogs without the owner's permission. When going on a dog sled tour, make sure you have looked at the weather forecast for the day, and dress warmly.

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