Assaqutaq Trail Transfer | Sisimiut

Tour Type
Day Tour
Duration
5.5 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Start town
Sisimiut
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Description

Assaqutaq is an abandoned settlement located ~10km from Sisimiut. Experience it from the land and the sea by taking this boat transfer out there and hiking back along the beautiful fjord.

We will set out from Sisimiut and sail past an island where Greenlandic sled dogs roam free during the Summer. There is always the possibility of seeing humpbacks and fin whales as we make our way towards Assaqutaq, which was abandoned in the 1970’s as part of the Danish Government’s program to consolidate infrastructure in Greenland.

Once we arrive, you can explore both the old and the refurbished buildings in the village to get a feel for what life was like until relatively recently. Then, head across a small rope bridge to get to the mainland and follow the marked trail back to Sisimiut.  Note: the hike is not guided. After transfer, you will get a map with instructions of the hike. 

The views of the fjord on one side and the mountains on the other are spectacular, and you will pass an old burial site where the former inhabitants lie (please do not disturb it in any way). The trail itself rises and falls with the contours of the mountains and there are a few parts where boulder scrambling is required. However, for most people, this is an easy to moderate hike.

Reserve your place on the Assaqutaq Trail Transfer by selecting your date of travel and clicking on Book Now.

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Activities

Boat Tour

Hiking

Included

  • Transfer by boat 
  • Map description of the hiking trail from Assaqutaq to Sisimiut (Self-guided tour)

What to bring

  • Layered clothing (see below). You should always bring a windproof jacket, regardless of the weather.
  • Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf
  • Sunglasses, sun screen & sun hat (depending on weather)
  • Head net and insect repellent (in case of mosquitoes)
  • Drinking water
  • Food / snacks
  • Day pack
  • Camera and spare batteries

Additional Information

  • The boat transfer takes about 30 minutes and the hike back around 5-6 hours
  • The hike is not guided. You will be hiking on your own following a well-marked trail and map
  • Layered clothing. Ideally, you should pack a thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket), and outer layer of windproof clothing (top and bottom). You may not need all of this on any particular day, but you should have it available.

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We are located in Greenland and cooperate with everyone involved in the Greenlandic tourism industry.  We are therefore perfectly placed to quickly react to changes or new wishes you may have to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.

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Description

Assaqutaq is an abandoned settlement located ~10km from Sisimiut. Experience it from the land and the sea by taking this boat transfer out there and hiking back along the beautiful fjord.

We will set out from Sisimiut and sail past an island where Greenlandic sled dogs roam free during the Summer. There is always the possibility of seeing humpbacks and fin whales as we make our way towards Assaqutaq, which was abandoned in the 1970’s as part of the Danish Government’s program to consolidate infrastructure in Greenland.

Once we arrive, you can explore both the old and the refurbished buildings in the village to get a feel for what life was like until relatively recently. Then, head across a small rope bridge to get to the mainland and follow the marked trail back to Sisimiut.  Note: the hike is not guided. After transfer, you will get a map with instructions of the hike. 

The views of the fjord on one side and the mountains on the other are spectacular, and you will pass an old burial site where the former inhabitants lie (please do not disturb it in any way). The trail itself rises and falls with the contours of the mountains and there are a few parts where boulder scrambling is required. However, for most people, this is an easy to moderate hike.

Reserve your place on the Assaqutaq Trail Transfer by selecting your date of travel and clicking on Book Now.

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600 DKK

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Adult (12 years+)
Children (0 – 11 years)
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600 DKK