Traditional Greenlandic Kayak tour | Sisimiut
Embark on a journey back in time and try a traditionally built kayak made with wood and linen around the beautiful surroundings of Sisimiut.
The word kayak originates from the Greenlandic word qajaq, and has been an important tool for the survival of the inuits that settled in Greenland. Today there are far fewer local kayakers, as boats with engines have proven more popular with the local hunters and fishermen. This, however, doesn’t stop some of us from keeping the tradition alive, and in some places, you can only hunt the wildlife from a kayak. Your guide will tell you all about the history of kayaking from the 17th century until today.
The kayaks were built to fit the owner, but mine are slightly wider to accommodate people who want to try. The kayaks will be equipped with a harpoon and avataq(a flotation device) so that when you feel stable enough, you can try what it was like to hunt in the past.
If you’d like to bring your children on this experience, we can fit the kayaks with a flotation system that makes it impossible to capsize.
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and reserve your seat on a traditional kayak today, by clicking on Book Now.
Kayaking & SUP
- Professional Guide
- An introduction to the history of kayaking from 1600's to present day
What to bring
- A warm upper layer
- A warm lower layer
- Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Warm hat, gloves & buff or scarf
- NOTE: It will be very difficult for people over 1.85m in height to fit in the kayak.
- The first hour will be about putting on all the equipment as well as an introduction to the kayak and its history. We will spend about 2 hours in the water.
- You will need to sign a waiver of liability to go on this tour.
Terms of service
Our customers are the foundation of Guide to Greenland so we make great efforts to provide you with the best possible service.
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.
The earlier you book your trip, the better the prices will be, and the more likely you will be able to book the tour you want for the dates/times you want.
Package tours can be sold out more than half a year in advance (note that Guide to Greenland does not include international flights in packages, except where indicated from Iceland or Denmark). Day trips may sell out closer to your arrival date, but for popular destinations, certain dates/times can also sell out months in advance. We recommend that you secure all of your experiences by booking them well in advance of your trip.
All cancellations must be made via e-mail.
Although Guide to Greenland is committed to ensuring the best protection and service for our customers in the event of a cancellation, we are obliged to charge cancellation fees. This is in accordance with Greenland travel industry business practices. Details can be found in our general cancellation policy
Note: Due to COVID-19, a temporary cancellation policy applies. You can find it in the footer of the website under the "Terms & Conditions".
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