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Cultural Dog Sledding Experience

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Duration

5 days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

Overview

Are you looking to accompany local mushers on an extended dogsledding journey? Join us for this extended 5-day tour where we explore the Uummannaq Fjord by dogsled and experience Greenlandic culture first-hand with the residents of a small settlement.

Though the Inuit have used dogsleds for thousands of years, Greenland is the only place in the world that still uses them for traditional purposes. Our mushers are all local hunters with large dogsled teams they use to hunt and fish throughout the winter.

Explore the enormous icebergs and mountains of the magnificent Uummannaq Fjord by this ancient form of transportation, visit one of Greenland’s remote settlements, and (hopefully) see the northern lights from one of the darkest places on Earth.

Experience for yourself what it is like to travel in winter like an Inuit by selecting a date and clicking on Book Now.

Note: the itinerary below is a guide. Activities may be swapped and timings may be longer or shorter depending on the condition of the sea ice and the weather.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meeting, dining and staying with local families in a small Greenlandic settlement
  • Dogsledding across sea ice as the Inuit have done for centuries
  • Experiencing the unparalleled natural beauty of the Uummannaq Fjord

Itinerary

Day 1 WELCOME TO UUMMANNAQ
We always encourage you to try and get a window seat for your flight from Ilulissat to Qaarsut, and again for the helicopter transfer to Uummannaq. The views of the Uummannaq Fjord as you make the 15-minute journey are spectacular, and you will have the perfect overview of Uummannaq as you approach the island.

We will collect you at the heliport and transfer you to your accommodation to settle in. In the late afternoon, we'll dine together with the local hunters who will accompany us on our epic journey and brief you about weather conditions and plans for the upcoming days.
Day 2 SETTLEMENT EXPLORATION
After a hearty breakfast, we'll join the mushers as they finish preparing the dogs for our journey.

Dogsledding across the frozen sea ice is a very peaceful way to travel that brings you more in tune with nature. There is no thrumming engine, just the sound of the dogs panting and padding in front of you under the soft guidance of the musher. You are not sealed in a heated cocoon, but rather feel the bite of the fresh air as you travel as the Inuit have done for centuries.

Our destination is one of the 7 small settlements of the Uummannaq Fjord. It will take us about 4 hours to get there where we will be greeted by local families waiting to welcome us with warm drinks and food. We will spend the rest of the afternoon chatting with our hosts, learning about Greenlandic culture, and exploring the settlement. We share the evening meal with our hosts and stay overnight in the settlement.
Day 3 DOG SLEDDING TO THE CAMP SITE
We say farewell to our lovely hosts and embark on another dogsledding journey through the beautiful landscapes of the Uummannaq Fjord. As we travel towards our next campsite, we will explore a region of large icebergs that have broken off one of the numerous glaciers in the area and are now stuck fast in the sea ice.

Once we arrive, you can spend the afternoon going for short hikes or learning how to maintain dogsledding equipment from the mushers. In the evening, we'll enjoy a communal meal with traditional Greenlandic food and then head outside (if it is clear) to watch the magnificent northern lights dance overhead.
Day 4 DOGSLEDDING HOME
After two days on a dogsled, you should be quite accustomed to travelling in this way and can sit back, relax and enjoy the journey back to Uummannaq.

Once we are back in town, we will say farewell to the dogs and our mushers and return to our accommodation. You have the rest of the afternoon free to rest or start to explore Uummannaq itself.
Day 5 DEPARTURE DAY
Your flight from Uummannaq departs in the afternoon so you have all morning to relax or explore Uummannaq. We highly recommend you check out our "What to do in Uummannaq" page for self-guided excursions and ideas of what to see and do in town.

We'll then drop you at the heliport to say a temporary goodbye, as we are sure you'll come back to visit again - perhaps to experience the Summer next time.

Included/Excluded

  • Guesthouse accommodation in Uummannaq
  • Accommodation in a settlement
  • Camping accommodation (including sleeping bags and sleeping mats)
  • All meals
  • Bi-lingual (English-Danish) local guide / musher
  • Coffee, tea, and snacks
  • Dogsledding equipment
  • Fishing license
  • Safety equipment (VHF Radio, Garmin inReach Tracker)
  • Special clothing to keep you warm. This can be selected under Extras in the booking process. Please dress as warmly as possible as we will be in the cold for several hours each day. Temperatures can reach as low as -25°C
  • Alcoholic drinks

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Extras
  • Warm Boots Size 42(10.00€)
  • Warm Boots Size 43(22.00€)
  • Warm Boots Size 44(22.00€)
  • Warm Boots Size 45(22.00€)
  • Warm Boots Size 46(22.00€)
  • Anorak/Jacket Size Large(22.00€)
  • Anorak/Jacket Size XL(22.00€)
  • Anorak/Jacket Size XXL(22.00€)
  • Pants Size Large(22.00€)
  • Pants Size XL(22.00€)
  • Pants Size XXL(22.00€)
  • Pants Size XXXL(22.00€)
  • Gloves in SealSkin(22.00€)

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