Have you ever wondered how the Inuit catch fish when the sea is frozen over? Join us on this dogsledding excursion through the spectacular Uummannaq Fjord to learn from the experts how it is done.
Deep-sea ice fishing is a critical survival technique for the Inuit. Seals and land animals can be difficult to hunt, but Greenland’s seas are abundant with fish that are relatively easy to catch … if you are prepared to put in a bit of effort.
We will travel by dogsled for about an hour across the sea ice to a fishing spot that is usually very popular with locals. Here you will learn from the experts how to break a hole in the ice and set long lines that can be up to 600 metres in length and include over 500 hooks. Depending on the fishing schedule for previous days, we may be setting the lines, or we may be pulling them up. But either way, there will be a lot of fish!
Once we have our catch, we will make a delicious dinner from it following traditional methods before returning to Uummannaq.
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