On tour by dog sledge
Get to know a part of the Inuit culture through a means of transportation that was necessary for survival. In the winter, the dog sledge is the traditional transportation device of these indigenous people. Not even the snow mobile could replace the reliable dog sledge. The advantages for the hunter are too great to give up: it’s independent from fuel and spare parts;
the weight is very low, allowing sledges to cross even thin ice; the dogs are the best warning system and protection against polar bears. The persistent and loyal Greenlandic dog can pull twice their own body weight without difficulty. And their instinct protects them from crossing ice which might be too thin to carry the weight.
We organise short trips, multi day trips and extreme expeditions (like inland ice crossings) with dog sledges. The multi-day trips provide the opportunity to stay in a small local village. You would even have the option to stay overnight with a Greenlandic family.
Dog sledge tours are only possible in winter time!
Experience the unique way of original greenlandic dogsledding (greenlandic musher) while crossing the frozen Kong Oscar Fjord and up and down the hilly surroundings of Tasiilaq. Included is an unique boatride between winterly icebergs, icehole fishing – shark & halibut. Visit Tasiilaq, Qanerdorsuit – Qernertivaartivit abandoned settlement, Tiniteqilaaq hunters village, located close to the Sermilik Icefjord. Stay overnight in Hotel The Red House in Tasiilaq, hunters lodge in Qanerdorsuit, renewed wooden village house in Tiniteqilaaq.
Duration: one week
Time: March, April
Prices from 12.500.- DKK
From - to Tasiilaq by dogteam to the hunter’s village Tiniteqilaaq on the Sermilik Icefjord. Full day at Tiniteqilaaq village, unique boatride along the icefjord between winterly snowcovered icebergs, stay over night in a cozy warm wooden house in the village.
Duration: 3 days
Time: March, April
Prices from 6.250.- DKK
Arctic survival artist
The Greenlandic dog is very persistent and loyal and can pull twice its own body weight without difficulty.
And it is adapted perfectly to the Greenlandic climate and can withstand even the hardest winter storms.
Give me dogs, give me snow, you can keep the rest yourself.
Dogs on expeditions – vital for survival
Many expeditions would have failed without them: for example Peary could not have reached the North Pole without dog sledges. The Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen was one of the most ardent advocates of the dog sledge throughout all his arctic and Greenlandic expeditions. Following his motto “Give me dogs, give me snow, you can keep the rest yourself,” you shouldn’t miss this authentic Greenland experience.
The Greenlandic dog
has been a part of the Inuit culture for centuries and lives under the open sky all year. Even less than hundred years ago the dogs where essential for the survival of the hunting people. They are guided by a few simple commands and a whip. The dog leader knows his dogs and particularly the lead dog very well. Greenlandic dogs are pure bred and protected by strict breeding regulations. The keeping of other dog breeds is prohibited in Greenland. Otherwise the perfect and unique adaption of these dogs for the special and hard conditions of the arctic environment and their extreme resistance would fade away.
The Greenlandic dog does not bark but sing
Once you’ve heard its call, which all dogs of the town join in the mornings and evenings, you’ll never again forget it and carry a piece of Greenland within your ear.