The ancient and the urban meet up in the region's capital.
The gateway to Greenland and our adventure central.
The Arctic Circle village.
The right blend of rugged heliskiing and small town life.
The whale capital on the West Coast of Greenland.
Remote and cosy coastal settlement life.
The trail village on the great Arctic Circle Trail.
A community with firm roots in fishing and hunting.
Today we are bringing you the first of five episodes in the new series of “Rough. Real. Remote.” short adventure films from Destination Arctic Circle.
On Januar 7 we are launching a brand new series of “Rough. Real. Remote.” short adventure films from Destination Arctic Circle, but as a Christmas bonus we are giving you a sneak preview of the goodies with this exclusive trailer for the series.
Jens-Pavia Brandt has a passion for exploring the vast backcountry around Kangerlussuaq by foot and kayak, and this love for the natural environment is the backbone of all the adventures offered by his company Greenland Outdoors.
In the summer of 2012 Sisimiut Museum and Destination Arctic Circle present a living exhibition of contemporary art at Sisimiut Museum.
See photos from the final day of the 2012 Arctic Circle Race in Sisimiut.
See the roundup of photos from Day 2 of the Arctic Circle Race 2012.
Meet 21 year old Emilie Olsen and her three brothers Aka (13), Salik (15), and Aqqaluartaa (20) from Sisimiut, who literally grew up wearing skis.
Heliskiing guide Arne shows snowboarding legend Stefan Gimpl how to make ‘Greenlandic coffee’ – a Greenlandic signature drink where each ingredient represents different elements of Greenland. And it tastes awfully good!
Enjoy a bunch of photos from our extended photo coverage of this year’s edition of the world’s toughest ski race.
We end Arne and Stefan’s epic winter journey with the heartwarming tale of settlement adventures in the village of Kangaamiut. A truly unique insight into everyday life in the Arctic.
This time we mean business!
Arne and Stefan head into the huge, rugged Eternity Fiord backcountry for an epic day of peak to beach heliboarding and heliskiing. Truly inspiring stuff!
Arne and Stefan hook up with the Støvlbæk Brothers snowmobiling crew for an epic day of riding in the huge Sisimiut backcountry.
The Arctic is more than deep backcountry and fierce outback, it is also vibrant, urban towns with street culture, art, and playful kids. In the “Urban Arctic” episode Arne and Stefan explore everyday life in Sisimiut, Greenland’s second largest town.
Arne and Stefan continue their exploration of Winter adventures along Greenland’s Arctic Circle and this time they meet 17 year old Mia and 70 year old Marius Olsen for a journey into the heart of dogsledding.
Head up from Nuuk to Maniitsoq on a weekend getaway and get up close and personal with playful humpback whales, visit large bird colonies, or explore the cosy town of Maniitsoq.
If you’re already in Nuuk, why not treat yourself to a couple of adventurous days in Greenland’s second largest town, Sisimiut.
Whale safaris are a great way to spend time at sea, and on this 3 hour trip we’ll let the whales, you, and your cameras decide where we go as there is no destination other than the whales. And the whales. And the whales.
We cruise out of Maniitsoq and head north for Sermilinnguaq where a bird colony and a glacier are part of the healthy diet we take in before coming back to Ikkamiut, an old settlement now turned into a camp for school children.
On this minicruise out of Maniitsoq we pass through the scenic Hamborg Sound on our way to the rugged and breathtaking Eternity Fiord.
The highest peaks on Greenland’s West Coast form the backdrop of the settlement Kangaamiut, where hunting and fishing in the rich fiords and backcountry sustain a population of 350 people.
On the Southern fringes of Destination Arctic Circle lie two remote settlements, Atammik and Napasoq. Both are fishing and hunting communities, and out here the sea and the Arctic climcate dominate the rhythms of life.
From Sisimiut we do one day trips to the alpine mountains northeast of town where a small glacier and a number of steep slopes are available. Or we can step things up a notch and head down to the rugged Itilleq mountains.
Winter along the coast might not be what you consider the prime minicruising season, but this incredibly rugged coast looks great from a sturdy, comfortable 12-person passenger boat during months of snowcover and frosty skies.
After a couple of hours of sailing, we find a sheltered, scenic spot. We all join inside the salon as we serve you delicious Greenlandic food from both land and sea including a glass of white wine or soda, and Greenlandic Coffee for dessert.
This minicruise and fishing trip carries a slight warning: Your fresh dinner fish will never be the same after this.
On this minicruise we go out to Assaqutaq, beautifully situated on the south side foot of the Nasaasaaq Peak, a mere 20 minutes from Sisimiut by boat. On the way we look for humpback whales in the Amerloq fiord mouth.
The Maniitsoq area with Kangaamiut and the Eternity Fiord just around the corner is a great minicruising destination for whale watching, bird colony visits, and shuttles to the Apussuit Glacier landing. Sisimiut offers unique insights into the old life in now abandoned settlements close to town and trips to Itilleq and Sarfannguit balance out the past with present day settlement visits. All our passenger vessels are small, often 12 person boats, and all are run by experienced skippes, and equipped with all necessary safety equipment to tackle the challenges of Arctic waters. So lean back and enjoy the scenery, find a fishing rod and catch your own dinner, look up at the birds and peaks, or scout the next whale surfacing nearby.