The kayaks of Sisimiut

Inhabited for nearly 5000 years, the grand fjord country around Sisimiuton the west coast of Greenland is the home of the kayak, that staple tool of Inuit survival. At a local museum displaying the history, culture and creations of the indigenous inhabitants, you’ll learn more of these people than just their small, sealed skin-over-frame vessels propelled by paddles. A stay in Sisimiut offers up a demonstration of traditional kayaks and kayaking, but you can explore the rest of the colourfully clad town, too, in relaxed and splendid surrounds. It still maintains an eighteenth century vibe and is the farthest north Greenland port that remains ice free all year. Plenty of ice all around though.

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