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Sisimiut – Cultural, Historical Hike


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Enjoy ancient and modern cultures, hear the story of the life of the Inuit and about the early days of colonization.
  • The uninhabited area.

  • Passing through the residential area and graves.

  • Flora and fauna.

  • Stunning views of the coastline.

In spite of Greenland’s enormous size, human beings have consistently chosen the exact same spots for their settlements throughout time. The Tele Island, Sallinnguit, is one of the sites where ancient and modern cultures meet. Inuit inhabitants have lived at the site intermittently over the past 4,000 years. Even today, you can find artifacts showing evidence of the ancient civilization alongside the modern telecommunications installations that have given the island its modern Danish name. Hear the story of the life of the Inuit before the arrival of Europeans and about life in the early days of colonization. See ruins from different periods and enjoy beautiful views over the town and the ancient hunting grounds.

Practical information

  • Language: English and Danish.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing, hiking shoes, and mosquito repellent.

  • Walking information: 1.9 miles over hilly terrain.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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