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INUIT CULTURE AND DOGSLEDDING IN GREENLAND

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The hamlet of Qaanaaq is home to 650 Greenlandic Inuit people and 3000 husky dogs. In this hospitable community, rich in tradition, you will witness life in the Arctic firsthand. Our Inuit hosts will prepare unique foods native to the area and culture, such as reindeer meat, and arctic char. The spring months are not cold, and with the sun circling above you for almost 24 hours, you will travel with your expedition leader and local guides out to the Qaanaaq ice floe edge, where we will set up camp and wait patiently to view the whales and walrus that are known to frequent this area. We will be accompanying a hunter and looking out for animals and birds from the dogsled — the snowmobile, the vehicle of choice in communities throughout the Arctic, has been banned here, and the traditional ways of dogsledding to hunt and travel from one community to another are still alive. As a guest of the community, you will experience everyday life as it is practiced here in Qaanaaq – from polar bear trousers to squeaking seal skin boots. Our guides are local hunters who honour traditional hunting methods. The view of the bay in front of the settlement is spectacular, filled with large icebergs that have calved from nearby glaciers and become wedged on shallow reefs, providig spectacular views.

Custom Departures April through June by request.
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