Sisimiut

Travel Guide
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Greenland’s second-largest town perches above the Arctic Circle, where awe-inspiring cruises, arctic adventures and Inuit cultural traditions await.

Experience unbeatable landscapes ranging from lofty peaks to icy rivers in Sisimiut, Western Greenland’s premier adventure destination. Whether you’re carving up powdery slopes with a dogsled, hiking to arctic peaks or fly-fishing in pristine waterways, you’ll find all-season excitement in Sisimiut. Take in a breathtaking coastline of soaring mountains and snow-dusted islands on a cruise or learn about Inuit culture in this harbor town.

Learn some local stories at the Sisimiut Museum and get some background on the town’s industrial roots and Inuit traditions. Find a world of winter adventure on your doorstep and embark on an expedition to one of the town’s surrounding summits. Dogsledding is a popular local tradition and is the perfect way to take in views of the icy landscapes. Go on a short trip or experience the 3-day ride to Kangerlussuaq. Try snowmobiling or cross-country skiing on the powdery slopes. A well-known cross-country ski event in the area is the Arctic Circle Race, which traverses pristine Greenlandic terrain in a 3-day dash.

If you’re visiting in summer, you’ll find limitless mountain trails that present fantastic sea views. Hike to the abandoned settlement of Assaqutaq, climb to the peaks of Palasip Qaqqaa and Nasaasaaq or walk to viewpoints that look out over the Ice Sheet. Keen anglers can hook Arctic char in pristine mountain streams and fjords or go sea fishing in the Davis Strait ocean waters.

At any time of the year, you can go on sightseeing cruises that range in length from hours to days. Visit neighboring towns or cruise to the cool waters of the Arctic Circle. See the awe-inspiring northern lights on clear winter nights or experience the midnight sun on endless summer days.

Reach Sisimiut via its airport or harbor, which is accessible year-round. Flights bound for Sisimiut depart from Kangalussuaq, Nuuk, Ilulissat, Maniitsoq and Aasiaat. The small town is easy to explore on foot; however, there is a local bus that loops the town at regular intervals. Taxis and dogsleds are also popular transportation options. With all-season adventure and cultural discoveries, Sisimiut is an exciting destination at any time of the year.

Hotel Sømandshjemmet Sisimiut
Hotel Sømandshjemmet Sisimiut
3 out of 5
Frederik d. IX' Plads nr. 5, Sisimiut, Qeqqeta
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €172 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Situated in Sisimiut, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sisimiut Museum and Arctic Circle Business.
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Super god modtagelse
"Amkom efter 10 dages vandring på Arctic Circle Trail inde fra indlandsisen. Fik en super god og venlig modtagelse der gjorde det til en perfekt afslutning på turen."

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2021

Hotel Sømandshjemmet Sisimiut
Hotel Sisimiut
Hotel Sisimiut
3 out of 5
Aqqusinersuaq 86, Sisimiut
Fully refundable
The price is €214 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sisimiut Museum and Arctic Circle Business.
3.4/5 (10 reviews)
"Rid was a great bartender! HI and thanks from Wisconsin!"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2019

Hotel Sisimiut
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
PPB EUR Test Property
PPB EUR Test Property
The price is €27 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Situated in Nuuk, this property is within a 10-minute walk of National Greenland Museum and Archives, Vor Frelsers Kirke and Hans Egede Statue. Nuuk Stadium ...
PPB EUR Test Property
Nuuk Hotel Apartments by HHE
Nuuk Hotel Apartments by HHE
3.5 out of 5
Samuel Kleinschmidtip Aqqutaa, Nuuk, Sermersooq Kommune
The price is €187 per night from 21 Oct to 21 Oct
Situated in Nuuk, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Greenland Museum and Archives, Vor Frelsers Kirke and Hans Egede Statue. Nuuk Stadium ...
Nuuk Hotel Apartments by HHE
Icefiord Apartments
Icefiord Apartments
3 out of 5
Marralinnguaq 13-15, Ilulissat
The price is €139 per night from 15 Oct to 15 Oct
Situated in Ilulissat, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Knud Rasmussen Museum and Ilulissat Harbour. Ilulissat Hospital and Ilulissat Icefjord ...
3.7/5Good! (9 reviews)
Trænger til en meget kærlig hånd
"Vi blev hentet i lufthavnen af en rigtig sød medarbejder, dette fungerede rigtig godt. Vi blev afleveret ved en lejlighed, som ikke var rengjort. Vi fik heldigvis forholdsvis hurtigt en ny lejlighed. Her var hoveddøren skæv, så den lukkede ikke tæt og det trak derfor. Lejligheden var ualmindeligt ..."

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2021

Icefiord Apartments
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