On tour by dog sledge
Get to know a part of the Inuit culture through a means of transportation that was necessary for survival. In the winter, the dog sledge is the traditional transportation device of these indigenous people. Not even the snow mobile could replace the reliable dog sledge. The advantages for the hunter are too great to give up: it’s independent from fuel and spare parts;
the weight is very low, allowing sledges to cross even thin ice; the dogs are the best warning system and protection against polar bears. The persistent and loyal Greenlandic dog can pull twice their own body weight without difficulty. And their instinct protects them from crossing ice which might be too thin to carry the weight.
Arctic survival artist
The Greenlandic dog is very persistent and loyal and can pull twice its own body weight without difficulty.
And it is adapted perfectly to the Greenlandic climate and can withstand even the hardest winter storms.
Give me dogs, give me snow, you can keep the rest yourself.
Dogs on expeditions – vital for survival
Many expeditions would have failed without them: for example Peary could not have reached the North Pole without dog sledges. The Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen was one of the most ardent advocates of the dog sledge throughout all his arctic and Greenlandic expeditions. Following his motto “Give me dogs, give me snow, you can keep the rest yourself,” you shouldn’t miss this authentic Greenland experience.
Dog sledge tours are only possible in winter time!
- Short trip to gain familiarity
- Full day tours over the fjord and frozen lakes to fantastic view points
- Multi-day tours to remote villages with overnight stay
- Expedition (inland ice transversal) with dog sledge
The Greenlandic dog
has been a part of the Inuit culture for centuries and lives under the open sky all year. Even less than hundred years ago the dogs where essential for the survival of the hunting people. They are guided by a few simple commands and a whip. The dog leader knows his dogs and particularly the lead dog very well. Greenlandic dogs are pure bred and protected by strict breeding regulations. The keeping of other dog breeds is prohibited in Greenland. Otherwise the perfect and unique adaption of these dogs for the special and hard conditions of the arctic environment and their extreme resistance would fade away.
The Greenlandic dog does not bark but sing
Once you’ve heard its call, which all dogs of the town join in the mornings and evenings, you’ll never again forget it and carry a piece of Greenland within your ear.