Sisimiut, Greenland – What to See & Do in Sisimiut

Sisimiut is found in a spectacular, naturally beautiful location on the western shores of Greenland.

This ramshackle town of colorful houses overlooks a scenic fjord and has a culturally diverse mix of Inuit and Scandinavian settlers that call this remote place home.

Many different species of the whale will migrate past Sisimiut in the warm summer months, including Minke and Humpbacks.

Go Whale Watching

Greenlandic Cuisine

The Greenlandic people live in a harsh environment and, through history, have had to survive on what they could harvest from the sea. This includes fish, whales, and even seals.

This center hosts artistic performances as well as cultural events and art exhibitions. There’s even a cafe where you can enjoy some local dishes or a warm cup of coffee.

Taseralik Cultural Centre

Take a City Tour

The tour takes you to a variety of viewpoints, a local fish market, the lookout to the Arctic Circle Monument and a few other notable places.

Assaqutaq is an abandoned settlement located 10 kilometers by boat from Sisimiut. The boat cruise to and from the settlement is a beautiful way to explore the area.

Village of Assaqutaq

Go to Qiviut

Qiviut is the Greenlandic word used to describe the inner wool that is retrieved from muskoxen. The store, bearing the name of the wool, is the largest manufacturer of clothing.

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