While the dogsled still plays an important role as a means of transportation to fishermen and hunters, it also provides a lifetime experience to travellers. Dog sledding is one of the most popular winter activities in Greenland—from 20 minutes to several hours, days, and even weeks. A dozen of dogs pant wildly through the white landscape.
Best places to ride the dogsled are northern parts of the Arctic Circle and the East Greenland. Best months are from February to April, but on the Lyngmarks glacier near Qeqertarsuaq, North Greenland, it is possible to ride dogsleds in summer. In Tasiilaq, East Greenland, you can get a dogsled driving license, after taking a two-day training course.
Best places to ride the dogsled are northern parts of the Arctic Circle and the East Greenland.
Instead of a ski lift, a helicopter will take you to the ridge of the mountains.
Greenland offers unique opportunities for heli-skiing in virgin snow. For extreme skiers and snowboarders, it’s hard to find a better place for the heli-skiing. Instead of a ski lift, a helicopter will take you to the ridge of the mountains, and you’ll be able to ski down the hill where no one has touched yet, enjoying the view of glacier-covered islands and the sea. A guide will be accompanied and helicopter will come back to pick you up. Maniitsoq, Uummannaq, and East Greenland are the best places to heliski in Greenland. Best season for heli-skiing is from mid-March to early June. From the end of April, the midnight sun enables skiing around the clock.
From February to early May, it is possible to ski in Greenland’s wild snow in the classic cross-country style as well as the alpine in larger towns, including Nuuk that has an alpine ski lift of 1,100 meters and some kilometres of paved cross-country ski runs. In certain places like Apussuit Adventure Camp, situated on top of a glacier 25 kilometres (16 miles) away from Maniitsoq, skiing is possible also in the summer.
From February to early May, it is possible to ski in Greenland’s wild snow
It feels like flying over a white carpet.
Snowmobiling is another popular winter activities in Greenland. Driving up and down the steep mountainsides and snowy landscape in a snowmobile gets the adrenalin pumping. It feels like flying over a white carpet. Snowmobiles can be rented during the winter from November to February or March, depending on the amount of snow.
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