Dogsledding has existed for thousands of years and has been crucial to the survival of the Inuit people. Sled dogs played an important role in the local economy. It was because of them that people in rural areas of the Arctic survived. Greenland is not only majestic but also harsh. It is because of these harsh conditions that many places were rendered inaccessibly by any method other than sled dog teams. Sled dogs were imperative to Inuit life, which is why despite the development of modern technologies they remain important to Inuit culture. Dogsledding in Greenland is more than a pastime, it is an homage to the past as well as to the Greenland Dog.
On this unforgettable journey, we travel with you to the roots of the Inuit lifestyle.
We believe that travel is more than entertainment; it is an opportunity to transform. Our desire is that you get more out of an experience than a just a visit; we want you to live it. As Wildthentic travellers you will be able to get involved with locals as you immerse yourself in the culture through activities such as dogsledding in Greenland.
Learn the art of dogsledding. Our local guides will teach you the tricks of the trade. You will learn about the dogsledding journey from start to finish. Learn about how a dogsled is built. Master how to correctly use a whip because it should never touch the dogs. Also, learn how to care for the dogs, and educate them.
Once you have gone through the learning process you will be ready to begin your adventure with your new companions. Ilulissat’s backcountry offers the perfect landscape for a fast paced furry expedition. After all, dogsledding is probably the most authentic and eco-friendly way to explore the snowy valleys, mountains, frozen lakes, fjords and the sea ice around Ilulissat.