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Traditional Qajaq Experience

DKK 1595,- per Person

Tour open to everyone, even young children. In fact our traditional qajaq are designed to be very stable. For young children we place a flotation system that allow your kids to qajaq with his own qajaq, this make it impossible to capsize. We even have tuilik (an Inuit watertight jacket, used when paddling a kayak. It is sealed at the face, at the wrists and around the cockpit coaming) size for children. See picture below.

Description

The traditional qajaq experience is a must to do and the only place around Greenland where you can experience it, is here at Sisimiut Kayak Center.

Inside your qajaq get back in time paddling the surrounding of Sisimiut like the first Inuit peoples of Thule culture, whose descendants form the majority of the current population.
Depending of your level and your stability the guide will introduce you to different technics from forward paddling and basic of kayaking to ancestral hunting approach and harpoon trowing.

Did you know ?
Inuits designed and built their qajaq based on their own experience and that of the generations before them, passed on through oral tradition.

The word "qajaq" means "man's boat" or "hunter's boat", and qajaqs were a personal craft, each built by the man who used it with assistance from his wife, who sewed the skins and closely fitting his size for maximum manoeuvrability.

Greenlandic Qajaq are believed to be at least 4,000 years old.

Informations
  • Guided tour open to everyone.
  • Tour available from 01 May to 31 October.
  • Price include life vest, dry suit, tuilik if needed, greenland paddle, the qajaq, harpoon, avataq and the guide.
  • Minimum participants per course: 1.
  • Maximum participants per course: 4.
  • Duration of the tour: 3 hours (2 hours in the water, 1 hour gear up time).
  • Meeting point: 11:00 AM at Sisimiut Kayak Center office.
  • All children have to be accompagned by an adult.
  • We have no age restriction on children.
  • Normal physical condition required. You need to be capable to sit on the floor then get up without assistance.
What will you learn
  • Introducion to Greenland qajaq, its history from 1600 to present.
  • How to get in and out of the qajaq.
  • Forward/ backward greenland paddling.
  • Harpoon trow with real sealskin avataq (depending of guest experience).
What You Should Bring

As an experienced paddler you might have your own things you may need but we advise you to bring at least the following:

  • Warm uper layer.
  • Warm lower layer.
  • Snacks.
Waiver of Liability

Waiver of liability can be read here. The waiver of liability will have to be signed, a printed one will be provided before the tour.

Insurance

Sisimiut Kayak Center has the compulsory product insurances. But it doesn’t cover insurance of the participant’s personal belongings. Should personal belongings be damaged or lost on the excursion it is at one’s own expense or insurance. We therefore recommend that you write an insurance that cover these cases before leaving the native country.

Send A Message

For Booking & Inquiries

Call Us

+299 221501
Available 8am - 5pm Greenland time

Email Us

info@kayaksisimiut.com
Usually 24hour response time

Location

Office

Umiarsualivimmut 2,
3911 Sisimiut, Greenland

Mailing

Sisimiut Kayak Center
Postbox 3037 
3911 Sisimiut, Greenland