Sisimiut, Greenland

Sisimiut, formerly Holsteinsborg, is a town in central-western Greenland, located on the coast of Davis Strait, approximately 320 km (200 mi) north of Nuuk. It is situated 40 km north of the Arctic Circle, making it the northern most town in Greenland.

Tourism is becoming increasingly important, with several outfitter companies based in town. Year-round operations offered include dogsledding, heliskiing, guided hiking, mountaineering, kayaking, and boating. The tough, 160 km (99 mi) long Arctic Circle Race takes place each winter.

The Sisimiut Museum is housed in beautiful old colonial buildings; the town's exhibitions and art shops give visitors an insight into the area's history and the peoples that have inhabited this remote settlement for thousands of years.

Things to See & Do

* Sisimiut Museum
* Dog Sledding
* Snowmobiling
* Hiking
* River fishing

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Danish krone (DKK)
Population – 5,460 approx
Language – Kalaalllisut, Danish
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code + 299

Travel Links – Air Greenland operates flights to Kangerlussuaq and Nuuk daily, several times a week also to Ilulissat, Maniitsoq and Aasiaat. There are some cruises that stop in Sisimiut at the port.

For most of the year, Sisimiut is served twice-weekly by coastal ferries of Arctic Umiaq Line which link the communities of the western coast. There is also a weekly Royal Arctic Line ferry to Itilleq and Sarfannguit.

Ports Overview

Find Cruises to this Port