The old and the new church in Sisimiut

Sisimiut - Cultural Historical Hike

Enjoy ancient and modern cultures, hear the story of the life of the Inuit and of the life in the early days of colonization.

  • The uninhabited area.
  • Passing the residential and graves.
  • Floral and fauna.
  • Stunning views of coastline.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed

  • Duration


  • Booking code


  • From

    59 €

  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing, hiking shoes, mosquito repellent.

In spite of Greenland’s enormous size, human beings have chosen the very same spots for their settlements through time. The Tele Island, Sallinnguit, is one of those sites where ancient and modern cultures meet. Inuit inhabitants have lived at the site intermittently for the past 4.000 years. Even today, you can find artifacts bearing witness to the ancient habitation side by side with the modern telecommunications installations that have given the island its modern Danish name. Hear the story of the life of the Inuit before the advent of the Europeans, and of life in the early days of colonization. See the ruins from different periods and enjoy the beautiful views over the town and the ancient hunting grounds. 

Practical information: 

  • Language: English and Danish.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing, hiking shoes, mosquito repellent. 

  • Walking information: 3 km in hilly terrain. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.