Most of Greenland is covered by snow during the winter months creating fantastic opportunities to snowmobile in unspoiled landscapes for snowmobiling enthusiasts.
For many people in Greenland the snowmobile has assumed the role of the modern successor to the dogsled. The vast majority of hunters, however, have chosen to stick to the traditional sleds and in certain cases hunting is not allowed on snowmobiles. The snowmobile is therefore first and foremost a vehicle for recreation and leisure.
Snowmobiling does not always go hand in hand with dog sledding. In the municipalities where there are sled dogs, there are often rules stipulating that snowmobiles may not be driven on traditional sled tracks and routes.
Renting of snowmobiles in Greenland
Snowmobiles are typically rented out to travelers during the winter season, which runs from November to February or March depending on the amount of snow. From Kangerlussuaq you can also take up the extreme challenge of driving 200 km (125 miles) across the ice sheet to a former American radar station, DYE-2.
At Sisimiut it is possible to take a snowmobile trip accompanied by a guide or to drive out to a hut in the middle of the magnificent scenery with an overnight stay included. This is also possible on Lyngmarksbræen near Qeqertarsuaq. The towns of Aasiaat, Maniitsoq, Kangerlussuaq and Narsarsuaq also have snowmobiles available for rent. Contact your travel agency if you would like to learn more about snowmobiling in Greenland.
Practical info about Snowmobiling
No physical requirements. No previous experience needed.
Little or no requirements on physical condition or previous experience.
Some requirements on physical condition. Previous experience may be needed for some activities.
Highly demanding activities, requiring good physical condition and endurance. May involve extremely low temperature, rough terrain, etc. Previous experience needed.
Please note that some activities can be found on several adventure levels, and offerings may vary by location.
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