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Dog Sled and Northern Light : Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut

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It seemed a crazy idea when I first thought about it; multi-dayย dog sled in Greenland and camping in the middle of arctic desert. However logistics were arranged and we reached Kangerlussuaq on 27th March 2013. The plan was to embark on a three day dog sled expedition fromย Kangerlussuaq to Sisimuit.

We had to rent seal skin clothing and shoe to cope with arctic condition. Though harsh winter was over still it was pretty cold . Whole landscape was under a thick sheet of ice. Greenland Husky is a separate breed which is used as sled dogs. They are not domesticated and generally live semi-wild life.

Dogs were given food (raw meat) only once in the evening and they were always chained and kept outside in the cold. Their thick fur saves them from harsh arctic temperature.We were also carrying some puppies and their mother . Mother was set free and relived from heavy duty of pulling the sled.

Arranging food for us and dogs (yes we ate same meat. Just we used to boil ours)

Packing sled with all supplies and food

We were lucky to find some empty log cabin to spend night. Nights were clear and from evening till late night we could see the dance of northern lights .

We all participated in the daily work along the way, such as cooking, packing the sled and feeding the dogs. This was once a lifetime experience of the rugged and fascinating Greenlandic nature, where man, animal and wilderness are merged in perfect harmony.

How did I do it? I used Explore Greenland to arrange a sled and driver from Kangerlussuaq . The cost for the sled trip was about 8500 DKK per person.