The 13 best viewpoints in Sisimiut
As the second largest city in Greenland, Sisimiut has a lot of options to experience all year round. You can either have a relaxing time or an active time in this urban hub – dependent on what you feel like doing!
The fact that approximately 30% of snowmobiles in the whole Greenland are registered in Sisimiut (Greenland in Figures 2020) shows just how active the people of Sisimiut are, especially in the winter time. The city is surrounded by mountains and hills and also has a big back country. Sisimiut is an ideal destination especially for nature lovers.
You should however get ready to be surrounded by mosquitos in the summertime. According to the locals, these insects first showed their wings in high summer, hence their nickname “August mosquitoes”. However, in recent years you can hear the buzz of this mosquito already in July. In Sisimiut, it is very common for locals to wear a mosquito net on the street while walking around and waiting for a bus.
Due to COVID-19, it is still not easy to travel the world, but here I can show you around the 13 best viewpoints in Sisimiut – and you can explore them virtually via Google maps!
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This place might only be known to locals living very close to this area. If you love walking around every corner of Sisimiut but do not want to hike up mountains, this viewpoint gives a great overview of the city. When you stand on this huge rock, you can enjoy these 360 degree views just in the middle of the city.
This rocky west coast is a hidden gem in Sisimiut, even by local standards – and now this spot is for you! Here, you can look out over the David Strait. The David Strait was named after John Davis, who explored to seek a Northwest Passage. This strait is known as the world’s broadest strait. In addition, you might be interested to see some shiny salmon coloured rocks around this area which were formed approximately 1.9 billion years ago. The salmon coloured minerals are K-feldspar crystals and the white ones are quartz. This might lead you to a little bit of geotourism.
Reference of the minerals: Simon Thaarup (GEUS Nuuk)