Sisimiut has two large supermarkets (Brugseni, Pisiffik) in the main part of town, as well as several smaller convenience stores in other parts of the town.
For a wide selection of souvenirs, your best options are the Hotel Sisimiut, Hotel Sisimiut Seamen’s Home, and Mersortarfik Panigiit (which specialises in sealskin products and Greenlandic minerals). Alternatively, you can buy directly from the artisans at the Artisan workshop, Savituut, in the harbour, or at the Qiviut (musk ox wool) Sisimiut store near the museum.
Although Sisimiut has a range of camping and outdoor equipment available, it is best to bring as much as possible with you. The best places to shop are Sisimiut Outdoor and Sisimiut Sport, though limited and basic camping supplies can also be found in Sirius Greenland, Stark and the two large supermarkets.
Nature beings. This phrase cut to the core of Sisimiut’s reputation as Greenland’s adventure travel hub. Its wide valleys and steep mountains entice hikers and cross-country skiers from around the world, drawing them to its spectacular backcountry with the promise of unrivaled views and freedom to roam through the UNESCO World Heritage listed Aasivissuit – Nipisat area.
Beyond the wilderness, Sisimiut is the second-largest city in Greenland and a contrast of modern culture and ancient traditions. Travel as the Inuit did and experience Greenland’s unique sled dog culture by day, then swap your sealskin outerwear and dress up in your best outfit to attend a modern artistic performance at the Taseralik Culture Centre in the evening.
The main areas of Sisimiut that are of interest to visitors are stretched out along a single road that climbs fairly steeply from the harbour. Walking is the most common way of getting around, but you can also rent bicycles, call a taxi, or catch the bus that loops through most of the town and calls past each stop every 20 minutes.
For excursions in the area, the most common way to get around is with a boat (all year) or on foot (summer). In winter, you can rent skis and snowshoes, or travel with dog sled or snowmobile if you want to explore further afield.