Sisimiut, Greenland

Aug 20, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer


Nestled just north of Kangerlussuaq, where we took our first steps on Greenland, sits the charming and prosperous hamlet of Sisimiut. The economy there, built on fishing and tourism, was bustling along in the “heat” of summer with construction going like mad and everyone outside working and enjoying the high season. We wandered among homes and businesses in town and took scenic walks to the museums, enjoying classic Greenland scenes complete with sled dogs and a harbor packed with boats. After our afternoon excursions, we were treated to a cultural display of Greenlandic kayak skills just off the stern of the ship.

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James Hyde

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James is your typical free-range Pacific Northwest outdoorsy type. Born in Seattle and reared nearby on Vashon Island, he is most comfortable in slightly cold and damp weather. James joined the Lindblad team in July 2016 as a dive buddy and has been in love with expedition travel since. On his own he has traveled to Europe, Asia, and Australia, but with Lindblad he hopes to continue his adventures across the globe, searching out the beauties of the natural world. An avid scuba diver James can’t help being excited about whales, sharks, and pinnipeds, but he will also happily bend your ear about underwater slugs and invertebrates. It’s best just to humor him about these things.

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