DEVELOPING THE FUTURE OF ADVENTURE TRAVEL IN GREENLAND
To offer an immersion to travellers, Greenlandic guides are an essential part of our company. We believe this is the future of adventure travel in Greenland. At the same time, it is important for PGI Greenland that our guides excel in safety and quality.
In 2016, we started building this future together with Campus Kujalleq, developing the Adventure Guide Education. The role of PGI Greenland is to instruct students in guiding techniques, safety and leadership and no-trace practices.
In the first year of the education, 11 candidates were certified. Two of them worked as guides in PGI Greenland the next year.
In 2017, PGI instructed 16 new candidates to become Adventure Guides and we expect to hire more in the future!
INVOLVED WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
Travel can create a positive impact to the destinations. Our company aims to preserve the Greenlandic culture and the way of life of local people.
Two good examples of our philosophy are our collaboration sharing equipment, instructors and knowledge with the local qajaq club (that builds and uses traditional Inuit kayaks), and involving the inhabitants of Oqaatsut (an Inuit settlement of 37 inhabitants) in our activities with travellers.
Safety and Quality
TOP QUALITY AND RELIABILITY
Safety and quality are essential for us. Small groups allow a better management, greater safety and enjoyment of the activity.
In all the activities we provide you the most up-to-date outdoor equipment. Our team from Europe and Greenland brings you experiences that make you understand Greenland, learn from it and connect with its people and nature.
Dogsledding with PGI
DOGSLEDDING, ANIMAL WELFARE & SAFETY
Unlike in other sledges you may have experienced, here dogs aren’t tied by two’s, but each has his own line for safety in case they fall in a hole, crevasse, or water, so that the whole pack won’t follow. The musher uses a wipe to order the dogs but not on the dogs, only on the side to get their attention.
We, at PGI Greenland, take animal welfare and clients safety very seriously. For this reason, we follow our Code of Practice for dogs welfare, ensuring the dogs being used in your activity are well treated, healthy, and strong.
We also provide you with a local English speaking musher who can engage further with you about his lifestyle and tell you more about his dogs, with passion, while this also ensure a safe communication along the trip, to attend your needs and safety.
The sledge can carry one or two guests depending on the size, and the number of dogs will vary with the number of guests on board, adapting to the weight load. On average we have 9-10 dogs for one guest and musher and 15 dogs for 2 guests and musher. A sledge dog can pull almost its own weight and can ride for several hours (10-15hrs/day) depending on terrain, weather and load. Our mushers are really careful not to exhaust the dogs and give them plenty of rest before the next ride. Our guides carry ‘in-reach’ radio, with a GPS locator and have their own first aid kit.
Get closer to the Greenland's people and nature
PGI Greenland is an adventure travel company based in Ilulissat and Oqaatsut (Greenland). It belongs to the Pas Grau Group.
Our mission is to immerse our guests into the nature and culture of Greenland through the practice of outdoor activities and contact with local people.
PGI GREENLAND STANDS FOR :
A team of experts from Greenland and Europe for a safe, authentic and unforgettable adventure.
Deeply involved with the Arctic and its people by training Greenlandic guides and engaged with the local communities in our activities.
Safety & Quality
and experienced guides, plus the best equipment.
Fully committed with what we do, at heart and mind.
PAS GRAU GROUP
The Pas Grau Group is a global leader in the Ski and Outdoor Activities Business with more than 50 years of experience.
With headquarters in Andorra, the country in the Pyrenees, and a strong tradition in winter sports, our strategic view has led us to develop significant know-how in new and complementary Outdoor Activities and also to a strong growth in international markets.
At present we operate, manage and invest in various Outdoor business units in countries such as Spain, France, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Nepal, Greenland.
Albert is the
manager of PGI Greenland. He arrived in Greenland in 2015 and felt in love with
the people and nature of this country. He loves learning about local activities,
as building and using traditional kayaks “qajaq” and driving dogsleds
“qimmuseq”. He participated in the Greenlandic qajaq championships, has 14 sled
dogs and has built his own sled. He is also learning how to speak the country’s
Albert has a masters degree in engineering, is a sea kayak leader from British Canoeing, ski mountaineering instructor and has ongoing studies as mountain guide in Spain.
I am a local Adventure guide.
I am born in East Greenland, but raised in West Greenland. I have been moving around Greenland a lot and for this reason the only plave where I can feel really at home is nature.
Inesa is responsible for Marketing and sales in PGI Greenland.
After finishing her Cultural, communication and globalization studies she followed her intrest in Artic region and started work in Greenland.
I am a sports teacher and Mountain Guide.
I live in the south of Spain but five years ago I started working in Greenland and Iceland, Greenland has completely changed my life and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else right now.
I am a local Adventure Guide.
I’ve studied Natural & Cultural Heritage Management as well as Arctic Adventure Guide in South Greenland. I’ve lived in New Zealand for a year and I absolutely crave the outdoors. Do let me know if you’re interested in the local history and folklore or the wildlife we might encounter!