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kayaker Mikael Ilulissat , Greenland

Namekayaker Mikael

Alt Name kayaker Mikael

Country Greenland

City/Town Ilulissat

The kayak - or 'qajaq' as it is called in Greenland - is an invention from old days that has been an essential piece of hunting equipment for Inuits in Greenland and the rest of Arctic North America.

The kayak has been used in connection with sealing, whaling and fishing, and it was common for Greenlandic boys to spend their childhood learning to keep their balance and manoeuvre the kayak.

Today the traditional 'qajaq' is still seen in many towns and especially at the annual kayak meeting but for recreationalkayaking the more robust sea kayaks made of fibreglass have gradually taken the place of the traditional versions

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