Scan Magazine, Issue 163, February 2024

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Camp Kiattua in the evening light. Photo: Stanislas Fautre

Bespoke experiences of Greenland’s unique nature and culture Few places leave you constantly at the mercy of Mother Nature’s ever-changing moods, but if you take a trip to Greenland, you can explore a landscape and way of life where sudden drops in temperature and heavy snowfalls change things instantly. Go with an open mind and a visit to this breathtaking country could change your life and stay with you forever. By Trine Ejlskov Jensen-Martin

Lykke Geisler Yakaboylu is the founder and owner of Sila Greenland DMC (Destination Management Company), a bespoke travel agency behind tailormade, luxury trips to Greenland. Born and raised in Denmark, Yakaboylu moved to Greenland aged 19, and has lived in Narsaq, Qaqortoq, and Nuuk. Her mother’s family is from Aasiaat in western Greenland near the southern end of Disko Bay, where her grandparents raised six children in the traditional ways of a hunting family. Her uncles still live and work as fishermen and hunters in Nuuk. 32


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Tourists under Northern Lights. Photo: Paul Zizka, Visit Greenland

A vision to share the raw beauty of Greenland The meaning of the word ‘sila’ is at the heart of the company. Sila represents the universe, the elements, consciousness, and world order, and Yakaboylu hopes to inspire curiosity and a sense of wonder in the beauty and power of nature. The ambition is that her customers will feel enriched by discovering this vast land with its deep history, age-old traditions, and otherworldly vistas. All trips are curated with the greatest respect for Greenland’s natural and cultural environments, its people, and their traditions. “We do everything we can to create lifetime experiences, and to help build memories that will last” she says. Sila’s bespoke adventures encourage customers to engage with local culture and customs and to embrace the ele-

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