The deep-rooted connection between Greenland and the Faroe Islands

A Shared Love for the Sea

Looking into the histories of Greenland and the Faroe Islands, it’s hard to ignore the shared passion for the sea and how it has been the main source of sustenance for community life and economic growth. This mutual fascination is far more than just a fascination; it’s an essential part of our identity, a way of life that gets passed on through generations.

Decades of partnering together

Greenlanders have relied on our fishing equipment to bolster their fishing operation and this trust has not been taken lightly. Our business relationship has always been with mutual respect, understanding, and a shared ambition to make the time out at sea a worthwhile and profitable endeavour.

The products we design and build significantly benefit from the valuable input and feedback from Greenlanders who use them every day and know them the best, which we are deeply grateful for.

The Ilulissat trade show, held last year, was a fantastic opportunity to gain first-hand insights. Conversations with our Greenlandic friends helped us understand how we can continue to improve and innovate in our product offerings, and we are excited announce new products soon, based these insightful conversations and others.

We regard this dialogue as a vitally important and a key part in our growth, so we are always looking for opportunities to connect and learn.

Greenland’s Rich Heritage and Traditions

Greenland’s rich fishing heritage is a source of endless inspiration, and we are privileged to be able to provide fishing equipment that is used daily across Greenland.

Ice-fishing, using a classic OILWIND line hauler – the picture was taken by Therkel Mathiesen
Greenlandic Halibut – the picture was taken by Therkel Mathiesen
Ice-fishing, using a classic OILWIND line hauler – the picture was taken by Therkel Mathiesen.

Something that always fascinates us is the common occurrence of fishing on a frozen sea in Greenland, a testament to their inventive prowess.

The ice-fishing depicted in these photos involved setting a main fishing line under the ice. This main line has numerous branch lines, or “snoods,” each bearing a baited hook. The main line is run through several holes in the ice, allowing for a broad fishing area. The line is usually left to fish for a time and afterwards hauled up using a hydraulic winch, bringing up fish caught on the baited hooks.

This method requires expert knowledge and experience to make it successful. It is the deep understanding and respect for the sea, ice, and fish that Greenlanders have, that makes it possible.

Another classic line hauler mounted on a dog sled with a portable hydraulic power station.
The OILWIND mono-baiter in action, at Ilulissat, Northern Greenland

To our Greenlandic friends, we extend our gratitude for your continued support and business!


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