Hike & Cultural Immersion | 2 Days | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Hike & Cultural Immersion | 2 Days | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Hike & Cultural Immersion | 2 Days | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Hike & Cultural Immersion | 2 Days | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Hike & Cultural Immersion | 2 Days | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Hike & Cultural Immersion | 2 Days | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Hike & Cultural Immersion | 2 Days | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Hike & Cultural Immersion | 2 Days | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Join this authentic trip to Oqaatsut settlement with plenty of exciting activities to do on this This trip is for everyone who seeks a unique adventure through the arctic summer landscape. With PGI Greenland you will get to hike the grounds around Oqaatsut and investigate the arctic flora and admire the rivers and rocky plains. The journey starts with a hike from Ilulissat to Oqaatsut, where we will get to see plains of arctic floras, sky high mountains and rocky terrain. A peaceful hike through the wonderful landscape leaves every explorer breathless, surrounded by astonishing views in every direction. Meet the friendly locals and watch the daily activity of hunters going out and coming back from a fishing trip or a hunt. Take your time to study the houses and imagine living in a place surrounded by breathtaking nature and the harsh living conditions in winter time. Around the settlement you will see Greenlandic dogs situated outside houses and some with puppies. Most of them will come to you as they are curious small dogs and love a belly rub. Take your time to look at the many drying racks of fish and maybe polar bear skin. Surrounded by stunning nature you should take the advantage of exploring the arctic tundra. Come along this adventurous journey to the charming settlement of Oqaatsut and enjoy a 2-day trip of cultural activities and other activities. See the availability by pressing on ‘Choose a date’ and book your tour today.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Sep.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activities: Hiking, Culture, Fishing, Settlement Visit
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 14 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Disko Bay
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00

You meet us at the departure location.
PGI Greenland office
Included:
  • Guide

  • Boat transfer back to Ilulissat

  • Lunch pack

  • Dinner & lunch

  • Accommodation 1 night & breakfast

  • Activity with the locals (day 2)


What to bring:
  • First upper layer (thermal shirt, wool or synthetic)

  • First lower layer (hiking pants)

  • Thick socks (wool is ideal)

  • Second upper layer (fleece)

  • Third layer jacket (Primaloft or down)

  • Water proof jacket (in case of rain)

  • Warm gloves or mittens

  • Sunglasses and sun protection

  • Backpack with any additional items you need to walk around the settlement and spend the day there

  • Prescription medication and other personal health items.


Good to know:

Minimum participants of 4 on departure day. If less than 4 people the tour will be cancelled and you will get the full payment refunded. Please inform in advance if you have diabetes, asthma or cardio problems. Please inform us if you have any medical condition that could affect you during the activity. No previous experience is needed for this trip as you will be accompanied by a guide that will help you through the whole process.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Hike to Oqaatsut


Hike & Cultural Immersion | 2 Days | Ilulissat | Disko Bay


Meeting up with your guide for this trip at PGI Greenland's Office and together we will walk out of Ilulissat. Immediately after leaving town you will be met by stunning landscape of green plains, arctic floras and tall mountains. Looking out towards the water, you will see huge icebergs and if you are lucky, you might even see humpback whales between the waves.

After a few hours you will arrive to Oqaatsut, a settlement of 37 inhabitants, you will be taken to your accommodation. We invite you to walk through the charming village and greet the friendly locals.


Day 2 - Join The Locals for Daily Activities & Return to Ilulissat


Hike & Cultural Immersion | 2 Days | Ilulissat | Disko Bay


Today you will get an authentic experience in the company with a local doing the daily chores. Learn how to catch fish, dry for storage or depending on the season, help to make a traditional dish. In the company of your guide you will be able to ask questions and do your chores more efficient.

Then its time to head back to Ilulissat with a boat transfer, taking you through ice-packed passages and stunning views over the water surface.


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