Authentic Settlement Experience | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Authentic Settlement Experience | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Authentic Settlement Experience | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Authentic Settlement Experience | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Authentic Settlement Experience | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Authentic Settlement Experience | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Authentic Settlement Experience | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Authentic Settlement Experience | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Have you always wondered how life in a remote Greenlandic settlement is? Have you always dreamt of visiting Ilulissat? Then this tour is definitely something for you. Combining a visit to a hunters settlement and Greenlandic traditions of transport of both dogsledding and snowmobiling. You will on this journey drive by snowmobile to the settlement and get the best spot to see the stunning Northern Lights and meet the friendly, warm-hearted locals.


During this trip, you will get an authentic experience with all your senses and get a great insight into living conditions in a traditional Greenlandic village. In a place, the weather is the boss and adaption is crucial to survive the winter days in the Arctic. On this adventure you will be accompanied by an experienced guide who will help you throughout the entire trip, so you can try new things without any worries. This also means you don't need any previous experience to come alone on this journey.

The trip is guaranteed to give you an unforgettable experience to the charming village of Oqaatsut with plenty of activities for you to enjoy. Come along on this unique cultural and adrenaline rushing experience. See the availability by pressing on 'Choose a date' and book your trip today.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Apr.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Activities: Snowmobiling, Dog Sledding, Cultural Activity, Settlement Visit
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 16 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Disko Bay
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00.

You meet us at the departure location.
PGI Greenland office
  • Snowmobiling equipment (helmet)

  • Warm jacket, pants, gloves & boots for snowmobiling & dogsledding

  • Dogsled trip

  • Accommodation in B&B

  • Fullboard

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

  • First lower layer (thermal pants, wool or synthetic)

  • Thick socks (wool is ideal)

  • Second upper l-ayer (fleece)

  • Second lower layer (hiking/ski pants)

  • Third layer jacket (Primaloft or down)

  • Third layer pants (wind and water proof pants)

  • Fourth layer jacket (wind and water proof jacket)

  • Warm gloves or mittens

  • Sunglasses & Sun screen

  • Prescription medication and other personal health items

  • Personal clothes and hygiene items for 3 days and 2 nights.

  • Money (cash) to buy snacks, refreshments or other items in the local shop

Good to know:

If you have any back problems or physical pains, riding a snowmobile is not recommended. No previous experience is needed for this trip as you will be accompanied by a guide that will help you through the whole process. Please inform in advance if you have diabetes, cardio problems or other medical conditions that could affect the tour. Minors under 18 cannot drive the snowmobile.

The tour requires a minimum of two participants, maximum 5 participant. If there are less than two participants signed up, the tour will be cancelled.

Every participant has to sign a Waiver of liability before going on the tour. You can see the Terms and Conditions under the information about the tour operator, here you find e.g. cancellation policy.

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival to Oqaatsut

Authentic Settlement Experience | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Meet up with your fellow travelers at PGI Greenland’s office in the heart of Ilulissat and come down to the snowmobiles, where you will get briefed about the journey ahead and safety instructions of operating a snowmobile. Then the journey will start on the fjord towards Oqaatsut. Immediately after leaving town you will be met with breathtaking nature where ever you look. You will feel adrenaline rush going through you while you drive the snowmobile through the arctic landscape, with plenty of stops for pictures and enjoy the breathtaking view.

Arriving in the charming Oqaatsut village you will meet friendly locals and be taken to your accommodation. Take a walk in the settlement and observe the daily life of the local hunters. We strongly recommend that you go outside in the evening and see if you can spot the stunning Northern Lights dancing across the sky. Oqaatsut is small and does not have a lot of lights, so this allows you to see the stars and Aurora Borealis much clearer than in bigger towns.

Day 2 - Dogsledding Adventure

Authentic Settlement Experience | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Today you will be going on a dogsledding adventure with a local hunter venturing out through the arctic tundra and frozen fjords. Dogsledding is an unique means of transportation and has been used by the inuit people for many centuries. You will get to experience the teamwork between man and dog as they conquer hills and mountains to reach the destination. Enjoy the absolutly stunning view around you and breathe in the experience and fresh cold air. Traveling through the untouched winter landscape around Oqaatsut village you will see tracks of other dogsleds, snowmobiles and if you look closely, you might even see some animal tracks. Combining culture and nature of greenlandic traditions, is an unforgettable experience.

Day 3 - Snowmobiling Back to Ilulissat

Authentic Settlement Experience | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

The final day of your journey has arrived and its time to head back to Ilulissat. Enjoy the last couple of hours of breathtaking nature and say goodbye to the friendly locals in Oqaatsut. Heading back the way we came is just as mesmerizing as on the way here, still with plenty of time for a break to take the last pictures and enjoy the view.

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