Sermermiut Settlement Walk | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Free cancellation
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2 hours
English, Danish
All year

Visit the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ilulissat Icefjord and understand it’s historical significance on a walk through the Sermermiut Valley - the site of ancient settlements reaching back 4000 years. 

After a short transfer out to the edge of Ilulissat, we head off on an easy hike along the boardwalk through the Sermermiut Valley towards the Ilulissat Icefjord. 

Along the way we will explain the special characteristics of this area and why it has been inhabited for such a long time. We will also tell stories about the ancient Inuit way of life and how Greenlanders lived before the Europeans arrived, and point out the remains of some of the settlement structures that can be seen from our route (they aren’t obvious if you don’t know what to look for).

The views of icebergs become more and more spectacular as we approach the furthest point on our short hike - the viewpoint of Nakkaavik (literally ‘The place to fall’). There we will enjoy hot tea and coffee overlooking the expanse of the Icefjord before retracing our steps to our transfer vehicle.

Reserve your place on this historical walking tour of the Ilulissat Icefjord by selecting your date of travel and clicking on Book Now.


Transfer from Ilulissat to/from start point of the hike
English Speaking Guide
Coffee & Tea


Greenlandic Culture
Iceberg Views


Ilulissat Icefjord
Disko Bay

What to bring

Good walking shoes
Layered clothing. Ideally, you should have a thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket), and outer layer of windproof clothing (top and bottom). You may not need all of this on any particular day, but you should have it available.
Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf
Sunglasses, sun screen & sun hat (depending on weather)
Camera and spare batteries

Good to know

We recommend that you bring a full set of layers and then decide what to wear on the day. We strongly encourage you to take a windproof jacket on the hike, as a cold breeze can pick up during the tour.

Please note that the departure point might change and we will contact you in that case.

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