A Day of Dogsledding | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

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Tour Type
Day Tour
Duration
5 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Start town
Ilulissat
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Description

A full day of dogsledding in the stunning landscape of Ilulissat. Have you always wanted to go on a dogsled into the wilderness of Greenland? Then this is definitely something for you. Dogsledding has and still is a crucial means of transportation for the Inuit people.

Back in the days, it was a necessity for survival, as it allowed the hunters to go far and beyond to hunt seal and other arctic animals. Today, however, it is important for the locals to keep traditions alive.

This trip allows you to understand how knowledgeable the musher is and he will teach you what the sled can do, about the dogs and their behaviour along with the dedication it takes to train Greenlandic dogs as a pack. An astonishing cultural experience that combines the stunning landscape of ice and snow in the safe hands of the local musher.

On this journey, you will get to learn to control the dogs and sled and travel through the untouched tundra. After going through the safety and you have gotten an understanding of the sled and dogs we will start heading out for our journey towards Oqaatsut, a small village of approximately 37 inhabitants.

The start of the journey will be the most impressive and thrilling experience, as you sit back and let the dogs and musher take you across frozen lakes, hillsides and impressive scenery. The settlement is about 20 kilometres away from Ilulissat, and the trip towards Oqaatsut is a spectacular sight, as you cross frozen fjords and see sky-high mountains in every direction.

Arriving in the charming little village, you will get to observe the daily life of the hunters presumably getting their dogs and sled ready for a day out in the winter landscape. Use the opportunity to greet the friendly locals whilst you enjoy the fantastic view all around you. Walk through the settlement and breathe in the fresh air whilst you enjoy the peacefulness that overcomes the village.

If the ice conditions don’t allow us to go to Oqaatsut we will climb a mountain to get a stunning view of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ilulissat Icefjord. But no matter the destination we guarantee a spectacular trip through the arctic tundra of ice and snow.

Don’t miss out on this unique Inuit experience and come along for a day of dogsledding in Greenland. See availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ and book your adventure today.

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Activities

Dog Sledding

Greenlandic Culture

Attractions

Disko Bay

Included

  • Dogsled, dogs & musher
  • Guide
  • Warm jacket, pants, gloves & boots
  • Snacks
  • Hot beverages

What to bring

What to bring

  • First upper layer (thermal shirt, wool or synthetic)
  • First upper 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
  • Prescription medication and other personal health items

Additional Information

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. All tours in Greenland are weather dependent. Please note that due to unpredictable weather and conditions during winter, the itinerary of this tour is subject to change. While it is our goal to deliver the best tour experience possible, the safety of our clients is always our first priority.

All participants will have to sign a Waiver of Liability before starting the activity. You can find the Terms and conditions in the description of the tour operator, here you also find cancellation policy.

Our customers are the foundation of Guide to Greenland so we make great efforts to provide you with the best possible service.

We are located in Greenland and cooperate with everyone involved in the Greenlandic tourism industry.  We are therefore perfectly placed to quickly react to changes or new wishes you may have to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.

BOOK EARLY
The earlier you book your trip, the better the prices will be, and the more likely you will be able to book the tour you want for the dates/times you want.

Package tours can be sold out more than half a year in advance (note that Guide to Greenland does not include international flights in packages, except where indicated from Iceland or Denmark).  Day trips may sell out closer to your arrival date, but for popular destinations, certain dates/times can also sell out months in advance. We recommend that you secure all of your experiences by booking them well in advance of your trip.

CANCELLATIONS
All cancellations must be made via e-mail.

Although Guide to Greenland is committed to ensuring the best protection and service for our customers in the event of a cancellation, we are obliged to charge cancellation fees. This is in accordance with Greenland travel industry business practices. Details can be found in our general cancellation policy

Note: Due to COVID-19, a temporary cancellation policy applies. You can find it in the footer of the website under the "Terms & Conditions".

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Description

A full day of dogsledding in the stunning landscape of Ilulissat. Have you always wanted to go on a dogsled into the wilderness of Greenland? Then this is definitely something for you. Dogsledding has and still is a crucial means of transportation for the Inuit people.

Back in the days, it was a necessity for survival, as it allowed the hunters to go far and beyond to hunt seal and other arctic animals. Today, however, it is important for the locals to keep traditions alive.

This trip allows you to understand how knowledgeable the musher is and he will teach you what the sled can do, about the dogs and their behaviour along with the dedication it takes to train Greenlandic dogs as a pack. An astonishing cultural experience that combines the stunning landscape of ice and snow in the safe hands of the local musher.

On this journey, you will get to learn to control the dogs and sled and travel through the untouched tundra. After going through the safety and you have gotten an understanding of the sled and dogs we will start heading out for our journey towards Oqaatsut, a small village of approximately 37 inhabitants.

The start of the journey will be the most impressive and thrilling experience, as you sit back and let the dogs and musher take you across frozen lakes, hillsides and impressive scenery. The settlement is about 20 kilometres away from Ilulissat, and the trip towards Oqaatsut is a spectacular sight, as you cross frozen fjords and see sky-high mountains in every direction.

Arriving in the charming little village, you will get to observe the daily life of the hunters presumably getting their dogs and sled ready for a day out in the winter landscape. Use the opportunity to greet the friendly locals whilst you enjoy the fantastic view all around you. Walk through the settlement and breathe in the fresh air whilst you enjoy the peacefulness that overcomes the village.

If the ice conditions don’t allow us to go to Oqaatsut we will climb a mountain to get a stunning view of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ilulissat Icefjord. But no matter the destination we guarantee a spectacular trip through the arctic tundra of ice and snow.

Don’t miss out on this unique Inuit experience and come along for a day of dogsledding in Greenland. See availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ and book your adventure today.

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