A Taste Of Greenland | Settlement Adventure in Oqaatsut | Ilulissat
Get a taste of Greenland with this extraordinary 6-hour dining experience, departing from Ilulissat. This tour is the perfect introduction to Greenland’s food culture, as well as the gifts that the Greenlandic nature has to offer.
This tour takes you out of town, to the small settlement of Oqaatsut. Oqaatsut is located around 13 kilometres north of Ilulissat, approximately a 45-minute boat trip. Upon arrival in Oqaatsut, we will do a short settlement tour. Oqaatsut was originally called ‘Rodebay’, named after dutch whalers, who established the small settlement as a trading station in the 18th century.
The Greenlandic people have always lived in coherence with nature, and have always been dependent on nature’s gifts, such as fish, caribou, berries, Arctic thyme, Arctic Angelica, Qajaasat (Labrador Tea), mushrooms, harebell etc.
Oqaatsut is surrounded by endless miles of Arctic tundra and sea, with perfect conditions for Greenlandic herbs to grow undisturbed by pollution and Greenlandic wildlife to flourish. What we find in nature, depends on the season. We will search both on land and sea for local commodities. Your guide will assist you in finding on-land commodities and everything good from the sea.
Once you and your co-explorers are satisfied with the catches of the day, lunch will be prepared. If our skills as hunters, fishermen and gatherers fail, we have a back-up feast for you to enjoy
Do not hesitate to book this extraordinary dining experience, as you will get to spend a full day in nature, eating delicious food and immerse yourself in Greenlandic culture and history. Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Book Now’ above.
- Boat Shuttle Service (Ilulissat- Oqaatsut- Ilulissat)
- Fully Guided Day Tour
- Settlement Tour
- Floatation Suit
|• Cold Refreshments|
What to bring
- Layered clothing. Ideally, you should pack 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. You should always bring a windproof jacket, regardless of the weather.
- Hiking Boots
- Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf, gloves
- Head net and insect repellent (in case of mosquitoes)
- Water Bottle
- Extra Snacks
Terms of service
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.
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.
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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