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Experience the making of Greenlandic National Costumes | Ilulissat

Come visit the local Women’s Association house. Here you will learn about Kalaallisuut and have a first-hand experience of Greenlandic culture and traditions. “Kalaallisuut” means National costumes of Greenland/Inuit and is well worth a visit even if you are not interested in fashion or clothing.In Greenland, the Women’s Association is very well known in every town and they have over 800 members nationally. Every week they meet each other for a cup of coffee and talk about old Greenlandic handcrafts and traditions. It is important to keep and take care of the old traditions because nowadays there are only a few who master the knowledge for making the Kalaallisuut. That is why the Women’s Association is well known, for protecting a special cultural heritage, which they try to pass on to the next generation.You will be transported from the meeting point to the Women's Association’s house; where one or two members waiting for us to arrive. Within the 2 hours, there will be some demonstration of techniques and treatment of the seal skin and the Kalaallisuut. They will show you national costumes for both men and women, and tell stories about the costumes. You will get a chance to touch and feel with your own hands, like the suit, the pearls, and the seal skin. After Greenlandic tradition, coffee will be served and maybe cake to the guests. In the end, we go back to where we started.It is 2 interesting hours if you are visiting Greenland or Ilulissat, not only to experience it but also to learn some of our traditions and culture. It gives a different perspective and supports local initiatives.Come dive deep into our cultural heritage, just click on “choose a date” above and find a day that suits you.

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Crash Course in Greenlandic | Ilulissat

If you like to learn new languages or you like the sound of Greenlandic or you just want to learn a new language like Greenlandic, then this 1-hour course for beginners is perfect for you to start learning Greenlandic.No worries! The course is 100% conversational, that means you won’t have to learn the grammar rules or learn how to read Greenlandic. The course will be simple, practical, short and super easy.There are only around 56.000 people on earth that can speak Greenlandic, and they say Greenlandic is one of the hardest languages to learn, but do not worry. We know you can do it!You will learn the basics in Greenlandic that you need to know to have a conversation. In this course, you will learn greetings, introductions, words and phrases for travelling, days of the week, months of the year and more. At the end of the course, you should be able to greet and introduce yourself to the locals in Greenland and have basic conversations with them.Greenlanders love it when foreigners try to speak Greenlandic because it shows that they respect their language and that they have taken the time to learn it. Greenlanders appreciate the ones who try, even if they say simple words or sentences like ‘Qujanaq’ which means ‘thank you’ in Greenlandic.There will be a further introduction about the course and you will get explained more about how the course is going to go at the beginning of the course.Take this fun and educational course and impress people you know or others by speaking one of the hardest languages on earth, Greenlandic.Just press ‘choose a date’ to find availability for this course.

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60minutes
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30minutes
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Duration:
3hours
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Jun. - Oct.
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Cultural & Traditional Kaffemik | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Immerse yourself in Greenlandic traditions and culture with this 1 ½ hour tour, bringing you to a local Kaffemik. There is 2670 km between Greenlands most southern and northern point, but all along the coast, you will be able to find the common tradition - Kaffemik. Kaffemik is held at any celebratory event, from a christening to a birthday. At the celebration, there are usually seasonal-based Greenlandic delicacies, coffee, tea and delicious cakes.  You will be experiencing a small part of the Greenlandic and local culture!The local hospitality is very special, the Greenlandic people will welcome you and your fellow explorers with warm laughter and open arms. It will be possible to see and hear about the national gowns and what life is like about 300 km above the Arctic circle. Storytelling is a big part of the Greenlandic culture that goes way back to the traditional Inuits. The Inuits used storytelling as entertainment in the long, dark and cold polar night. They would sit in their peat huts, and the stories could be about everything, from the hunters day at sea to the shaman telling legends and myths. Occasionally the Greenlandic drum is brought out. Not all locals speak English, therefore your guide will translate.Please note, that there only will be served coffee, tea and baked goods on this tour. Book this 1,5-hour visit to a local family and get in touch with the locals to hear about their everyday life in Greenland! See availability by pressing "Choose a day" above and book today.

Duration:
2hours
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May. - Aug.
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2.5hours
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60minutes
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Nuuk city tour by car

Join this tour through the world's smallest capital, Nuuk, and get a sense of how the city evolves. You’ll be driven by car or bus with a professional guide who will tell you about the exciting history behind the colorful capital.Although the capital's inhabitants are just around 18,000,  you’ll see a fascinating cross between the urban and traditional way of life. You can go to the cinema after a nice visit at the café while meeting fishermen or hunters selling the catch of the day in the market.Like the rest of the cities in the Greenlandic coast, Nuuk is located by the coast and is surrounded by breathtaking nature - mountains and the sea play together very well in the hustle and bustle of the city atmosphere.Nuuk is divided into 3 parts. Nuuk is the centre of the city, you’ll find the oldest part of the city, the colonial harbour, where Greenland's colonial period has begun. Here you will not only see the past because you’ll also find different restaurants and cafés with food from Greenlandic to European inspiration.Lots of shops selling interesting souvenirs and local design. You can also find the Cultural House, National Museum as well as the local museum here.The second part is Nuussuaq, a part of Nuuk which sprung up in the 1980s. You’ll be impressed by colourful houses and suburban life in beautiful surroundings. The third and most recent part of Nuuk is Qinngorput, which appeared at the beginning of 2000. It takes about 20 minutes to drive from Nuuk to Qinngorput.The entire city has been in rapid development and it never stops, new buildings are always springing up around the entire city. Come along and get an idea of the conditions of which the modern Inuit live in, here in the capital and hear what your guide has to say, there are a lot of hidden wonders See availability for the tour by pressing "Choose a date" for the tour and book your tour today.

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90minutes
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Art, Science and Society | Nuuk

Join on a combined tour of two of Nuuks best and most interesting sites: the beautiful and architecturally interesting buildings of the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and Ilimmarfik, University of Greenland. The tour will focus on the history of science in Greenland and the displayed art and architecture of the two buildings, both decorated by internationally recognized artists Aka Høegh and Anne-Birthe Hove.The tour starts at the architectually interesting building of The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. Being a former Communications Officer at the Institute the guide, Kitte Witting, has great inside knowledge of both the science conducted and history behind the Institute and the exhibition Paasisaqarusuppunga, Science and Society. The exhibition ties the building together and inspires the visitor to explore the architectural landscape while learning about the history of science in Greenland starting with the Danish cleric and Naturalist Otto Fabricius. It displays his outstanding work as a humanist and scientist that was the basis of the world-famous Fauna Groenlandica, published 1790. It also displays the “Plankton Cloud” which creates an impressive view into the otherwise invisible microworld of the sea and the shell of the world´s biggest bivalve, that lived approximately 83 million years ago. The tour continues with a short walk to the neighbouring building Ilimmarfik that houses the University of Greenland and the National Archives, Groenlandica. Ilimmarfik was finished 10 years after the Institute, and is also decorated by Aka Høegh and Anne Birthe Hove and contains artwork of Julie Edel Hardenberg a.o. After the tour, you can buy lunch or have a coffee and cake in the canteen of Ilimmarfik, which offers a spectacular view over the fiord to the landmark of Nuuk, Sermitsiaq Mountain.The tour will take about 1.5 hours. There are plenty of possibilities to sit and rest during the tour while listening to the stories and facts of the buildings, the art and the scientific work of the Natural Institute and the University of Greenland.  See availability and book your tour by clicking 'Choose a date' above and experience a whole other side of Nuuk.

Duration:
90minutes
Available:
Nov. - Jun.
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Kaffemik in Ilimanaq | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Visit a local 'Ilimanarmiut' family and experience the Greenlandic hospitality.A 'Kaffemik' is a traditional get together that is held at any special occasion in Greenland. Usually people invite family, friends and in smaller places the whole village joins. The structure of a 'Kaffemik' is very loose, the guests do not have to attend at a fixed time, but come when it suits them, stay for a little while to have coffee and cake and then leave. You will always find a lot of food at a 'Kaffemik'. The tables will be full of Greenlandic specialities, lots of different cakes and something good to drink.On this trip you get to visit one of the local families that have lived in Ilimanaq for a long time. They will introduce you to the local way of life with all its cultural traditions. They will tell you stories from the old days and what it is like living in a place like this today in the ever more modern and globalized world. This is an unique opportunity to get close to the nice local people.The Greenlandic specialities might taste different from the food you are used to back home, so we cannot guarantee that you will like it, we however encourage you to taste it. At least you will probably enjoy the cakes. Furthermore this excursion is a contribution to the local community, so when you are in the area you should join.If you stay in Ilulissat please remember to add-on transportation to and from Ilimanaq. You have the option to choose a boat-shuttle when you book this trip. It is possible to book an overnight stay at Ilimanaq lodges, by pressing the following link:https://guidetogreenland.com/accommodation/hotels/ilimanaq-lodge/70If staying at Ilimanaq lodges, book boat-shuttle return through the lodge. Click on "Choose a date" to see the availability and come along on 'Kaffemik'.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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2hours
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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 this tour 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.

Duration:
2days
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Greenlandic Dinner | Aasiaat | Disko bay

Join this authentic gastronomic experience in the company of a local family. Put your taste buds to the test and try different flavours of arctic wildlife. Make new friends and if you are up to learning about the preparation of Greenlandic dishes, you will have the chance to watch how it's prepared and even get to help.Through the recent years, the Greenlandic culture and traditions get mixed with the modern way of life. This also includes preparation and making of their food. But because of the isolated location import goods is a costly affair. Greenlanders still rely on hunting and fishing as you also will witness while in Greenland.Luckily wildlife thrives in the waters around Aasiaat as narwhale seals and other whale species. On land musk ox and reindeer is commonly seen.Come join this gastronomic experience and make new friends in the process. See availability by pressing on ' Choose a date' above and book your dinner today. The price of the tour depends on what you chose from the menu and the price starts from 360DKK:StartersCrab ballotine 110 DKK: crab ballotine with seaweed, parsley puree, apple, beetroot and smoked cheeseShrimp 105DKK: raw Greenlandic shrimps with smoked potatoes and lemon emulsionLamb heart 100DKK: with black trumpet, parsley puree flavoured, with fermented garlic and labrador tea poached saltify Main coursesSEAL-stew 200 DKK: traditional Greenlandic boiled dish with grains, herbs, angelica, onions and fresh seal meatWHALE 220 DKK: smoked whale steaks served with rice or potatoes, traditional gravy, onions and herbsCARIBU 210 DKK: gratinated reindeer steaks with herbs, served with rice and vegetablesMUSK-OX 220DKK: smoky fried musk-ox with local herbs and game sauceCODFISH 190 DKK: temperate Greenlandic codfish, served with steamed spring onions, tossed in angelica and leek, rice and curry sauceSALMON 190 DKK: finest fresh salmon from the local market, baked with roasted potatoes and Greenlandic herbs, served with sauce-hollandaise DessertsApple cake 100 DKK: modified apple cake with apple compote, crunchy macaroons, Greenlandic berries and burned white chocolate creamCaramel ice cream 70 DKK: Greenlandic caramel ice cream served with sweet mountain blueberries and fudge sauceCheese 90 DKK: a selection of fine cheeses, chefs choice, served with Greenlandic rye bread and blueberries DrinksWhite wine 45 DKK: planeta, alastro bianco, grenacio, 2012/2013, italyRed wine 50 DKK: domaine brusset, cotes du rhône, 2011, franceBeer 50 DKK: greenlandic brew, umimaq (‘musk-ox’) godthaab bryghus 

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4hours
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Meet the sled dogs | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

On this tour, you will have the chance to meet the local sleddogs with their musher. This tour is perfect for you, who would like to immerse yourself in Greenlandic culture and if you are an animal lover. Grab this amazing opportunity and come along! The Greenlandic sled dog is one of a kind - a wild animal, bred for dogsledding and surviving extreme temperatures.  The sled dogs have played a crucial role in the survival of the Inuits in Greenland. Today, you can only find sled dogs north of the polar circle, due to warm temperatures and melting sea ice.  The number of dogs has in the last 20 years reduced to half of its populations and today there are only 15.000 dogs in Greenland.Your tour begins with a transfer from your hotel to the dog yard. Here you will be met by a local musher, who will introduce you to his dogs. There is a strong bond between the musher and the dogs. The bond allows the musher and his dogs to travel far through the rough terrain of ice and snow in temperatures as low as -40 C.The local musher will tell you about life north of the polar circle, teach you how to operate the dog sledge and the hunting equipment, he uses for hunting and fishing. In case the musher does not speak English, your guide will translate. Please note, that these dogs are working dogs and not domesticated animals. It is, therefore, crucial, that you do not approach the dogs on your own. The owner will show what dogs are safe to pet.Bring your camera and fellow explorers to the dog yard! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
60minutes
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Traditional Hunting & Camping | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Join a Greenlandic hunter in the wilderness and experience the traditional way of inland camping and hunting. Here you have the opportunity to feel and learn more about the ways of living that has supported different Arctic hunting cultures. At this camp a minimum of changes has been made due to the fact that you as a visitor are a part of the camp. In other words, you experience a hunting camp as it will be carried out when the hunter and his family are here. For millennia the inland hunting grounds have been the scene for the early caribou hunt. In former days the hunt was essential for getting the fur of caribou, which by weight is the warmest fur obtainable. As well as the antlers which was used for hunting tools. Meat was dried for conservation and could thereby by a food source lasting for winter.Your guide will hunt, mainly for caribou, meat will be dried, skin scraped or tanned and dried for use as sleeping mats or maybe clothing, we collect wood for cooking and simply live the hunting camp life with all its aspects. Therefore there is also no other itinerary than the day and time for start and end of the tour.As any indigenous people the Greenlanders used any new commodity that would help ease the way of living. So will we off course in this camp. We might also experiment with tanning methods used by the native Americans or others to get the best possible hide out of the caribou skin.  The camp is situated just South of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nipisat-Aasivissuit, with its long history of Arctic cultures who had their hunting grounds in this area for millennia.

Duration:
5days
Available:
Sep. - Dec.
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The Sled Dog Experience | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Come along and experience a symphony of 20 howling sled dogs! If you are visiting Ilulissat you must experience the Greenlandic sled dogs. On this tour, we invite you to feast with a pack of Greenlandic sled dogs.When the Inuits first arrived here in Greenland 4000 to 5000 years ago, they brought the sled dogs with them. Since the sled dogs have been a crucial element for survival in the Arctic, as no modern snowmobile can compete with the tireless work of a sled dog. Today the sled dogs are used by the traditional hunters for traveling to remote areas for long-line fishing, hunting, and transportation.Your excursion starts in Kussangajaannguaq 7, where you and your fellow explorers will be introduced to your guide of the day. From here you venture out of town, where you will be greeted by a local dog husk. The husk will demonstrate how you operate the sled and the harness and how to use the whip. The owner will tell you about how it is to be practicing dog sledding in an ever more modern and globalized world.Afterward, a pack of 20 howling and hungry dogs awaits to be fed, so after you and your fellow explorers have learned everything there is to learn about dog sledding and hunting, you can be lucky and help the husk feeding the dogs. This is an extraordinary experience, that you only will get to experience here in Greenland. You will be able to see, feel and hear the many howling dogs!In the spring you will be able to see sled dog puppies, they are true heartbreakers. There is a special bond between the owner and the dogs, that allows them to work together on long journeys in the wilderness. The dogs are very loyal to their owner but might seem aggressive to strangers. Please keep your distance from the dogs, when arriving at the dog kennel. The owner will show you which dogs are safe to pet. If you would like to experience the symphony of howling sled dogs, then come along this excursion! Put on your practical clothes and shoes. Check the availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above. 

Duration:
90minutes
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Mar. - Nov.
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23.5hours
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2hours
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Boat Shuttle Express | Kapisillit | Nuuk

Come aboard, this fast travelling boat shuttle from Greenland's capital, Nuuk to Kapisillit. This boat shuttle is perfect for you who would like to experience Greenland, its nature and its culture. Kapisillit offers unique opportunities for exploring Greenlandic culture and the beauty of the Arctic nature.Kapisillit is a small settlement, living off its surrounding nature - by fishing and hunting. The settlement has approximately 60 inhabitants and is surrounded by endless miles of Arctic tundra and unimaginable beauty. With this boat shuttle, you will be transported to Kapisillit Friday, and return to Nuuk Sunday. Book a two-day stay at the local hostel, rent a cabin for a weekend or camp in the surrounding nature. This is the perfect opportunity if you would like to create your own Greenland holiday.For cultural activities, visit a local family, join the cultural celebration – Kaffemik, attend a church ceremony or go on a self-guided settlement tour and chit chat with the locals. Visiting Kapisillit is a true insight into what Greenland is like, outside of the capital.The surrounding nature offers a fjord of opportunities, for fishing and hiking. The area is known for its large lakes and river system, with breeding arctic char and salmon. Kapisillit means salmon and the settlement is named after its rich waters of salmon.  There are tons of hiking opportunities. Only an hour or two by foot, you can visit the ice-filled fjord, Nuuk ice fjord. The fjord houses the Narsap Sermia Glacier, which produces endless icebergs, flowing into the fjord. The many icebergs create a picturesque landscape with icebergs as far as the eyes can see. The hike is quite easy and can almost be done by all ages. Please note that these tours are without a guide.Departure is: FRIDAYNuuk – Kapisillit 16.00Kapisillit – Nuuk 18.30SUNDAYNuuk – Kapisillit 12.00Kapisillit – Nuuk 14.30Pack your camera and fishing equipment for this out-of-town settlement visit. Check the booking availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above.  

Duration:
4hours
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Jun. - Aug.
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60minutes
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Experience the making of Greenlandic National Costumes | Ilulissat

Come visit the local Women’s Association house. Here you will learn about Kalaallisuut and have a first-hand experience of Greenlandic culture and traditions. “Kalaallisuut” means National costumes of Greenland/Inuit and is well worth a visit even if you are not interested in fashion or clothing.In Greenland, the Women’s Association is very well known in every town and they have over 800 members nationally. Every week they meet each other for a cup of coffee and talk about old Greenlandic handcrafts and traditions. It is important to keep and take care of the old traditions because nowadays there are only a few who master the knowledge for making the Kalaallisuut. That is why the Women’s Association is well known, for protecting a special cultural heritage, which they try to pass on to the next generation.You will be transported from the meeting point to the Women's Association’s house; where one or two members waiting for us to arrive. Within the 2 hours, there will be some demonstration of techniques and treatment of the seal skin and the Kalaallisuut. They will show you national costumes for both men and women, and tell stories about the costumes. You will get a chance to touch and feel with your own hands, like the suit, the pearls, and the seal skin. After Greenlandic tradition, coffee will be served and maybe cake to the guests. In the end, we go back to where we started.It is 2 interesting hours if you are visiting Greenland or Ilulissat, not only to experience it but also to learn some of our traditions and culture. It gives a different perspective and supports local initiatives.Come dive deep into our cultural heritage, just click on “choose a date” above and find a day that suits you.

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2hours
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All year
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Crash Course in Greenlandic | Ilulissat

If you like to learn new languages or you like the sound of Greenlandic or you just want to learn a new language like Greenlandic, then this 1-hour course for beginners is perfect for you to start learning Greenlandic.No worries! The course is 100% conversational, that means you won’t have to learn the grammar rules or learn how to read Greenlandic. The course will be simple, practical, short and super easy.There are only around 56.000 people on earth that can speak Greenlandic, and they say Greenlandic is one of the hardest languages to learn, but do not worry. We know you can do it!You will learn the basics in Greenlandic that you need to know to have a conversation. In this course, you will learn greetings, introductions, words and phrases for travelling, days of the week, months of the year and more. At the end of the course, you should be able to greet and introduce yourself to the locals in Greenland and have basic conversations with them.Greenlanders love it when foreigners try to speak Greenlandic because it shows that they respect their language and that they have taken the time to learn it. Greenlanders appreciate the ones who try, even if they say simple words or sentences like ‘Qujanaq’ which means ‘thank you’ in Greenlandic.There will be a further introduction about the course and you will get explained more about how the course is going to go at the beginning of the course.Take this fun and educational course and impress people you know or others by speaking one of the hardest languages on earth, Greenlandic.Just press ‘choose a date’ to find availability for this course.

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60minutes
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30minutes
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3hours
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Jun. - Oct.
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60minutes
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Cultural & Traditional Kaffemik | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Immerse yourself in Greenlandic traditions and culture with this 1 ½ hour tour, bringing you to a local Kaffemik. There is 2670 km between Greenlands most southern and northern point, but all along the coast, you will be able to find the common tradition - Kaffemik. Kaffemik is held at any celebratory event, from a christening to a birthday. At the celebration, there are usually seasonal-based Greenlandic delicacies, coffee, tea and delicious cakes.  You will be experiencing a small part of the Greenlandic and local culture!The local hospitality is very special, the Greenlandic people will welcome you and your fellow explorers with warm laughter and open arms. It will be possible to see and hear about the national gowns and what life is like about 300 km above the Arctic circle. Storytelling is a big part of the Greenlandic culture that goes way back to the traditional Inuits. The Inuits used storytelling as entertainment in the long, dark and cold polar night. They would sit in their peat huts, and the stories could be about everything, from the hunters day at sea to the shaman telling legends and myths. Occasionally the Greenlandic drum is brought out. Not all locals speak English, therefore your guide will translate.Please note, that there only will be served coffee, tea and baked goods on this tour. Book this 1,5-hour visit to a local family and get in touch with the locals to hear about their everyday life in Greenland! See availability by pressing "Choose a day" above and book today.

Duration:
2hours
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May. - Aug.
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2.5hours
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60minutes
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Nuuk city tour by car

Join this tour through the world's smallest capital, Nuuk, and get a sense of how the city evolves. You’ll be driven by car or bus with a professional guide who will tell you about the exciting history behind the colorful capital.Although the capital's inhabitants are just around 18,000,  you’ll see a fascinating cross between the urban and traditional way of life. You can go to the cinema after a nice visit at the café while meeting fishermen or hunters selling the catch of the day in the market.Like the rest of the cities in the Greenlandic coast, Nuuk is located by the coast and is surrounded by breathtaking nature - mountains and the sea play together very well in the hustle and bustle of the city atmosphere.Nuuk is divided into 3 parts. Nuuk is the centre of the city, you’ll find the oldest part of the city, the colonial harbour, where Greenland's colonial period has begun. Here you will not only see the past because you’ll also find different restaurants and cafés with food from Greenlandic to European inspiration.Lots of shops selling interesting souvenirs and local design. You can also find the Cultural House, National Museum as well as the local museum here.The second part is Nuussuaq, a part of Nuuk which sprung up in the 1980s. You’ll be impressed by colourful houses and suburban life in beautiful surroundings. The third and most recent part of Nuuk is Qinngorput, which appeared at the beginning of 2000. It takes about 20 minutes to drive from Nuuk to Qinngorput.The entire city has been in rapid development and it never stops, new buildings are always springing up around the entire city. Come along and get an idea of the conditions of which the modern Inuit live in, here in the capital and hear what your guide has to say, there are a lot of hidden wonders See availability for the tour by pressing "Choose a date" for the tour and book your tour today.

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90minutes
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Art, Science and Society | Nuuk

Join on a combined tour of two of Nuuks best and most interesting sites: the beautiful and architecturally interesting buildings of the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and Ilimmarfik, University of Greenland. The tour will focus on the history of science in Greenland and the displayed art and architecture of the two buildings, both decorated by internationally recognized artists Aka Høegh and Anne-Birthe Hove.The tour starts at the architectually interesting building of The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. Being a former Communications Officer at the Institute the guide, Kitte Witting, has great inside knowledge of both the science conducted and history behind the Institute and the exhibition Paasisaqarusuppunga, Science and Society. The exhibition ties the building together and inspires the visitor to explore the architectural landscape while learning about the history of science in Greenland starting with the Danish cleric and Naturalist Otto Fabricius. It displays his outstanding work as a humanist and scientist that was the basis of the world-famous Fauna Groenlandica, published 1790. It also displays the “Plankton Cloud” which creates an impressive view into the otherwise invisible microworld of the sea and the shell of the world´s biggest bivalve, that lived approximately 83 million years ago. The tour continues with a short walk to the neighbouring building Ilimmarfik that houses the University of Greenland and the National Archives, Groenlandica. Ilimmarfik was finished 10 years after the Institute, and is also decorated by Aka Høegh and Anne Birthe Hove and contains artwork of Julie Edel Hardenberg a.o. After the tour, you can buy lunch or have a coffee and cake in the canteen of Ilimmarfik, which offers a spectacular view over the fiord to the landmark of Nuuk, Sermitsiaq Mountain.The tour will take about 1.5 hours. There are plenty of possibilities to sit and rest during the tour while listening to the stories and facts of the buildings, the art and the scientific work of the Natural Institute and the University of Greenland.  See availability and book your tour by clicking 'Choose a date' above and experience a whole other side of Nuuk.

Duration:
90minutes
Available:
Nov. - Jun.
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Kaffemik in Ilimanaq | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Visit a local 'Ilimanarmiut' family and experience the Greenlandic hospitality.A 'Kaffemik' is a traditional get together that is held at any special occasion in Greenland. Usually people invite family, friends and in smaller places the whole village joins. The structure of a 'Kaffemik' is very loose, the guests do not have to attend at a fixed time, but come when it suits them, stay for a little while to have coffee and cake and then leave. You will always find a lot of food at a 'Kaffemik'. The tables will be full of Greenlandic specialities, lots of different cakes and something good to drink.On this trip you get to visit one of the local families that have lived in Ilimanaq for a long time. They will introduce you to the local way of life with all its cultural traditions. They will tell you stories from the old days and what it is like living in a place like this today in the ever more modern and globalized world. This is an unique opportunity to get close to the nice local people.The Greenlandic specialities might taste different from the food you are used to back home, so we cannot guarantee that you will like it, we however encourage you to taste it. At least you will probably enjoy the cakes. Furthermore this excursion is a contribution to the local community, so when you are in the area you should join.If you stay in Ilulissat please remember to add-on transportation to and from Ilimanaq. You have the option to choose a boat-shuttle when you book this trip. It is possible to book an overnight stay at Ilimanaq lodges, by pressing the following link:https://guidetogreenland.com/accommodation/hotels/ilimanaq-lodge/70If staying at Ilimanaq lodges, book boat-shuttle return through the lodge. Click on "Choose a date" to see the availability and come along on 'Kaffemik'.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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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 this tour 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.

Duration:
2days
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Greenlandic Dinner | Aasiaat | Disko bay

Join this authentic gastronomic experience in the company of a local family. Put your taste buds to the test and try different flavours of arctic wildlife. Make new friends and if you are up to learning about the preparation of Greenlandic dishes, you will have the chance to watch how it's prepared and even get to help.Through the recent years, the Greenlandic culture and traditions get mixed with the modern way of life. This also includes preparation and making of their food. But because of the isolated location import goods is a costly affair. Greenlanders still rely on hunting and fishing as you also will witness while in Greenland.Luckily wildlife thrives in the waters around Aasiaat as narwhale seals and other whale species. On land musk ox and reindeer is commonly seen.Come join this gastronomic experience and make new friends in the process. See availability by pressing on ' Choose a date' above and book your dinner today. The price of the tour depends on what you chose from the menu and the price starts from 360DKK:StartersCrab ballotine 110 DKK: crab ballotine with seaweed, parsley puree, apple, beetroot and smoked cheeseShrimp 105DKK: raw Greenlandic shrimps with smoked potatoes and lemon emulsionLamb heart 100DKK: with black trumpet, parsley puree flavoured, with fermented garlic and labrador tea poached saltify Main coursesSEAL-stew 200 DKK: traditional Greenlandic boiled dish with grains, herbs, angelica, onions and fresh seal meatWHALE 220 DKK: smoked whale steaks served with rice or potatoes, traditional gravy, onions and herbsCARIBU 210 DKK: gratinated reindeer steaks with herbs, served with rice and vegetablesMUSK-OX 220DKK: smoky fried musk-ox with local herbs and game sauceCODFISH 190 DKK: temperate Greenlandic codfish, served with steamed spring onions, tossed in angelica and leek, rice and curry sauceSALMON 190 DKK: finest fresh salmon from the local market, baked with roasted potatoes and Greenlandic herbs, served with sauce-hollandaise DessertsApple cake 100 DKK: modified apple cake with apple compote, crunchy macaroons, Greenlandic berries and burned white chocolate creamCaramel ice cream 70 DKK: Greenlandic caramel ice cream served with sweet mountain blueberries and fudge sauceCheese 90 DKK: a selection of fine cheeses, chefs choice, served with Greenlandic rye bread and blueberries DrinksWhite wine 45 DKK: planeta, alastro bianco, grenacio, 2012/2013, italyRed wine 50 DKK: domaine brusset, cotes du rhône, 2011, franceBeer 50 DKK: greenlandic brew, umimaq (‘musk-ox’) godthaab bryghus 

Duration:
4hours
Available:
All year
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Meet the sled dogs | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

On this tour, you will have the chance to meet the local sleddogs with their musher. This tour is perfect for you, who would like to immerse yourself in Greenlandic culture and if you are an animal lover. Grab this amazing opportunity and come along! The Greenlandic sled dog is one of a kind - a wild animal, bred for dogsledding and surviving extreme temperatures.  The sled dogs have played a crucial role in the survival of the Inuits in Greenland. Today, you can only find sled dogs north of the polar circle, due to warm temperatures and melting sea ice.  The number of dogs has in the last 20 years reduced to half of its populations and today there are only 15.000 dogs in Greenland.Your tour begins with a transfer from your hotel to the dog yard. Here you will be met by a local musher, who will introduce you to his dogs. There is a strong bond between the musher and the dogs. The bond allows the musher and his dogs to travel far through the rough terrain of ice and snow in temperatures as low as -40 C.The local musher will tell you about life north of the polar circle, teach you how to operate the dog sledge and the hunting equipment, he uses for hunting and fishing. In case the musher does not speak English, your guide will translate. Please note, that these dogs are working dogs and not domesticated animals. It is, therefore, crucial, that you do not approach the dogs on your own. The owner will show what dogs are safe to pet.Bring your camera and fellow explorers to the dog yard! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
60minutes
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Traditional Hunting & Camping | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Join a Greenlandic hunter in the wilderness and experience the traditional way of inland camping and hunting. Here you have the opportunity to feel and learn more about the ways of living that has supported different Arctic hunting cultures. At this camp a minimum of changes has been made due to the fact that you as a visitor are a part of the camp. In other words, you experience a hunting camp as it will be carried out when the hunter and his family are here. For millennia the inland hunting grounds have been the scene for the early caribou hunt. In former days the hunt was essential for getting the fur of caribou, which by weight is the warmest fur obtainable. As well as the antlers which was used for hunting tools. Meat was dried for conservation and could thereby by a food source lasting for winter.Your guide will hunt, mainly for caribou, meat will be dried, skin scraped or tanned and dried for use as sleeping mats or maybe clothing, we collect wood for cooking and simply live the hunting camp life with all its aspects. Therefore there is also no other itinerary than the day and time for start and end of the tour.As any indigenous people the Greenlanders used any new commodity that would help ease the way of living. So will we off course in this camp. We might also experiment with tanning methods used by the native Americans or others to get the best possible hide out of the caribou skin.  The camp is situated just South of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nipisat-Aasivissuit, with its long history of Arctic cultures who had their hunting grounds in this area for millennia.

Duration:
5days
Available:
Sep. - Dec.
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The Sled Dog Experience | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Come along and experience a symphony of 20 howling sled dogs! If you are visiting Ilulissat you must experience the Greenlandic sled dogs. On this tour, we invite you to feast with a pack of Greenlandic sled dogs.When the Inuits first arrived here in Greenland 4000 to 5000 years ago, they brought the sled dogs with them. Since the sled dogs have been a crucial element for survival in the Arctic, as no modern snowmobile can compete with the tireless work of a sled dog. Today the sled dogs are used by the traditional hunters for traveling to remote areas for long-line fishing, hunting, and transportation.Your excursion starts in Kussangajaannguaq 7, where you and your fellow explorers will be introduced to your guide of the day. From here you venture out of town, where you will be greeted by a local dog husk. The husk will demonstrate how you operate the sled and the harness and how to use the whip. The owner will tell you about how it is to be practicing dog sledding in an ever more modern and globalized world.Afterward, a pack of 20 howling and hungry dogs awaits to be fed, so after you and your fellow explorers have learned everything there is to learn about dog sledding and hunting, you can be lucky and help the husk feeding the dogs. This is an extraordinary experience, that you only will get to experience here in Greenland. You will be able to see, feel and hear the many howling dogs!In the spring you will be able to see sled dog puppies, they are true heartbreakers. There is a special bond between the owner and the dogs, that allows them to work together on long journeys in the wilderness. The dogs are very loyal to their owner but might seem aggressive to strangers. Please keep your distance from the dogs, when arriving at the dog kennel. The owner will show you which dogs are safe to pet. If you would like to experience the symphony of howling sled dogs, then come along this excursion! Put on your practical clothes and shoes. Check the availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above. 

Duration:
90minutes
Available:
Mar. - Nov.
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Duration:
23.5hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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Boat Shuttle Express | Kapisillit | Nuuk

Come aboard, this fast travelling boat shuttle from Greenland's capital, Nuuk to Kapisillit. This boat shuttle is perfect for you who would like to experience Greenland, its nature and its culture. Kapisillit offers unique opportunities for exploring Greenlandic culture and the beauty of the Arctic nature.Kapisillit is a small settlement, living off its surrounding nature - by fishing and hunting. The settlement has approximately 60 inhabitants and is surrounded by endless miles of Arctic tundra and unimaginable beauty. With this boat shuttle, you will be transported to Kapisillit Friday, and return to Nuuk Sunday. Book a two-day stay at the local hostel, rent a cabin for a weekend or camp in the surrounding nature. This is the perfect opportunity if you would like to create your own Greenland holiday.For cultural activities, visit a local family, join the cultural celebration – Kaffemik, attend a church ceremony or go on a self-guided settlement tour and chit chat with the locals. Visiting Kapisillit is a true insight into what Greenland is like, outside of the capital.The surrounding nature offers a fjord of opportunities, for fishing and hiking. The area is known for its large lakes and river system, with breeding arctic char and salmon. Kapisillit means salmon and the settlement is named after its rich waters of salmon.  There are tons of hiking opportunities. Only an hour or two by foot, you can visit the ice-filled fjord, Nuuk ice fjord. The fjord houses the Narsap Sermia Glacier, which produces endless icebergs, flowing into the fjord. The many icebergs create a picturesque landscape with icebergs as far as the eyes can see. The hike is quite easy and can almost be done by all ages. Please note that these tours are without a guide.Departure is: FRIDAYNuuk – Kapisillit 16.00Kapisillit – Nuuk 18.30SUNDAYNuuk – Kapisillit 12.00Kapisillit – Nuuk 14.30Pack your camera and fishing equipment for this out-of-town settlement visit. Check the booking availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above.  

Duration:
4hours
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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Duration:
60minutes
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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Duration:
8days
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
Feb. - Mar.
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Duration:
2hours
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Feb. - May.
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