Hike to Oqaatsut settlement | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Tour Type
Day Tour
Available
June - September
Duration
10 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Start town
Ilulissat
Description
Included
Useful information
Terms of service

Discover the incredible beauty of Disko Bay by joining this hike from Ilulissat to Oqaatsut. Wind your way through the tundra lands of Disko Bay, discover the incredible coastal scenery and explore the settlement of Oqaatsut.  There is no better way to explore Greenlandic nature than by hiking.

On this tour, you will be taken care of from beginning to end, starting with pickup from Hotel Hvide Falk. We will start our adventure with a hike to Oqaatsut, 21 kilometers to be exact. In the company of an educated guide, you set out on an approximately 5-hour hike towards the settlement of Oqaatsut. At this point, you have escaped all signs of civilization, allowing you to immerse yourself in Greenlandic nature.

You will be following an old trail, that was once used for the transport of mail from town to village. While hiking, you are sure to enjoy jaw-dropping sceneries of icebergs, tundra, lakes, rivers and tiny wooden huts. A beautiful trek into the wild.

We will take a little break and enjoy lunch in nature. After this, we will continue our hike and we will reach Oqaatsut. The terrain of the hike is not too complicated, there will be some ups and down but the hardest part is that it is 21km long. Imagine we arrive in Oqaatsut and we will be greeted by 3-course dinner served at the famous H8 Restaurant! The dinner will be from local ingredients.

Oqaatsut is a small fishing community, consisting of approximately 30 inhabitants and packs of sled dogs. In addition to its cultural heritage, Oqaatsut is also known for its spectacular beauty. The village of colorful wooden houses is scattered across a rocky peninsula, overlooking the iceberg-rich waters of Disko Bay. After dinner, the boat will take us back to Ilulissat. This will take 30-45 minutes.

From there, the tour takes you 45 minutes by boat north of Ilulissat for drop-off on the northeastern shores of Disko Bay.

Tie your hiking boots and bring Click on the Itinerary tab to read more information about each day of the tour, and then reserve your place by clicking on ​Book Now.

Activities

Greenlandic Culture

Hiking

Settlement Visit

Attractions

Disko Bay

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