Hike The Arctic Tundra | Ilimanaq | Disko Bay
Come along this mesmerizing hike! Combining the arctic tundra, hiking, and ancient Inuit history, always make for great adventures. This is a tour for you who enjoy all arctic wonders, from the Greenland ice cap to high mountains!
Your adventure starts, when you stroll through the beautiful town of Ilulissat to Kussangajaannguaq 7. From here you will depart with your boat shuttle of the day, and venture into the savage oceans of Disko Bay. When arriving in Ilimanaq, you will meet your guide at Ilimanaq lodge. It is also possible to join the adventure from Ilimanaq!
You will venture along unmarked paths and trails, that requires a good pair of hiking boots. You will be heading out into the backcountry of Ilimanaq, and chronically be surrounded by magnificent views.
As you venture into the wild, wonderful and vast arctic tundra, with the mission of reaching abandoned settlements and ancient cemeteries from a time almost forgotten – you will be overwhelmed by the infinite nature of Greenland.
The guide will brief you about the area and answer any further questions you might have, as the guide knows the lands, like the palm of his own hands. Explore the arctic herbs and search for vanished ages in the grounds. We might be lucky to spot Arctic Fox or Muskox.
You and your fellow explorers will head to a viewpoint, close to the Ilulissat Icefjord where you will be able to see impressive icebergs that have drifted ashore. On a day with clear skies, you will be able to see 65 kilometres away to a branch of the Greenland ice cap. This is a perfect location for lunch whilst glancing far and beyond the mesmerizing views. After a suitable amount of time of picture taking, you will be picked up by a boat and be transported back to Ilimanaq.
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- English speaking guide
- Tea & Coffee
- Boat transfer from end of the hike back to Ilimanaq
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.
- Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf
- Sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
- Sunglasses, sun screen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Head net and insect repellent (in case of mosquitoes)
- Camera with extra batteries
- Day pack
- Water bottle
This tour departs from Ilimanaq, not Ilulissat. Remember to add transportation to and from Ilimanaq in the booking process if you are staying in Ilulissat.
The meeting point for the guided tour will be at the reception of the large black building.
It is possible for you to bring your own food, but we recommend ordering the two-course dinner at Ilimanaq Restaurant.
Terms of service
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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.
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