Sermermiut Settlement Walk | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

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Day Tour
All year
2 hours
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Visit the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ilulissat Icefjord and understand it’s historical significance on a walk through the Sermermiut Valley - the site of ancient settlements reaching back 4000 years.

After a short transfer out to the edge of Ilulissat, we head off on an easy hike along the boardwalk through the Sermermiut Valley towards the Ilulissat Icefjord.

Along the way we will explain the special characteristics of this area and why it has been inhabited for such a long time. We will also tell stories about the ancient Inuit way of life and how Greenlanders lived before the Europeans arrived, and point out the remains of some of the settlement structures that can be seen from our route (they aren’t obvious if you don’t know what to look for).

The views of icebergs become more and more spectacular as we approach the furthest point on our short hike - the viewpoint of Nakkaavik (literally ‘The place to fall’). There we will enjoy hot tea and coffee overlooking the expanse of the Icefjord before retracing our steps to our transfer vehicle.

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Greenlandic Culture


Iceberg Views

Icecap & Glacier hiking



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Ilulissat Icefjord

4 reviews for Sermermiut Settlement Walk | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

  1. Gabriela Zendejas Maldonado

    Great hiking trip! We visited Sermermiut valley during the winter time and the landscapes were wonderful! When we got a break, we shared coffee, tea and biscuits. I would love to have the same tour during the summer time on my next trip to Ilulissat.

  2. Sapan Desai (verified owner)

    This was our first activity in Ilulissat and the perfect introduction to this beautiful place and it’s history. The short and scenic walk was wonderful, our guide was very knowledgeable, and the view of the icefjord at the end was spectacular! Highly recommend.

  3. Brigitta Moravec (verified owner)

    My guide came to meet me at my hotel and we went by car to the old heli port where now the fantastic building of the ice museum can be visited. The walk on the wooden path was quite easy although snow and some ice covered it. It was very interesting to learn about which settlements were in this part of Greenland and which cultures had access to different means of living. The landscape is amazing and the place where we had some tea or coffee simply awsome. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience!

  4. Alan Hirschfeld (verified owner)

    The Sermermiut Walking Tour was fairly easy, though my wife was glad she had walking sticks (We are both over 65). Our guide, stopped at several points along the way, to impart a lot of useful information about the three cultures whose artifacts have been discovered in the settlement, and to answer our questions. It took us about 40 minutes to reach the end of our walk, and we will never forget the amazing sight which awaited us. After enjoying the view with a cup of hot chocolate, we headed back over the same route.

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