Oqaatsut 3-Days Expierience

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Ilulissat

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Travel back in time and get away from everything you know. Far away from your everyday lifestyle, discover a new, real world where nature is the only one setting the pace. Establish a connection with the Inuit culture and the Arctic environment.
The snowmobile has become a very frequent mean of transport in Arctic countries, because it adapts to a wide variety of terrains and allows quick access to the remotest places. This is why we are using snowmbiles to travel from Ilulissat to the settlement of Oqaatsut. The scenery of this journey is beautiful and varied, with snowy valleys and mountains, small hunter’s huts, lakes with black ice and a large bay that freezes over with icebergs stuck in the midst of the sea ice.In Oqaatsut you will be accommodated in a local house that has been converted into a B&B, with private rooms for 1 or 2 people and a big living room where we all eat breakfast and enjoy spare time, with views of the frozen sea and the mountains in the back. The meals are cooked by local families and our guide will be your translator to talk with them in Greenlandic.One of the night activities is walking from the settlement on the frozen sea, to find the best spot to see our shades under the full moon or observe the natural phenomena of the Northern Lights.The other night activity is indoor: a warm evening with singing, dancing and playing as the Inuit have been doing for thousands of years.The second day, our full day in the settlement, we do something unique: dogsledding. A local musher will take you with his dogs on an unforgettable journey through the untouched surroundings of Oqaatsut.The last day, we depart from Oqaatsut, saying goodbye to these cold and beautiful surroundings and its warm and welcoming inhabitants. We ride back with our snowmobiles to Ilulissat, a journey with great scenery, ideal as a farewell for these three authentic days in the settlement.

What’s included

  • Snowmobile trip from Ilulissat to Oqaatsut
  • All the equipment for snowmobile activity (snowmobile, helmet, extra warm jacket and pants, mittens and boots)
  • Dogsledding trip starting in Oqaatsut
  • All the equipment for dogsledding (sled, dogs, musher, extra warm jacket and pants, mittens and boots)
  • 2 nights in a B&B
  • 2 breakfasts and 3 meals with local food and local English speaking guide.
  • Snowmobile trip from Oqaatsut to Ilulissat.
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off