Dogssledding Day

This dogsledding tour is designed to teach you about Inuit culture as well as show you around the breathtaking landscapes that surround Ilulissat. Live a once in a lifetime experience with true experts. Our local guides will take you through some of wildest places on earth. The dogsledding tour allows you to explore the wild environment of a winter wonderland. Speed past icebergs, polar bears, and frozen fjords. Discover the history and the importance of dogsledding. Learn the skills that were necessary to Inuit survival. Experience something far greater than a simple ‘tourist trip’. On this day you will immerse yourself into a different world filled with age-old traditions. You will get to experience traditional Inuit dogsledding at its best.

What to Expect on Your Dogsledding Tour

Normally, the dogsledding tour lasts about 5 hours and takes travelers 20 kilometers up north from Ilulissat towards Oqaatsut. Oqaatsut is an ideal location to visit because it is remote as well as home to an authentic settlement. The settlement is home to only 37 Inuit people. Once, we arrive in Oqaatsut we take a tour of the settlement and share a hot drink and biscuits with the Inuit residents. This provides travellers with the perfect opportunity to speak to locals and learn about their culture and traditions. Please keep in mind that Greenland’s extreme weather can affect the tour. Therefore, it is important to note that routes may vary depending on snow and ice conditions.

After our visit to Oqaatsut’s settlement we continue our dogsledding tour up the mountains as we continue to see incredible sights. We then link up with another dogsled as we follow it to the ice. This is the part of the tour that takes you through an icefjord, which is where travellers have various viewpoints of Ilulissat, Disko Bay and the Ice Cap. We enjoy one last short break before heading back.

© Phot by Jeremy Bernard
© Phot by Jeremy Bernard

Description

Dogsledding Day

Time of departure

10:00

Meeting Point

PGI Greenland office

Duration

5 hours

Return details

Returns to original departure point

 Season

From 1st of February to 22nd of April (subject to snow and ice condi-tions)


NOTES

  • Group size: Min 1 – Max 2.
  • Age restrictions: 15 years old (minors should always be accompanied by one adult).
  • Difficulty: 3/5 (challenging).
  • Inclusions: Includes all the equipment: Musher, dogsled, dogs, extra warm jacket and pants, mittens, boots, hot drinks, snacks and English speaking guide.
  • Exclusions: Hotel transfers, travel insurance, personal expenses, tips and gratuities.
  • Voucher info: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this experience.
  • Local operator information: Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
  • Cancelation policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Note: Please note that due to unpredictable weather and conditions during winter, the itinerary of this tour is subject to change. While it is our goal to deliver the best tour experience possible, the safety of our clients is always our first priority.The duration of our activities includes the time to gear-up / dress-up, safety brief-ings and transfers to departure points.

WHAT TO BRING

  • First upper layer (thermal shirt, wool or synthetic)
  • First lower layer (thermal pants, wool or synthetic)
  • Thick socks (wool is ideal)
  • Second upper l-ayer ( fleece)
  • Second lower layer (hiking/ski pants)
  • Third layer jacket (Primaloft or down)
  • Third layer pants (wind and water proof pants)
  • Fourth layer jacket (wind and water proof jacket)
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Sunglasses and sun protection
  • Prescription medication and other personal health items.
    (Please inform us if you have any medical condition that could a ect you during the activity).

Itineraries with a heartfelt destiny

The Kangia Icefjord is not just an ice paradise. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 20 million tons of ice that are generated each day, give rise to some of the biggest icebergs on the planet which rise more than 100 meters above sea level. It is not surprising that the expeditions carried out in this place are truly incredible.

The dogs sledge highway, Sermermiut Valley, or Disko Island, are part of this unique orography, and can be seen and admired by following our itineraries.

Holmens Bakke, the famous place where the greeting of the sun is celebrated after the long winter darkness. And the settlement of Sermermiut, cradle of the first Inuit culture, are other destinations we reach.

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