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.