This Oqaatsut expedition is designed to immerse you into Greenlandic daily life. The purpose of this journey is to connect you, the adventure traveller, with your surroundings from our first-hand experience into a world few come across.
Our adventure begins with an unforgettable hike to Oqaatsut. Step by step you will feel yourself getting closer to witnessing Greenland in all its authentic glory. The hike is 20 kilometres and takes about 6 to 7 hours. On the way, we will discover nature in its most pristine form.
The Oqaatsut experience will open your eyes to the simplicity of life. Beauty does not always come from gold, it can be found in the most unexpected places, including a small red shed in the middle of a snowy field.
The settlement of Oqaatsut, is maintained by a small community who enjoys being close to the sea. Most residents are fishermen, so the summer sun allows them to spend the day on their fishing boats waiting to see what treasures emerge. Once the winter months arrive these locals must switch their boat for sleds.
During your Oqaatsut expedition. Oqaatsut area offers air and landscapes that are continually rejuvenating themselves. Witness the fruit of the land’s thaw and the beautiful lakes that emerge from it on our way to this picturesque settlement. Once we arrive, we check into our guesthouse and this is a time for you to enjoy yourself and relax. After dinner we can go for an evening wonder and witness local life in the summer.
The second day of our Oqaatsut expedition involves kayaking. With a little luck, we may even see whales as we kayak between icebergs. Imagine, kayaking through history! Imagine, traveling the same route mail carriers and ancient hunters have done for thousands of years before you arrived. Next, we will have the unique opportunity to swim in the sea of Greenland.
Before returning to Ilulissat, we visit a local home for a typical Greenlandic lunch. After lunch, we still have a little more time to explore the settlement. Afterwards, we board the boat back to Ilulissat. This is where another magical moment may occur as we get to see the perpetual sunlight of the polar summer painting the icebergs.
This two-day experience around Oqaatsut is highly recommended. Note that you do not need experience for the hike or the kayak but must be reasonably fit. Our team will brief you on everything you will need to know before-hand. Rest assured, you will be in expert hands.