Join us in a mind blowing three-day experience. Have you ever travelled to the Arctic? Want to visit isolated villages in the middle of a winter wonderland? We invite you to do both as you embark on an extraordinary adventure called the Authentic Settlement Experience in Oqaatsut.
From February 6th to April 22nd you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a foreign culture. Oqaatsut is a region in Greenland with about 50 inhabitants. It is a place where icebergs roam the ocean and fishing boats provide the citizens with their summer source of income. Oqaatsut is fascinating. Not only does this small village allow it’s visitors to completely disconnect from modern day life, it also gives travellers the opportunity to witness pure peace and quiet.
There are no roads in Oqaatsut, therefore the only ways to get there are by snowmobile or dogsled. Stay where winter is cold but the people’s hearts are warm. Live the beauty of modern day Inuit culture by walking over the sea ice to see the Northern Lights, eating local food, meeting the local families, singing and dancing along to traditional songs, and playing Greenlandic games. This trip will be filled with many highlights including the opportunity to embark on a dogsled journey with a local!
DAY 1-Meet and Greet
The day begins with a snowmobile ride from Ilulissat to Oqaatsut. The Oqaatsut accommodation is in a small guesthouse run by locals. This is as authentic as it gets. Every traveller or couple receives their own room. The living room area will be shared, this is meant to inspire camaraderie and maintain intimacy.
You will get to enjoy the views of the frozen sea and the mountains while local families cook your meals. There will be a guide with you at all times. This person will double as a translator as well so you can chat with the locals! You will also have the opportunity to choose between two night activities. Your first option is to walk across the frozen sea in search of a bright full moon or the stunning phenomenal occurrence of the Northern Lights. And your second option is to remain indoors and spend time learning about Greenlandic culture through chatting, singing, dancing, and playing such as the Inuits have been doing for thousands of years.
DAY 2- Dogsledding
This will be the only full day at the settlement therefore it is important we make it count! Day two is for the extraordinary because there will be dogsledding! A local musher and his dogs will give you the tour of a lifetime. Day two is full of snow, speed, and smiles. You will get to travel around Oqaasut’s surrounding untouched areas as well as alternate dogsledding with other winter delights.
Savor day three for it is the last. Enjoy a group breakfast and say your goodbyes to the stunning snowy surroundings. All travellers will head back to Ilulissat on snowmobile as they probably wonder when they’ll be able to come back.
Rest assured, we provide all the equipment necessary. Our expert guides will also teach travellers how to drive the snowmobile and ride the dogsled. We have you covered.