Disko Bay Winter Wonders - GRL210

Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland
Photo: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Tour type: Dog Sledding Adventure

Difficulty:

EASY

HARD

Price from:  

Adult: 152000

  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

What's included: Transfer Ilulissat-Oqaatsut, dog sledding tour (2 Hours), kaffemik, full board (from Dinner day 1 to breakfast day 4), accommodation in cozy rustic hotel double room (shared facilities)

Departures: Saturdays in March and April 2019

Duration: 4 days

Accommodation: Rustic Hotel w/shared facilities

Meeting point: Starts and ends at the airport in Reykjavik. Please note! You will meet your host in Ilulissat.

Group size: 2 - 8 participants

Language: English

  • Tour Description

    Highlights of the Tour

    • Dog Sledding Adventure
    • Glimpse Inside Inuit life
    • Comfort and relaxation – possibly Northern Lights

    For many people, visiting Greenland is a once in a life time experience. During this trip, we combine the experience of an authentic Greenlandic dog sledding ride, a hunt for the beautiful Northern Lights and a glimpse into life in a small Inuit settlement to give you the ultimate adventure. Upon arrival in Ilulissat, you say goodbye to your fellow travellers and say hello to the local Greenlanders in the settlement Oqaatsut.

    You will stay in the cosy, rustic Hotel Nordlys (Northern Light) w/shared facilities where the hotel restaurant serves local sourced food.

    Included: Accommodation, tours as in the description, full board (from Dinner day 1 to break fast day 4).

    Not Included: Flights to/from Ilulissat, insurance and expenses. 

    Single supplement (shared facilities): 129 EUR

    Additional night in double room (shared facilities): 105 EUR/night

    Extension of the trip is possible: Other activities and experiences are available, please see our optional activities list tab further below. 

    If you have more questions, please check our FAQs. If you do not find the answer, please contact us: booking@greenland.is

  • Tour Itinerary

    Day 1:
    Your trip starts in Reykjavik Domestic Airport wherefrom you will fly to Ilulissat. Upon arrival to Ilulissat your further journey to Oqaatsut (15 km) depends on the ice condition of the sea. If possible, you will go by boat. Sailing between enormous icebergs from the UNESCO listed Ilulissat Ice fjord is a magnificent experience. The sailing takes from ½ to 1 ½ hour, and you will walk the last 15 minutes over the frozen sea and into the settlement of Oqaatsut.
    If the ice condition is too difficult for the boat, you will be driven to Oqaatsut with a snow mobile.  Upon arrival in Oqaatsut, you will check in to the small local hotel and enjoy a delicious dinner in the hotel restaurant (two course). Accommodations in a twin room with shared facilities. 

    Day 2:
    This is your first full day in this winter wonderland. After breakfast in the hotel restaurant, you will go on a dog sledding adventure at 10.00. You will meet the dogs and musher on the frozen sea. After a brief introduction, the tour starts by gliding on the sea ice. After some 15-20 minutes, you are back on the ground. The rest of the tour is mostly through horizontal terrain and frozen lakes towards the Ilulissat Ice fjord. Enjoy the cold fresh air and the silent remoteness that can only be experienced while riding on a dog sled in Greenland. You cannot help but admire the strength and tempo of the Greenlandic sled dog. Before it is time to head back to the settlement, your musher will find a beautiful spot to let the dogs rest. There, you can enjoy a cup of hot tea and warm up a bit. 
    Lunch will be ready for you back in the hotel.

    *It is possible to extend the dog sledding tour to a full day tour. If you choose this option, you will experience a two-hour sled ride to a very steep ascent that takes about 1 hour to climb. From the top you will have a mind-blowing view over the Ilulissat icefjord. A view you will never forget. Additional cost 90 EUR.

    In the afternoon coffee/tea and cake will be served in the hotel café where the wood burning stove  will keep you warm and cosy. Feel free to rest before dinner (two course). Accommodations in a twin room with shared facilities. 

    Day 3:
    After breakfast, you have time to explore the settlement on your own, or go ice-fishing. Leaving the fishing line in the sea for 3-4 hours usually results in catching various fish when we go back to check the line.

    Lunch will be served in the hotel restaurant/café.

    In the afternoon, it is time to get an inside glimpse of the life in this remote settlement. A local family will invite you to their home for a traditional Greenlandic “Kaffemik”. That is a beautiful get-together with coffee and cake – a time to get to know about the local traditions and life.

    Dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant (two course). Accommodations in a twin room with shared facilities. 

    Day 4:
    The tour has come to an end. If you have not gotten enough dog sledding, you can choose to go back to Ilulissat by dog sled (upon availability and if the weather allows). It takes about 2 hours. If not by dog sled, then you will travel by boat or snowmobile – we must go with the flow, and see what the weather and ice conditions allow.
    From Ilulissat Airport you will fly back to Reykjavik. 

    NB. It is likely that you will see northern lights during your stay, but we can of course not guarantee it as it depends on the aurora activity and the cloud cover in the area.

  • Equipment List

    For your own wellbeing and safety we strongly suggest following the advice of our equipment list, this includes having good quality rain-gear, tops and bottoms! Also respect that cotton clothing is not appropriate for any strenuous outdoor activity – this includes jeans and t-shirts. Modern outdoor clothing is by far more comfortable and will greatly improve your experience. 

    Boots and clothing:

    • Insulated boots; can be rented
      • Sorel or comparable made for extreme cold. Roomy enough to wear thick socks underneath and still have good room for toes
    • Thermal underwear shirt & long-johns – preferably wool
    • Thick wool or fleece sweater/jacket
      • Possibly two of different thickness that can be worn together
    • Trousers – thick softshell or fleece pants
    • Jacket with a good hood – windproof, and breathable
      • Gore-Tex or similar – big enough so that multiple layers of insulation can be worn underneath
    • Insulated jacket, ski-jacket or down jacket that fits over other layers
      • An insulated overall is also available on location, free of charge
    • Over-pants – windproof and breathable
      • Gore-Tex or similar – big enough so that multiple layers of insulation can be worn underneath
    • Insulated over pants, e.g. ski-pants
      • An insulated overall is also available on location, free of charge
    • Ski-gloves; 2 – 3 pairs of warm windproof gloves
    • Mittens; Large and well insulated expedition mittens
      • Down, fleece of fibre insulation – wind and waterproof, Consider bringing 2 pairs of different weight
    • Linger gloves, thin fleece or wool gloves that can be worn under mittens or ski gloves
    • Socks – Wool or synthetic socks, thick – few pairs
    • Warm hat – Wool or synthetic
    • Balaclava – fleece or wool that can be used to cover the face also
    • Warm jacket/sweater – Wool or fleece (3rd layer)

     

    Other gear:

    • Backpack – small pack for gear you will need to access during the day
    • Duffel bag – for your gear. Max weight 10kg. Hard suitcases are not permitted
    • Sleeping bag – a warm 3 / 4 season sleeping bag
      • A sleeping bag can be rented
    • Ski-goggles
    • Towel – light weight and packable
    • Sunglasses & sun protection
    • Change of clothes – e.g. long and short underwear
    • Water container – thermos flask 1L
    • Camera, spare batteries and a memory card or films
    • Prescription medication and other personal health items
    • Toiletries; toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc.
      • Lip balm and hand cream (not water based), the fatter the better. This will keep your lips and skin healthy in the cold & dry climate

    Optional gear:

    • Buff or scarf for protecting your neck and face
    • Gaiters
    • Pen knife
    • Power bank / Solar Phone Chargers
    • Earplugs
    • Heart-warming spirits
    • Head lamp
    • Slippers for indoor use
    • Book

     

  • Map
  • Tour Dates Details
    DepartureAvailability
    16.03.2019 - 19.03.2019 Confirmed Departure
    23.03.2019 - 26.03.2019 Confirmed Departure
    30.03.2019 - 02.04.2019 Confirmed Departure
    06.04.2019 - 09.04.2019 Confirmed Departure

BOOK NOW

Loading...