A roundtrip in the Disko Bay area,
Experience five different places within the Disko bay area,
in the same amount of days. Ilulissat - the town of
icebergs, Ilimanaq – a small and genuine fishing village,
Oqaatsut – an old whaling community, Ataa - an abandoned
village that is now a wilderness camp and Eqi glacier. This
tour does not include flights so you can choose to fly from
Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq or via Reykjavik, why not take
different routs on the outbound and inbound flights.
Ilulissat is a town with 5000 inhabitants and at least as
many sledge dogs. This is where we stay, in a hotel or B&B,
before and after the tour in the Disko bay area.
Ilulissat means iceberg in Greenlandic. That is not a
surprise for those who have visited the town. Ilulissat I
beautifully placed at the mouth of the 50 kilometer long ice
fjord. The Kangia glacier fills the fjord with huge icebergs
and is the most productive glacier in the Northern
This tour takes us to five places in the Disko Bay area that
are quite different from each other. You will experience the
town life in Ilulissat with it’s 5000 inhabitant and at
least as many dogs.
The small and genuine fishing village Ilimanaq is placed
south of Ilulissat ice fjord and has about 80 inhabitants.
It has a beautiful small church. We will eat lunch at a
Greenlandic family’s place.
The even smaller village Oqaatsut was founded by Dutch
whalers in the 19th century. The Danish name Rodebay is
still in frequent use. The village has a school, a shop, a
church and the restaurant H8. We’ll have lunch at the
Iceberg Photo: Airie Sjöberg
Ataa is an old abandoned village that has been turned in to
a wilderness camp. There is fishing equipment and kayaks to
be used for free. The camp is beautifully placed by the
fjord and the area is well suited for hikes. We will spend
two nights here. There is no electricity but it’s possible
to shower in hot water for a fee.
Eqi is suited just by the glacier Eqip Sermia, an enormous
wall of ice meeting the sea. We have the possibility to sail
close to the glacier and see the spectacular calving of ice.
The sound of the ice breaking is like thunder.
Since the flights are not included it’s possible to tailor
your trip. You could spend some days extra in Ilulissat or
Kangerlussuaq. If you fly via Reykjavik you can take the
opportunity to enjoy a bit of Iceland, for example the Blue
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Day 1 - Ilulissat ice fjord
Arrival to Ilulissat. You will be picked up on the
airport and transferred to your hotel or B&B. A guide will
welcome you, give you information about the tour and take
you on a guided walk in Ilulissat.
In the evening we do a sailing to Ilulissat ice fjord, one
of the main attractions i Greenland. The glacier Kangia
produces 20 million ton of icebergs every day, all year
round! The result is enormous icebergs that rises up to 100
meters above sea level. During the sailing you will
experience this fantastic creations. You will get close
enough to the icebergs to understand how huge they really
are. Accommodation in Ilulissat.
Den ultimata upplevelsen i Ilulissat är
Isfjorden. Här produceras inte mindre än 20 miljoner ton is
– per dygn! Isen kalvar under öronbedövande brak och enorma
isberg föds. En enkel vandringstur går till den 4000 år
gamla boplatsen Sermermiut, som ligger vid Isfjordens
Day 2 - Ilimanaq
The boat to Ilimanaq departures after breakfast. After
exploring the village we will eat lunch in the home of a
Greenlandic family. In the afternoon we sail towards Ataa,
an abandoned village, where we spend the night in cabins.
Dinner and accommodation in Ataa.
Day 3 - Eqi
We sail about 30 kilometers to the Eqi and the Eqip Sermia
glacier. The inland ice has an edge that is five kilometer
wide. You get close and can see the ice calving icebergs of
different sizes. In the afternoon we go back to Ataa. You
have the possibility to try kayaking, fishing or hiking. You
can also just enjoy the nature. Dinner and accommodation in
you can use different tools for fishing or
as on the picture to go kayaking among the ice bergs
Day 4 - Oqaatsut
After breakfast we sail towards Ilulissat. We stop for
lunch in Oqaatsut, an old whaling village. We get to
Ilulissat in the afternoon and have time to see more of the
If we are lucky we might see a whale or two during our time
in the boat. In the picture there is a humpback whale but
also fin whales, blue whales, mink whales, orcas and the
Greenlandic whale populate the area.
Day 5 - Departure
Transfer to the airport.
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