Travel back in time and get away from everything you know. Far away from your everyday lifestyle, discover a new, real world where nature is the only one setting the pace. Establish a connection with the Inuit culture and the Arctic environment with this all-inclusive Greenland package.
We organized an authentic Greenland itinerary - where you get to experience the Greenlandic winter lifestyle, in a settlement where people live off the land and only accessible by snowmobile or dogsled. 🐶 🙌
✓ Riding a snowmobile to the settlement
✓ Walking over the sea ice to see Northern Lights
✓ Eating local foods
✓ Meeting local families with evening entertainment of traditional songs, dances, and games
✓ Accommodations filled with local people and good vibes 😍
✓ Dogsled journey with a local from the settlement and his dogs
The snowmobile is the new type of transportation in Arctic countries - so you will be snowmobiling from Ilulissat to the settlement of Oqaatsut. The scenery of this journey is beautiful - with snowy valleys and mountains, small hunter’s huts, lakes with black ice and a large bay which freezes over icebergs. ❄️
In Oqaatsut you'll stay in a local house that has been converted into a B&B, with private rooms for 1 or 2 people and a big living room where you'll eat breakfast and enjoy down time. You'll have incredible views of the frozen sea and the mountains. The meals are cooked by local families and your local guide will be your translator to talk with them in Greenlandic. 🗣
One of the night activities is walking from the settlement on the frozen sea ❄️ 🌊 - yup, imagine that - to find the best spots to see the full moon or the Northern Lights. What a treat!
After that, you'll then experience a warm evening with singing, dancing and playing as the Inuit have been doing for thousands of years.
You'll spend a full day in the settlement, learning and doing dogsledding. No previous experience is required. We provide all the equipment and our experienced guide will teach how to drive the snowmobile and ride on the dogsled.
The dogsled is iconic and legendary in Greenland, an Inuit tradition, which goes back 2000 years. You will not find many other means of transportation, which has survived for that long without any changes. The basic principle is still the same as in the Viking age - some dogs tied to a simple construction of wood. The experience cannot be explained – you have to try it for yourself.
A local musher will take you with his dogs on an unforgettable journey through the untouched surroundings of Oqaatsut.
The last day, you'd depart from Oqaatsut, saying goodbye to the beautiful surroundings and its warm and welcoming locals. You'll ride back with our snowmobiles to Ilulissat.
- 2 nights at locals' bed and breakfast
- Guided tours all days
- Snowmobile transportation and activity
- Ice walk
- Dog sledding
- All meals (except breakfast on arrival day and dinner on departure day)
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Expenses
- Extension of trip - we can organize your arrival and departure accommodations
- Private trip
- Additional activities - keep in mind that we can add city tours, iceberg sailing trips, or snowshoe hiking trips. Just ask! 🙋
WHAT TO PACK:
Please see our checklist here.
- By purchasing this travel package, you agree to Nomoon's BOOKING AGREEMENT and travel insurance and refund policies.
From 6th of February to 22nd of April (subject to snow and ice conditions)
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY:
We currently offer this package February through April. Please contact us for other dates. ☎
This tour requires a minimum number of 2 participants in order to operate. Nomoon reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients.
As you know, we’re all about sustainable travel and supporting local businesses – by booking this Nomoon tour, you will help create a better environment and stronger local communities.