Icefjord Midnight Marathon

03 June 2023

Hike & Sail to Oqaatsut Settlement

Formerly known as the trading post Rodebay, Oqaatsut is a charming village just a short boat ride north of Ilulissat. Sail up to see the town and hear about the local history.
29 May, 30 May | 7 hours | 310 EUR

On this tour we will start by sailing to a point in Bredebugt, and hike among a tranquil route on the last leg of orange route between Ilulissat and Oqaatsut.

This route is about 3 to 4 hours light hike from our drop-off point. Along the route we will see a few summer huts and streams of fresh water. If we are lucky we might even see a trouts and other fish in the many lakes around Bredebugt.

After arriving in Oqaatsut we will eat a refreshing lunch, before joining a short tour of Oqaatsut. Oqaatsut is a small authentic settlement with approx. 30 inhabitants about 18 km north of Ilulissat. Our local English speaking guide will translate, so you understand and learn about the Greenlandic culture, history and everyday life from the locals in Oqaatsut. 

Afterwards we will board our boat which will take us speedily back to Ilulissat. On the route back there is plenty of scenery to enjoy. The 70 million year old volcanic Disko Island to the west and the green mainland to the east. We will pass Ilulissat Airport and the popular bay Bredebugt, which is surrounded by small cabins owned by locals.

Note: the option to do this excursion on May 30 is only available for the 6 day package.

About the Tour: 

Duration: 7 hours

Time:  09:00


Boat trip to Bredebugt and from Oqaatsut to Ilulissat 
- Restaurant lunch 
- Local guide