Redefine your perception of wild with this guided hiking tour in Disko Bay.
Discover the raw beauty and frozen landscapes of the Arctic tundra on this day trek in the season of the Midnight Sun. Travel with an experienced guide and access parts of Greenland rarely visited on foot – exploring dramatic lichen valleys, exposed coastal escarpments and towering ice floes of Oqaatsut.
This activity is run & operated from Oqaatsut in northern Greenland. Only 21km from neighbouring Ilulissat, a regular ferry service runs during the summer months across Disko Bay. Two hotels are located on the harbour with basic amenities.
Meet your guide in Oqaatsut for this guided hiking tour of Disko Bay. A remote location only accessible by passenger ferry, this half or full day arctic trek travels along the isolated coastline and neighbouring valleys. Free from ice for only a few months of the year, the sun never sets during Greenland’s short but colourful summer – making it the perfect time to witness the tundra in full bloom! Leaving the sleepy village, your guide will take you on a nature trail along the coastline – telling you more about life in rural Greenland and the traditions that date back to the 17th century. Reaching an impressive vista, you can down on the floating ice fields that punctuate Disko Bay. A great place for whale watching, these icebergs have travelled down from Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, offering the perfect feeding grounds for Humpbacks, seals & other marine mammals. If you opt for the full day hike, you’ll continue up into the high mountainous tundra – leading through evergreen valleys home to giant musk oxen, arctic foxes, wolves and migrating birds, a great opportunity to embrace the true meaning of wild!
This tour is organised in high summer from June to August. Suitable for anyone of moderate physical fitness, two tours are organised on a half day basis (easy 250m) and full day (moderate 600m). Please come prepared with hiking boots or trek trainers.