Discover the wild waters of Disko Bay on a sea kayaking trip from one of Greenland's smallest fishing villages!
Home to just 42 residents, Oqaatsut is a place where boats outnumber people. Discover the natural heritage and local traditions that date back to the 17th century – exploring the floating ice fields of Disko Bay under the warmth of the Arctic Midnight Sun…
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 amentities.
Meet your guide in Oqaatsut for this sea kayaking adventure in Disko Bay. A remote location where traditional Umiak is still the most reliable form of transport, this full day tour travels into the floating ice fields that are located just off the coast – making this an easy and accessible option for anyone new to the sport. Like all adventures in the Arctic, you’ll kit up with an insulating dry suit – learning more about ocean safety and paddling techniques from your instructor. Leaving the sleepy village, you’ll travel out into the bay – navigating a route through the giant icebergs and out into the flat water beyond. From here, you’ll have a chance to explore the ice up close – learning more about the landscape and the traditional fishing practises used by the Intuits. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the horizon, humpback whales, seals and other arctic marine life are regularly seen in the area! Returning back to the village, you’ll have a chance to explore the shoreline, travelling back to town – or, why not stay the night and experience true Greenland cuisine?
This tour is organised in high summer from June to August. Suitable for total beginners and anyone new to sea kayaking, all rental & protection is included in the price. Single or double kayaks are available on request.