Cruise with ocean giants on this scenic boat trip to Paakitsoq Fjord.
Travel through the broken pack ice of the high arctic to witness the world’s biggest whales in action. Accompanied by a local guide, chart your course through the floating ice fields north of Ilulissat to reach the feeding grounds of the Humpback Whale – touching shore for a hike to a coastal vista where you can appreciate the true size and scale of these impressive migratory nomads.
This activity is run & operated from Oqaatsut and travels to Paakitsoq 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 whale watching experience and nature hike to Paakitsoq Fjord. A remote fishing village of just 42 residents, this tiny community is only accessible by passenger ferry during the short but colourful arctic summer – a time of year where the sun never sets and the sea is finally ice-free. A scenic boat trip will take you through the flat waters of Disko Bay – navigating calving icebergs and floating pack ice, a favourite shelter for ring seals and their pups. Reaching the entrance to the fjord – scan the horizon for your chance of spotting breaching humpback whales, killer whales, narwhals, minke whales, beluga whales, blue whales, sperm whales, fin whales and, of course, the Greenland whale. Docking at the small harbour, travel up to a coastal vista where Eqi Glacier can be seen – and the sheer scale of the bay comes into view, the perfect place to mark the moment with postcard-quality views!
This tour is organised in high summer from June to August. Whilst marine sightings are frequent, they cannot be guaranteed. Please come prepared with hiking boots or trek trainers.