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AUQAS: Whales & Culture - Qasigiannguit / 3 days
Departures from Ilulissat

Qasigiannguit is located in the south-eastern part of the Disko Bay, approximately 3 hours by boat from Ilulissat. It is one of the oldest towns in Greenland and has around 1200 habitants. Only in Qasigiannguit do you get this unique chance to experience the old Thule culture, as the local museum is full of stories from the past.

Qasigiannguit

Qasigiannguit is located in the south-eastern part of the Disko Bay approximately 3 hours by boat from Ilulissat. It is one of the oldest towns in Greenland and has around 1200 habitants.

Only in Qasigiannguit do you get the unique chance to experience the old Thule and Saqqaq cultures, as the local museum is full of stories from the past and famous for its great archaeological collection from two Inuit cultures.

Beautiful experiences await you in the surrounding mountains with views of the Disko Bay coastline: Included in the package is a city tour, but the area also offers hikes to e.g. Tasersuaq Lake where the trout travels through the Eqalunnguit pass during breeding season, or to Paradise Bay (Greenlandic: Kangerluluk); a rare sandy beach not far from a lovely waterfall. 

 

Day 1

Transfer to the harbour. By boat to Qasigiannguit where you will be met by a local representative. Transfer to the hotel for check-in, information meeting and guided city walk.

Included meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Disko Bay

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel. As part of the itinerary you have a guided hike in the Arctic landscape behind the town included.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Disko Bay

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel. Time to visit the local museum before transfer to the harbour. By boat to Ilulissat.
Transfer from harbour to you hotel for check-in.

Included meals: Breakfast

 

You can easily combine this itinerary with one of our Ilulissat based tours.

Route map

Departures

  • 2018: Guaranteed departures on Saturdays from June to August

Included

  • Boat transfer to and from Qasigiannguit
  • Accommodation in double rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Local English/Danish speaking guide
  • Guided city walk
  • Guided hike
  • Entrance to museum

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Beverages

Trip sheet

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