Experience Local life in Ilulissat (Kaffemik)

Get a glimpse of local tradition, culture and lifestyle over a cup of coffee.

From DKK 295

PRICE Per person


Price per person

From DKK 295

TOUR DURATION

1.5 hrs

Difficulty

Very Easy

Meeting Point

Pick Up Included

Availability

Year Round

The best way to know about the Greenlandic lifestyle

Ilulissat may be in the Arctic, but the friendliness of the locals is anything but cold! “Kaffemik” is an ancient tradition in Greenland, loosely translated it means a gathering with coffee.

Kaffemik is the byword for a social gathering and is held to celebrate almost anything from birthdays, first day at school, and anniversaries to leaving parties or ‘just because’. In a country where towns are small and life for centuries was dictated by nature, the Kaffemik was the life-affirming glue that kept communities together.

This tour offers a chance to experience the tradition of Kaffemik and learn about culture, tradition, and family stories. Residents in Greenland are famed for their warm welcome and enjoy inviting visitors to their home and chatting to you like an old friend.

Over a cup of coffee and a piece of home-made cake, you have the opportunity to bond and build a connection to a culture which for centuries was isolated from the rest of the world! You can hear the latest gossip, family updates and maybe have a chance to see the national costume.

There is no need to worry about the language issues as your guide will be there to translate, but you will probably also find that with a little imagination, a few friendly gestures and facial expressions, you can cross any cultural and language barrier.

There is no better way to experience local life than this trip! Book the tour and join us.

Tour code: I19W

Minimum number of participants: 2 persons

Please Note:

  • 1. Please follow the safety rules and instructions of the guide during this tour
  • 2. If the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions, failure to reach the minimum number of participants, and other unpredictable reasons, Arctic Adventure ApS reserves the right to cancel the tour. For tours cancelled by Arctic Adventure ApS under this situation, our customers will get a 100% refund.
  • 3. Please note the decision to cancel is made through evaluation of actual weather situation, the number of participants, and other unpredictable factors, not the customer.

Please Note:

  • 1. Please follow the safety rules and instructions of the guide during this tour
  • 2. If the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions, failure to reach the minimum number of participants, and other unpredictable reasons, Arctic Adventure ApS reserves the right to cancel the tour. For tours cancelled by Arctic Adventure ApS under this situation, our customers will get a 100% refund.
  • 3. Please note the decision to cancel is made through evaluation of actual weather situation, the number of participants, and other unpredictable factors, not the customer.

What’s Included

  • English speaking guide

What’s Included

  • Tea, coffee and cake

Not Included

  • Clothing

Practical Information

FAQ

For this excursion, we receive booking till the departure time of the excursion. However, please note that limited seats are provided. Late booking may be unavailable. 

Weather in Greenland can be quite unpredictable, thus, cancellations and reschedule may occur.

If the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions, failure to reach the minimum number of participants or other unpredictable situations, Arctic Adventure ApS reserves the right to cancel the tour. For tours cancelled by Arctic Adventure ApS under this situation, our customers will get a 100% refund.

Please go to practical information – Terms and Conditions to view the detailed cancellation policy.

Please check the included section to find out related information about transfer

EQUIPMENT LIST

  • Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day, you will not get much colder on the glacier as on the ground.
  • Sturdy Hiking Boots – waterproof with good ankle support.
  • Woollen/or thermal windproof hat, which covers your neck (alternatively, thermal face mask);
  • Woollen/or thermal gloves (ideal as a base layer under waterproof gloves or mittens);
  • Woollen/or thermal socks
  • Warm, insulated winter jacket and snow trousers or salopettes;
  • Woollen long sleeved shirts/or thermal shirts
  • Thick sweater and woollen pullovers;
  • Heat pads for hands and feet (especially for dog sled tours).
  • Lip balm, cream and moisturizer

You might also like

Ilulissat
Ilulissat City Walk (I1w)
Year Round
1.5 hrs
DKK 250
Ilulissat
Flight of Fantasy in Ilulissat (On request) (I21w)
Year Round
1.5 hrs
DKK 4600