Ilulissat & Nuuk
Ilulissat, located in Disko Bay on the west coast of Greenland, is the third largest city in Greenland and has become a major tourist destination in the country for two reasons: firstly its proximity to the Ilulissat Icefjord, glacier which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004; and secondly, for being the largest dogsled concentration within Greenland, which is the main means of transporting people in winter. Above all, it is during the winter and spring when the movement of the sled dogs, which are exactly the same as those used by Rasmussen to cross de Northwest Passage for the first time in the early twentieth century, shows the most interesting side of Ilulissat.
Regarding Nuuk, the capital of Greenland (17,000 inhabitants) is a thoroughly modern city in the Arctic. From a tourist point of view there is a wide range of activities available, both cultural or more adventurous. We would say that, as a travel destination, Nuuk is the urban counterpoint to a stay in the most "natural" parts of Greenland, either in combination with the Ilulissat area or southern Greenland.
4 or 5 day trip to Ilulissat and the huge icebergs of Disko Bay. Including Boat Tour to Ilimanaq. Nights in hotel.
A three day cruise separates Ilulissat (Disko Bay) from Nuuk. Enjoy adventure activities as well as the northern lights!
Ilulissat and Nuuk in winter: northern lights, Disko Bay icebergs, snowshoeing. Domestic flight Ilulissat-Nuuk.
Trip more geared towards adventure in southern Greenland, then flight to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. Nights in hotel.
Visit Greenland in winter and share with Greenlandic fishermen the Inuit traditional way of travelling, dog sledding!
Three day dog sledding journey from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut. Snowmobile optional excursion before flight to Nuuk.
From the capital of Greenland to the huge icebergs of Disko Bay. Including Boat Tour to Ilimanaq.
Explore by dog sled the Greenlandic wide open landscapes and witness the northern lights before the summer season
Two-day stay in Nuuk city before flight to Narsarsuaq for a more adventure oriented trip in South Greenland.
9 days of adventure in South Greenland, then flight to Nuuk, the capital, and cruise among icebergs to Ilulissat at Disko Bay
Environmental sustainability. We believe in a responsible tourism with unspoilt nature of Greenland, so all our trips are planned to have the least possible impact on the environment.
Safety. All our guides are expert about Greenland and know when either it is or it is not convinient to carry out an activity. Our safety records are unmatchable.
Local population. Our Inuit Climate Change Patrol ensures the maintanance of Inuit traditions by involving local people in utilization of a sustainable tourism.
To collaborate in the deepest knowledge of the most unfamiliar places on the planet and do so without affecting ecosystems. This is the philosophy that marks the Inuit Windsled Project, the only totally ecological vehicle designed for research in Polar lands.
Based on the ancient knowledge of the Inuit peoples, the Windsled developers have managed to create a means of transportation that combines tradition with modern means through kites that harness aeolian energy.
Inuit Climate Change Patrol;
In Thule today sled dogs are still used and the inhabitants go in search of their livelihood in cloth-lined kayaks, but we are witnessing the last generation of true Inuit hunters. Most of these people are between 45 and 60 years old and the next generation aren’t continuing in these traditions… Are we witnessing the last dynasty of the Kings of Thule?
This fear is the germ of the Inuit Climate Change Patrol, current project led by Ramon Larramendi (founder of Greenland.net)