Do you want to live an authentic Greenlandic experience? An alternative to our Oqaatsut kayak day is the Inuit Village Life. This is your chance to get closer to the people of the small settlement of Oqaatsut and understand some of the daily activities.
The day starts sailing towards Oqaatsut, a small Inuit village where 37 people live all year round. In Greenland, unlike most of the places of the world, the boat is the main mean of transport. Actually there are no two villages connected by road in our country.
Once in the settlement, we go on a small walk and tell you about the everyday life of its inhabitants. We then do some local activities, traditional from the village with the assistance of its inhabitants. The activity we do is subject to the season and the activities that local people do, such as learning how to cook and smoke fish, how to cut and dry it for storage, collecting wild plants and flowers to make tea, feed the sled dogs with their musher, repair a fishing net, build a sled, etc. Our local English speaking guide will translate so you understand and learn about the Greenlandic reality.
The day in the settlement will finish with a visit to a local family and a traditional lunch made with local ingredients. After a lovely meal, we sail back to Ilulissat
Includes: Boat transfer from Ilulissat to Oqaatsut and back, traditional lunch with local ingredients, demonstration of traditional fishing and ways to process and preserve it, walk around the settlement and a local English speaking guide.
First upper layer (thermal shirt, wool or synthetic)
-First lower layer (hiking pants)
-Thick socks (wool is ideal)
-Second upper layer (fleece)
-Third layer jacket (Primaloft or down)
-Water proof jacket (in case of rain)
-Warm gloves or mittens
-Sunglasses and sun protection
-Backpack with any additional items you need to walk around the settlement and spend the day there.
-Prescription medication and other personal health items.
(Please inform us if you have any medical condition that could affect you during the activity).