This is a must if you want to learn more about Greenland prehistoric history.
In the southeast of Disko Bay you find the beautiful small town Qasigiannguit. The town history begun in 1734 when the area was colonized. Here you find one of the oldest european buildings still standing, today as part of the museum, holding one of the most unique collection of artefacts from the first people in Greenland, the Saqqaq people.
We sail from Ilulissat in the morning, we pass the mouth of the Icefiord and the little cozy settlement Ilimanaq. We continue further south, along the coast to the hidden paradise, Qasigiannguit with approx. 1100 inhabitants.
Arriving the town, we have a city walk with a visit to the museum. We talk about the town and Greenland history. At the museum we get to see and hear about the unique collection from the Saqqaq people. As they tell us at the museum, now we set our minds back to 2500 bc. That is an amaizing story just waiting for you.
We enjoy lunch with a fantastic view of the Diskobay. After lunch we will visit the re-enactment project Nunaqarfik Uumasusilik. The project is led by the museum, with volunteers from Qasigiannguit. The project takes us back to how inuit was living in the late 1600's.
We recommend practical and warm clothing, water and a snack in the pocket.
Duration : Approx. 8 hour, Only on sundays
Difficulty level : 1-2 of 5 - Qasigiannguit is placed uphill and have some stairs
Age limit : Child 3 years old and up
Size limit : None
Number limit : 12 guests
Minimum : 4 guests
Price (12 and up) : DKK 1.995,-
Price (3-11 y.o) : DKK 995,-
Inclusive : City walk, entrance at museum, storytelling, lunch, coffee and tea.
Duration is depending on the ice situation outside Ilulissat.
Please note that the tour is outdoor most of the day.