Qasigiannguit Visit

Qasigiannguit, Disko Bay
3 days
Jun - August
Itinerary
General Prices

Qasigiannguit is located in the south-eastern part of Disko Bay approximately 3 hours by boat from Ilulissat. It is one of the oldest towns in Greenland and has around 1,200 habitants. Here you can experience the old Thule and Saqqaq cultures - the local museum is full of stories from the past and famous for its great archaeological collection from these two Inuit cultures.

Your tour arrangements include return boat transfers to Qasigiannguit, 2 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner, a guided hike and a visit to the museum.

Combine this extension tour with any of our tours that include a stay in Ilulissat. Please note the extension tour is NOT offered on its own. 

Day 1 Ilulissat – Qasigiannguit
Transfer to the harbour for the 3 hour boat trip to Qasigiannguit. On arrival, meet your local guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in, then enjoy a short guided tour of the town. 2 nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast at Hotel Disko Bay.

Day 2 Qasigiannguit Guided Hike
Today enjoy a guided hike in the Arctic landscape behind the town - your exact destination will depend on the weather and other factors. Qasigiannguit is known for its fantastic hiking opportunities – it is often possible to spot whales in the bay when you walk in these rugged landscapes. 

Day 3 Qasigiannguit Museum Visit and Retun to  Ilulissat
Breakfast at the hotel. Then visit the local museum - the buildings date back to the colonial period, the oldest is from 1734 and is North Greenland’s oldest European wooden house. In addition to local history, the museum’s exhibitions include the fantastic and very well-preserved finds from the deep-frozen cultural layer from the 4,500-year-old Saqqaq culture on the island of Qeqertasussuk, natural-history displays and exhibits of hunters' clothing.  After visiting the museum, transfer to the harbour and return by boat to Ilulissat. On arrival back in Ilulissat, your extension tour arrangements end.

Departures 2018: Saturdays in June, July and August

Includes: return boat Ilulisst/ Qasigiannguit, 2 nights accommodation at Hotel Disko Bay in standard room with  private facilities, 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners at the hotel, local English speaking guide in Qasigiannguit, guided town walk, guided hike, entrance to the museum.
 

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1748.00

Includes: return boat Ilulisst/ Qasigiannguit, 2 nights accommodation at Hotel Disko Bay in standard room with  private facilities, 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners at the hotel, local English speaking guide in Qasigiannguit, guided town walk, guided hike, entrance to the museum.