DISKO DOGSLEDDING & UUMMANNAQ
Begin by flying from Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat on Disko Island. Famous for its stunning Baffin Bay scenery, take control of an Inuit dogsled. Once you’ve been appraised of whip, sled, harness, and dog team, whisk across glaciers and along glittering fjords before earning your Greenlandic musher’s sledding license.
On foot, and in the company of an Inuit guide, trek inland until you find an Arctic trout river. Take in the serene solitude as you fish, before your catch is smoked in the smoker pit constructed by your guide. While you wait for your traditional heather-smoked trout, slip into natural hot springs and soothe your muscles after your adventurous start.
A helicopter carries you next over eye-catching terrain to the small island of Uummannaq. Enjoying the infectious Greenlandic character and Inuit culture concentrated here, before heading off on a tender for an incredible whale watching experience.
Accompanied by a world-class wildlife dive team, you’ll see fin, humpback, and minke whales, as well as orcas and a resident pod of stunning narwhals. Listen to their blowhole exhalations as they surface before joining them in the water for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Afterward, take to the scenic waters by kayak, gliding past the gorgeous sculptural forms of icebergs.
DEEP-SEA FISHING & EQIP SERMIA
On to Saqqaq, where you’ll be welcomed into this isolated village numbering only 150 inhabitants. Join your hosts on a local ship for a deep-sea fishing experience. With cod and cold water catfish in the waters beneath the hull, any catches can be cooked up by the chef into a delicious meal.
Back on land, your cultural immersion continues as you join the locals in their Arctic Games. A survival guide taught from childhood, this authentic slice of Inuit culture helps develop the mental and physical skills required to thrive in this harsh environment. And, with a way of life that involves winters without any sun, there’s plenty of fun and enjoyment injected into the games.