Ilulissat is the number one place for dog sledding in Greenland. A ride on a dog sled is a genuine Greenlandic winter experience, and a day trip is affordable for most people. Trips last for 2, 3 or 5 hours. The route taken is planned according to conditions.
On the short 2-hour tour, the sled driver might take you along the edge of Disko Bay where you will enjoy sweeping views of the bay or you might head for the hinterland and the vantage point over the icefjord.
You will be going up and down ”Little Akinnaq” – a steep hill which in fact is not that little at all. On a 5-hour sled ride you will have covered about 35 kilometres before you get back to base.
The trip goes up over Store Akinnaq and of course down again with the dogs behind the sled. The trip offers fabulous views of the icefjord and you will get a sense of how strong Greenlandic sled dogs really are.
If you want to experience the silence of the night, then head out on a 3-day sled ride to Aattartoq. The trip will take you to a beautiful glacier known as “The dead glacier”.
You will be spending the night in one of the primitive huts or in a tent at the glacier. The return trip will take you past the ice cap if the route is viable. You should almost try to set foot on the spectacular ice cap.
You can hire arctic winter clothing and boots for the trips.