The first stop on our hike is the old settlement of Sermermiut, 1.5 kilometres south of Ilulissat with beautiful icebergs as the background. For 4,000 years different Inuit cultures lived in the settlement and today you can still see the relics, witnessing their presence. Hear the story about the Inuit people’s life and traditions before the Europeans came to Greenland, see the ruins and touch the permafrost with your own hands. The natural beauty together with the exotic traditions of the settlers of Greenland is bound to fascinate everybody. Bring your sense of adventure as we continue the hike where you will be seeing some of the most extraordinary flora and fauna.
Where Greenlanders greet the sun
Every year on 13 January, the people of Ilulissat hike to Holms Bakke to welcome the sun after the long dark winter. Holms Bakke has a magnificent view over the Jakobshavn Icefjord, where the icebergs move at an average speed of 19 metres a day. We take a lunch break here before the hike continues along the ice fjord and you will hear more about the flora, fauna, geology and of course, about the ice.